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Photo Gallery: KU gets back on track with home win over SE Louisiana

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KU center Taiyanna Jackson boxes out two Southeastern Louisiana players during the Jayhawks' home win on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023 at Allen Fieldhouse. [Chance Parker photo]

The Kansas women's basketball team pushed its record to 3-3 with a 67-56 home win over visiting Southeastern Louisiana on Thursday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse.

The game was moved to a 12:30 p.m. start because of the Kansas volleyball team hosting a first-round NCAA Tournament match later in the day. Although the volleyball squad is playing in Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena and not the Fieldhouse, issues with parking and other logistics made moving the game time the right move.

KU's win snapped a two-game losing streak, with both of those losses coming last week to top-10 foes Virginia Tech (59-58) and UConn (71-63) in the Cayman Islands Classic.

KU trailed 15-14 after the first quarter of Thursday's game but used a 20-11 second-quarter edge to take a 34-26 lead into halftime. The Jayhawks maintained a comfortable lead from there and picked up a tough victory against a scrappy SLU team that won its conference a season ago and is projected to do so again this year.

KU freshman S'Mya Nichols (16 points, including a 4-of-6 clip from 3-point range) and senior center Taiyanna Jackson (22 points and 13 rebounds) led the Jayhawks to Thursday's win.

Next up, KU will travel to Texas A&M on Sunday to tackle another Power 5 test. Tipoff from College Station, Texas, is slated for 1 p.m.

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