2005-06 Women's Basketball Schedule Announced

Aug. 3, 2005

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Lawrence, Kan. — The 2005-06 University of Kansas women’s basketball team will play 12 games against teams that reached postseason play last year, according to the schedule released by KU officials Wednesday.

The Jayhawks, who will play 19 games in Allen Fieldhouse, open the season with two exhibition contests — against in-state Division II foes Pittsburg State (Nov. 6) and Emporia State (Nov. 13).

The regular season gets underway on Nov. 20 versus Binghamton. KU then plays Detroit-Mercy (Nov. 22) and Northeastern (Nov. 27) to conclude the season-opening three-game homestand.

On Dec. 2-3, Kansas will play in the Lady Privateer Tournament hosted by the University of New Orleans. Also participating in the tournament will be Birmingham Southern and a team to be named later. Pairings have not yet been announced.

Following the tournament in the Big Easy, the Jayhawks return to Lawrence for six straight non-conference home games. In that stretch, KU will face UMKC (Dec. 7), Wisconsin (Dec. 11), Florida International (Dec. 18), Creighton (Dec. 21), Pepperdine (Dec. 28) and LaSalle (Dec. 30).

The powerful Big 12 Conference slate kicks off for the Jayhawks against the University of Texas for the third straight season; KU hosts the Longhorns on Jan. 4. Kansas will play a home-and-home series against each league North Division team, while playing each South Division team once, hosting Oklahoma State, Texas and Texas A&M, and traveling to defending national champion Baylor, Oklahoma and Texas Tech.

KU officials are finalizing game times and also expect to announce a comprehensive television package. Those details will be announced when they become available.

The 10th Big 12 Conference Tournament will take place in Dallas, Texas, for the third time in the last four years. The tournament will take place Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday, March 7-9 and 11, at Reunion Arena.

“We’re delighted to have the opportunity to play 19 games in front of our fans in Allen Fieldhouse,” head coach Bonnie Henrickson said. “We’re looking forward to the competition and the challenge of the Big 12, and the experience our young players will gain from our non-conference schedule.”

KU will play the following games against teams that reached postseason tournament play last season:

Baylor: NCAA national champions
Oklahoma: NCAA first round
Texas: NCAA second round
Texas Tech: NCAA Sweet 16
Kansas State (twice): NCAA second round
Iowa State (twice): NCAA first round
Texas A&M: WNIT Elite Eight
Nebraska (twice): WNIT second round
Creighton: WNIT first round