STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Ioanna Chatzileonti had 15 issues and 10 rebounds, Holly Kersgieter scored 19 issues and eighth-seeded Kansas beat ninth-seeded Georgia Tech 77-58 on Friday evening within the first spherical of the NCAA Match.
The Jayhawks’ 6-foot-6 junior middle Taiyanna Jackson made issues tricky within the paint on each ends, completing with 14 issues and 7 rebounds. She additionally swatted away a couple of photographs to increase her a single-season college report to 92 blocks.
Kersgieter, an All-Giant 12 first staff variety, shot 6 for 13 and the Jayhawks were given out in transition at each and every likelihood — making one further move to search out the high-percentage photographs in a recreation that featured giant runs by way of each groups of their first-ever matchup.
Kansas (21-9) advances to stand both top-seeded protecting NCAA champion Stanford or Sixteenth-seeded Montana State, who performed the second one recreation at Maples Pavilion.
Digna Strautmane scored 18 issues to guide the Yellow Jackets (21-11). Georgia Tech’s Lotta-Maj Lahtinen, who averaged 11 issues this season, used to be held to seven issues on 3-for-12 taking pictures, and simply 1 of 6 on 3s.
The Jayhawks jumped out to a 10-0 lead and gave it up when the Yellow Jackets went on an outstanding 22-3 run to finish the primary quarter forward 22-13.
They made their first subject target on Eylia Love’s 3-pointer on the 6:16 mark of the outlet quarter and rallied to tie it on a three by way of Strautmane at 4:11 earlier than going forward on Nerea Hermosa’s basket the following time down.
However Kansas were given it in combination to dominate the closing stretch of the second one quarter and the general two sessions. The Jayhawks used a 14-3 run over the general 5:48 of the primary half of to construct a 34-31 edge on the ruin. Georgia Tech dedicated 5 turnovers during the last 6:51 of the half of and overlooked 6 of seven photographs.
Again within the bracket for the primary time since 2013 beneath Giant 12 Trainer of the Yr Brandon Schneider, he was hoping his staff’s tricky time table down the stretch — Iowa State, Baylor, Texas then Oklahoma two times — would do masses to get his staff able.
Georgia Tech reached the Candy 16 closing season beneath veteran trainer Nell Fortner for the second one time in program historical past, and from 2007 to 2012 made six immediately NCAA Tournaments.
Georgia Tech: Georgia Tech shot 7 for 21 from deep. … The Yellow Jackets had 9 first-half turnovers that led to ten Kansas issues and have been held to 9 issues in the second one quarter. … Georgia Tech were given to the free-throw line simply six occasions to 17 by way of the Jayhawks. … A spotlight of the season for this team used to be a 57-44 win in opposition to Connecticut in December.
Kansas: The Jayhawks scored 17 issues general off the 13 turnovers by way of Georgia Tech. … Kansas started 4 of seven earlier than lacking 10 immediately field-goal tries spanning the primary and 2nd quarters. … The Jayhawks’ world roster options ladies from the Republic of North Macedonia, Croatia, Greece, Sweden, Denmark and Canada.
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