KU Women’s Basketball

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 ...

KU women’s basketball falls to TCU on the road

After an undefeated run through the nonconference slate, the Kansas women’s basketball team remains winless in Big 12 play. The Jayhawks trailed for over 35 minutes of their 73-59 road defeat at TCU on Sunday afternoon in Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena. Kansas, which began the season with an ...

KU women’s basketball adds transfer guard Erica Haynes-Overton

A new addition to the Kansas women’s basketball team was announced Friday as junior guard Erica Haynes-Overton has joined the program, according to coach Brandon Schneider. The 5-foot-5 guard will sit out this season after transferring from East Tennessee State. Haynes-Overton will be ...

KU women’s basketball falls to Oklahoma State in Big 12 opener

The Kansas women’s basketball team is no longer undefeated. After an unblemished run through the nonconference slate, KU suffered a 67-49 loss to Oklahoma State in the Big 12 opener Saturday afternoon at Gallagher-Iba Arena. The Jayhawks fall to 11-1, including 0-1 in league play, with their ...

KU Women’s Basketball – All-Decade Team

The 2010s in Kansas women’s basketball were marked by losing seasons, crippling injuries and a change in leadership midway though the decade. But none of that took away from the performances of some of the top players who suited up for Bonnie Henrickson and Brandon Schneider during the past ...

KU women’s basketball pulls away from Wofford with decisive run in 3rd quarter

It was the type of play that tends to happen when a team is rolling. Late in the third quarter, senior forward Mariane De Carvalho had arguably the play of the year for the Kansas women’s basketball team. She flipped a no-look pass in transition, hitting junior forward Tina Stephens in ...

Improved chemistry a key component of KU women’s basketball team’s 10-0 start

Kansas women’s basketball coach Brandon Schneider has been waiting for his roster to be made up entirely of players he recruited for five seasons. But the reason that’s so important to KU’s fifth-year coach, who last weekend won the 450th game of his coaching career (39 of them at KU), ...

KU women’s basketball receiving votes in latest AP poll

After a 10-0 start to the 2019-20 season, the Kansas women's basketball team is on the Associated Press Top 25 radar. For the second week in a row, KU coach Brandon Schneider's team received votes for a spot in the Top 25, with the Jayhawks earning a single vote a week ago and grabbing four ...

Brandon Schneider claims 450th win, Jayhawks hold off Saint Louis

Head coach Brandon Schneider cleared 450 career wins as Kansas women’s basketball held off Saint Louis in overtime, 68-60, in Chaifetz Arena on Sunday afternoon. The Jayhawks improved to 10-0 with one nonconference game remaining, while Saint Louis fell to 7-5 on the year. Freshman guard ...

KU women’s basketball outlasts Saint Mary’s to stay undefeated

Sophomore guard Brooklyn Mitchell posted a career-high 24 points as Kansas women’s basketball battled to an 86-81 win over Saint Mary’s on Sunday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse. Five players scored in double figures for the Jayhawks, who improved to 9-0 on the year. Mitchell added two ...

KU women’s basketball overcomes early deficit to defeat Florida 76-66

After falling into an early 8-2 hole, Kansas women’s basketball had to regroup and refocus quickly. And KU did just that Sunday, as the Jayhawks defeated Florida 76-66 in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. “They’re a good team,” KU coach Brandon Schneider said. “We played a really quality ...

KU women’s basketball defeats FAU to win FAU Thanksgiving Tournament

With three players setting career-highs in scoring and two in rebounding, Kansas rolled past FAU for a 90-60 win to clinch first place in the FAU Thanksgiving Tournament in FAU Arena on Saturday. Sophomore guard Brooklyn Mitchell led the team in scoring with a career-high 23 points on 10-of-13 ...

KU women’s basketball defeats Wright State in opening round

Behind freshman guard Zakiyah Franklin’s career-high 19 points, Kansas came back to defeat Wright State, 74-63, in the opening game of the FAU Thanksgiving Tournament in FAU Arena on Friday. Franklin led the way in the scoring column, but sophomore guard Aniya Thomas (15) and freshman guard ...

Despite sloppy first half, KU women’s basketball defeats Texas State 68-48

Senior forward Mariane De Carvalho stepped into a 3-pointer with under a minute to go, stretching the Kansas lead to 20 and putting an exclamation point on what proved to be a more stressful game than anticipated. While KU women’s basketball defeated Texas State 68-48 Sunday, the final score ...

KU women’s basketball rolls past UMass Lowell to stay undefeated

The Kansas women's basketball team eased past UMass Lowell for a 79-44 win Sunday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse. Senior Mariane De Carvalho matched her career-high of 15 points and secured her first double-double at Kansas with 10 rebounds. Junior Tina Stephens (14) and sophomore Aniya Thomas ...