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.
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.
The Kansas women's basketball team eased past UMass Lowell for a 79-44 win Sunday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse.
Fighting through defenders, Kansas sophomore Aniya Thomas somehow maintained her dribble and got back to the top of the key. Quickly, Thomas moved the ball to the corner and found freshman guard Zakiyah Franklin, who drove inside for a contested layup.
The Kansas women’s basketball team won its second straight game in dominant fashion, beating the University of Illinois at Chicago by a 91-50 margin on the back of 17 points from leading scorer Aniya Thomas and a double-double from newcomer Tina Stephens.
Needing an offensive spark in the second quarter, freshman guard Holly Kersgieter found herself open on the wing. Fellow freshman guard Zakiyah Franklin promptly dished to Kersgieter for a 3-pointer to regain the lead for Kansas.
Kansas juniors Bailey Helgren and Tina Stephens dominated the second half to lead the KU women’s basketball team to a 66-55 win against Emporia State in exhibition play Sunday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse.
According to KU's annual Equity in Athletics report, at the University of Kansas the average salary of head coaching positions of men’s teams is over $1.5 million more than that of the head coaches of women’s teams. The report, which was due Oct. 15 to the NCAA, was recently requested and acquired by the Journal-World. The report also notes that women's teams, in contrast to men's, lose millions of dollars a year.
The Kansas women’s basketball team fell to Pitt State 90-82 in its first exhibition game of the 2019-20 season in Allen Fieldhouse on Sunday.
With turnover in college basketball becoming more prevalent with the addition of the transfer portal and players leaving due to graduation or turning professional, coaches constantly have to adjust.
With losing nine players — including seven seniors — from the 2018-19 team, Kansas women’s basketball has emphasized filling gaps this offseason.
World-famous rapper, producer and television personality Snoop Dogg will be the headlining performer at the University of Kansas' annual Late Night in the Phog.
The Big 12 released its 2019-20 conference schedule Wednesday morning.
Kansas will have 10 homes contests, including a pair of exhibition games, ahead of Big 12 play during Brandon Schneider's fifth season at the helm of the women's basketball program.
The Big 12 and Southeastern Conferences have announced the continuation of their women's basketball challenge into 2019. Kansas women's basketball will welcome Florida to Allen Fieldhouse on Sunday, Dec. 8 for its Big 12/SEC Challenge matchup.