By Ryan McCarthy
The “Friday’s Free Throws” post is a weekly aggregation post with sports news about what is happening in the Big 12 women’s college athletics with an emphasis on women’s college basketball.
Many will be related to the University of Kansas but others will focus on teams from across the country. Other sports will be covered in the spring after basketball season is finished.
If any readers found other interesting stories, please comment and let me know.
- The biggest local women’s basketball news of the week included the Kansas Jayhawks upsetting the No. 21 Texas Tech Lady Red Raiders 62-43. Kansas was led by junior forward Carolyn Davis who finished with a Big 12 season high 34 points.
- The Lawrence Journal-World’s sports editor Tom Keegan wrote that the Jayhawks are inching closer to the team’s first NCAA tournament appearance since 2000.
- Mechelle Voepel of ESPN.com talks to Texas A&M’s Kelsey Bone about the stepping up for the Aggies this year after transferring from South Carolina.
- Oklahoma State’s junior forward Toni Young says she’s content with her role off the bench. Here’s the story from Gina Mizell of the Oklahoman.
- Among the many upsets this weekend in conference, Iowa State received a big win on the road against Kansas State on Thursday.
NOTE: This story will always be from outside the Big 12 women’s athletics.
- An interesting feature about a former UW-Green Bay player who’s decided to concentrate on academics and giving back to the community. Along with Baylor, the Phoenix are the two undefeated teams in women’s college basketball.