No. 21 Kansas Concludes Non-Conference Play At New Mexico State Sunday

Jan. 2, 2010


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The 21st-ranked Kansas women’s basketball team travels to New Mexico State for a game versus the Aggies on Sunday, Jan. 3. Game time is scheduled for 3 p.m. (CT), in the Pan American Center. The series between the two schools is tied at 1-1. Kansas won the most recent match-up between the two schools, 91-49, last season in Lawrence. Sunday’s game will have a live broadcast on Fox Sports Net-Arizona.

-Kansas senior guard-forward Danielle McCray turned in 15 points in the Jayhawks’ win over Pepperdine, and is averaging 21.2 points per game to lead KU. McCray is averaging 27.2 points over the last three games, after posting 30 points versus UC Riverside and a career-best 37 points at Houston. Her 21.2 points per game ranks second on the Big 12 Conference.

-McCray’s 15 points versus Pepperdine moved her into fourth place on the Kansas all-time scoring chart, passing Vickie Adkins (1,786 points). McCray currently has 1,793 career points and needs 185 points to tie Angela Aycock for third place on the all-time scoring list.

-KU redshirt freshman guard Angel Goodrich leads the Jayhawk offense with 7.9 dimes a game, which ranks first in the Big 12 and fourth in the NCAA. Goodrich has turned in double-figures in assists in four games this season, including tying her career-best with 11 helpers versus Houston. McCray is dishing 3.3 assists per game, while senior guard Sade Morris is averaging 2.5 dimes a game.

-Kansas sophomore forward Aishah Sutherland leads the Jayhawks in rebounds with 7.7 caroms per contest and tied her career-high with 12 boards in KU’s win over Pepperdine. Sutherland pulled down her 12 rebounds in just 24 minutes of play. Sutherland ranks ninth in the Big 12 Conference in rebounding.

-Sutherland also leads the Jayhawks in free throw shooting as she has connected on 29-of-32 from the charity stripe, good for 90.6 percent. Sutherland has made nine-straight free throws after missing one foul shot in the second half of KU’s win over Creighton (12-13-09). Her 90.6 foul shooting ranks her third in the Big 12.

-The Jayhawks will dress out 14 players as freshman forward Tania Jackson is taking a redshirt this season. Senior forward Porscha Weddington is returning from a bout with mononucleosis and is listed as questionable. Weddington has yet to see action this season, due to the mono.

The Aggies enter Sunday’s game with a 9-4 overall mark and have won three-straight games Alcorn State, UTEP and New Mexico Highlands University. Jasmine Lowe leads NMSU in scoring with 13.3 points per game, while Crystal Boyd (13.2), Madison Spence (12.7) and Danisha Corbett (10.5) are also in double figures. Tabytha Wampler leads the Aggies in rebounding with 7.5 caroms per contest, while also adding 7.3 points per game. The Aggies are 7-2 in the Pan American Center this season. NMSU is coached by Darin Spence who owns a 86-108 record in his seventh season at the helm of the program. Spence’s overall coaching record is 403-188 in his 19th season.

The all-time series between the Jayhawks and Aggies is tied at 1-1. Kansas defeated New Mexico State, 91-49, on Jan. 4, 2008 in Lawrence. The Aggies took the first game in the series, 64-62, on Jan. 3, 1987 in Honolulu, Hawaii. KU head coach Bonnie Henrickson is 1-0 versus New Mexico State.

Kansas, ranked No. 21 in the Associated Press poll, is off to a 10-2 and is riding a seven-game winning streak after the Jayhawks dropped a pair of games at the 2009 Junkanoo Jam to No. 9 Xavier and TCU. KU is averaging 77.3 points per game and outscoring its opponents by 14.4 points an outing. Senior guard-forward Danielle McCray is leading the way with 21.2 points and 6.8 boards a game. McCray is shooting 51.4 percent from the field, including 50.0 percent from beyond the arc. She also dishes 3.3 assists per game. Sophomore forward Aishah Sutherland is registering 12.6 points and 7.7 caroms per contest. Sutherland also leads the Jayhawks in blocks (14). Junior center Krysten Boogaard is turning in 6.0 boards per game, while also contributing 12.5 tallies an outing. Senior guard Sade Morris adds 9.4 points per game and recently became the 21st player in Kansas history to score 1,000 career points. Morris also turns in 3.9 boards and 1.7 steals per game. Redshirt freshman guard Angel Goodrich is scoring 6.8 points a game. Goodrich is also contributing a team-best 7.9 dimes a game. KU freshman guard Monica Engelman adds 4.3 points and 2.1 caroms per contest in a relief role. Junior forward Nicollette Smith adds 4.1 points and 3.1 rebounds off the bench. Kansas is led by sixth-year head coach Bonnie Henrickson who owns an 89-81 mark at the helm of the Jayhawk program. Henrickson is 247-143 in her 13th season in the business.