Jayhawks Host Cyclones in Saturday Big 12 Clash
Jan. 18, 2007
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
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Matchup: <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Iowa State (13-4, 1-3) at Kansas (6-11, 0-4) <?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
Date: Saturday, Jan. 20
Tip-Off: 7:05 p.m.
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Venue: Allen Fieldhouse
Series: KU leads 40-21
Series in Lawrence: KU leads 21-6
Last Meeting: ISU 61, KU 50 (Jan. 3, 2007)
Current Win Streak: 1, IowaState
KU Coach: Bonnie Henrickson
Record: 193-102 overall and 35-40 at KU
vs. ISU: 3-3
ISU Coach: Bill Fennelly
Record: 412-167 overall and 246-114 at ISU
vs. KU: 14-13
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Play-by-Play: Nate Bukaty
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Play-by-Play: Kevin Romary
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Kansas and IowaState meet for the second time this season Saturday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. The Cyclones escaped with a 61-50 victory in Ames on Jan. 3.
-KU’s 19 point victory Wednesday over SacramentoState was its largest of the season.
-Seniors Sharita Smith and Shaquina Mosley were in the same starting lineup for the first time this season against SacramentoState. Mosley had a steller game with a career-high 11 rebounds, a season-high 7 assists to go with 10 points.
-Kelly Kohn and her older sister Lauren (OhioUniversity) lead their respective teams in scoring. Kelly is averaging 11.2 points per game while Lauren, a junior for the Bobcats, is averaging 15.7.
-KU’s bench has scored 211 more points then its opponents non-starters this season (445-234).
-Kelly Kohn leads all Big 12 freshmen in scoring with a 11.2 points per game average.
-Porscha Weddington leads all Big 12 freshmen in rebounding (2.2 rpg).
-KU’s freshmen class has scored 614 of the Jayhawks 1,022 points this season (60 percent).
-After three-straight home games, Kansas will hit the road for its next two contests beginning with the Sunflower Showdown at KansasState on Wednesday, Jan. 24. The 7 p.m. game will be televised on Fox Sports Midwest. KU will then play at Nebraska on Jan. 27. The Huskers and Jayhawks will tip-off at 7 p.m. in Lincoln.
KU TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL GIRLS AND WOMEN IN SPORTS DAY
The University of Kansas athletics department will pay tribute to the 21st annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day during Saturday’s game against IowaState. As part of the festivities, KU will recognize over 60 former Jayhawk letterwinners.
Recognitions and celebrations of girls and women in sports are held annually all across the country. The U.S. Congress chartered National Girls and Women in Sports Day in 1986 to honor female athletic achievement, and recognize the importance of sports and fitness participation for all girls and women.
The Jayhawks concluded its non-conference schedule with a 69-50 victory over Sacramento State on Wednesday … Senior Shaquina Mosley stuffed her stat line against the Hornets with 10 points, a career-high 11 rebounds and seven assists … Kansas finished non-conference play 6-7 overall and 4-4 at home … Despite tying a season-low with four points against Sacramento State, freshman Kelly Kohn’s 11.2 points per game average leads the Jayhawks … Mosley (10 points) and Kohn (12 points) were the lone Jayhawks to tally double-figures against Iowa State in their first meeting … Sophomore walk-on Katie Smith tallied her first career point with a free throw late in KU’s victory over SSU … Kansas is shooting 42 percent at home and 36 percent on the road this season … KU’s bench has out-scored the opponents 445-234 on the year, including 45-0 Wednesday against Sacramento State.
The Cyclones have a quicker turn-around than normal after their game against Texas was rescheduled from Wednesday to Thursday due to wintery weather conditions in Austin, Texas … The Cyclones were attempting to snap a three-game losing streak against the Longhorns … Heading into the matchup with UT, Iowa State was led in scoring by senior Lyndsey Medders and sophomore Nicky Wieben who both average 12.8 points per contest … Junior forward Toccara Ross is right behind with an 11.2 average … Ross leads the Cyclones in rebounding at 7.1 per contest … Medders and Weiben led the Cyclones with 17 points apiece in the first meeting between KU and ISU … Iowa State has won four of the last five games at Allen Fieldhouse.
LAST OUTING VS. IOWA STATE
Kansas rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit only to drop its Big 12 Conference opening game to Iowa State, 61-50, Wednesday, Jan. 3 at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa.
The Jayhawks took their first lead of the contest on a Kelly Kohn lay-up with 9:08 remaining. Kohn’s bucket capped a 26-16 Kansas run to start the second half.
Kohn finished with a team-high 12 points while senior Shaquina Mosley tallied 10. Senior Sharita Smith added a then season-best seven points and 27 minutes.
Junior Taylor McIntosh grabbed 12 rebounds, including five on the offensive glass. Freshman Porscha Weddington scored a career-high six points.
The loss snapped KU’s two-game winning streak against the Cyclones. IowaState out-scored Kansas, 33-2, at the free throw line.
KU’S LAST OUTING
Senior guard Shaquina Mosley scored 10 points, grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds and dished out seven assists while the Jayhawks’ defense forced 21 turnovers, as the University of Kansas defeated Sacramento State, 69-50, Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
KU (6-11, 0-4) used a 15-2 first-half run to take a 12 point lead late in the first half, and eventually a 28-20 advantage at halftime. Kansas held the Hornets (3-15, 1-3) to 38.2 percent shooting for the game and KU dominated the rebounding battle, 41-27.
The Jayhawks’ bench, led by a career-high matching 15 points from freshman Danielle McCray and 14 from freshman Sade Morris, outscored SacramentoState’s reserves by a resounding mark of 45-0. Kansas equaled a season-high with 20 assists, which included six from freshman Kelly Kohn.
A stifling KU defense scored 18 points off of Hornets turnovers and the Jayhawks outscored SacramentoState, 14-4, on fast breaks.
TOUGH LOSSES, EVEN TOUGHER OPPONENTS
The Jayhawks strength of schedule according to CollegeRPI.com is 35th out of 335 Division I teams. Of KU’s 11 losses have all been against teams with RPI’s below 96. The average RPI of opponents that have beat KU this season is 51.5. Below is the RPI of opponents that have beat KU (as of Thursday).
vs. Iowa (59)
at Wisconsin (69)
South Dakota State (40)
#16 California (35)
at Indiana (29)
Northern Illinois (96)
at IowaState (57)
#9 Baylor (21)
at Oklahoma State (95)