photo by: Carter Gaskins
After seeing their very first 4 online games in January postponed owing to roster troubles prompted by COVID protocols and injuries, the College of Kansas women’s basketball workforce is ultimately set to return to motion tonight at No. 21 Texas.
Even this matchup with the Longhorns is a makeup video game for the Jayhawks’ originally scheduled Dec. 17 excursion to Austin, Texas, which also was postponed.
KU was intended to enjoy Wednesday night at Baylor, but when the Bears couldn’t meet the Major 12’s roster thresholds for competing that match received postponed, much too. The Major 12 found an opening for KU and Texas, which had its Tuesday dwelling recreation compared to Oklahoma postponed, as perfectly.
What: Kansas (5-2 total, 1- Huge 12) at No. 21 Texas (8-2, 2-1)
When: 7 p.m. Thursday, Longhorn Community
Wherever: Frank Erwin Middle, in Austin, Texas
Fast Take note: KU’s first Significant 12 street recreation of the year will come adhering to a 16-day break in the agenda tied to the pandemic, protocols and roster troubles — concerns in the KU plan before in January compelled dates with West Virginia, Iowa Point out and Oklahoma Point out to be postponed.
The past time the Jayhawks performed, on Dec. 29 vs . New Mexico State, they rolled to a 78-59 home win with five players –Holly Kersgieter, Aniya Thomas, Ioanna Chatzileonti, Zakiyah Franklin and Julie Brosseau — scoring in double figures.
They’ll want all the scoring they can get in their to start with video game this season against a rated opponent.
Streaking: The Jayhawks place an stop to a enormous shedding streak in the KU-UT sequence just previous 12 months. Exceptionally, the Longhorns defeat the Jayhawks 15 moments in a row — the longest winning streak in the 38-recreation collection that dates back again to 1982 — from 2013 to 2020.
KU at last place an close to UT’s operate of dominance at Allen Fieldhouse, on Feb. 15, 2020, 82-67. Thomas place up 21 details in that KU victory, whilst Franklin scored 14.
KU is wanting to beat Texas two moments in a row for the initial time considering the fact that 2013, when the Jayhawks had received a few in a row.
Slumping: KU’s 3-position taking pictures has hardly ever carried the crew thus far in a strange season.
In specific, the Jayhawks were being cold from extended array in their three most recent game titles.
In beating a shorthanded Oklahoma staff, KU went 5-for-17 on 3-tips. Following that, a 2-for-17 3-position outing doomed the Jayhawks in a loss to North Dakota Condition. In their most modern match, they ended up 5-for-16 from extended assortment.
KU has only connected on 30.4% of its 3-pointers this time, but in its 3 most modern game titles that share dropped to 24% (12-for-50).
Final game’s starters
G — Aniya Thomas, 5-7, jr.
G — Holly Kersgieter, 5-10, so.
G — Brooklyn Mitchell, 5-6, jr.
F — Tina Stephens, 6-2, sr.
F — Ioanna Chatzileonti, 6-2, fr.
G — Kyra Lambert, 5-9, gr.
G — Joanne Allen-Taylor, 5-8, jr.
G — Karisma Ortiz, 6-, so.
F — DeYona Gaston, 6-2, fr.
F/C — Charli Collier, 6-5, jr.