🏀 GAME PREVIEW: vs. UIC
LAWRENCE, Kan. – After Thursday’s season-opener victory, the Kansas women’s basketball team continues its home-court advantage as the Jayhawks welcome UIC to Allen Fieldhouse on Sunday, Nov. 10. Tip-off is set for a 1:00 p.m. start.
|⌚ Date/Time||Nov. 10 at 1 p.m.|
|🆚 Opponent||University of Illinois at Chicago|
|📍 Location||Allen Fieldhouse|
|📺 Watch||Big 12 Now on ESPN+|
|📻 Listen||Jayhawk Radio Network|
- Kansas is 40-11 all-time in season openers dating back to the first season of women’s basketball at KU, 1968-69, after the 84-72 victory over Indiana State.
- Kansas and UIC have faced off on two separate occasions. The first coming on Nov. 23, 1991, in Chicago where the Jayhawks won 70-60, and the second on Dec. 19, 1992, where KU went on to win 94-63.
- The Jayhawks shot 52.8 percent (28-of-53) from the field and had four players scored in double figures for the first time since Jan. 19, 2019 against Oklahoma State.
- In her debut as a Jayhawk, freshman guard Holly Kersgieter posted a double-double, scoring 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
- Kersgieter shot 57.1 percent (4-of-7) from beyond the arc and ended the game with a plus/minus of +21.
- Freshman guard Zakiyah Franklin finished with 16 points in her Kansas debut. Franklin shot 72 percent (8-of-11) from the charity stripe.
- Topping her previous career-high of 12 points, senior forward Mariane De Carvalho tallied 15 points along with five rebounds.
- Kansas has brought in seven newcomers to the roster, six returners and lost nine players, three of which were starters.
- In the 2018-19 season, KU won its first tournament title in the Schneider era at the Duel in the Desert with back-to-back wins over Washington State and Northwestern.
- The Jayhawks defeated Kansas State in Manhattan 61-54 in the 2018-19 season for the first time since 2014. The game also marked the 120th meeting between the two universities.
- In the 2019 Big 12 Tournament, Kansas got its first win since 2016 in the opening round against Oklahoma State 76-66.
The Jayhawks will continue its home game stretch against Omaha on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. CT.