KU Women’s Basketball

LHS senior Chisom Ajekwu signs with KU women’s basketball

Not long before the start of her final preps season, Lawrence High senior Chisom Ajekwu made her collegiate plans official. After announcing her verbal commitment in March, Ajekwu on Friday signed her national letter of intent to play collegiate basketball for the University of Kansas. The ...

Strong start lifts Kansas to 70-58 win over Oral Roberts

Usually boasting a booming tone that can be heard throughout Allen Fieldhouse, head coach Brandon Schneider sat comfortably and quiet on the Kansas bench as the Jayhawks jumped out to an early 18-point lead at the end of the first quarter. He wasn’t alone – the short pause of respect ...

Kansas pushes past UMKC in season opener

After swatting five blocks in the paint, senior guard Kylee Kopatich had something to add on a question for Bailey Helgren about how her mentality was after “exploding on the defensive end” in Kansas’ 67-55 win over UMKC on Wednesday night. “The huge blocks,” Kopatich clarified to ...

KU dominates Washburn in final exhibition contest

Things were a little different when the Kansas women’s basketball team took the court one week after going to overtime with Fort Hays State. No major starting five changes, no miraculous plays, just pure dominance over the opposition. Every single one of the Jayhawks’ 13 players that ...

Jayhawks down Tigers in overtime

It took five extra minutes of action, but the University of Kansas women's basketball team came away with a 90-83 victory over Fort Hays State Sunday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks closed out the final 3:53 of the overtime period on a 9-1 run to finish off an exhibition win over ...

Jayhawks picked 9th in preseason poll

University of Kansas women's basketball team has been selected to finish in ninth place as voted on by the Big 12 head coaches, according to an announcement made Thursday by the league. Baylor, the reigning Big 12 Champion, was selected to finish first in conference action after garnering ...

Lyons, Washington earn Big 12 preseason honors

Christalah Lyons and Jessica Washington earned Preseason All-Big 12 Honorable Mention honors by the league coaches, according to an announcement made Wednesday afternoon. Lyons, who was named to the honorable mention team last season, led the Jayhawks with 14.8 points per game. Lyons netted ...

KU women’s basketball team enters season with postseason aspirations

Jessica Washington’s return is much anticipated after the success from Christalah Lyons and Kylee Kopatich, who each averaged double digits for the University of Kansas women’s basketball team last season. Washington will slide back into the mix after missing last year with an ACL injury, ...

KU AD Jeff Long announces another new hire

Nearing the end of his second month on the job, University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long on Tuesday announced his second major hire. And it came from a familiar place. Chris Freet, who has served as the senior associate athletics director for external operations and strategic ...

KU athletic department content with equipment policies in wake of UNC suspensions

The recent suspension of 13 North Carolina football players who sold exclusive, team-issued Jordan III shoes has college athletic departments across the country, including at the University of Kansas, on high alert. “You don’t have to be a Jordan school to be alerted,” said Jim ...

KU women to face LSU in 2018 SEC/Big 12 Challenge

The Big 12 and Southeastern Conference will continue its challenge again this winter. The Kansas women's basketball team will travel to LSU Thursday, Nov. 29 for its matchup in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge, the team announced Monday afternoon. Every team from the Big 12 will participate, while 10 ...

Jayhawks release 2018-19 nonconference schedule

The Kansas women’s basketball team released its nonconference schedule Tuesday afternoon. For the 2018-19 season, the Jayhawks will play seven of their 11 nonconference games in Allen Fieldhouse. After a pair of exhibition contests, Kansas will host UMKC on Wednesday, Nov. 7 for the season ...

KU women add juco teammates to 2018-19 hoops roster

Kansas women's basketball coach Brandon Schneider on Tuesday announced the addition of two junior college players, both from Brazil and both from Highland Community College, for the 2018-19 KU roster. Mariane De Carvalho and Niccolly Ramalho signed national letters of intent to become Jayhawks ...

KU legend Lynette Woodard honored with yet another Hall of Fame induction

Already a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and Women's Basketball Hall of Fame and carrying the distinction of being the first female inducted into the Kansas Athletics Hall of Fame, KU great Lynette Woodard added to her list of accomplishments as a pioneer of the game on ...

Lawrence’s Chisom Ajekwu commits to KU women’s basketball

With an opportunity to stay close to home, Lawrence High junior Chisom Ajekwu said it was an easy decision when she decided to verbally commit to play in the Kansas women’s basketball program. It’s a chance for her parents and four sisters to watch her play in nearby Allen Fieldhouse, and ...

Brandon Schneider adds Jory Collins to KU women’s basketball staff

A familiar face is joining the KU staff.KU women’s basketball coach Brandon Schneider announced Monday that Emporia State coach Jory Collins would be coming to KU as an assistant. Collins served as an assistant coach at Emporia State for three seasons before being awarded the head coaching ...

Cold shooting downs KU women in Senior Night loss to Iowa State

The Kansas women’s basketball team had a promising first half on Senior Night against Iowa State. But in the closing half, the shots rarely fell through the hoop.A cold second-half shooting performance ultimately downed KU in its 65-56 loss to Iowa State Tuesday at Allen Fieldhouse. ...

KU women crushed by K-State, 91-67

Allowing at least 20 points in each quarter, the Kansas women's basketball team was drubbed, 91-67, against Kansas State on Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum.Kylee Kopatich scored 17 points for the Jayhawks, but KU trailed by double digits for nearly the entire second half. K-State (14-14, 6-11 in ...

KU women upset No. 25 Oklahoma State, end 12-game losing streak

The timing of Kylee Kopatich’s 3-pointer couldn’t have been any better. Hoping to end a 12-game losing streak, Kansas found itself tied with No. 25 Oklahoma State with under three minutes to play at Allen Fieldhouse. A spark on defense helped the Jayhawks hold the Cowgirls scoreless for the ...