KU Women’s Basketball

Cold-shooting night dooms KU women’s basketball at No. 12 Texas

An uncharacteristically cold-shooting night plagued the University of Kansas women's basketball team during a 62-43 to No. 12 Texas Wednesday night at Frank Erwin Center. Junior forward Mariane De Carvalho led the Jayhawks (11-6, 1-5 Big 12) with 11 points and five rebounds, falling just 1 ...

Kansas women’s basketball team falls short against Oklahoma State

In a game where it never had the lead, the Kansas women's basketball team attempted to mount a comeback before falling to Oklahoma State by a 72-62 margin Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. After being down by as many as 14, KU (11-5, 1-4) came within one possession of Oklahoma State ...

Tyler Johnson medically disqualified from basketball

Junior center Tyler Johnson has been medically disqualified and will step away from basketball after suffering from chronic knee issues throughout her career at Kansas. "Our staff really enjoyed coaching and working with Tyler," head coach Brandon Schneider said in a team release. "Though we ...

KU women’s basketball team handed 94-68 loss by No. 2 Baylor

Kansas seniors Jessica Washington and Kylee Kopatich didn’t need to say much to describe what it’s like to play against a Baylor team that handed UConn its first regular-season loss since 2014. “Big, big, huge, done … Trees, trees,” Washington and Kopatich said together as they ...

KU women’s basketball team nets first win over Kansas State since 2014

The University of Kansas women's basketball team earned its first Big 12 Conference win with a 61-54 victory over rival Kansas State on Sunday afternoon inside Bramlage Coliseum. The win by KU (11-3, 1-2 Big 12) marked the team's first win over KSU since 2014. It snapped the program's 10-game ...

Jayhawks drop 69-66 decision at Texas Tech

The Kansas women's basketball team couldn't stop Texas Tech's Zuri Sanders during a 69-66 loss Wednesday night inside United Supermarkets Arena. The Jayhawks (10-3, 0-2 Big 12) were led by sixth-year guard Jessica Washington's 22 points and three assists. Washington's 22 points marks her third ...

Shane Jackson: Time for KU women’s basketball to prove it can win in Big 12

One. That’s the number of losses the University of Kansas women’s basketball team suffered during nonconference play in 2018. The Jayhawks went 10-1 in their 11-game nonconference slate, outscoring opponents by 177 points in the process. Yet, in many ways, KU still has plenty to prove as ...

Jayhawks crush Catamounts by 41 behind dominating defense

A flurry of late buckets by Vermont spoiled Kansas’ chances of setting a record, but it did not take away from what was a dominating defensive performance. KU closed out an impressive run through nonconference play with a 77-36 rout of Vermont Sunday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse. The ...

Washington earns second Big 12 Player of the Week honor of season

Jessica Washington helped Kansas win its division at the Duel in the Desert before the holiday break and her efforts in Las Vegas didn't go unnoticed, as Washington was named Big 12 Player of the Week on Wednesday afternoon. The weekly honor is the second of the season for Washington and the ...

KU women claim title at Duel in the Desert

The University of Kansas women's basketball team topped Northwestern, 66-57, in its second game of the Duel in the Desert Tournament to earn the Desert Division title Thursday night inside Cox Pavilion. Jessica Washington was selected as the Desert Division MVP and senior Kylee Kopatich joined ...

Three seniors lead KU women over Washington State

Behind a season-best 55.8 field goal percentage, the University of Kansas women's basketball team topped Washington State, 71-63, in the first game of the Duel in the Desert Tournament on Wednesday afternoon at Cox Pavilion. The Jayhawks were led by a trio of seniors who each notched ...

Sharpshooting Jayhawks race past Grambling State for 76-45 win

The Kansas women’s basketball team improved on a rough shooting night against Nebraska with a 76-45 sharpshooting win over Grambling State Sunday afternoon at home. With the win, Kansas improved to 7-1. Senior guards Christalah Lyons, Jessica Washington and Kylee Kopatich each netted ...

KU women suffer first loss of season, 58-52, at Nebraska

Nebraska handed the University of Kansas women's basketball team its first loss of the season by a 58-52 margin Wednesday night inside Pinnacle Bank Arena. Double-figure scoring efforts by senior Kylee Kopatich and junior Mariane De Carvalho were not enough for the Jayhawks (6-1) to mount a ...

Hot-shooting seniors lead KU women past LSU

The double-figure scoring efforts of three seniors helped Kansas women's basketball maintain its perfect 6-0 record, as KU outlasted LSU during a 68-61 victory in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge Thursday night inside the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. The Jayhawks used a strong defensive effort to ...

KU women’s basketball receives votes in coaches poll

After jumping out to a 5-0 start, the University of Kansas women’s basketball team and it’s senior-heavy roster have garnered some national attention. For the third week in a row, the Jayhawks have been represented in the USA Today coaches poll. The Jayhawks received six votes in week ...

Washington’s return garners Big 12 Player of the Week honors

In her first week back in action, redshirt senior Jessica Washington earned her first Big 12 Player of the Week honor for the 2018-19 season and second of her career, the league announced Monday afternoon. Washington averaged 23.5 points behind a 53.8 shooting percentage to lead the Jayhawks ...

Kansas defense stifles Iona in 75-44 win

Leading by 30 with less than a minute to go, the one thing the Kansas women’s basketball team was most excited about Sunday night was a late turnover on Iona to close out a 75-44 win. All smiles from starters Jessica Washington, Kylee Kopatich and Bailey Helgren, the trio watched as the ...

Kansas cruises past GMU with 77-56 victory

The senior duo of Jessica Washington and Kylee Kopatich lifted Kansas to a 77-56 victory over George Mason with hot shooting and a record-setting night in Allen Fieldhouse Wednesday night. The Jayhawks (4-0) got off to a hot start with a 14-2 run behind four straight three pointers from ...

Jessica Washington returns as KU takes down Alabama A&M

Jessica Washington waited patiently to be checked in along with Briana Osorio and Michaela Wilson. It’s the first time she’s played in a game in over a year. And at the highlight of the game she said she was the most excited for, it didn’t even take 10 seconds for Washington to head to ...

LHS senior Chisom Ajekwu signs with KU women’s basketball

Not long before the start of her final preps season, Lawrence High senior Chisom Ajekwu made her collegiate plans official. After announcing her verbal commitment in March, Ajekwu on Friday signed her national letter of intent to play collegiate basketball for the University of Kansas. The ...