LAWRENCE — When Chelsea Gardner poked the ball loose, Asia Boyd took off running.
Her teammate, CeCe Harper grabbed the loose ball and looked down court. Boyd beat every Southern Illinois Edwardsville defender down the floor, caught a line drive pass and made the fast break layup.
The nonchalant play was Boyd’s 10th point in the Jayhawks’ 72-56 win over the Cougars. Boyd and Gardner both had big nights in KU’s second regular season game.
“As a team we have confidence in her,” Gardner said of Boyd. “She’s gaining off the confidence.”