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January 6, 2014

Lady Bears maul Jayhawks

WACO, Texas — Kansas coach Bonnie Henrickson could see the fear on the faces of her players while their teammate was face-first on the floor.

Late in the Jayhawks’ 75-55 loss at No. 9 Baylor on Sunday, freshman guard Keyla Morgan had a seizure following a collision into the shoulder of a teammate after taking a shot.

“It’s scary for all of us,” Henrickson said. “At least I get to be out there and I can hear her talk, see that she’s squeezing her hands and she can move her toes a little bit. ... She’s in a great place for medical care and they’ll evaluate her at the hospital.”

Surrounded by medical officials and staff from both teams, Morgan was tended to for several minutes, at one point wildly kicking both legs, before being put on a stretcher and taken off the court.

“I’ve never seen nothing like that,” Baylor guard Odyssey Sims said. “It was shocking, and I just couldn’t believe it. But we’re keeping her in our prayers. ... Hopefully everything will go OK and she’ll be fine.”

While Morgan had multiple seizures while in high school in California, Henrickson said it is the first time Morgan has had any such issues with the Jayhawks. It came with 1:18 left in the game, and it was unclear if Morgan would be able to travel home with her teammates.

“It wasn’t on the shot, it was when she came off the shot and just ran into one of our players,” Henrickson said. “Just a freak, freak accident. ... It’s nobody’s fault.”

Sims scored 30 points while matching the Baylor record for career 3-pointers and the No. 9 Lady Bears (12-1, 2-0 Big 12) stretched their home winning streak to 68 games.

All of those home wins span the career of Sims, the All-American senior point guard. The Lady Bears have also won 42 consecutive conference games, and the conference streak is 51 in a row when including their three consecutive league tournament championships.

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