Jayhawks Open Big 12 Play Against Iowa State in Ames
Jan. 1, 2007
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
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Date: Wednesday, Jan. 3
Tip-off: 7 p.m.
Location: Ames, Iowa
Venue: Hilton Coliseum
Series: KU leads 40-20
Series in Ames: KU leads 15-12
Last Season: KU was 2-0 vs. ISU
Current Win Streak: 2, Kansas
KU Coach: Bonnie Henrickson
Record: 192-98 overall and 34-36 at KU
vs. ISU: 3-2
ISU Coach: Bill Fennelly
Record: 411-164 overall and 245-111 ISU
vs. KU: 13-13
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The University of Kansas (5-7) travels to IowaStateUniversity (12-1) to open up Big 12 Conference play on Wednesday, Jan. 3. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. and will air live nationally on CSTV.
-Kansas started four freshmen in its last game against Xavier, and at one point had five freshmen on the court for the first time this season.
-Bonnie Henrickson is 1-1 in Big 12 openers at KU. The Jayhawks are 4-6 all-time in Big 12 opening games.
-Tonight’s game marks the first time in four years KU hasn’t opened Big 12 play against Texas. The Jayhawks knocked off #23 Texas in its Big 12 opener last season to improve its record to 12-0.
-Freshman Kelly Kohn’s 10.7 points per game is second among all Big 12 freshman, just behind Oklahoma’s State’s Andrea Riley (10.9).
-KU’s freshmen class has scored 435 of the Jayhawks 682 points this season (64 percent).
-KU’s bench has out-scored its opponents bench 315-190 this season.
-Kansas will return to Lawrence to face No. 9 Baylor on Saturday, Jan. 6. Tip-off is set for 3 p.m. and will be carried live on Fox Sports Net.
Kansas won both games against Iowa State last season … KU’s 57-56 overtime victory in Ames last season snapped a five-game losing streak to the Cyclones at Hilton Coliseum … The Jayhawks are looking to snap a three-game losing streak, its second three-game streak of the season … The Jayhawks are 5-0 this season when shooting a better percentage from the field then their opponent … KU’s next four opponents are either ranked or receiving votes in this week’s ESPN/USA Today poll … The Jayhawks are 1-2 in road games this season … Kansas lost to the Cyclones in-state rival Iowa 63-49 earlier this season … Tonight’s game will be KU’s sixth time on CSTV (1-4) … Junior Jamie Boyd is a native of Underwood, Iowa … KU assistant coach Karen Lange played college basketball at the University of Iowa and Bonnie Henrickson was an assistant coach for the Hawkeyes (1995-97).
A LOOK AT IOWASTATE
Iowa State enters Big 12 play 12-1 and riding a nine-game winning streak. Preseason All-Big 12 selection and All-American candidate Lyndsey Medders leads the Cyclones in scoring (13.3) and assists (92). The senior set ISU’s career assists record (595) in the Cyclones last outing and also moved into IowaState’s Top 10 in career points (1,201). Medders 7.08 assists per game leads the Big 12.
Junior Toccara Ross leads the Cyclones in rebounds (6.7) and is second in scoring at 12.5 points per game. Right behind Ross is sophomore Nicky Wieben who pours in 12.1 points per game while blocking a team-high 25 shots.
The Cyclones lead the Big 12 with 107 three-point field goals made, 20 more then second place Nebraska. ISU’s also leads the conference in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.24). IowaState is 8-0 at Hilton Coliseum this season and is averaging 8,295 fans per contest. The Cyclones were picked to finish fifth in the preseason Big 12 Coaches poll.
KU’S LAST OUTING
Despite a career-high 18 points from freshman LaChelda Jacobs, the University of Kansas women’s basketball team (5-7) lost to Xavier (8-4), 72-63, Sunday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. Jacobs also pulled down a season-high seven rebounds and knocked down two three-point shots.
Two other Jayhawks reached double figures in the game, as freshman Sade Morris scored 11 and senior Shaquina Mosley chipped in 10. Morris added three rebounds and dished out two assists. Mosley distributed a game-high six assists and was 5-of-7 from the field.
Freshman Porscha Weddington, making her first career start, scored five points and grabbed five rebounds in 23 minutes of action. Fellow rookie Danielle McCray came off the bench to score nine points in 18 minutes of action and junior Taylor McIntosh grabbed a team-high seven rebounds and recorded two blocks in the game. Freshman Amber Harris led the Musketeers with 16 points, nine rebounds and six blocks.
PHOG FOUR PACK
Jayhawk fans can now purchase the Phog Four Pack featuring games against top teams from the Big 12 Conference. Watch the Jayhawks face Nebraska, Texas Tech, 2005 National Champion Baylor and Sunflower Showdown foe Kansas State for just $24 (a $9 savings). To purchase your Phog Four Pack tickets visit the ticket office located on the south side of Allen Fieldhouse, call 800-34-HAWKS or log on to www.kuathletics.com.