Kansas Women Lose to Oklahoma St.

The lady Jayhawks face challenges in the new season

Photo by: John Young

Photo by: John Young

All season long Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson has been harping to her players about the importance of being consistent on both ends of the floor.  With all but one player returning from last season’s memorable Sweet 16  run in the NCAA Tournament, one would come to expect that this seasoned team has had plenty of experience in knowing how to finish a game strong.  Unfortunately for Kansas, everything that could’ve went wrong in a 65-52 loss to Oklahoma State did.

For starters, Kansas had a rough night offensively taking care of the ball.  [There is] “no excuse for 18 turnovers against a 2-3 zone,” Henrickson stated.  Preseason All-American selection Angel Goodrich had perhaps one of her roughest games of the season scoring only 10 points on 4-15 shooting from the field.

After an impressive 76-38 home victory over Texas just a few days earlier, it seemed as if the lady Jayhawks were starting to gain some momentum in conference play.  With the loss, Kansas dropped to 10-1 at home this season and 12-6 overall.  The Jayhawks will have little time to sulk as they prepare to face 24th ranked Iowa State (14-4) (5-3) Wednesday evening at Allen fieldhouse.  Pulling off the upset over a scrappy Cyclone basketball team would be a huge step in the right direction for a team that was is looking to make the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season.