Experienced roster has Kansas receiving votes in coaches' poll
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas women’s basketball’s senior-heavy roster has garnered some national attention, as the Jayhawks are receiving votes in the USA Today Coaches’ Top-25 Poll ahead of the 2018-19 season.
KU received 14 points in the preseason poll, voted on by The USA TODAY Sports Board of Coaches made up of 32 head coaches at Division I institutions. This marks the first time since the 2013-14 season that Kansas has received votes in the coaches’ poll.
In his fourth season at the helm of the KU women’s basketball program, head coach Brandon Schneider has a wealth of experience to rely on with seven seniors and three juniors on the KU roster. Kansas returns 93.8 percent of its scoring from the 2017-18 season as well as its leading scorers from the last two seasons with Christalah Lyons (14.8 ppg) from the 2017-18 season and Jessica Washington (17.1 ppg) from the 2016-17 season.
While the Jayhawks are getting sparks on offense, it’s the Kansas defense has made big strides under Schneider. In 2017-18, Kansas’ scoring defense and field goal percentage defense ranked among the best in the Big 12 Conference and the nation during the season.
Kansas held its opponents to shooting 39.4 percent from the field, improving from the 43.3 percent during the 2016-17 campaign. KU limited its foes to shooting 31.6 percent from long range last year, while keeping its opponents to scoring 67.5 points per game, a decrease from the 72.3 points per game Jayhawk opponents scored the season prior.
Season tickets are on sale for $109 for a full season of women’s basketball action in Allen Fieldhouse. Senior Citizen Reserved season tickets can be purchased for $80, while K Club Reserved season tickets are available at $75.
New for the 2018-19 season, Kansas Athletics is introducing the Rock Chalk Card, which includes general admission to all home women’s basketball, softball and baseball games for $175. The Rock Chalk Card and a women’s basketball reserved seat upgrade can be purchased for $225.
When combined with the Junior Jayhawks Kids Club membership for youth ages 13 and younger, which provides free admission to women’s basketball, softball and baseball games, the Rock Chalk Card is an affordable option for the entire family to enjoy Kansas Athletics events all year.
Also now available are group experiences prior to tipoff of women’s basketball games inside Allen Fieldhouse. Among the experiences are high five tunnel, team of the game and a facility tour. To reserve your group experience now at a Kansas women’s basketball game please call Anthony Miele at 785-864-7755.
For additional ticket information contact the Kansas Sales Team by calling 800-34-HAWKS or visit KUAthletics.com/tickets.
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