Jan. 4, 2008
Recap | Box Score
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… Makes Kansas 11-2.
… Makes Kansas 1-1 all-time against Xavier and 9-3 against schools from the Atlantic 10.
… Makes KU head coach Bonnie Henrickson 209-113 overall, 51-51 at Kansas and 2-7 all-time versus Xavier.
–Sophomore Danielle McCray was back in the starting lineup against Xavier. It was McCray’s first start and second game back since missing three contests due to an injury.
–McCray paced KU with 24 points (her third 20+ game) against Xavier and has recorded double-digit scoring in every game she has appeared, a team-leading 10 times.
–McCray also set a personal career-best 10 made field goals and made a season-high four three-pointers.
–Freshman Krysten Boogaard had career bests with five offensive boards and 30 minutes of playing time. She also tied her career-high two blocked shots.
–Junior Ivana Catic, who averages 4.6 ppg, finished with 10 points for her second consecutive contest with double-digit points. Catic also recorded her first blocked shot of the year and led the squad with six assists.
–Sophomore Sade Morris led the Jayhawks with two steals and is the fifth different player to lead the team in steals in last five games.
–Sophomore Kelly Kohn tied a season-high six assists.
–Kansas featured its fourth different starting lineup this season and third new one in the last five contests. Earning the starting nod against Xavier was Krysten Boogaard, Ivana Catic, Danielle McCray, Taylor McInitosh and Sade Morris.
–Seven of the nine Jayhawks who saw playing time against Xavier recorded at least one rebound
–The Jayhawks opened the game on a 9-0 run and held Xavier scoreless for the first four minutes.
–KU closed the first half with a 6-2 run to take a 29-26 advantage into the break. Kansas has led at halftime 10 times this season and has never lost a contest when leading.
–After falling behind at the 13:43 mark in the second half, KU caught up with the Musketeers and evened the score at 55-55 at the 3:17 mark thanks to a layup by McCray.
–Following KU’s 62-60 win over Xavier, Kansas stands at a perfect 5-0 when they score 60 or more points.
–Kansas tallied eight three-pointers against XU, the most since KU’s season opener vs. Hartford on Nov. 11.
–Xavier shot 42.6% from the field. KU has held all 13 of its opponents this year to under 50.0 percent shooting.
–Xavier shot 53.8 percent from behind the arc, the highest 3-point percentage by a KU opponent this year.
–Xavier has three players who average double-figure points this season but only one Musketeer reached double-digits against KU and it wasn’t an XU player who averages over 10 points.