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Atunrase scores 29 as Aggies get past Jayhawks in Lawrence

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Morenike Atunrase scored a career-high 29
points and Takia Sparks added 15 to help Texas A&M defeat Kansas
78-64 Sunday, the Jayhawks' first home loss of the season.

The loss was the third in a row for Kansas (12-3), which had
recorded 12 straight victories at home before losing two road
games.

Atunrase was 9-for-15 from the field including five 3-pointers.
She hit a 3-pointer at the end of the first half to cap an 8-0 run
that put Texas A&M (14-3) ahead 37-29 at the break.

Crystal Kemp led Kansas with 27 points, but she missed two free
throws at a crucial time. With just under four minutes left in the
game and Kansas down by seven, the Texas A&M bench was called for a
technical foul, but Kemp missed both free throws.

Kaylee Brown added 20 points for Kansas.

The win was the 12th in the last 13 games for the Aggies, who
now lead the Big 12 Conference.