RCW: Inside Women's Basketball 3.20
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Number BY THE NUMBERS
The Jayhawks lead the league in turnovers forced this season with 19.2 per game and averaged 20.0 forced turnovers per game in two outings last week.
Notes QUICK HITS
- Kansas dropped to 6-13 on the season and 0-8 in Big 12 Conference action with a loss on the road against TCU and a close game at home against West Virginia last week.
- In its first game of the week, KU left every ounce of energy, effort and heart on the hardwood and nearly upset No. 23 West Virginia. The Jayhawks kept the ballgame within reach and even took the lead in the third quarter before being forced to foul to stop the clock, which sent the Mountaineers to the free throw line and ultimately escape with the victory, 61-52.
- In their only road game of the week, the Jayhawks got off to a hot start at TCU and traded the lead back and forth throughout the first half. However, the Horned Frogs ran away with an 83-68 win with the help of a strong third quarter.
- The contest at TCU (1/22) saw nine lead changes and seven ties before the Horned Frogs took control and kept it until the final whistle blew.
- KU connected on 30.4 percent of its attempts from long range last week and had four different Jayhawks make three or more shots from the 3-point line.
- The Jayhawks lead the league in turnovers forced this season with 19.2 per game and averaged 20.0 forced turnovers per game in two outings last week.
- Redshirt junior guard Jessica Washington averaged 21.5 points in two games and delivered a 24-point performance against West Virginia to lead all scorers.
- Washington has registered double-figure scoring efforts in seven of eight Big 12 Conference games and leads the league in scoring in conference-only games with 19.5 points per contest.
- Sophomore guard Kylee Kopatich registered her fifth double-digit scoring effort in Big 12 play at TCU with 10 points. Kopatich connected on 50 percent (2-of-4) of her attempts from long range.
- Redshirt sophomore guard McKenzie Calvert recorded back-to-back double-figure scoring performances last week. Calvert netted 12 points against WVU and added 10 points on the road against TCU.
- Senior guard Timeka O’Neal shot 60 percent from the 3-point line on her last outing after connecting on three of her five attempts from long range. She averaged nine points last week.