Jayhawks Get Rematch With Wildcats At Big 12 Championships
March 4, 2006
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Game #28 – Tuesday, March 7, 2006 – 6 p.m. – Reunion Arena (16,500) Gametracker and post-game results will be available www.big12sports.com. Radio
Jayhawk Radio Network: Nate Bukaty (play-by-play), Patti Phillips (color). Television
Kansas is 16-11 overall, 5-11 in the Big 12 and has won two of its last four. Kansas State is 18-9 overall, 8-8 and snapped a four-game losing streak last game against KU. Rankings
Bonnie Henrickson is 28-27 in her second year at Kansas and 186-89 in her ninth season overall. The Wildcats are coached by Deb Patterson who is 193-112 in her 10th year at Kansas State and as a head coach overall. Series History
Kansas State leads the all-time series 51-40 and has won the last 10 meetings. The two teams have played at neutral sites 10 times with each team winning five. KU and KSU have met twice in the Big 12 Championship with each team winning once. Jayhawk Storylines
– KU finished the regular season with a 62-44 loss to K-State on Thursday, March 2 in Lawrence. KU was led by senior Crystal Kemp with 19 points and five rebounds.
– Kansas’ 16 wins are the most since 1999-2000. The Jayhawks opened the year with a school-record 12-game winning streak.
– KU is playing KSU for the third time this season after being swept by the Wildcats in the regular season. The meeting is the third between the two schools in the Big 12 Championship and the first in Dallas, Texas.
– Kansas is 6-9 in Big 12 Championship history and has reached the championship game once (1998).
– The Jayhawks are the No. 10 seed in the tournament for the first time. KU has been seeded No. 1 (1997), No. 3 twice (1998, 1999), No. 4 (2000), No. 8 (2005), No. 9 twice (2001, 2003), and No. 12 twice (2002, 2004). The Matchup
The University of Kansas Jayhawks (16-11, 5-11 Big 12) will face the Kansas State University Wildcats (18-9, 8-8 Big 12) in the 10th Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship first round on Tuesday, March 7 at 6 p.m. at Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas. KU will be looking to boost its postseason resume as it gets a third chance to end a five year dry spell against KSU.
KU enters the tournament seeded 10th for the first time in school history, while KSU will play from the seven spot. KSU’s seven seed marks the first time since 2001 the Wildcats have not received a first round bye. The two have not met in postseason since 1998 — the second year of the tournament — when third seed KU topped 11 seed KSU by a score of 50-46 in the second round. The two also met in the semifinals of the inaugural tournament when No. 5 K-State defeated No. 1 Kansas 73-58.
The game marks a third opportunity this season for Kansas’ seniors to end a losing streak against K-State that has stretched to a total of 10 games after the Wildcats spoiled the Jayhawks’ senior night 62-44 on Thursday in Allen Fieldhouse.
All-Big 12 First Team selection Crystal Kemp has been a force in the league this year and leads KU with 19.0 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. The Topeka, Kan., senior has a chance to reach two statistical milestones against KSU as she enters the game with 1,592 career points and 798 career rebounds. She needs just eight points and two boards to become the sixth player in KU history to accumulate at least 1,600 career points and 800 career boards.
Senior Erica Hallman, an All-Big 12 Honorable Mention pick, has also saved her best for her final season as she checks in with career-bests of 14.4 points and 4.5 rebounds to go with 4.5 assists per game. Senior Kaylee Brown is third on the squad with 11.6 points per game.
Kansas State enters the game looking to build a case for NCAA Tournament consideration. Prior to the Wildcats’ win over KU on Thursday, K-State suffered through a four-game losing streak but came away feeling good after solid outings against the Big 12’s top two teams in Oklahoma and Baylor. Two juniors lead the K-State attack in Claire Coggins and Twiggy McIntyre. Coggins, who scored a team-high 15 against KU, averages 12.6 points per game for the season while McIntyre checks in at 10.8.
In the history of the series, the two teams have met three or more times in a season 12 times. In those 12 seasons, only four times has a team swept. KSU swept three meetings in 1975 and 1977, while KU won three contests in both 1981 and 1996. The two teams have not met three times in one year since 1998. More From The Last Game
Kansas (16-11, 5-11 Big 12) fell to Sunflower State rival Kansas State (18-9, 8-8 Big 12), 62-44, Thursday, March 2 at Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks closed to within 10 points late in the second half but were unable to complete the comeback.
The contest marked the final regular season game for KU’s senior class. Senior forward Crystal Kemp led all scorers with 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting, her 28th consecutive game in double figures.
Senior guard Erica Hallman added eight points and four rebounds in the contest
Most of the 5,271 in attendance stuck around to honor the seniors after the game, their final regular season appearance at Allen Fieldhouse.
Sophomore forward Taylor McIntosh crashed the boards for the Jayhawks, finishing with a game-high nine rebounds to go with her nine points. Freshman forward Marija Zinic provided a spark off the bench for KU, netting four points and snaring three rebounds.
The Jayhawks trailed 34-19 at halftime. Kemp had nine points and five rebounds at the break while McIntosh added a lay-up at the buzzer to go along with her four first-half rebounds. For the game, KU won the battle on the boards, 34-25. Head Coach Bonnie Henrickson
Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson, one of the top young coaches in the nation, is in her second season at the helm of the Jayhawks. In her first year on the Kansas sidelines, Henrickson led KU to its best record in five seasons and highest Big 12 finish in six campaigns. Following the season, Henrickson was honored with the Carol Eckman Award — given by the WBCA to a coach who exemplifies spirit, integrity, and character through sportsmanship, commitment to the student-athlete, honesty, ethical behavior, courage and dedication to purpose. Henrickson came to KU after seven successful seasons at Virginia Tech where she compiled a record of 158-62 (.718). Her teams averaged 23 wins per season and advanced to postseason play all seven years including five NCAA appearances. Overall, the Willmar, Minn., native has been a part of postseason play in 11 of the last 12 seasons. She is 28-27 (.509) at KU and 186-89 (.676) in her career. Jayhawk Starters
Kansas has used six different starting lineups in 27 games with senior F Crystal Kemp and senior G Kaylee Brown starting every game. Sophomore F Taylor McIntosh (26 starts), senior G Erica Hallman (24), freshman G Ivana Catic (23), junior G Shaquina Mosley (3), junior G Sharita Smith (3), sophomore F Jamie Boyd (1) and freshman G Sophronia Sallard (1) and have all received starting nods. The most used line-up of McIntosh, Kemp, Catic, Brown and Hallman is 12-8 as a unit. McIntosh, Kemp, Smith, Brown and Hallman have started the last two contests. Today’s Opponent – Kansas State
The Kansas State Wildcats (18-9, 8-8 Big 12) will face Kansas for the third time this season on Tuesday, March 7 in the first round of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship in Dallas, Texas.
The meeting marks the 13th time the two squads have met three or more times in a season, but first since 1998. It is the third time KU and K-State will meet in the Big 12 Championship.
K-State will play its Sunflower State rival just five days after defeating Kansas 62-44 to spoil the Jayhawks’ senior night.
Kansas State was led in the game by junior Claire Coggins with 15 points and five rebounds. Freshman Marlies Gipson added 11 points and seven rebounds. Freshman Shalee Lehning tied Gipson for team-high honors with seven boards to go with nine points and six assists.
K-State shot 51 percent from the floor as a team and forced 17 KU turnovers while only committing nine miscues. K-State led 17-10 in points off turnovers. The Wildcats also managed to hit 7-of-16 three-point shots, while holding Kansas to 0-of-9 from beyond the arc. The Jayhawks won the battle of the boards 34-25.
Coggins and junior Twiggy McIntyre lead the offensive attack for the season with 12.6 and 10.8 points per game, respectively. Gipson is the top rebounder with 6.2 caroms per game to go with 8.9 points. Lehning adds 6.7 points, 6.1 rebounds and a team-best 5.3 assists per game.
Kansas State has won the last 10 meetings in the series against KU dating back to Jan. 23, 2002. After losing the primary weapons behind the Wildcat winning streak to graduation, K-State takes the court this season with just one senior and seven players who are either freshmen or sophomores.
KSU also won the first meeting between the two teams this season, 69-63, on Jan. 25 in Manhattan. The Wildcats held a late 17 point lead that KU cut to two in the final six minutes. K-State iced the game from the free throw line.
The Wildcats are coached by Deb Patterson, who is 193-112 in her 10th year at KSU. Kansas/Kansas State Notes
Kansas and Kansas State are meeting for the 92nd time in history. Since the inception of the Big 12 Conference, KSU leads 13-9. A total of seven Kansas natives are on the two rosters. Kansas assistant coach Karen Lange and K-State assistant coach Jennie Lillis both played college ball at the University of Iowa. Kansas is 3-0 in overtime games this season, while K-State is 0-3.
The Times They Are A Changing
A quick look at a few of this season’s highlights under second year head coach Bonnie Henrickson…
… First winning season since 1999-2000 … Crystal Kemp named All-Big 12 First Team — the first selection for Kansas since 2000 … A school record average attendance of 3,041, an increase of over 900 per game from last season … First win over a top-25 opponent in 36 tries … Three Academic All-Big 12 First Team honorees … Two Big 12 Player of the Week Awards … Opened season 12-0 to mark the longest winning streak in school history … First 100-point game since 2000 … More games on TV than any other women’s team in the conference.
A Kansas Win Would…
Make the Jayhawks 17-11 overall … Give KU its third win in the last five games … Snap a 10-game losing streak to the Wildcats … Improve KU’s record against KSU to 41-51 overall including a 6-5 mark in neutral site contests … Make KU 1-0 at neutral sites this season … Make KU 7-9 all-time in the Big 12 Championship … Improve head coach Bonnie Henrickson’s record to 29-27 at Kansas and 187-89 in her career … Make the Jayhawks 626-425 all-time. A Kansas Loss Would…
Make the Jayhawks 16-12 overall … Make KU 40-52 all-time against Kansas State, including a 5-6 mark in neutral site contests … Give Kansas State its 11th straight win over the Jayhawks … Make the Jayhawks 0-1 at neutral sites this season … Make KU 6-10 all-time in the Big 12 Championship … Make head coach Bonnie Henrickson’s record 28-28 at Kansas and 186-90 in her career … Make the Jayhawks 625-426 all-time. Kemp, Hallman Earn All-Big 12
Senior Crystal Kemp was named All-Big 12 First Team and senior Erica Hallman was named Honorable Mention. The all-conference teams, voted on by the league’s coaches, were comprised of 10 first team members, six second team members and 12 honorable mention selections.
Kemp and Hallman earned their honors after both being named Honorable Mention last year during their junior seasons. Kemp becomes the third player in KU history to win first team honors. Former Jayhawk Tamecka Dixon was named first team in the inaugural Big 12 season in 1997, while Lynn Pride was a three-time first team selection from 1998-2000. Kemp, McIntosh and Boyd Named Academic All-Big 12
Senior Crystal Kemp, sophomore Taylor McIntosh and sophomore Jamie Boyd were named to the 2006 Women’s Basketball Academic All-Big 12 First Team. Kemp, a Topeka, Kan., native majoring in Speech Language and Hearing earned the honor for the third straight year. McIntosh, a Prepharmacy major, and Boyd, a Communication Studies major, both earned the award in their first year of eligibility. Nominated by each institution’s director of student-athlete support services and the media relations offices, the academic all-league women’s basketball squad consisted of 31 first team members combined with seven on the second team. First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, and the second team are those who have a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA. Most Wins Since 1999-2000
When Kansas defeated Oklahoma State on Jan. 22, it recorded its lucky 13th win of the season to mark the most victories in a season for the Jayhawks since the 1999-2000 season when KU went 20-10 overall, 11-5 in the Big 12 and played in the NCAA Tournament. That team, led by senior Lynn Pride, was the most recent KU team to post a winning record. KU now has 16 victories. Hallman Reaches 1,000
Senior Erica Hallman cemented her name in the KU record books when she hit a jumper from the right elbow with 19:07 in the first half at Baylor for her 1,000th career point. The Covington, Ky., native is the 19th player in KU history to reach the scoring plateau. Currently at 1,147 points, she is in 15th place on the all-time scoring list, and needs 16 points to catch Lisa Dougherty for 14th place. Kemp Among KU’s All-Time Elite
Crystal Kemp became the 18th player in KU history to reach 1,000 career points when she hit a jumper from the right wing with 18:13 on the clock in first half against Texas Tech as a junior last season. Against Birmingham-Southern this year, the Topeka, Kan., native collected her 600th career rebound. Twelve games later against Oklahoma State, she surpassed 700 career boards. At Missouri, she scored her 1,500th point, making her the seventh Jayhawk in history to reach both 1,500 points and 700 rebounds. She continues to move up both career lists as she ranks among the top players to ever don the Crimson & Blue. She needs just eight points and two rebounds to reach 1,600 and 800 for her career.
This & That
– KU trailed by as many as 18 points against Wisconsin. The 14-point halftime comeback for the victory tied for the third-biggest halftime comeback in program history.
– Kaylee Brown ranks third on the KU career free throw percentage at 78.6 percent (81-103). Her 77.8 percent shooting this season ranks 10th on the single-season list.
– KU players have recorded 20+ point scoring games 17 times as Crystal Kemp has 12, Erica Hallman has three and Kaylee Brown has two.
– Kemp ranks in the all-time KU top-10 in points (7th-1,592), rebounds (8th-798), field goals made (6th-626), field goals attempted (7th-1,241), field goal percentage (9th-51.2), free throws made (9th-314), free throws attempted (10th-427), free throw percentage (8th-73.5), blocked shots (T-7th-89) and minutes (7th-3,511).
– Hallman ranks second on the all-time KU 3-pointers list with 176 made and 479 attempted. Brown ranks sixth with 105 made and 327 attempted.
– Hallman ranks third on the all-time assist list with 443 dimes.
– Freshman Ivana Catic’s 133 assists this season rank ninth on the KU single-season list.
– KU’s 50-point loss at Baylor was the largest margin of defeat in school history.
– KU wore red uniforms for the first time at K-State on Jan. 25, and again at Missouri on Feb. 11. Kemp Named Academic All-District
Senior Crystal Kemp was named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VII by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Thursday, Feb. 9. As a first team member, Kemp became eligible for Academic All-America honors to be released at a later date.
The honor is the first for Kemp in her career. She becomes the first KU player to receive an Academic All-District award since Jennifer Jackson was named to the second team in 2001.
A Speech Language and Hearing major from Topeka, Kan., Kemp has been a standout in the classroom throughout her career. She is a two-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection and has been a member of the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll every year.
On the court, Kemp is having her best season as a Jayhawk with averages of 19.1 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. She has scored in double figures in every game this season and in her last 24 outings overall. She continues to solidify herself among the elite players to ever don the Crimson and Blue as she is just one of seven Jayhawks in history to reach 1,500 career points and 700 career rebounds.
A student-athlete must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher to be eligible for the Academic All-District Team. Seniors Stepping It Up
The senior trio of Crystal Kemp, Erica Hallman and Kaylee Brown are having their best seasons as Jayhawks, ranking 1-2-3 on the KU scoring list.
Kemp is scoring 19.0 points per game after averaging 13.8 a year ago. She has 12 games with 20+ points this season and 10 double-doubles. She is shooting a career-best 54.1 percent from the field this season, and has regained her stroke at the free throw line, shooting a solid 78.3 percent.
Hallman has upped her scoring average to 14.4 this year after scoring 13.1 ppg last year. She is third in the conference with 2.28 3-pointers per game and her 57 treys rank sixth on the KU single-season list. She has nailed 176 trifectas in her career which ranks second on the KU list.
Brown has emerged as a solid third scoring option as a senior, averaging 11.6 points per contest. Last year she averaged 8.9 points per game. Her 55 treys currently rank seventh on the KU single-season list. She has 105 career threes to rank sixth all-time at KU. Quick Hits
– Kansas’ 66.8 points per game are the most since the Jayhawks averaged 68.4 during the 2000-01 season.
– KU’s 177 steals and 43 blocked shots are both the fewest in school history. The next lowest is 217 steals done last season and 68 blocks done in 1983-84.
– KU’s 421 total assists are its most since 2000-01when the Jayhawks dished 504 assists in 29 games.
– Although the Jayhawks shoot just 68.2 percent from the free throw line this season, the Jayhawks have hit 83.3 percent from the charity stripe in the last nine outings.
– The Jayhawks’ 135 three-pointers made are the most for the team since KU hit 150 during the 1994-95 season. KU’s 35.8 percent accuracy from 3-point range is the most since 1999-2000 when Kansas shot the same percentage.
– Kansas has won 16 or more games 21 times in school history.
– Senior Erica Hallman is the only player in the Big 12 to average at least 14 points, four assists and four rebounds.
– Kansas is playing the same team it ended the regular season against for the third time in the last five years.
– Senior Crystal Kemp has team’s longest starting streak at 53 games. Kemp Wins Big 12 Player of the Week, Twice
Senior Crystal Kemp has been honored twice this season as the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week by a media voting panel for games played Dec. 5-11, and Dec. 19-Jan. 2. Kemp’s first honor came after averaging 22 points and 7.5 rebounds in wins over UMKC and Wisconsin. She then was named Co-POW along with Oklahoma’s Courtney Paris for games played over the holiday period. In wins over Creighton, Pepperdine and La Salle, the Topeka, Kan., native posted 22.7 points and 8.7 rebounds while leading Kansas to a perfect 11-0 record in non-conference play for the first time in program history. Kemp joined Lynn Pride (1999), Suzi Raymant (1998) and Tamecka Dixon (1997) as the only KU players to win the award twice in a season. Winning The Close Ones
The Jayhawks are 6-0 in games decided by five or fewer points and 3-0 in overtime games. Against Missouri, KU won 81-71 in overtime. KU also has an overtime win at Iowa State and a double overtime win over Wisconsin. Kansas Inks Seven For `06-’07
Kansas signed seven recruits to National Letters of Intent during the early signing period. Below is a quick look at those seven commitments for next season.Player (position, height, hometown – high school)
Lindsay Ballweg (guard, 5-10, Overland Park, Kan. – St. Thomas Aquinas HS)
Rebecca Feickert (forward/center, 6-2, Goodrich, N.D. – Sheridan County HS)
LaChelda Jacobs (guard, 5-10, Mansfield, Texas – Mansfield Summit HS)
Kelly Kohn (guard, 5-9, Adrian, Mich. – Adrian HS)
Danielle McCray (forward, 6-0, Olathe, Kan. – Olathe East HS)
Sade Morris (forward, 6-0, Norman, Okla. – Norman HS)
Porscha Weddington (forward, 6-1, Temple, Texas – Temple HS)
First Win Over A Top-25 Team Since 2001
Kansas knocked off No. 23/24 Texas on Jan. 3 by a score of 70-61. The win ended a 36-game drought against Top-25 competition since a 69-61 win over No. 6 Iowa State on Feb. 17, 2001. Additionally, the victory ended a six-game losing skid to the Longhorns. Smith Shuts `Em Down
Junior defensive specialist Sharita Smith has started the last two games because of the pressure she puts on opposing point guards. Whenever she is in the game, she is charged with guarding the opposing team’s top perimeter scoring threat. Some of her most impressive work came in the form of holding Missouri’s LaToya Bond to four points and Iowa State’s Lyndsey Medders to seven points. Taking Care Of The Ball
The Jayhawks have passed out 421 assists and made 694 field goals, or an assist for every 1.65 field goals made. KU averages 15.59 assists per game while only turning the ball over 14.2 times per game to rank third in the Big 12 in assist/turnover ratio at 1.10. KU has finished a season with a positive assist/turnover ratio only once, in 1986-87, when the team sported a ratio of 1.18. The 14.2 turnovers per game are the fewest since 1986-87 when KU averaged just 11.6 miscues per game. Record Crowds
Kansas enjoyed its highest home attendance average in school history at 3,041 fans per game. In conference games, the average rose to 3,962 per game. The increase was over 900 fans per game from last season’s average. The crowd of 4,025 against La Salle ranked as the third-most in school history for a non-conference game, while the Pepperdine attendance of 3,622 ranked fourth. The 5,634 fans for the Big 12 opener against Texas was the most in the Bonnie Henrickson era, and the ninth-most in school history. 27 Games On TV
With 27 games on the tube, KU’s television package in 2005-06 was the finest in school history and among the very best in the nation for any men’s or women’s team. In fact, other than the Kansas men, no other Big 12 team had more games on television this season. The next closest team in the league is Texas Tech with 21, followed by Texas (16), Oklahoma (13), Baylor (11), Nebraska (10), Kansas State (9), Colorado (9), Iowa State (7), Missouri (6), Texas A&M (5) and Oklahoma State (4). The only two KU games not on TV are at Texas Tech and at Oklahoma. Overall, KU had two games on Fox Sports Net, three games on FSN regional television and three contests on CSTV. Locally, 14 games were produced and aired by Sunflower Broadband in Lawrence, and five contests were produced by Metro Sports of Kansas City. Mosley Reinstated
Head coach Bonnie Henrickson announced Feb. 20 the reinstatement of junior guard Shaquina Mosley. Mosley was suspended at Henrickson’s discretion on Feb. 14 and missed games against Nebraska and at Iowa State. The Lancaster, Calif., native resumed practice with the team on Feb. 20. Sallard Out
Freshman reserve guard Sophronia Sallard is currently not playing for medical reasons. Her status for the remainder of the season is unknown. The Syracuse, N.Y., native has played in 15 games with averages of 1.8 points and 1.3 rebounds in 8.5 minutes per game. An All-Star Staff
Joining Bonnie Henrickson on the sidelines are assistant coaches Karen Lange, Kyra Elzy and Katie O’Connor. Also on staff is director of operations Trena Anderson and administrative assistant Katie Capps. Lange, O’Connor and Anderson followed Henrickson from Virginia Tech, while Elzy and Capps both joined KU from Western Kentucky. Prior to WKU, Elzy also worked as an administrative assistant for Henrickson at Virginia Tech. At an average age of less than 29 years old, Henrickson’s three assistant coaches (Lange, Elzy, O’Connor) have already been part of a combined 19 NCAA tournaments, eight Sweet 16s, five Elite Eights, four Final Fours and two National Championships, combined. Increased Radio Coverage
The Jayhawk Radio Network has improved its coverage over the past two seasons. Stations carrying the Jayhawks include KLWN 1320-AM in Lawrence, KWIC 99.3-FM in Topeka, KFH 98.7-FM in Wichita and KXTR-1660-AM in Kansas City. Jayhawks Run The Table In Non-Conference
With a 75-72 win over La Salle on Dec. 30, Kansas did something it had never done before by starting a season 11-0 and finishing the non-conference part of the schedule undefeated. The perfect start surpassed the 1991-92 team which went 10-0 before becoming the first of nine straight Jayhawk teams to advance to the NCAA Tournament. 12-0 Not A Bonnie Best
Kansas started the season 12-0 which was not Bonnie Henrickson’s best career start. Her 1998-99 Virginia Tech team won 18 straight to open the season, and her last Hokie team in 2003-04 also rattled off 12. KU Tough When Scoring 70
Kansas has scored 70 or more points in 13 games. After scoring 57 points at Oklahoma, the Jayhawks’ scoring average dipped just below 70 for the season. KU now sits on 66.8 per outing. Last year, the Jayhawks reached 70 points only four times all season. The last time KU averaged 70 or more points for an entire season was 1999-2000 when the team averaged 70.4. KU’s high scoring game this year came when the squad scored 100 points against New Orleans on Dec. 3. It marked the first time since Dec. 21, 2000 — when KU outscored Mississippi Valley State 116-34 — that Kansas reached 100 points. KU also reached 90 points against Wisconsin — marking the first time in six seasons Kansas scored 90 twice in one season. KU is 12-1 when scoring 70 or more this year. Serbian Sensations
Kansas welcomed the addition of two international players in 2005-06 with the addition of freshmen Ivana Catic and Marija Zinic — both natives of Serbia & Montenegro. The duo has extensive experience playing together on various teams in their home country. The pair bring Kansas’ all-time list of international players to eight. Other international players to suit up for KU include Bente Dahl (Oslo, Norway – 1985), Sandra de Bruin (Beetgum, Holland – 1990), Suzi Raymant (Melbourne, Australia – 1996-2000), Fernanda Bosi (Americana, Brazil – 2000-01), Leila Mengüç (Stockholm, Sweden – 2000-04) and Valerie Migicovsky (North Bay, Ontario – 2001-03). No Place Like Home
Kansas played an unprecedented 21 games in Allen Fieldhouse this season including two exhibition contests, all 11 non-conference matchups and eight Big 12 games. The game against Nebraska on Jan. 7 was the first road game for the Jayhawks this season. KU was originally scheduled to play in the UNO Lady Privateer Tournament in New Orleans on Dec. 2-3, but those games were moved to Lawrence as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Possible Second Round Matchp
If Kansas could beat Kansas State in the first round, it would advance to face the No. 2 seed Baylor at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in the second round. KU is 3-3 all-time in Big 12 Championship second round games. KU last played in the second round in 2002-03 against Texas. The Jayhawks have faced Baylor twice in the Big 12 Championship including an 86-71 loss in 2004 in the first round when KU was seeded 12th and the Lady Bears were seed fifth.