LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Ashley Walker had a season-high 26 points
and 14 rebounds to help California (No. 17 ESPN/USA Today; No. 16 AP) rally for a 73-65 victory
over Kansas on Sunday.
California (8-1), off to its best start in 14 years and its
highest national ranking ever, trailed by four at halftime and was
outrebounded 43-40 by the much smaller Jayhawks before pulling away
slowly in the second half. Kansas (4-4), missed 14 of its first 15
shots to open the second half and shot just 32 percent for the
game.The Jayhawks, who only played one player over 6-foot, had a
tough time inside against the larger, bigger Bears. Walker, who
stands at 6-1, was 9-for-15 from the field and 8-for-9 from the
line. The 6-3 Devanei Hampton had 10 points and five rebounds for
California, which shot 47 percent from the field and hit three of
its four 3-point shots.Kansas freshman Danielle McCray had 19 points and nine rebounds.California opened the second-half on a 14-4 run to pull away.