Women's Basketball Hosts UMKC Monday To Open 2011

Jan. 2, 2011


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Kansas will look to ring in the new year with its 10th home win of the 2010-11 season when it takes on UMKC on Monday, Jan. 3. The Jayhawks are 12-1 on the season overall, including a 9-0 mark in Allen Fieldhouse. UMKC enters the contest with a 5-9 mark on the season. KU and UMKC will be meeting for the 18th time in program history, with Kansas leading the all-time series 14-3. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.


-At 12-1, Kansas is off to its best start since opening the 2005-06 season with a 12-0 mark. A win over UMKC would give the Jayhawks their best record to open the season since they recorded a 16-1 mark to begin the 1993-94 season.

-Kansas is averaging 81.8 points per game, which ranks fourth in the Big 12 Conference and 11th in the NCAA. KU has three players averaging double digits in points, led by sophomore forward Carolyn Davis with 19.1 tallies per game. Sophomore guard Monica Engelman is pouring in 13.8 points per game, while junior forward Aishah Sutherland is adding 11.8 points per outing. Freshman guard Keena Mays is narrowly missing double figures as she is chipping in 9.8 points.

-KU ranks ninth nationally (5th in Big 12) in scoring margin at +22.1 points per game.

-The Jayhawks are out-rebounding their opponents by 10.7 boards per game, which ranks fourth in the Big 12 and 10th in the NCAA. Sutherland leads KU and ranks second in the Big 12 in rebounding as she pulls down 9.8 boards per game.

-KU is shooting 50.1 percent from the field after 13 games, which is tops in the Big 12 Conference and third nationally. Kansas is led by Davis, who has made 84-of-124 shots from the field, good for a league-leading 67.7 percent. Davis ranks second nationally and first in the Big 12. Five other Kansas players are shooting better than 45.0 percent on the season. Senior center Krysten Boogaard is second on the team shooting 63.6 percent.

-Kansas has dished 225 assists through 13 games, good for an average of 17.3 dimes per outing. The Jayhawks have held their opponents to just 128 assists on the season, nearly doubling them up. Freshman guard Keena Mays leads the way with 6.0 helpers per game. Mays ranks third in the Big 12 and seventh nationally. Sophomore guard Angel Goodrich is dishing out 4.5 assists per game, which ranks eighth in the Big 12. KU ranks 20th nationally in assists and also ranks 18th in assist-to-turnover ratio.


At 5-9, UMKC has wins over Rockhurst and SIU Edwardsville at home, a road win over Houston Baptist and neutral site wins over Bethune-Cookman and Troy. The Kangaroos suffered losses to North Dakota State and South Dakota State to open Summit League play in their last outings. Junior Dayon Hall-Jones leads the way for UMKC with 10.7 points per game. Freshman Eilise O’Connor turns in 7.7 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.1 steals per game. Freshman Ashli Hill records 2.6 blocks per game and sophomore Kim Nezianya is the top rebounder with 5.5 boards per game. Nezianya also turns in 7.4 tallies per contest. UMKC is coached by Candace Whitaker, who owns a 46-74 ledger in her fourth season with the Kangaroos. Whitaker’s overall mark is the same.


Kansas is 12-1 on the season after collectings it third-straight win with a 80-57 victory over UT-Arlington in its last outing. Kansas is 9-0 at home on the season and 3-1 in road games. The Jayhawks are led by sophomore forward Carolyn Davis’ 19.1 points per game. Davis has already posted six 20-point games on the season, highlighted by a 29-point effort at Wisconsin. Davis is also grabbing 7.6 boards per game. Nine other players are turning in 4.0 or more points per game. Sophomore guard Monica Engelman is averaging 13.8 points per game, while also pulling down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishing 2.4 assists. Junior forward Aishah Sutherland is next with 11.8 points per contest. Sutherland is nearly averaging a double-double as she is also pulling down 9.8 caroms per contest, which ranks second in the Big 12. Davis tops KU in blocks with 1.5 per game, while Sutherland blocks 1.4 and senior center Krysten Boogaard swats 0.9 per game. KU is shooting 50.1 percent from the field, which ranks first in the Big 12. The Jayhawks are holding their opponents to just 35.3 percent from the field. Davis leads the team in field goal percentage as she is knocking down 67.7 percent of her shots, which tops the Big 12. Boogaard is right behind her at 63.6 percent and four other Jayhawks are also shooting 45.0 percent or better. Kansas is out-rebounding its opponents by 10.7 boards per game, led by Sutherland’s 9.8 per game. Senior guard Marisha Brown and sophomore guard Angel Goodrich returned to the lineup versus SIUE after missing eight and seven games, respectively, with injuries. Brown is averaging 5.4 points and 2.0 rebounds per game, while Goodrich is turning in 7.0 points, 4.5 assists and 1.7 steals a game.


Improve the Jayhawks to 13-1 for the first time since the 1993-94 season, when KU opened the year with a 16-1 mark … Make the Jayhawks 1-0 in January … Improve the Jayhawks to 10-0 in home games … Make the Jayhawks 15-3 all-time versus UMKC … Make the Jayhawks 29-4 all-time versus schools from the Summit League … Improve Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson to 6-0 against UMKC … Give Henrickson a 109-96 mark at Kansas and a 267-158 overall record … Make Kansas 706-494 all time.


Drop KU to 9-1 in home games … Move the Jayhawks to 0-1 in January … Make Kansas 12-2 to open the season for the first time since the 2005-06 season …. Move the series to 14-4 in KU’s favor … Give KU head coach Bonnie Henrickson an 5-1 against UMKC … Move the Jayhawks to 28-5 all-time versus schools from the Summit League … Drop Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson’s record at KU to 108-97 and her overall mark to 266-159 … Make Kansas 705-495 all time … Be less good than a Jayhawks’ win.