For the fourth time in school history and the second time in the last two seasons, the Kansas women’s basketball team is headed to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament after a 75-69 upset victory over No. 17/14 South Carolina Monday night at the Coors Events Center thanks to a career-best 27 points by senior Monica Engelman.
For the second-straight season and for the 13th time overall, Kansas women’s basketball will be a part of the NCAA Tournament, as the No. 12-seeded Jayhawks will take on former Big 12 Conference foe and No. 5-seeded Colorado on Saturday, March 23 at approximately 5:30 p.m., at the Coors Events Center in Boulder, Colo. The game will be televised on ESPN2.
On the cusp of claiming the 2013 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship title and earning its ninth-straight Big 12 Conference regular-season championship, No. 7/6-ranked Kansas was tabbed as the No. 1 seed in the South Region of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament and the second seed overall, as determined by the tournament selection committee Sunday.
Through the first 20 minutes, the semifinal matchup between No. 7/6-ranked Kansas and Iowa State appeared to have the makings of a classic heavyweight boxing trilogy with the first two memorable meetings in the books, but Perry Ellis and the Jayhawks dominated the waning rounds and earned an 88-73 decision Friday night to earn a spot in the championship game of the 2013 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship at the Sprint Center.