Jackson Has Career Night vs BYU

Jimmy Adeniran | @mayo299


Senior center Taiyanna Jackson had a career night, as she finished with 25 points, 21 rebounds, and five blocks in a 67-53 victory over BYU Wednesday night. Jackson’s 21 rebounds tied a career-high, with eleven being offensive rebounds. 


In the first quarter, Kansas did a great job at rebounding and creating ball movement, BYU struggled to get shots up due to Kansas playing great defense. Freshman guard S’mya Nichols had 6 points to start the game and senior Taiyanna Jackson had 6 rebounds 3 of which were offensive rebounds.


In the second quarter, Kansas continued to rebound the ball really well and were getting Jackson a lot more involved in the offense. The first half ended with the Jayhawks leading 26-21.


The second half started with both teams turning the ball over. Kansas started making a lot of buckets in the third quarter to extend their lead to 11 to end the third quarter. BYU started making 3’s in the fourth quarter to shrink the Kansas lead to as low as five. Even with that, Kansas was able to pull away to reach the final margin of 67-53.


After the game, Kansas head coach Brandon Schnieder spoke on the strategy in using Jackson’s strengths during the game. “We were planning on using her length as a factor for the game,” said Schnieder. 


The Kansas women’s basketball team will play again this Saturday against TCU in Fort Worth, Texas. Tip-off is set for 6pm on ESPN +