Aaron Sumner


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.

Kansas Championship
Banners

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."

Crimson and the
Blue

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

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.

Seniors

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.

Krysten Boogaard for
2

The underdog Jayhawks jumped on fifth-ranked Baylor early. Sophomore Krysten Boogaard had a big game after slumping earlier in the season.

Lachelda
Jacobs

Junior Lachelda Jacobs came off the bench to run the point.

Final Score: KU 69, BU
45

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

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.

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