RCW: Sport Spotlight 4.13 (Women's Basketball)
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On Sunday afternoon, chants of “5-0, 5-0, 5-0” could be heard coming from Kansas women’s basketball’s locker room shortly after defeating Rice inside Allen Fieldhouse. Heading into the matchup, both programs owned undefeated records and it was the Jayhawks that emerged with that perfect mark still intact.
In his third year at the helm of the Kansas women’s basketball program, head coach Brandon Schneider has led the Jayhawks to a perfect 5-0 record to start the 2017-18 season. This feat hasn’t been done since the 2012-13 season, when KU opened the season 7-0 and concluded the year at the NCAA Sweet 16.
The Jayhawks have capitalized on beginning the new campaign in the comforts of home. Kansas opens the 2017-18 season with a nine-game homestand, in addition to two exhibition games. So far, KU has won them all and is two wins away from tying its best start since 2012.
Kansas women’s basketball isn’t the only program on campus enjoying an early win streak to start out the season. The Jayhawks’ men’s basketball program has also started the season off with a six-game win streak. Kansas is one of seven schools in the country where both basketball programs are undefeated and the only school in the Big 12 Conference. The other six schools include: Louisville, Mississippi State, Syracuse, Minnesota, Notre Dame and Florida State.
Kansas women’s basketball looks to continue its undefeated streak on Wednesday tonight against UMKC after the men’s program defeated Toledo on Tuesday night.