KU Women’s Basketball

No March Madness: NCAA cancels national championship tournaments

Story updated at 5:53 p.m. Thursday The NCAA canceled its men's and women's basketball tournaments on Thursday because of the spread of coronavirus, putting an abrupt end to the season less than a month before champions were to be crowned. The unprecedented move comes a day after the NCAA ...

KU says all home and away athletic events canceled indefinitely

University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long said in a statement Thursday that all athletic-related travel is canceled indefinitely, and home and away athletic events have been suspended in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The statement came shortly after all NCAA conference basketball ...

Big 12, other conferences cancel basketball tournaments

Story updated at 12:01 p.m. Thursday The Big 12 and the other four Power Five conferences have canceled their basketball tournaments, putting the NCAA Tournament in doubt. Within minutes of each other, The Big 12, Big Ten, SEC, ACC and Pac-12 — the five most high-profile conferences in ...

KU women’s basketball to open Big 12 tournament vs. Texas Tech

While the Kansas women’s basketball may have stumbled through conference play, the Jayhawks finished with their best regular season record since 2013 (15-14). Sure, 4-14 in Big 12 play is not ideal. But three of those wins came in the last six games, so the Jayhawks at least made some ...

KU women’s basketball falls to Kansas State in regular-season finale

The Kansas women's basketball team ended the regular season by falling to its in-state rival. The Jayhawks suffered an 83-63 loss to Kansas State on Sunday afternoon in the Sunflower Showdown at Bramlage Coliseum. With the loss, Kansas ended the regular season with a 15-14 record, which ...

KU women’s basketball drops home finale to ISU

The Kansas women’s basketball team couldn’t keep its recent late-season surge moving in the right direction on Tuesday night versus Iowa State. The Jayhawks fell, 61-42, in their regular-season home finale, despite a career-best 17 rebounds from junior Tina Stephens, whose 12 points made ...

Learning from past mistakes, KU grabs 77-69 conference win over Oklahoma State

After leading by as much as 22 points, Kansas women's basketball held on in the second half to defeat Oklahoma State, 77-69, Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks have now won back-to-back games for the first time since Dec. 30 and have guaranteed at least a .500 record for the first time ...

KU women’s basketball defeats Oklahoma in rematch with 83-80 win

Five players reached double figures, propelling the Kansas women’s basketball team to a 83-80 road win over Oklahoma on Wednesday night inside the Lloyd Noble Center. It was a back-and-forth battle from the start, as KU fell into a 21-19 hole in the first quarter. Kansas (14-12, 3-12 Big 12) ...

KU women’s basketball falls to West Virginia

In the first of back-to-back road games, the Kansas women’s basketball team was edged by West Virginia, 60-53, inside WVU Coliseum on Saturday night. The Jayhawks fall to 13-12 overall and 2-12 in Big 12 play, while the Mountaineers improve to 16-9 and 6-8. But KU’s defense is what stood ...

KU women’s basketball defeats Texas to end 7-game skid

It was fitting that the Kansas women’s basketball team ended its losing skid against Texas. The Jayhawks started what would end up being a seven-game skid with an 85-77 road loss to Texas on Jan. 22. On Saturday, KU got back in the win column for the first time since Jan. 18 and got some ...

KU women’s basketball falls to Texas Tech on the road

Not even a second meeting with a team it already has a win against could go in the favor of the Kansas women’s basketball team. The Jayhawks trailed from start to finish in their 89-72 road loss to Texas Tech on Wednesday at the United Supermarkets Arena. Kansas (12-11, 1-11 Big 12) has now ...

Jayhawks lose early lead once again, as KU falls to TCU 87-74

Once again Kansas women’s basketball held an early lead. But once again, the Jayhawks let the advantage slip away, this time falling to TCU at home 87-74 Saturday night. This the Jayhawks’ sixth straight loss, dropping them to 1-10 in conference play. Sophomore guard Aniya Thomas (28 ...

KU women’s basketball suffers lopsided loss at No. 2 Baylor

The Kansas women’s basketball team never really had a shot. Kansas, which was down by 21 points after the first period, was buried from the start in a 97-44 loss to No. 2 Baylor on Wednesday at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas. The Bears now hold a 33-8 advantage over the Jayhawks in the ...

Despite 22-point lead at halftime, KU stumbles to 94-82 overtime loss to Oklahoma

Despite leading by 22 points at halftime, Kansas women’s basketball faltered down the stretch in an overtime 94-82 loss to Oklahoma on Sunday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks have now dropped eight of their last nine games and sit at 1-7 in Big 12 play. Freshman guard Zakiyah ...

KU women fall to K-State, 69-61

Kansas Day belonged to the Wildcats. In a clash of Sunflower State rivals at Allen Fieldhouse on Wednesday night, it was the Kansas State women’s basketball team that came away with a 69-61 victory over Kansas on the 159th anniversary of the state’s admission to the Union in 1861. Three ...

KU women’s basketball suffers 89-67 road loss to Iowa State

Despite a career-high performance from junior Tina Stephens, the Kansas women’s basketball team suffered an 89-67 loss to Iowa State on Saturday in Hilton Coliseum. Stephens poured in 20 points on 8-of-17 (47.0%) shooting from the field, while notching her first 3-pointer of the season. ...

KU women’s basketball surrenders early lead in loss to Texas

Despite jumping out to an early lead, the Kansas women’s basketball team dropped an 85-77 decision to Texas on Wednesday at the Frank Erwin Center. The Jayhawks, who were coming off their first Big 12 win of the season, grabbed a 23-19 advantage after the opening quarter. KU was then held to ...

KU relies on stingy defense to stifle Texas Tech 67-50 for first Big 12 win

A struggle in the paint for Texas Tech and an inspired defense by Kansas led to the Jayhawks defeating the Red Raiders 67-50 Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse. One great example of Kansas’ defensive showing came in the second quarter, when what could have been a simple layup for Texas Tech ...

KU women’s basketball suffers lopsided loss to No. 2 Baylor

Even under the best of circumstances, the Kansas women’s basketball team had a tall task on Wednesday. Kansas started slow and never had a shot in a 90-47 loss to No. 2 Baylor in Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks were buried by a 28-9 deficit in the first quarter and the Bears proceeded to post ...