The Kansas Lady Jayhawks and Idaho State women’s team square off today at 1:00 p.m. central time in Lawrence. This is the Lady Jayhawks first game of the season, while the Bengals from Idaho State lost 62-54 on Friday to Kansas State.
Idaho State in the game on Friday, struggled to make shots. The team connected on 35% of their shots, 18-52 from the field, including 4-22 from behind the three-point line. Ashleigh Villa led the Bengals with 12 points in the loss.
The Bengals are a very experienced squad, something that makes them a team to reckon with. Fellow starters along with Villa, Kara Jennkins, Kaela Oakes, and Linsey Reed are all experienced players. Last season this team finished with a 24-8 record. The Bengals were picked to win the Big Sky conference before the season started.
The Lady Jayhawks on the other hand, finished 19-12 last season with a unit led by senior guard Angel Goodrich and senior forward Carolyn Davis who are both on the John Wooden watch list. Kansas is ranked number 25 by the USA Today poll and received many votes in the AP poll.
Expect a great effort again from the Bengals against Big 12 competition, though Kansas will be difficult to beat here.
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