Jayhawks Step Out of Conference Play to Host Sacramento State Wednesday
Jan. 15, 2007
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Matchup: Sacramento State (3-14, 1-3 Big Sky) at <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Kansas (5-11, 0-4) <?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
Date: Wednesday, Jan. 17
Tip-off: 7:05 p.m.
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Venue: Allen Fieldhouse
Series: KU leads 1-0
Series in Lawrence: First meeting
Last Season: Did not meet
Current Win Streak: 1, Kansas
KU Coach: Bonnie Henrickson
Record: 192-102 overall and 34-40 at KU
vs. SSU: 0-0
SSU Coach: Dan Muscetell
Record: 20-77 overall and at SSU
vs. KU: 0-1
Jayhawk Radio Network
Play-by-Play: Nate Bukaty
Color Analyst: Brenda VanLengen
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Play-by-Play: Kevin Romary
Color Analyst: Steven Davis
Kansas faces SacramentoState at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17 in its final non-conference game of the season. The Jayhawks and Hornets will meet for the second time in school history. KU defeated SSU, 70-64, on Nov. 29, 2003 in Eugene, Ore.
-Scout Night: $2 tickets for scouts in uniform.
-Chance to win $25,000 at halftime.
-As of Monday, KU’s strength of schedule (www.collegeRPI.com) was ranked 17th in the nation, tops among Big 12 teams.
-Kelly Kohn leads all Big 12 freshmen in scoring with a 11.6 points per game average.
-Porscha Weddington leads all Big 12 freshmen in rebounding (2.2 rpg).
-KU’s freshmen class has scored 572 of the Jayhawks 911 points this season (63 percent).
-The first Big 12 Women’s Basketball coaches teleconference is on Tuesday, Jan. 16 beginning at 10 a.m. Bonnie Henrickson will be on at 10:35 a.m.
-Kansas will conclude its three-game home stand on Saturday, Jan. 20 against IowaState. The Jayhawks and Cyclones will tip-off at 7 p.m.
The Jayhawks are looking to snap a seven-game losing streak tonight … KU is 5-7 in non-conference games this season, including 3-4 at Allen Fieldhouse … Kelly Kohn leads all Big 12 freshman in scoring at 11.6 points per contest … Senior Sharita Smith made her first start of the season against Nebraska … Bonnie Henrickson has never faced Sacramento State … KU is 24-12 in regular season non-conference games under Henrickson … Kansas is averaging 61 points in non-conference games compared to 56 points against Big 12 opponents.
The Hornets enter Allen Fieldhouse with a two-game losing streak and 3-14 record … Tonight’s game is the second in a five-game stretch of road contests for Sacramento State … SSU started the season with a 52-48 victory over Bethany before dropping its next nine games … SSU also owns victories over Portland and Northern Colorado … The Hornets are 0-7 on the road this season and 0-3 in neutral court games … Senior guard Kim Sheehy leads the Hornets in scoring (10.2), assists (57) and steals (24) … Sophomore Atty Boyer has pulled down a team-high 91 rebounds … SSU has jacked up 361 3-point shots compared to KU’s 210 … SSU competes in the Big Sky Conference and plays its home games in the “Hornets Nest” … Hornets head coach Dan Muscetell is in his fourth season at Sacramento State and holds a 20-77 record in his first job as a Division 1 head coach.
TOUGH LOSSES, EVEN TOUGHER OPPONENTS
The Jayhawks strength of schedule according to CollegeRPI.com is 17th out of 335 Division I teams. Of KU’s 11 losses, only one has come against a team with an RPI above 100 (OklahomaState, 101). The average RPI of opponents that have beat KU this season is 53.3. Below is the RPI of opponents that have beat KU (as of Monday).
vs. Iowa 60
at Wisconsin 66
South Dakota State 38
#16 California 37
at Indiana 28
Northern Illinois 96
at IowaState 49
#9 Baylor 24
at OklahomaState 101