RCW: Inside Women's Basketball 3.16
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Number BY THE NUMBERS
Sophomore guard Kylee Kopatich scored a career-high 19 points behind an 8-for-17 effort in a 72-36 victory over Rhode Island Sunday.
UPCOMING HOME GAMES
- Kansas women’s basketball went 1-1 last week after starting with a 69-59 loss to Harvard (12/7) and ending on a high note with a 72-36 victory over Rhode Island (12/11).
- After a 1-1 record this past week, the Jayhawks improved to 4-5 on the season with two nonconference matchups left before starting their 2017 Big 12 Conference slate.
- Both opponents that Kansas hosted last week made their first appearance inside Allen Fieldhouse, while the Jayhawks faced off against Rhode Island for the first time in program history.
- KU held Rhode Island to just 36 points in its fourth win of the year, marking the first time the Jayhawks’ defense has held an opponent to under 40 points since upsetting then-nationally-ranked Cal in 2014. It also ties for the lowest amount of points scored against Kansas since Idaho mustered up just 36 points during the 2012-13 season.
- Against the Rams, the Jayhawks netted 26 second chance points, the most by Kansas this season, surpassing its previous high of 16 at Alabama (12/4).
- Kansas grabbed 52 boards off the glass on Sunday compared to Rhode Island’s 32, marking the fifth time this season that KU has outrebounded its opponent. The Jayhawks improved to 3-2 on the year when grabbing more boards than their opposition.
- Sophomore guard Kylee Kopatich was one rebound shy of her second career double-double after logging a career-best 19 points and nine boards against the Rams. Kopatich also swiped a career-high five steals.
- Another Jayhawk who has been productive down the final stretch of nonconference games is junior forward Chayla Cheadle. She grabbed a team-best 10 boards against Rhode Island, marking her second double-figure rebound effort in her last three outings.
- Redshirt junior guard Jessica Washington scored 17 points against the Rams, her fourth double-digit scoring effort of the season.
- Sophomore guard Jayde Christopher notched a season-best five points against Harvard, scoring five of KU’s first eight points to start the game.