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Kansas Beats Nebraska in Super 16 Round of WNIT

Brandon Schneider

Kansas became the first Big 12 team to advance in the Super 16 of the Women’s NIT on Thursday night, defeating Nebraska, 64-55, at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas (22-12) now advances to the Great Eight round of the WNIT where it will face either Arkansas or Texas Tech, setting up a potential All-Big 12 Great Eight game next week. The Lady Raiders (21-14) travel to Fayetteville, Ark., to face the Razorbacks on Friday.


Kansas State also plays Friday night in Washington against the Huskies, the Wildcats’ first road game of the WNIT.

Kansas had two players that finished with double-doubles in the game. Center Taiyanna Jackson had 16 point and 12 rebounds, along with three blocked shots.

Guard Chandler Prater had 14 points and 16 rebounds, along with three assists and two steals.

Kansas took charge in the first quarter, outscoring Nebraska, 18-13, in the first 10 minutes. From there, Kansas maintained the lead and went into the locker room up, 30-25.

The Huskers nudged closer to the lead with a 20-point third quarter, cutting the Kansas lead to three points. But, in the final 10 minutes, the Jayhawks outscored Nebraska, 16-10, to secure its third straight win.

Guard Holly Kersgieter scored 14 points for Kansas while guard Zakiyah Franklin added 13 points, along with six rebounds and three assists.

Kansas is one of three Big 12 teams seeking to win the WNIT title. They would be the first Big 12 team to win the tournament since Oklahoma State did it in 2012.

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