Kansas Welcomes No. 21/23 Texas Tech Wednesday
Jan. 24, 2012
- Coach Henrickson
- M. Engelman
LAWRENCE, Kan. – In its second of three-straight games versus a Top 25 foe, Kansas (15-3, 4-2 Big 12) will host No. 21/23 Texas Tech (14-4, 2-4 Big 12) on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. The Jayhawks will look to bounce back from a 76-65 loss to No. 13 Texas A&M Saturday, which spoiled a three-game win streak, while TTU has lost its last four contests.
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Wednesday’s game will be televised on Knology. The game can also be heard on the Jayhawk Radio Network or online through Jayhawk All-Access at www.KUAthletics.com.
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– KU is 1-1 versus ranked opponents in 2011-12.
– The Jayhawks are ranked No. 27 in the latest NCAA ratings percentage index (RPI) report. Kansas is one of five Big 12 schools in the top 30.
– KU is one spot out of the ESPN/USA Today top 25 poll with 34 votes. In the AP poll, the Jayhawks are garnering 12 votes.
– No. 21/23 Texas Tech is the second of three-straight ranked opponents Kansas will face.
– Kansas is 11-2 in home games this season.
– KU recorded a 50.0 field goal percentage versus Texas A&M while the Aggies shot 48.4 percent. The Jayhawks have out-shot 16 of their 18 opponents this season.
– The Jayhawks have held all 18 opponents to under 50 percent shooting from the field.
– Senior Aishah Sutherland became the 24th Jayhawk in program history and second this season to amass 1,000 career points Saturday.
– Sutherland pulled down 22 rebounds at OSU on Jan. 18 to become the first Jayhawk to reach the 20-rebound mark in 30 years. She also added 15 points for her fifth double-double of the year.
– Sutherland and junior Carolyn Davis both became the 14th and 15th KU women’s basketball players to collect at least 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in their Jayhawk career.
– Junior Angel Goodrich leads Kansas with 19 charges taken in 18 games this season.
About the Jayhawks
– Kansas lost to No. 13/14 Texas A&M Saturday, 76-65, to break a three-game win streak as it fell to 15-3 overall, including 4-2 in Big 12 play.
– Four Jayhawks average double-digits: Carolyn Davis (17.6), Aishah Sutherland (13.3), Angel Goodrich (12.7) and Monica Engelman (10.3).
– Goodrich scored a career-high 28 points versus TAMU. It was also the most points tallied by a Jayhawk this season.
– Goodrich is averaging a nation-leading 7.7 apg and is 11th with 3.5 spg.
– Davis leads the country shooting 62.2 percent from the field.
– Sutherland ranks third in the league pulling down 9.4 rpg and had 22 boards at Oklahoma State last week on Jan. 18.
– As a team, Kansas is third nationally with a 48.9 field goal percentage while its 74.7 ppg ranks 22nd and second in the Big 12 behind No. 1/1 Baylor.
Scouting Texas Tech
– Texas Tech has lost its last four games after opening the season with 14-straight wins. In their last contest, the Red Raiders fell on the road at Iowa State, 66-49, to drop to 14-4 overall (2-4 Big 12).
– Kierra Mallard is averaging a team-high 13.1 ppg and 8.8 rpg.
– Casey Morris is next scoring 9.7 ppg and has a team-high 29 threes. She has also gone 30-for-35 (85.7 percent) from the free throw line.
– Monique Smalls leads the nation with a 3.8 assist/turnover ration and ranks in the top 10 of the Big 12 with 3.2 spg (4th) and 4.6 apg (7th).
– Defensively, TTU is 12th in the nation averaging 12.7 spg and its +8.4 rebound margin is 13th.
Texas Tech has won the last 12 meetings with the Jayhawks and leads the all-time series 14-3. KU last defeated the Red Raiders 55-45 on Jan. 23, 1999 in Lawrence.
Tops in the Nation
Kansas duo Angel Goodrich and Carolyn Davis are atop a few national statistics list. Goodrich leads the country with her 7.7 assists per game, while Davis is tops with a 62.2 field goal percentage. As a team, Kansas ranks third shooting 48.9 percent from the field.
The Jayhawks will face their third-straight ranked opponent when they travel to No. 1/1 Baylor on Saturday, Jan. 28 for a 7 p.m. contest.