Jayhawks Face Wildcats in Sunflower Showdown Wednesday
Jan. 22, 2007
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
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Matchup: <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Kansas (6-12, 0-5) at KansasState (14-4, 2-3) <?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
Date: Wednesday, Jan. 24
Tip-Off: 7:05 p.m.
Location: Manhattan, Kan.
Venue: Bramlage Coliseum
Series: KSU leads 52-40
Series in Manhattan: KSU leads 24-13
Last Meeting: KSU 72, KU 52 (3/7/06)
Current Win Streak: 11, KansasState
Record: 193-103 overall and 35-41 at KU
vs. KSU: 0-5
KSU Coach: Deb Patterson
Record: 213-117 overall and at KSU
vs. KU: 14-9
-Jayhawk Radio Network
Play-by-Play: Nate Bukaty
Color Analyst: Brian Hanni
Fox Sports Net Midwest
Play-by-Play: Ben Boyle
Color Analyst: Patti Phillips
The University of Kansas travels to Manhattan to face KansasState Wednesday, Jan. 24. The Sunflower Showdown is set for 7 p.m. and will air live on Fox Sports Midwest.
Kansas defeated Sacramento State, 69-50, in its last non-conference game of the season on Wednesday before falling to Iowa State, 75-48, Saturday night … Senior guard Shaquina Mosley was a bright spot for the Jayhawks … A native of Lancaster, Calif., Mosley posted KU’s first double-double of the season with 10 points and a career-high 11 rebounds while also adding seven assists … Mosley continued her solid play against the Cyclones, scoring a career-high 19 points in a career-best 36 minutes … The Jayhawks bench out-scored Sacramento State’s 45-0 … On the season, KU’s non-starters have out-scored its opponents 460-261 … The Jayhawks will look to snap an 11-game losing streak to the Wildcats and a five-game skid at Bramlage Coliseum … KU’s freshmen class has scored 639 of the Jayhawks 1,070 points this season (60 percent) … Despite scoring seven points in KU’s last two games, Kelly Kohn is second among Big 12 freshmen in scoring (10.7 ppg).
Kansas State (14-4, 2-3 Big 12) enters Wednesday’s contest with a two-game losing streak after dropping road games to Nebraska and Baylor last week … The losses dropped the Wildcats out of the Top 25, a position they held for one week … KSU is a perfect 9-0 at home this season including 2-0 in Big 12 play, defeating Texas A&M and Missouri … Senior forward Claire Coggins leads a balanced Wildcat scoring attack with a 13.0 average … Right behind Coggins are junior Kimberly Dietz (12.9), sophomore Marlies Gipson (12.8) and freshman Ashley Sweat (9.1) … The Wildcats lead the Big 12 in 3-point field goal percentage defense, as opponents are shooting just 26 percent from behind the arc against them … KSU captured the postseason WNIT last year and were picked in a tie for seventh in the preseason Big 12 coaches poll.
KU’S LAST OUTING
Despite a career-high 19 points from senior Shaquina Mosley, the University of Kansas (6-12, 0-5) fell to Iowa State (15-4, 3-3), 75-48, Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
Mosley, who’s previous career best was 12, drained a career-high four three pointers on the night for the Jayhawks. Despite committing just 13 turnovers, Kansas struggled shooting, finishing the game at 27.9 percent from the field. The Cyclones, on the other hand, shot 56.3 percent while outrebounding KU 42-28.
KU appeared to regain momentum following a half-court three-pointer from Mosley at the first-half buzzer and a 5-0 run to begin the second frame, but IowaState regained control, eventually pushing its lead to as many as 27. The Jayhawks got nine points from freshman Danielle McCray, six points from freshman Porscha Weddington, and junior Taylor McIntosh and freshman Sade Morris each chipped in with four.
Kansas will return to the road to face No. 25 Nebraska on Saturday, Jan. 24. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. and will not be televised. KU will look to avenge a 63-54 setback in its first meeting against the Huskers back on Jan. 13.
Freshman Kelly Kohn and her older sister, Lauren, are accomplishing a rare feat this season. The sisters lead their respective Division I teams in scoring. Kelly paces the Jayhawks with a 10.7 ppg average while her older sister Lauren also leads OhioUniversity in scoring. After spending two season at Syracuse, Lauren is a junior guard for the Bobcats. Below is a statistical comparison of the Kohn sisters:
PPG 10.7 15.6
RPG 3.3 4.3
APG 3.1 2.0
SPG 1.6 0.9
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