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Kansas women's basketball junior guard Holly Kersgieter drives by West Virginia's JJ Quinerly during a game at WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, W.Va., on Feb. 9, 2022.

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The story of Kansas' Holly Kersgieter and her unapologetic, unrelenting game

Holly Kersgieter's mother, Missy, recently said that every coach her daughter has ever played for has told her, "I just can't read her. Is she happy, sad, mad?" The answer is yes. And the way Kersgieter has learned to manage it all has played a huge role in her becoming an all-Big 12 player and the KU women's basketball program returning to its winning ways. By Matt Tait

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KU women's basketball's Holly Kersgieter eyes 1,000 points, statement win vs. Kansas State

When Kansas women's basketball coach Brandon Schneider recruited Holly Kersgieter four years ago, he envisioned her as someone who would thrive on defense and in transition. Yet on Saturday against Kansas State at Allen Fieldhouse, Kersgieter could become the first player who committed to play for the Jayhawks under Schneider to score 1,000 points.

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