KU Women's Basketball Breaks Into National Rankings

Jan. 31, 2012

LAWRENCE, Kan. – After receiving votes for the last 10 weeks, the Kansas women’s basketball team came in at No. 25 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll released Tuesday morning.

The Jayhawks are nationally ranked for the first time since the 2009-10 season when KU was No. 24 in the Associated Press poll on Jan. 4, 2010. Kansas is 16-4 overall (5-3 Big 12) and has defeated two top 25 teams this season, including a 62-43 rout of No. 21 Texas Tech last week. The Jayhawks also defeated No. 23 Texas on the road in their conference opener, their first of three-straight league wins away from Allen Fieldhouse.

KU is led by one of the top inside-outside duos in the country in juniors Carolyn Davis and Angel Goodrich. Davis, a 6-foot-3 forward, leads the nation shooting 62.8 percent from the field. Goodrich has established herself as one of the best point guards in Division I basketball dishing a nation-leading 7.7 assists per outing and also ranks in the top 20 with a 2.2 assist-to-turnover ratio and averaging 3.3 steals each game.

Tonight Kansas meets Oklahoma in a 7 p.m. game in Allen Fieldhouse to wrap up the first half of Big 12 Conference play. The contest will be televised on Metro Sports.

For a complete list of rankings, click here.