Kansas capitalizes on second-round win against Blue Hens
Little Rock, AR (Sports Network) - Angel Goodrich scored 27 points and handed out six assists as Kansas stunned Delaware, 70-64, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Jack Stephens Center.
Aishah Sutherland responded with a double-double consisting of 12 points and 11 rebounds for the 11th-seeded Jayhawks (21-12), followed by Chelsea Gardner with 10 points and seven boards.
The third-seeded Blue Hens (31-2) were again paced by the incredible Elena Delle Donne who recorded a double-double of her own with 34 points and 10 rebounds, although she also turned the ball over six times in the disappointing outcome. No one else on the unit was able to score in double figures, although Danielle Parker and Jocelyn Bailey contributed with 10 rebounds apiece in the loss.
Delaware fell behind immediately, 5-0, but the team fought through just 40.0 percent shooting from the floor in the period in order to stay competitive. Della Donne had 17 points through the first 20 minutes of action, including a three-pointer from the top of the key to close out the frame and put the Blue Hens up by a score of 37-31.
The Hens struggled at both ends of the floor in the second half, missing all eight attempts beyond the arc on offense and also allowing Kansas to convert 60.7 percent from the floor as the Jayhawks captured the unlikely victory.
The Jayhawks managed to capture the win despite being outscored at the charity stripe, 20-4.
Kansas, which made it to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2000 and is into the Sweet 16 for just the third time in program history, will battle second-seeded Tennessee in the next round this coming weekend.
03/21 01:23:43 ET