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(21) Kansas 89

(9-2, 2-0 away)

Houston 69

(6-5, 2-2 home)

    8:00 PM ET, December 22, 2009

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    #21KU 46 4389
    HOU 31 3869

    No. 21 Kansas 89, Houston 69

    Associated Press

    HOUSTON -- Danielle McCray scored a game-high 37 points and led No. 21 Kansas to an 89-69 win over Houston on Tuesday night.

    McCray made 12 of her first 13 shots and scored 25 points in the first half leading the Jayhawks (9-2) to their sixth straight win following back-to-back losses to Xavier and TCU in late November.

    McCray, who has scored at least 20 points six times this season, also led Kansas with 11 rebounds.

    Aishah Sutherland added 10 points and Angel Goodrich had 11 assists for the Jayhawks, who improved to 6-0 all-time against Houston.

    Brittney Scott scored 22 points for the Cougars (6-5), who have lost back-to-back home games. Houston, which also got 16 points from Courtney Taylor, fell to 0-2 this season against ranked teams. The Cougars lost 72-54 at LSU on Nov. 21.

    Jasmine Johnson added a career-high 14 points for Houston.

    McCray made her first seven shots of the game as the Jayhawks raced out to a 29-18 lead in the first 10:31 of the game. The 5-foot-11 senior from Olathe, Kan., scored 13 of the Jayhawks' first 17 points and outscored the Cougars 13-8 in the first 4:40.

    Scott made two free throws with 9:55 left in the half and started a 9-4 run to get the Cougars within eight. But McCray got going again and pushed the Kansas lead to 35-23 with 5:53 left.

    McCray made her first two shots in the second half, including a long three with 17:33 left in the game to give Kansas a 55-35 lead. She did not miss her second shot until the fourth minute of the second half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    KU
    HOU
    Points 89 69
    FG Made-Attempted 39-62 (.629) 26-61 (.426)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-13 (.462) 5-10 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-10 (.500) 12-24 (.500)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 20 0

    Game Leaders

     
    KU
    HOU
    PointsD. McCray 37B. Scott 22
    ReboundsD. McCray 11B. Mason 8
    AssistsA. Goodrich 11B. Scott 3
    StealsD. McCray 4B. Mason 4
    BlocksD. McCray 1C. Taylor 2

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