Jayhawks Host Cowgirls On Schools For Success Day

Jan. 11, 2010


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The Kansas women’s basketball team hosts 15th-ranked Oklahoma State on Tuesday, Jan. 12, for “Schools for Success Day.” Game time is scheduled for 11 a.m., in Allen Fieldhouse. KU leads the series between the two schools at 29-22, and claimed a 67-52 win in Stillwater last season to snap a two-game losing streak to the Cowgirls. Tuesday’s game will have a live broadcast on ESPNU.

-Participants in the “Schools for Success Day” include Lawrence Public Schools grades 3-6, Eudora Public Schools grades 3-6, Corpus Christi grades 3-6, and Shawnee Heights USD 450 selected classes. “Schools for Success” is a program developed by Kansas Athletics made possible by the NCAA Women’s Basketball Grant Program. The grant was awarded to Kansas Athletics in 2009 for the purpose of increasing awareness and attendance for KU Women’s Basketball.

-Kansas senior guard-forward Danielle McCray ranks second in the Big 12 Conference and 13th in the NCAA in scoring with 20.0 points per game. McCray has scored in double figures in all 14 games this season. She has eclipsed the 30-point mark on two occasions and has hit for 20 or more points in six outings.

-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 7.3 per game.

-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 (12-30-09). Sutherland ranks seventh in the Big 12 Conference in rebounding. She has posted 10 or more rebounds in five contests this season, including two of the last three outings.

-Sutherland 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.

The Cowgirls are led by senior guard Andrea Riley who is averaging a Big 12 best 24.9 points per game which ranks fourth in the NCAA. The Wooden Award and Naismith Trophy candidate also leads OSU and the Big 12 in assists with 7.9 dimes per game. Senior forward Tegan Cunningham is OSU’s second-leading scorer and ranks ninth in the league at 17.6 points per game. Cunningham leads the Cowgirls in 3-point field goals made (33) and 3-point fg percentage (.423). Junior forward Precious Robinson paces the Cowgirls on the boards with 7.8 caroms per contest. OSU is coached by Kurt Budke who owns a 83-59 record in his sixth season at the helm of the program. Budke’s overall coaching record is 436-106 in 18 seasons.

The all-time series between the Jayhawks and Cowgirls is 29-22 in KU’s favor. KU won last season’s meeting with OSU, 67-52, in Stillwater, led by Danielle McCray’s 30 points and 13 rebounds. Kansas’ last win in Lawrence came on Jan. 22, 2006. KU is 14-8 all-time versus OSU in games played in Lawrence.

Kansas, ranked No. 24 in the Associated Press poll, concluded the non-conference portion of its schedule with a 10-3 mark, but opened up conference play with a loss at Kansas State. The Jayhawks are 8-0 at home. KU is averaging 73.1 points per game and outscoring its opponents by 10.6 points an outing. Senior guard-forward Danielle McCray is leading the way with 20.0 points and 7.4 boards a game. McCray is shooting 48.1 percent from the field, including 45.2 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 (18). Junior center Krysten Boogaard is turning in 6.6 boards per game, while also contributing 12.2 tallies an outing. Senior guard Sade Morris adds 8.8 points per game and recently became the 21st player in Kansas history to score 1,000 career points. Morris also turns in 3.6 boards and 1.5 steals per game. Redshirt freshman guard Angel Goodrich is scoring 6.4 points a game. Goodrich is also contributing a team-best 7.3 dimes a game. KU freshman guard Monica Engelman adds 4.1 points and 2.0 caroms per contest in a relief role. Junior forward Nicollette Smith adds 3.6 points and 2.9 rebounds off the bench. Kansas is led by sixth-year head coach Bonnie Henrickson who owns an 89-83 mark at the helm of the Jayhawk program. Henrickson is 247-145 in her 13th season in the business.