Former Olathe South star Kylee Kopatich led the way for Kansas on Sunday in a 72-36 victory over Rhode Island at Allen Fieldhouse.
Kopatich, a sophomore, scored a career-high 19 points and had five steals for the Jayhawks (4-5).
Junior Jessica Washington had 17 points, and senior Timeka O’Neal added 12 points. O’Neal, who went to Raytown High, made four of eight three-point attempts.
It was the first time Kansas had held an opponent under 40 points since limiting California to 39 points in 2014.
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The only place the Jayhawks seemed to have trouble was the free-throw line. KU made just 12 of 25 from the line.
Rhode Island (4-7) hit just 29 percent of its shots. Junior Charise Wilson led the Rams with 12 points but made only 5 of 20 shots.
Kansas got off to a slow start and trailed 7-6 after the first quarter. The Jayhawks heated up in the second period, outscoring the Rams 30-10.
The Jayhawks’ next game will be noon Saturday against Arizona.