Women's Basketball Opens Big 12 Play At Kansas State Saturday

Jan. 6, 2010


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The 24th-ranked Kansas women’s basketball team travels to in-state rival Kansas State for a game versus the Wildcats on Saturday, Jan. 9. Game time is scheduled for 11 a.m., in Bramlage Coliseum. KSU leads the series between the two schools at 57-41, with KU’s last win in Manhattan coming in 2001. The Wildcats have swept the series the last two seasons. Saturday’s game will have a live broadcast on Fox Sports Net.

-Kansas senior guard-forward Danielle McCray ranks second in the Big 12 Conference and 13th in the NCAA in scoring with 20.8 points per game. McCray has scored in double figures in all 13 games this season. She has eclipsed the 30-point mark on two occasions and has hit for 20 or more points in six outings.

-McCray currently has 1,809 career points and needs 169 points to tie Angela Aycock for third place on the KU all-time scoring list. She is currently second on the Kansas all-time three-point baskets made list with 190 treys in her career.

-KU redshirt freshman guard Angel Goodrich became the fastest Jayhawk to 100 assists as she accomplished the feat in just 13 career games. Goodrich currently ranks second in the Big 12 Conference and fourth in the NCAA in assists with 7.7 per game. She has recorded four games with 10 or more assists and has tied her career-best with 11 versus Xavier and Houston.

-Kansas sophomore forward Aishah Sutherland leads the Jayhawks in rebounds with 7.9 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 seventh in the Big 12 Conference in rebounding. She has posted 10 or more rebounds in five contests this season, including in each of the last two.

-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 free throw shooting percentage ranks her second 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 mono.

The Wildcats are led by senior forward Ashley Sweat who is averaging a team-leading 18.1 points per game which ranks sixth in the Big 12. The Wooden Award and Naismith Trophy candidate also leads KSU in rebounding with 6.1 boards per game. Freshman guard Brittany Chambers is KSU’s second-leading scorer and ranks 18th in the league at 13.3 per game. Chambers leads the Wildcats in 3-point field goals made (32) and attempted (65). Senior guard Kari Kincaid paces the Wildcats in assists (3.9 apg) and is the Wildcats’ third-leading scorer at 9.9 per game. KSU is coached by Deb Patterson who owns a 273-152 record in her 14th season at the helm of the program. Patterson’s overall coaching record is the same.

The all-time series between the Jayhawks and Wildcats is 57-41 in KSU’s favor. The Wildcats swept both games last season. KU’s last win in the series came Feb. 18, 2007 in Lawrence with a 82-74 overtime victory. The Jayhawks’ last win in Manhattan caem on Jan. 27, 2001, with a 65-62 result. KU is 14-27 all-time in games played in Manhattan.

Kansas, ranked No. 24 in the Associated Press poll, concluded the non-conference portion of its schedule with a 10-3 mark. The Jayhawks are 8-0 at home and 2-1 in true road contests. KU is averaging 76.0 points per game and outscoring its opponents by 13.2 points an outing. Senior guard-forward Danielle McCray is leading the way with 20.8 points and 7.0 boards a game. McCray is shooting 50.0 percent from the field, including 47.8 percent from beyond the arc. She also dishes 3.2 assists per game. Sophomore forward Aishah Sutherland is registering 11.9 points and 7.9 caroms per contest. Sutherland also leads the Jayhawks in blocks (16). Junior center Krysten Boogaard is turning in 6.3 boards per game, while also contributing 12.7 tallies an outing. Senior guard Sade Morris adds 9.5 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 1.8 steals per game. Redshirt freshman guard Angel Goodrich is scoring 6.5 points a game. Goodrich is also contributing a team-best 7.7 dimes a game. KU freshman guard Monica Engelman adds 4.2 points and 2.1 caroms per contest in a relief role. Junior forward Nicollette Smith adds 3.8 points and 2.9 rebounds off the bench. Kansas is led by sixth-year head coach Bonnie Henrickson who owns an 89-82 mark at the helm of the Jayhawk program. Henrickson is 247-144 in her 13th season in the business.