Wednesday night basketball at Allen Fieldhouse
Wednesday night was the last regular season home game for the Kansas women's basketball team, so I finally remembered to tote along my camera.
Allen Fieldhouse is known more for the heroics and tradition of its five-time national champion men's basketball program. The 2008 banner was hoisted earlier in the season, beneath the famous warning, Pay Heed, All Who Enter: Beware of "The Phog."
Prior to the game, the cheerleaders and Rock Chalk Dancers lead the crowd through renditions of "Crimson and Blue," our alma mater; followed by the Rock Chalk chant. It's similar to how things are done at men's games, just on a bit smaller scale.
Big Jay and Baby Jay are both present for women's games. It seems like they're a little more accessible to kids during these games as opposed to the always sold-out men's games.
It was senior night, marking the final home game for Ivana Catic, Marija Zinic, Katie Smith, and junior Rebecca Feikert, who's graduating early and moving on to a career in business.
The underdog Jayhawks jumped on fifth-ranked Baylor early. Sophomore Krysten Boogaard had a big game after slumping earlier in the season.
Junior Lachelda Jacobs came off the bench to run the point.
That's not a misprint on the scoreboard: When all was said and done, Kansas had beaten Baylor by 24 points. Granted, the Lady Bears were without their top player, but if you'd told me a month ago that such a score was even remotely possible I wouldn't have believed you. The Jayhawks have really turned a corner over the last few weeks.
Rock Chalk Jayhawk! You can see a few more shots from the evening on my Flickr account. This weekend I'm going to go back through my shots and possibly add a few others there, hopefully including one of Danielle McCray, who led the Jayhawks with a career high 35 points.. Questions or comments? Let me know what you think.