Once again Kansas women’s basketball held an early lead. But once again, the Jayhawks let the advantage slip away, this time falling to TCU at home 87-74 Saturday night.
This the Jayhawks’ sixth straight loss, dropping them to 1-10 in conference play.
Sophomore guard Aniya Thomas (28 points) and freshman guard Zakiyah Franklin (21 points) had strong offensive nights once again, but the rest of the Jayhawks (12-10) combined for 25 points.
For the Horned Frogs (17-4, 8-2 Big 12), junior forward Lauren Heard led the way with 23 points, with senior guard Jayde Woods (15 points) right behind.
KU (12-10) took a 24-17 lead at the end of the first quarter, but TCU (17-4) bounced back to take a 51-38 lead at halftime. Both sides had strong offensive halves, with both the Jayhawks and Horned Frogs shooting 60% from the floor.
Box score: TCU 87, Kansas 74 ( .PDF )
Thomas led the Jayhawks with 14 points at the break.
Even though KU and TCU each scored 36 points in the second half, that rough second quarter doomed the Jayhawks. And even in the second half with Thomas scoring 14 points and Franklin adding 13 points, KU’s offense still isn’t where it needs to be to compete in the Big 12.
KU will next face Texas Tech on the road on Wednesday. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.