LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Angel Goodrich scored 20 points to lead 11th-seeded Kansas to a 57-49 win over former Big 12 rival and sixth-seeded Nebraska in the Little Rock Regional on Sunday.
The Jayhawks (20-12) led by as many as 10 points in the first half and held on in the second for their first NCAA tournament win since 1999. The appearance was the school's first since 2000 and the first in eight seasons under coach Bonnie Henrickson.
The win comes after Kansas narrowly made the tournament after losing six of its final eight games when leading scorer Carolyn Davis injured her knee.
Goodrich picked up the slack, and Chelsea Gardner added 15 points and 16 rebounds.
Kaitlyn Burke led the Nebraska, which was just 20 of 61 (33 percent) from the field, with 14 points.