KU women's basketball falls to Oklahoma State in Big 12 opener

The Kansas women’s basketball team is no longer undefeated.

After an unblemished run through the nonconference slate, KU suffered a 67-49 loss to Oklahoma State in the Big 12 opener Saturday afternoon at Gallagher-Iba Arena. The Jayhawks fall to 11-1, including 0-1 in league play, with their first loss of the 2019-20 campaign.

Kansas jumped out to a 17-11 lead in the first quarter, but Oklahoma State (9-3, 1-0 Big 12) responded with a 20-point effort in the second period to take the advantage at the intermission. OSU then outscored KU, 16-7, in the third quarter to help pull away.

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In nonconference play, KU had six players averaging in double figures. Freshman guard Zakiyah Franklin was the lone player to finish in double figures against Oklahoma State, netting 17 points on 8-of-19 shooting from the floor. Senior forward Mariane De Carvalho notched 9 points for the Jayhawks.

Oklahoma State was led by a duo of Natasha Mack and Vivian Gray in the win. Gray scored 27 points on 9-of-20 shooting, while Mack poured in 25 points on an 11-for-14 effort from the floor. OSU finished with 44 points in the paint, compared to KU’s mark of 30 points.

Kansas will host No. 19 West Virginia at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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David Kelley-Wood

Brutal. Leading by 6 or 7 at the end of the first quarter, and trailing by 2 at the half, it looked like it would be a nail-biter. Unfortunately, it became a train wreck.And, the next two games get progressively tougher. Gonna have to move down the learning curve pretty fast.

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Chris Condren

Unbelievable that they just laid down and died. It is hard for a down program to really believe they can win and then make it happen.

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Dee Shaw

Some things never change. Same old same old.

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