Kansas Welcomes Iowa State For Midweek Conference Action
Jan. 9, 2012
- Coach Henrickson
- C. Davis
LAWRENCE, Kan. – The country’s top field goal percentage team is back in action when the Kansas women’s basketball team, shooting a nation-leading 49.4 percent from the floor, welcomes Iowa State on Wednesday, Jan. 11. The mid-week tilt is scheduled for 7 p.m. and will be televised on Knology TV. KU is coming off a close loss to Kansas State, its only blemish at home this season, as the Jayhawks are 10-1 in Allen Fieldhouse.
Follow the Jayhawks
Wednesday’s game will be televised live on Knology in Lawrence. The game can be seen and heard online through Jayhawk All-Access at www.KUAthletics.com. The Jayhawk Radio Network will broadcast the game on 95.5 FM in Topeka and 1660 AM in Kansas City.
– Jay-Day Concessions: Select concessions just $2
– Kansas is leading the nation with a 49.4 field goal percentage. Junior Carolyn Davis ranks second in the country with her 64.7 percent shooting from the floor.
– The Jayhawks are ranked No. 36 in the newest NCAA ratings percentage index (RPI) report. Kansas is one of five Big 12 schools in the top 40.
– KU will look to get back to form versus Iowa State as the Jayhawks shot a season-low 37.0 percent versus Kansas State in its last outing.
– Despite its loss against the Wildcats, Kansas had just 11 turnovers, it’s second-fewest in a game this season.
– Both of Kansas’ losses this season have been by a mere six points or less.
– Kansas knocked off No. 23 Texas on Jan. 4 for its first conference-opening victory since 2005-06. It was also KU’s first road win over a ranked foe since overcoming No. 10 Iowa State back on Feb. 16, 2000 in Ames.
– KU continues to receive votes in both national basketball polls. In the ESPN/USA Today poll the Jayhawks are garnering 10 votes and are three spots out of the top 25. KU is also receiving a vote in the AP poll.
– The Jayhawks are 10-1 at home in 2011-12.
– Davis has three double-doubles in the last four games and is averaging 20.3 points and 10.0 rebounds in that span.
– Through two Big 12 games, junior Monica Engelman is scoring 16.0 ppg, up from her season average of 10.1 ppg.
– For the third consecutive game, freshman Natalie Knight did not have a turnover versus Kansas State. Knight has zero miscues in four of the last five games and has just 17 total on the year, the fewest among KU starters.
– Angel Goodrich recently had a career night scoring a personal-best 22 points at Texas on Jan. 4. It marked the second 20-point game of her career. Goodrich also has nine assists in each of her last two outings.
– Goodrich leads Kansas with 14 charges in 14 games this season.
– In two conference games, CeCe Harper has led the team in steals. The sophomore guard grabbed a pair of steals at Texas and then recorded three more versus Kansas State.
About the Jayhawks
Kansas brings a nation-leading 49.4 field goal percentage into Wednesday’s contest and is 12-2 overall following a 63-57 loss to Kansas State Saturday, the Jayhawks’ first loss at home this season. Carolyn Davis is one of the top offensive threats in the nation as the forward is second among Division I players shooting 64.7 percent from the floor and leads the Jayhawks with 17.4 ppg. As a team, Kansas scores 76.3 ppg, third in the Big 12. Monica Engelman has been another key scorer since the start of Big 12 play adding 16.0 ppg through two conference games and is adding 10.1 ppg for the season. Aishah Sutherland and Angel Goodrich round out KU’s double-figure scorers with 13.1 and 12.3 ppg, respectively. Sutherland is leading the team on the boards pulling down 8.7 rpg and has a team-high 21 blocks. Goodrich is one of the top point guards in the country and ranks second in the nation with 8.2 assists per game. She is also ninth with a 2.6 assist/turnover ratio.
Scouting Iowa State
Still searching for its first Big 12 win, Iowa State is 9-4 overall after losses to Oklahoma and Baylor through the first week of league play. Chelsea Poppins leads the Cyclones with 13.5 ppg on the year but Anna Prins has emerged as the top scorer in conference games with 14.0 ppg. Poppins also contributes a Big 12-leading 11.4 rpg, one of two Big 12 players averaging a double-double, to help ISU to a +9.0 rebounding margin. Iowa State is dangerous beyond the three-point arc and shares the top spot in the league with 96 threes. Brynn Williamson owns 26 of those and is shooting 37.7 percent from long range.
Kansas leads the all-time series with Iowa State 43-27. Last year the teams split, each winning on its home court. KU has won three of the last four meetings in Lawrence but the Cyclones have claimed four of the previous five meetings overall.
A Kansas Win Would…
Make Kansas 2-1 in conference play for the first time since 1999-2000 … Give the Jayhawks an 11-1 mark at home this season … Make KU 44-27 all-time versus Iowa State … Improve coach Bonnie Henrickson to 6-10 against ISU, 130-110 at Kansas and 288-172 for her career … Give Kansas a 94-149 all-time record in Big 12 play … Make KU 727-508 all time.
A Kansas Loss Would…
Give the Jayhawks a 10-2 mark at home this season … Make KU 43-28 all-time versus Iowa State … Give coach Bonnie Henrickson a 5-11 record against ISU, 129-111 at Kansas and 287-173 for her career … Give Kansas a 93-150 all-time record in Big 12 play … Make KU 726-509 all time.
Davis Approaching Another Milestone
Having reached the 1,000-point plateau earlier this season, Carolyn Davis is now nearing 500 rebounds for her career. If the junior forward can do it, she will become the 14th Jayhawk in program history to record 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in her career. Davis is currently at 492 caroms in her two-plus seasons at KU.
Goodrich About to Reach Rare Feat
Only four other Jayhawks in program history have achieved this milestone and Angel Goodrich is about to join the elite group. With just nine more assists, Goodrich will become the fifth Kansas women’s basketball player to record at least 400 assists in her career. If she can do it versus Iowa State, Goodrich will reach the milestone faster than any player at KU, doing so in 57 games. Lisa Braddy (1987-90) collected 400 dimes in 73 contests.
After a two-game homestand, Kansas will hit the road when it heads to Border Showdown rival Missouri on Sunday, Jan. 15. Tip is slated for 11:30 a.m. and the Jayhawks will be making their first of three appearances on FSN.