Women's Basketball Travels To Iowa State Wednesday
Jan. 19, 2010
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LAWRENCE, Kan. –
The Kansas women’s basketball team travels to Iowa State on Wednesday, Jan. 20. The Jayhawks will be looking to pick up their first road win in Big 12 Conference play when they take on the Cyclones in Hilton Coliseum at 7 p.m. KU owns a 42-24 advantage in the series, while the two teams have split the season series in each of the last two seasons.
-Kansas snapped a three-game losing skid and picked up its first win in Big 12 Conference action by defeating Border Showdown rival Missouri, 72-59, Sunday afternoon. Three Jayhawks were in double figures versus Missouri led by Danielle McCray with 26 tallies. Sade Morris turned in 15 points, while freshman forward Carolyn Davis added 13 points in her first career start.
-Kansas senior guard-forward Danielle McCray ranks second in the Big 12 Conference and 12th in the NCAA in scoring with 20.9 points per game. McCray has scored in double figures in all 16 games this season. She has eclipsed the 30-point mark on two occasions and has hit for 20 or more points in eight outings, including a 26-point performance versus Missouri in her last outing. McCray is turning in 21.3 points per game in Big 12 action, which currently ranks third among league players.
-Kansas sophomore forward Aishah Sutherland leads the Jayhawks in rebounds with 8.2 caroms per contest and set a new career-high with 14 boards in KU’s game versus Oklahoma State (1-12-10). Sutherland ranks sixth in the Big 12 Conference in rebounding in all games and is tied for fourth in league games only with 9.3 caroms per contest. She has posted 10 or more rebounds in six contests this season, including three of the last five outings.
-Sutherland leads the Jayhawks in free throw shooting as she has connected on 31-of-35 from the charity stripe, good for 88.6 percent. Sutherland has made 10 of her last 11 free throws after missing one foul shot in the second half of KU’s win over Creighton (12-13-09). Her 88.6 free throw shooting percentage ranks her second in the Big 12.
-The Jayhawks will dress out 13 players as freshman forward Tania Jackson is taking a redshirt this season and redshirt freshman guard Angel Goodrich will miss the remainder of the 2009-10 season with a knee injury suffered versus Oklahoma State (1-12-10). Goodrich became the fastest Jayhawk to 100 assists as she accomplished the feat in just 13 career games. Goodrich finished her first season in a Jayhawk uniform second in the Big 12 Conference and fourth in the NCAA in assists with 7.1 per game. In addition, she turned in 6.8 points and 2.7 rebounds per game.
A LOOK AT IOWA STATE
The Cyclones are led by senior guard Alison Lacey with 18.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. Lacey also leads ISU in assists with 6.5 per game and steals with 1.6 an outing. Junior forward Kelsey Bolte is also in double figures with 11.1 tallies a game, while adding 5.5 boards a game. Senior guard Denae Stuckey leads the Cyclones in rebounding with 6.3 caroms per contest, while freshman center Anna Prins is turning in 9.5 points and 4.6 rebounds an outing and leads Iowa State with 12 blocks on the season. ISU is coached by Bill Fennelly who owns a 320-144 record in his 15th season at the helm of the program. Fennelly’s overall coaching record is 486-197 in 22 seasons.
KU-ISU SERIES HISTORY
The all-time series between the Jayhawks and Cyclones is 42-24 in KU’s favor. KU won last season’s meeting with ISU, 58-47, in Lawrence, and fell to the Cyclones, 59-49, in Ames. The two teams have split the season series in each of the last two seasons. KU is 15-15 all-time versus ISU in games played in Ames.
A LOOK AT KANSAS
Kansas enters Wednesday’s game at Iowa State unranked, but receiving votes in the Associated Press Poll. The Jayhawks spent the first nine weeks of the 2009-10 season ranked in the poll, including the preseason poll. The Jayhawks are 11-5 on the season, including an 2-2 ledger on the road. KU is averaging 72.7 points per game 39.5 rebounds an outing. Senior guard-forward Danielle McCray is leading the way with 20.9 points and 6.9 boards a game. McCray is shooting 47.3 percent from the field, including 45.5 percent from beyond the arc. She also dishes 3.0 assists per game. Sophomore forward Aishah Sutherland is registering 11.6 points and a team-leading 8.2 caroms per contest. Sutherland also leads the Jayhawks in blocks (20). Junior center Krysten Boogaard is turning in 6.1 boards per game, while also contributing 11.4 tallies an outing. Senior guard Sade Morris adds 9.0 points per game and recently became the 21st player in Kansas history to score 1,000 career points. Morris also turns in 3.3 boards and 1.5 steals per game. Freshman forward Carolyn Davis earned her first start in the Jayhawks’ last outing and is averaging 3.8 points and 1.9 boards per game on the season. KU freshman guard Monica Engelman adds 3.7 points and 1.8 caroms per contest in a relief role. Junior forward Nicollette Smith adds 3.5 points and 2.7 rebounds off the bench. Kansas is led by sixth-year head coach Bonnie Henrickson who owns an 90-84 mark at the helm of the Jayhawk program. Henrickson is 248-146 in her 13th season in the business.