KU Women’s Basketball

KU women’s basketball rolls to 91-50 win

The Kansas women’s basketball team won its second straight game in dominant fashion, beating the University of Illinois at Chicago by a 91-50 margin on the back of 17 points from leading scorer Aniya Thomas and a double-double from newcomer Tina Stephens. Kansas opened the contest on a 13-5 ...

Freshmen propel KU women’s basketball to 84-72 win over Indiana State

Needing an offensive spark in the second quarter, freshman guard Holly Kersgieter found herself open on the wing. Fellow freshman guard Zakiyah Franklin promptly dished to Kersgieter for a 3-pointer to regain the lead for Kansas. “Shooting the ball was something that I’m very encouraged, ...

KU women’s basketball secures 66-55 win over Emporia State

Kansas juniors Bailey Helgren and Tina Stephens dominated the second half to lead the KU women’s basketball team to a 66-55 win against Emporia State in exhibition play Sunday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. With the win, Kansas ended exhibition play with a 1-1 record. Both Helgren and ...

KU women’s basketball falls to Pitt State in exhibition opener

The Kansas women’s basketball team fell to Pittsburg State 90-82 in its first exhibition game of the 2019-20 season in Allen Fieldhouse on Sunday. The Jayhawks had six players score in double-figures in the loss. Sophomore Brooklyn Mitchell led the team, scoring 19 points on 52.9% shooting ...

Big 12 women’s basketball coaches discuss strenuous conference slate

With turnover in college basketball becoming more prevalent with the addition of the transfer portal and players leaving due to graduation or turning professional, coaches constantly have to adjust. “I think even if you lose one player it still looks different chemistry-wise,” Texas ...

KU looks to young guards for leadership this season

With losing nine players — including seven seniors — from the 2018-19 team, Kansas women’s basketball has emphasized filling gaps this offseason. “This has been a critical offseason for us, dating all the way back to when they reported in June,” KU coach Brandon Schneider said at ...

Snoop Dogg to perform at KU’s annual Late Night in the Phog

World-famous rapper, producer and television personality Snoop Dogg will be the headlining performer at the University of Kansas' annual Late Night in the Phog. The 35th annual Late Night in the Phog, which kicks off the start of the KU men's and women's basketball seasons, will be held ...

Conference schedule released for KU women’s basketball

The Big 12 released its 2019-20 conference schedule Wednesday morning. The Kansas women's basketball team will begin its 18-game conference schedule when it travels to Stillwater, Okla., to take on Oklahoma State on Jan. 4. KU’s first home contest against a conference opponent will be four ...

Late Night in the Phog set for Oct. 4 at Allen Fieldhouse

The Kansas men’s basketball program on Thursday afternoon announced Friday, Oct. 4 as the date for this year’s Late Night in the Phog at Allen Fieldhouse. This year’s event will be the 35th annual Late Night extravaganza that annually kicks off another season of Kansas basketball. As ...

KU women’s basketball team releases nonconference schedule

Kansas will have 10 homes contests, including a pair of exhibition games, ahead of Big 12 play during Brandon Schneider's fifth season at the helm of the women's basketball program, according to a news release Wednesday. KU will begin exhibition play on Sunday, Oct. 27 against Pittsburg State. ...

Kansas Athletics shifts health care oversight from KU’s campus to medical offices

Forty Kansas Athletics employees specializing in sports medicine are now reporting to actual doctors and medical professionals instead of KU administrators. Through a collaboration with The University of Kansas Health System and LMH Health, Kansas Athletics on Wednesday morning announced the ...

Schneider adds Tidwell, Player to Kansas coaching staff

Kansas head women's basketball coach Brandon Schneider has added Larry Tidwell as associate head coach and Jhasmin Player as an assistant coach to his complete his staff on Monday. Tidwell and Player fill vacancies left by Aqua Franklin and Jory Collins, who both became Division I head coaches ...

KU women’s basketball team suffers 75-58 loss to Iowa State

The Kansas women’s basketball team suffered a 75-58 loss to end its season Saturday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena. KU’s loss in the quarterfinals in the Big 12 tournament came one night after the team took down Oklahoma State, which snapped a 10-game losing skid. The Jayhawks couldn’t ...

KU women’s basketball team snaps 10-game losing skid

The Kansas women’s basketball team made enough plays down the stretch to secure its first win since Jan. 30. After clinging to a 2-point lead entering the fourth quarter, KU scored 21 points in the final period to finish off a 76-66 win over Oklahoma State Friday night at Chesapeake Energy ...

KU seniors Kylee Kopatich, Christalah Lyons earn All-Big 12 honors

Kansas women's basketball seniors Kylee Kopatich and Christalah Lyons were named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention for their efforts during Big 12 Conference play this season, as announced by the league office Wednesday afternoon. Lyon's All-Big 12 Honorable Mention selection is the second of her ...

Senior guard Jessica Washington no longer with Kansas basketball

The once-promising, injury-riddled Kansas basketball career of Jessica Washington officially has come to a close. Washington, a 5-foot-8 senior guard from Tulsa, Okla., who transferred to Kansas from North Carolina before the 2015-16 season, suffered an ankle injury during KU’s mid-January ...

KU women’s basketball drops regular-season finale at No. 19 Iowa State

Despite staying within single digits for 33 of the game's 40 minutes, the Kansas women's basketball team couldn't close out an upset over No. 19 Iowa State in a 69-49 loss Monday night at Hilton Coliseum. The Jayhawks (12-17, 2-16 Big 12) were led by senior Christalah Lyons with 13 points, ...