Archive for Wednesday, April 1, 2009

KU Final Four

Local fans should pack Allen Fieldhouse for tonight’s semifinal match in the WNIT.

April 1, 2009


The Jayhawk basketball season isn’t over. The Kansas University men’s team has bowed out of the NCAA tournament, but the women’s team has advanced to the Final Four of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament.

What’s more, local fans have the opportunity to cheer on the KU women and watch some great basketball when Kansas meets Illinois State in a semifinal game at 7 p.m. today in Allen Fieldhouse.

The women’s team has had a hard time winning on the road this year but rallied to a 78-69 victory Monday night over New Mexico before what sounds like a distinctly unfriendly crowd in Rio Rancho, N.M. Danielle McCray led the Jayhawk team with an amazing 32 points and nine rebounds.

The KU women labor in the large shadow of the KU men’s team, but they are no less a part of KU’s basketball tradition. Now, the spotlight is on them, and the Jayhawk Nation should give them their due.

Tonight’s game won’t be on television, which is all the more reason for local fans to make the trip to Allen Fieldhouse to support the team. Wouldn’t it be great for the KU women to run out of the locker room and into a fieldhouse filled to the brim with cheering fans?

Let’s make it happen.


dragonwagon2 9 years, 1 month ago

Hope to see everyone there. It's gonna be FUN!

average 9 years, 1 month ago

According to the KU Athletics site, $6 for adult general admission, $5 for students other than KU, free with student KUID.

Kirk McClure 9 years, 1 month ago

We have been season ticket holders for 12 years to the KU Women's basketball games. (Maybe more; the memory is faulty.) The program, the coaches and especially the team members deserve the support. Join us at Allen Field House for what is sure to be a great game.

jayhawk0105 9 years, 1 month ago

Ummmmm... just go down there; tickets will be falling from the sky. Its only the Women's NIT, not a real Final Four.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.