No. 22 Kansas women rally in second half to beat Tulsa 81-62

Dec 16, 2022, 5:22 AM | Updated: 7:24 pm

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Zakiyah Franklin scored 26 points, Taiyanna Jackson and Ioanna Chatzieonti posted double-doubles and No. 22 Kansas pulled away in the second half to beat Tulsa 81-62 on Friday night.

Franklin sank 9 of 14 shots with three 3-pointers for the Jayhawks (10-0). Jackson finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Chatzieonti scored 13 with 12 boards. Chandler Prater had 13 points before fouling out.

Delanie Crawford had eight points in the second quarter and the Golden Hurricane (8-3) outscored Kansas 22-9 in the period to take a 39-34 lead at halftime. The Golden Hurricane shot 37.8% from the floor and sank 8 of 21 shots from 3-point range before intermission.

Prater and Chatzileonti combined for 15 points in the third quarter and the Jayhawks held Tulsa to 20% shooting, out-scoring the Golden Hurricane by 14 to grab a 59-50 lead.

Jessika Evans led Tulsa with 15 points. Temira Poindexter added 14 points, while Crawford pitched in with 13 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Maya Mayberry scored 10.

Tulsa shot 21.4% from the floor in the second half and made just 5 of 15 from distance.

The Jayhawks shot 43% overall, 40% from 3-point range (6 of 15) and made 19 of 22 free throws.

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