Davis Powers Jayhawks to Double Overtime Victory Over Iowa State
Jan. 11, 2012
Jackson Ignites Crowd In Victory
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Junior Carolyn Davis scored 21 points, all after halftime, as the Kansas Jayhawks knocked off the Iowa State Cyclones, 74-67 in double overtime at Allen Fieldhouse on Wednesday night.
Davis recorded 18 of her team-high 21 in the final 2:44 of regulation and two overtime periods as the Jayhawks (13-2, 2-1 Big 12) overcame an 11-point deficit in the second half, while the Cyclones (9-5, 0-3 Big 12) faltered down the stretch.
Kansas outscored Iowa State 11-4 in the second overtime, led by Davis’ seven points. Her 21 points moved her into 17th place all-time in KU history with 1,169 career points.
Five different Jayhawks finished in double-figures led by Davis. Junior guard Angel Goodrich had another great outing, finishing with 14 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and seven steals, which tied a career-high.
Sophomore forward Tania Jackson, senior forward Aishah Sutherland and freshman guard Natalie Knight rounded out the double-digit scorers for the Jayhawks with 11, 10 and 10 points, respectively. Sutherland also pulled down a team-high nine boards.
The Cyclones were led by Chelsea Poppens as she finished with game-highs in points (24) and rebounds (15). Anna Prins was the only other Cyclone in double-figures with 19 points, while also pulling down seven boards.
In the first OT, trailing 61-58, Goodrich took the ball coast-to-coast for a layup to come within a point with 11 seconds remaining on the clock. A quick foul by KU’s Knight put the Cyclones at the charity stripe for two shots. Iowa State’s Nikki Moody calmly knocked them both down, giving the Cyclones a 63-60 lead with only nine seconds to play.
Goodrich came through again as she drained a long three-pointer with five seconds on the clock to tie the game at 63 and force a second overtime.
The double-overtime win is the first for KU since Dec. 11, 2005, when the Jayhawks defeated Wisconsin in Lawrence. For the second-straight season, the Jayhawks and Cyclones needed overtime in Allen Fieldhouse to decide the game and for the second-straight season Davis powered the Jayhawks to a win.
Davis scored her first points of the game at the 17:31 mark of the second half after spending a majority of the first on the bench due to foul trouble.
The Cyclones used a 12-2 run to extend their lead to 11 with 14:03 remaining in the game, which forced Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson to call a timeout. Davis re-entered with 12:32 in the game after Sutherland picked up her fourth foul, but she wouldn’t stay in the game for long, as Davis picked up her own fourth with 11:15 left.
With Sutherland and Davis back in the lineup, KU used a quick 8-0 run with just over four minutes remaining to cut the deficit to 46-42.
At the end of regulation, Davis scored five-straight points for the Jayhawks to cut Iowa State’s lead to just one, 50-49, and forcing a timeout by the Cyclones. Out of the timeout, Goodrich came up with a steal and was fouled, but was unable to hit the front end of a one-and-one. ISU’s Lauren Mansfield came up with a huge offensive rebound on the other end, which required Jayhawk junior guard Monica Engelman to commit a foul with only 28 seconds left.
Mansfield stepped to the free throw line and made one-of-two to give the Cyclones a two-point lead, but ISU had no answer for Davis on the defensive end as she knocked down another easy layup to tie the game at 51 with 16 seconds to go. Mansfield had a chance to win the game at the buzzer, but her left-hand scoop shot came up short, forcing overtime.
Both teams shot 40 percent from the field, but the Cyclones came out on top in the rebounding category, 41-38. KU forced 23 ISU turnovers with 14 of those turning into steals for the Jayhawks.
Knight got the scoring started early and often for the Jayhawks as she kick-started a 7-2 run with five early points in the first half. A three-pointer by Iowa State’s Amanda Zimmerman with 15:44 remaining in the first half ended the Jayhawks’ run.
KU had to rely on its bench for most of the first half as Sutherland and Davis each picked up two fouls midway through the period. Davis, the Jayhawks’ leading scorer on the year, was held scoreless (zero shot attempts) for the first time in a half this season.
Iowa State used a 12-2 run with Sutherland and Davis on the bench to take a 24-18 lead into the locker room at halftime. KU went scoreless the final 4:41 of the first half. Only four Jayhawks scored in the opening half led by Goodrich and Knight’s five points apiece, while Jackson and Sutherland chipped in with four points each. Goodrich also had four steals, three assists and three rebounds at the halfway point of regulation.
The Jayhawks shot just 29 percent from the floor in the first half, while the Cyclones shot 39 percent. Both teams committed their share of turnovers as KU turned it over nine times and the Cyclones 10. ISU’s Chelsea Poppens led all scorers with nine points at the break, while also pulling down six boards.
Kansas hits the road for the first of a two-game road trip on Saturday, Jan. 15, when the Jayhawks travel to Columbia, Mo., to take on border rival Missouri. Tipoff is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. and will be broadcast on FSN.