KU Women’s Basketball

Former KU walk-on Terry Nooner joins KU women’s basketball coaching staff

The Kansas women’s basketball team is bringing in a familiar face as its new assistant coach — Terry Nooner, who also served as an assistant in the 2012-13 season under Bonnie Henrickson. KU women’s coach Brandon Schneider announced Nooner’s hire on Thursday night. “Happy to go back ...

KU women’s hoops assistant Larry Tidwell leaving program

The Kansas women’s basketball program on Monday announced that its top assistant, Larry Tidwell, was stepping down from his role as associate head coach. Citing “personal reasons,” Tidwell said in a news release that he planned to return to his hometown of Fort Worth, Texas, to be ...

KU AD Jeff Long says cost-cutting measures not on the horizon for Kansas Athletics

Pay cuts taken by coaches in the Iowa State University athletic department this week will not be replicated at the University of Kansas for now, KU Athletic Director Jeff Long said. Despite the financial impact of cancellations brought about by the COVID-19 crisis, Long said Thursday he was ...

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 ...