COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Texas A&M women’s basketball team dropped Wednesday night’s game against the Kansas Jayhawks, 74-42, inside Allen Fieldhouse.
Freshman guard Sydney Bowles paced the Aggies (4-3) with 14 points. Senior Aaliyah Patty grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds and added nine points, one blocked shot and two steals.
The Aggies fell behind 12-5 at the 4:02 mark of the first quarter but hit 4-of-6 field goals down the stretch to cut the deficit to 14-13 at the break.
Bowles hit a jumper early in the second quarter to give Texas A&M its first lead of the game, 15-14. Kansas (6-0) responded with an 8-0 run to claim a 24-17 edge with 3:01 remaining in the half. The Jayhawks eventually stretched the lead to nine points, but Aaliyah Patty hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from the top of the arc to shave the deficit to 32-26 headed to the intermission.
Kansas outscored the Aggies 21-8 in both the third and fourth quarters, leading to the final 74-42 result.
Freshman forward Janiah Barker, who entered the contest averaging 14.0 points and 7.5 rebounds per game, logged just five minutes in the first half due to a hand injury. Barker attempted to play in the second half, managing just two minutes. She finished the game with one point and one rebound.
Senior center Sydnee Roby also left the game in the first half with an ailment, finishing with six minutes on the floor.
Texas A&M returns to Reed Arena to take on Morgan State on Sunday at 2 p.m.
RECORDS & SERIES NOTES
Texas A&M moves to 4-3 in the 2022-23 regular season.
The Aggies’ all-time advantage in the series against Kansas was trimmed to 12-8 and A&M had an 11-game series win streak snapped against the Jayhawks.
Joni Taylor’s career record moves to 144-78 all-time and to 4-3 in her first season with the Aggies.
Texas A&M utilized a starting lineup of Sydney Bowles, Janiah Barker, McKinzie Green, Sahara Jones and Aaliyah Patty for the seventh time this season (4-3).
Scored 10-or-more points for the fourth time this season.
Hit two 3-point field goals, the seventh consecutive game with at least one 3-pointer.
Drained multiple 3-point field goals for the sixth time in seven career games.
Equaled a career high with 14 minutes of action.
Equaled a career high with 12 minutes of action.
Pulled down a season-high 14 rebounds.
Grabbed 10-or-more rebounds for the second time in 2022-23 and the 13th time in her career.
Hit a buzzer-beating 3-point field goal at the top of the arc to end the first half.
Added nine points, two steals and one block.
Played a season-high 33 minutes.