RCW: Inside Women's Basketball 3.17
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Number BY THE NUMBERS
Going into Saturday’s game, Kansas’ bench was averaging 22.8 points, but scored a season-best 38 points against Arizona.
UPCOMING HOME GAMES
- Kansas went 1-0 last week after defeating Arizona, 75-51, on Saturday afternoon. KU improved to 5-5 on the season with the victory. With the win, the Jayhawks also moved to 3-3 all-time against the Wildcats and 2-0 against UA inside Allen Fieldhouse.
- Despite frigid conditions outside, it didn’t take long for Kansas’ offense to heat up on Saturday afternoon. Kansas shot a season-high 47.4 percent from the field, the second game in a row where KU has shot above 40 percent.
- Kansas finished the game with 48 boards and outrebounded Arizona, 48-35. Kansas has grabbed more boards than its opponents in each of the last three games.
- The backcourt duo of redshirt junior Jessica Washington and redshirt sophomore McKenzie Calvert each shot 50 percent or higher against the Wildcats. Washington finished the game 6-for-11 (.545), while Calvert made five of her 10 attempts (.500).
- Washington led Kansas in scoring after netting 16 points, good for her fifth double-digit scoring effort of the season. Calvert finished just behind with 14 points, marking her sixth game in double figures.
- Senior Timeka O’Neal made one of KU’s seven 3-pointers against the Wildcats. The Raytown, Missouri native is shooting 47.4 percent from long range. She has made a total of 18 shots from beyond the arc.
- KU’s 75-51 victory marked the second game in a row resulting in Kansas winning by 20 or more points.
- Kansas averaged 23.8 points in the paint heading into the matchup with Arizona and after a dominating performance, KU scored a season-high 36 points in the paint.
- The Jayhawks headed to the locker room at the halftime break with a 14-point lead, marking the fifth time this season that Kansas owned the lead at the half. KU owns a 4-1 record when leading at the half.
- Going into the game with Kansas, Arizona averaged 73.8 points per game but KU’s defense held the Wildcats to 51 points, a season-low.