Ames, Iowa — After Friday's 74-71 victory over Nebraska, Kansas' women's basketball team will be looking for its third consecutive conference victory when it meets Iowa State today.
Tipoff is 2 p.m. at Hilton Coliseum.
Coach Marian Washington knows the Jayhawks (9-6, 2-1) will need to keep working hard on both ends of the floor against the Cyclones (13-2, 1-2).
"They seem to be playing a lot of zones, so offensively we'll have to be more patient when we're playing them," Washington said. "I just think that if we can play our ball game we should have a good shot at them."
Led by first-year coach Bill Fennelly, the Cyclones are launching three-point field goals at an astonishing rate. They have already broken school records for three-pointers made and attempted and the team leads the conference with an average of 7.6 three-point baskets a game.
"This year, we have to really focus on our defense," Washington said. "Defense is really going to help put us in a position to win some games. Knowing that (the Cyclones) are putting up a lot of threes this year, we're not going to be able to let them have some easy looks."
Kansas will return home next weekend to face Oklahoma at 7 p.m. Friday and Oklahoma State at 2 p.m. Sunday.