Iowa State defeats Kansas, 72-36

  • 7 p.m., March 1, 2011
  • Hilton Coliseum, Ames, IA

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Iowa State women’s basketball stomps KU, 72-36

Iowa State's  Hallie Christofferson and Kansas' Angel Goodrich (23) scramble for the ball during Tuesday's game in Ames, Iowa. The Cyclones won, 72-36.

Iowa State's Hallie Christofferson and Kansas' Angel Goodrich (23) scramble for the ball during Tuesday's game in Ames, Iowa. The Cyclones won, 72-36.


— Senior guard Kelsey Bolte scored a game-high 17 points in her final home game and No. 23 Iowa State earned a 72-36 win over Kansas on Tuesday.

Chelsea Poppens added 13 points and seven rebounds as the Cyclones (21-8, 9-6 in Big 12) won their fourth straight.

Monica Engelman scored 13 points to lead Kansas (19-10, 6-9). Leading scorer Carolyn Davis was held to six points.

The Cyclones outscored the Jayhawks 47-16 in the second half, including a 20-3 run, to take a 28-point lead with 6:20 left in the game.

Despite 10 first-half turnovers, the Cyclones were able to muster up enough offense to take a 25-20 lead at halftime.


gorilla10 7 years, 11 months ago

Bonnie is not getting the job done......

courtsider 7 years, 11 months ago

I love the players; but the leadership must change. I have not seen a Div. I program that will keep a coach for seven years without making it to the NCAA - and that at a high salary.

Cody Stumma 7 years, 11 months ago

Going to have to agree with the others now... this is just pathetic. Fire her!

Sharon Roullins 7 years, 11 months ago

Ouch! Someone please give Lynette Woodard a call.

Brad Avery 7 years, 11 months ago

Uh, no. No more amateur coaches. Ron McHenry, who played at KU briefly, and who has won a national championship at Washburn at the D11 level, will do nicely.

jayhawk2062 7 years, 11 months ago

Agreed doolindalton. Ron would be the right hire. He would be a great fit.

They should have hired him the last time. Hopefully our new athletic director will stay true to Kansas ties.

no_fan 7 years, 11 months ago

Agree with everyone above!!!! BONNIE NEEDS TO GO!!!!!

Bill Kackley 7 years, 11 months ago

She has been given every chance. This is an embarrasssment to the coach, to the team, to the fans, and to the school. Have to agree, she has to go. Can't understand not getting up for this game. Iowa State isn't Baylor, UCONN, Stanford or Tenn.

GoodGrief 7 years, 11 months ago

"If I might be given the opportunity to be my 'negative' self when it comes to KU's women's basketball under Bonnie Hendrickson..."

Nice. Why would you suddenly feel the need to ask permission to bash on Coach Henrickson (no "d" in that, by the way) now, when you've been more than happy to criticize her after each of our team's last three wins?! Sure, we got hosed last night, but even after exciting wins against Mizzou, Nebraska, and Iowa State all you can talk about is how Bonnie needs to be shown the door. You're definitely entitled to you opinion, but this constant beating of the proverbial dead horse gets old.

Maybe wait until the season's over to speculate about Bonnie's future? Even though I'm sooo sure that KUAD Sheahon Zenger tirelessly scrolls through these message boards and takes all of your advice to heart, would it kill you to celebrate the accomplishments of the TEAM every once in a while? Before last night, they had won 3 in a row, and still have a (slim) chance of making the NCAA tournament this year. Let's unite behind the ladies and support them until the end of the season (as true KU fans we probably owe them that respect), and save the Bonnie bashing for AFTER the Sunflower Showdown and Senior Night.

Dyrk Dugan 7 years, 11 months ago

it's a bit of a shocker, that score....since we beat them in Lawrence. we are so tremendously inconsistent.....we'll score 75..and then maybe score half that.

6-9 in the league...KSU coming to town this weekend. it's a must win....absolute must win for Bonnie to have a chance at keeping her gig. If we lose this next game, she shouldn't be allowed to coach the team the next day in practice.

Go Jayhawks!

KGphoto 7 years, 11 months ago

The must-win happened about 10 times last year. Then another 10 this year. We are so far beyond must-win it's embarrassing.

Does Bonnie dress like a women's basketball coach? Yes. Hairstyle? Yes. Coaches cliches? Check.

Does Bonnie put a contender on the court? Hell no.

John Randall 7 years, 11 months ago

Oh, just settle down - one game shouldn't overshadow the whole body of work.

KGphoto 7 years, 11 months ago

It doesn't. The whole body of work sucks.

WBBLover2010 7 years, 11 months ago

I would just like to say that you can not criticize Bonnie if you cannot spell her name right. She is Bonnie Henrickson, there is no d in her name, also, unless you have followed this team and come out to support them your opinion shouldn't matter. Lastly, Lynette Woodard would have taken the job 7 years ago if she had wanted it but she didn't so her name is off the list and never will be on it!! Thanks.

GoodGrief 7 years, 11 months ago

Great points! Thank you for a (rare) voice of reason on this message board.

jakzhumans 7 years, 11 months ago

A) Glad to know the Internet Spelling Police are on the job. B) Sorry, but you don't get to be the final arbiter of whose opinion matters and whose doesn't. The opinion of everyone here matters, not just the people who attend the games. Anyone bothering to take the time to read this article and then offer a comment clearly follows the team at least to some degree. Virtually everyone who attended or cheered for KU at some point has some level of basic basketball knowledge, and that's really all it takes to offer a valid opinion. Hell, by your criteria, Pat Summitt's opinion wouldn't matter, nor would Bob Knight's, or Mike Ksfheothwcneothdski's, or Geno Auriemma's, because they don't "come out to support" KU women's hoops. Listening to all views offered, even the one's you initially feel "shouldn't matter", might actually teach you something about the subject at hand. You should try it sometime. C) I agree with the overwhelming majority. Coach Henrickson has been given ample time to get this program to a point where it should at least compete for conference titles and participate in the NCAA tournament. Those aren't unreasonable goals, but she's failed to reach them for seven straight years. Time for her to go.

KGphoto 7 years, 11 months ago

Take a look at this list and tell me again why KU can't put a winner on the court. I don't want to hear about recruiting. I don't want to hear any excuses. There is no place in America that has a better chance of putting a Final Four team on the court every year, than Kansas. It's Allen-Freakin'-Fieldhouse!

All of the other Blue Bloods are in the top 20. Green Bay is the 15th ranked team in the country. Raise your hand if you knew Green Bay had a college. About half of us? Marist is 21. Gonzaga has parlayed the men's success to the women's game. Houston is a better basketball college than KU. Okay?

Just sayin', don't let the door hit you in the Dacron pants on the way out.

Zenger! You're up!

Romans832 7 years, 11 months ago

I was watching the changing score on ESPN so didn't hear the play by play. However, I was excited that at the end of the first half KU was only behind by five points. And I was hopeful that we'd be able to make that gap up and pull a stunning victory. Unfortunately, that didn't happen.

I know we have to play two halves to win, but a "close" first half got buried in the fact that the score ultimately was two points for ISU for every one point for KU. And even the five-point spread at halftime credits ISU's offense rather than KU's defense. "Despite 10 first-half turnovers, the Cyclones were able to muster up enough offense to take a 25-20 lead at halftime." As folks like to holler at the refs, "Call it both ways!"

catchick 7 years, 11 months ago

As a K-State fan I am all in favor of Coach H remaining forever. As a fan of women's basketball, not so much. You have a great AD who will help the University evalute the funds = production and I really don't see a long term future for Bonnie and KU.

bwhacker 7 years, 11 months ago

I'm disappointed about this loss as well. That said, if people are really going to start supporting the women's team, which hasn't been strong until Henrickson got here and is part of the problem, they need to learn a bit more about the state of women's college basketball.

There aren't that many teams each year that lose 2-5 games. If you look at the top 25, you'll see that a number of the teams in the 15-25 range have several losses. But KU plays in a tough conference, certainly much tougher than Green Bay. There are 4 teams currently ranked in the top 25 at the top of the conference. Then you have 3 teams at roughly 0.500, KU, then another 4 teams that are well below break-even. If KU can beat KSU in their regular season finale, they end up at 20-10, with a 7-9 record in the big 12. That should be enough to make the NCAA tournament. In any event, it does represent progress. I don't know if Henrickson will continue to improve, or if there is a better fit as a coach out there. But there are more factors in play here than just how long she's been here and how much she makes. And winning in DII doesn't mean you'll do well in D1.

big12ku 7 years, 11 months ago

Everything that is wrong with this team can be attributed to the coaching leadership. Mentoring, Motivation, Preparation, Player Development, Game Time Management, Fundamentals, Toughness, Passion, Aggressiveness, Trust, Confidence. Henrickson and her staff possess none of these. All of the coaching shortcomings got exposed once again last night. With the talent KU has there is no reason for them not to be able to compete.

And although Bonnie's go-to players have potential - in order for them to impress me they have to show up and compete against all the teams they play and not just the softer ones. On that note an effectively coached team has 5 players on the court that have to be guarded and pose a threat and not just the one or two that KU uses. Looking over the team's resumes there is no reason why everybody that steps on the court should not be used as a weapon.

But in my experience these kids come to KU with potential and leave without it. I've said it before great coaches have the ability to motivate and get everything they can out of a player. Bonnie has no idea what these kids are capable of because her motivation skills are non existent and she is hell bent on running that safe ineffective system she plays into the ground. And could somebody please tell the coaching staff that KU's women's team is loaded with guards and should be running sets that utilize their strengths instead of this inside out game she always uses like they have 6' 9" monster posts occupying the paint. Uh, they don't.

I think deep down Bonnie has no confidence in her coaching abilities and it manifests itself in her lack of confidence in the team. How many games have we endured where it is clear that Bonnie conceded defeat before the game ever started and prepared the girls in the same manner? How can the soldiers be courageous and prepared for battle when the captain is clearly intimidated by the opponent and unprepared to fight to the end?

Coach Henrickson, you can talk the talk with the best of them but the reality is your entire coaching philosophy, system, training etc etc needs to be scrapped. I can't imagine how it worked in Virginia but it definitely has failed you at KU. If you don't have the courage to "man up" and admit your shortcomings, change your game plan, utilize the talent and staff you have, take some risks and compete - then I appeal to what I hope is your respect for the game itself and ask you to step aside. These kids, this school, the fans deserve better, Coach.

no_fan 7 years, 11 months ago

That was a mouth full!!!! big12ku can you apply for the job????

kubiggestfan 7 years, 11 months ago

Yeah big12ku, sounds like you need to apply for a position.

yates33333 7 years, 11 months ago

KU trailed by 5 points at the half and then collapsed. What do they do at halftime that has made this team such a bad second half team? This has happened several times.

kubiggestfan 7 years, 11 months ago

Try looking into team/player management...I have witnessed several games whereas some players were dead tired, turning the ball over 100 times (a bit exaggerated), but you get my point and no adjustments were made. This team is comprised of athletic players that have the ability to compete, but are not allowed to run the ball as you see other big 12 teams that are at the top of the echelons do. How can you get beat by 36 points and just roll over and say we have to get one more win to get in the NCAA Tournament? Without the fluffy, cushioned non-conference schedule, would we be nearing 20 wins? Probably not! If we really want to see some improvement in our team, lets try going for the meat and potatoes in preseason vice some softer schedule so we can get rid of the cobwebs and by seasons end, we will have the fight in us desired to make it to the NCAA Tournament because we earned it each game, and not by sympathy (or last bid). Too much talent being wasted to say the least. This is one of the most talented teams yet and no one will ever know..

LeBo 7 years, 11 months ago

KU does not care about women's basketball. There are a few hardcore-lady fans, but the masses don't care. My little girl dream is to play at KU and she does not want to watch this. If were are going to pay lip service to W BB, then can we just pay a KU great like the Danny Manning patronage. Hey, we did not win until he came back! Maybe it will work?

kchawk18 7 years, 11 months ago

Any chance of KU even sniffing at an NCAA bid were trampled last night when KSU found a way to beat #5 A&M. Four teams are projected to go from the Big 12, three coming from the South one from the North. As Coach Blair commented after last night's loss to KSU, " congrats on just punching your ticket to the tournament.

Carry on.

big12ku 7 years, 11 months ago

Uh that would be a NO. The NCAA wants teams that will be able to compete in the tourney and well KU (under Henrickson) is just not that team. KU has yet to make it to the big dance under Henrickson's guidance and won't unless she learns how to coach in the Big 12. It would be much easier just to trade her in don't you think?

no_fan 7 years, 11 months ago

big12ku have you sent your resume in? Everything you have posted has made perfect since!!! Where are the Bonnie backers? Have you all ran out of excuses?

big12ku 7 years, 11 months ago

No I haven't. I am a die hard basketball fan and the extent of my experience is coaching some family members when they were younger; skills training with some at risk kids and as a player in high school and college. I guess I couldn't do any worse than Henrickson, huh? Fortunately for KU I have a heathy respect for the game and (as an avid supporter of the program) I can admit my shortcomings and go nowhere near coaching college basketball. Would you mind passing the message on to Bonniekins.

kubiggestfan 7 years, 11 months ago

Gee, I was looking forward to the post season.

Cody Stumma 7 years, 11 months ago

They'll still have the Post-season... it's just the WNIT... again.

no_fan 7 years, 11 months ago

Well, I am sorry to hear that! It is sad when a person with no coaching experience has that much knowledge to understand what is going on with the team. Bonnie, who is getting the big $$$ is so blind that she could be in the category with Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder.

jayhawk2062 7 years, 11 months ago

Bonnie's should be fired. She has really good talent. She has some of the best facilities in the country now. She should be able to parlay the Kansas basketball name into success.

It is obvious that she will have to have GREAT players to even make the NCAA because she's such a bad coach.

She must go this season! No more waiting.

no_fan 7 years, 11 months ago

I believe if she had GREAT players she would still fail!!! Go back and read big12ku post. He/She summed it all up. Come on Bonnie backers where is the young team, injuries, not enough time, excuses! I would be very disappointed if she is not fired the day /night of the last game in the Big 12 tourney! KU can find the $ somewhere. oh yea, I guess they will be in the WNIT. woohoo! If they win (WNIT) then we will read how GREAT of a coach Bonnie is again!!!

Cody Stumma 7 years, 11 months ago

Actually the loss of the Iowa State game was my tipping point with backing her.

courtsider 7 years, 11 months ago

I wish with all my heart that the current players will see some success between now and the end of the Big 12 Championship. After that, a change should occur. May I suggest Kevin Cook, who was a great recruiter under Coach Washington, and now is head coach - after coaching in the WNBA - at Gallaudet University in D.C. I believe they are in Div. II. He has coached these women into top contention, even though they are hearing impared and he is fighting Parkinsons. Go Hawks!

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