The Kansas women’s basketball team surprised some during their NCAA tournament run, that included two wins. Kansas as an 11th seed in the Des Moines region, defeated sixth-seeded Nebraska to start the tournament, 57-49, then knocked off three-seeded Delaware, 70-64 in an upset. The Jayhawks in the round of 16 ran into Tennessee. The Volunteers ended Kansas’s season, 84-73.
Kansas finished the season with a record of 21-13, including an 8-10 mark in the Big 12. Kansas in the final womens top 25 poll, finished at 25. Angel Goodrich was a key player for the Jayhawks, as she averaged nearly seven assists per contest. Goodrich scored 27 points for Kansas in their victory over Delaware. The team lost leading scorer Carolyn Davis to a knee injury back on Feb. 12th, yet they rallied around Goodrich and finished with a winning record. Davis went down while the team had a record of 17-7, and the meat of the Big 12 schedule yet to occur. Instead of backing down, the lady Jayhawks made the NCAA tournament. Upon reaching this mark, anything is possible.
The team has heavyweights in their division, in national champion Baylor and Texas A&M, yet they have promise for next season. Four-star point guard Lamaria Cole has signed on to play for the team and Davis and Goodrich will return for their senior seasons.