KU Women’s Basketball

Kopatich nets career-high 26 points to lead KU past Arkansas

Kansas junior guard Kylee Kopatich wrote another chapter in what has been a breakout season for the Olathe native, as she scored 18 of her 26 points in the second half to lift the Jayhawks to a 71-60 victory over Arkansas on Sunday in the Big 12/SEC Challenge at Allen Fieldhouse.The new ...

‘Ugly, ugly, muddy game’: Christalah Lyons helps Jayhawks grind past UMKC

UMKC coach Jacie Hoyt had one goal on Wednesday. She’d seen enough of KU’s Kylee Kopatich on film and didn’t want the Kangaroos to be the latest add-on to her highlight tape.“She’s a great player when she gets in a rhythm,” said Hoyt after KU’s 63-48 win over UMKC. “If we got ...

Brianna Osorio, Jayhawks come up with key plays, remain unbeaten

Rice coach Tina Langley’s box score was all marked up as she came to the postgame press conference.The rebounding totals were circled in black permanent marker, as were the five turnovers committed by guard Erica Ogwumike. On the KU side, the names of three players — KU’s top three ...

‘Crazy decisions’: KU overcomes turnover woes, sneaks past Yale

The sound of the final buzzer following KU’s 81-75 win over Yale brought joy to many of the 1,918 fans in Allen Fieldhouse on Sunday. Six-year-old Cole Schneider was not one of them. Cole, son of KU coach Brandon Schneider, was the first person to greet his father after the game. The younger ...

In the zone: Stifling defense guides KU women to 72-37 win over Texas Southern

After a strong first quarter sparked the Kansas women's basketball team to an 18-point victory over Campbell in the Jayhawks' season opener on Sunday, Brandon Schneider's squad used a big second quarter to pull away from Texas Southern in a 72-37 win over the Tigers on Wednesday in Allen ...

‘Can’t stop me there’: Kylee Kopatich, Jayhawks dominate Campbell in opener

Kylee Kopatich trotted out to her spot behind the 3 point line. She called for the ball and began to shoot.Clank … clank … swish … shrug.Fresh off the best half of her KU career, one in which she missed fewer 3's than in the sequence from warmups, Kopatich returned to the floor with a ...

Brianna Osorio, Christalah Lyons comfortable in KU exhibition win over ESU

The opening moments of the post-game news conference provided Brianna Osorio with more trepidation than that of her KU women's basketball debut.As the JUCO transfer walked into the Allen Fieldhouse media room and approached the table alongside teammate Christalah Lyons, she sheepishly smiled. ...

Brandon Schneider eyeing culture shift for KU women’s basketball

After saying it at Late Night, Brandon Schneider wanted to affirm his message.Speaking to the media at KU women's basketball media day, the third-year Kansas coach began his opening statement not by pointing out the carryover from the year before, but rather by focusing on the opposite. “We ...

Tom Keegan: Brandon Schneider has game-changing recruiting day

Sure, women’s basketball coach Brandon Schneider won big at the Div. II and mid-major levels, but would he be able to go up against heavyweights in recruiting battles and come away with commitments from prospects capable of playing winning basketball in the Big 12?Based on Sunday’s big ...

KU women’s basketball lands 3 commits after Late Night

One day after watching all of the Late Night in the Phog festivities, the Kansas women's basketball team picked up three commitments from recruits in attendance on Sunday. From the Class of 2018, the Jayhawks received verbal commitments from Zarielle Green, Starr Jacobs and Aniya Thomas, who ...

Late Night big night for KU women’s basketball recruiting

The first day of women’s basketball practice isn’t until Oct. 3, so the Kansas women’s team didn’t get to scrimmage as part of Late Night, but still participated.The players were involved in dances and skits, and key recruits were in the stands watching.“I think just from a recruiting ...

KU women’s basketball releases Big 12 schedule for Year 3 under Brandon Schneider

A few hours before the release of the men's conference schedule, the Big 12 Conference released the complete women's basketball schedule for the upcoming season. Led by 2017 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year Jessica Washington, the Jayhawks have adopted a "Tough and Together" mantra for the 2017-18 ...

An Angel’s journey from superstar player to camp instructor

Just as 2015 WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne was taking the court Thursday night to help the Washington Mystics to a 67-54 victory against the New York Liberty, Angel Goodrich was taking a break during a long day of work at the Native Top 50 basketball camp at Haskell University, which started at ...

Comeback falls short and Kansas women’s basketball season ends

Oklahoma City ? The Kansas women’s basketball team made a late charge in the fourth quarter, but it fell short, and the Jayhawks’ season ended Friday night in Chesapeake Energy Arena.Kansas couldn’t overcome Oklahoma State’s height and strength advantage and the Cowgirls advanced to the ...