Women's Basketball Hosts Colorado For Dollar Day Wednesday

Jan. 26, 2010


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The Kansas women’s basketball team will play host to Colorado in Allen Fieldhouse on Wednesday, Jan. 27. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m., with a live broadcast on Metro Sports. KU enters Wednesday’s game looking to snap a two-game losing streak, while Colorado is looking to pick up its second-straight road win after winning at Kansas State last week. The game is being promoted as “Dollar Day” with tickets, hot dogs, chips, candy and popcorn all available for $1.

-Kansas dropped a game at No. 13 Oklahoma in its last outing. Four KU players were in double figures in the loss, led by senior guard Sade Morris with 17 points in a return to her hometown of Norman, Okla. Morris made 5-of-8 shots from the field and also connected on all seven of her free throw attempts. Freshman forward Carolyn Davis (14), sophomore forward Aishah Sutherland (13) and freshman guard Monica Engelman (12) were also in double figures for the Jayhawks.

-KU freshmen Carolyn Davis and Monica Engelman are earning more time on the court, and with increased minutes comes increased production. Davis, who has started the last three games, is averaging 6.6 points and 4.0 boards per game during Big 12 action. She has scored in double figures in two of the last three games and pulled down a career-best nine boards at Iowa State. Engelman is turning in 5.2 points and 2.0 caroms per contest in league play and has been in double figures in each of the last two outings.

-Kansas senior guard-forward Danielle McCray ranks second in the Big 12 Conference and 20th in the NCAA in scoring with 19.3 points per game. McCray has scored in double figures in 16-of-18 games this season. She has eclipsed the 30-point mark on two occasions and has hit for 20 or more points in eight outings. McCray has 1,886 career points, which ranks fourth in KU history. She needs just 92 points to move into a tie for third place with Angela Aycock (1,978 points).

-Kansas sophomore forward Aishah Sutherland leads the Jayhawks in rebounds with 7.8 caroms per contest and set a new career-high with 14 boards in KU’s game versus Oklahoma State (1-12-10). Sutherland ranks seventh in the Big 12 Conference in rebounding in all games and is tied for seventh in league games only with 7.4 caroms per contest. She has posted 10 or more rebounds in six contests this season.

-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).

The Buffaloes enter Wednesday’s game with a 12-6 overall mark, including a 2-3 ledger in Big 12 play. CU is led on the season by junior All-Big 12 forward Brittany Spears with 17.9 points per game, to go along with a team-best 8.8 rebounds per game. Spears also leds the Buffs with 2.6 steals per game. Freshman guard Chucky Jeffery is tops on the team with 3.3 assists a game, while also turning in 9.9 points and 5.1 boards an outing. Senior guard Bianca Smith is averaging 13.7 points per game and leads Colorado with 54 three-point baskets. CU is coached by Kathy McConnell-Miller who owns a 64-77 record in her fifth season at the helm of the program. McConnell-Miller’s overall coaching record is 155-165 in her 11th season.

The all-time series between the Jayhawks and Buffaloes is 33-30 in CU’s favor. Kansas defeated Colorado, 65-54, in Lawrence last season, before falling, 69-62, in Boulder later in the year. The two teams have split the season series in each of the last three seasons, however, Kansas owns a 16-12 advantage in games played in Lawrence.

Kansas enters Wednesday’s game versus Colorado with an 11-7 overal mark and a 1-4 record in Big 12 play. The Jayhawks spent the first nine weeks of the 2009-10 season ranked in the Associated Press poll, including the preseason poll. KU is averaging 70.8 points per game 39.2 rebounds an outing. Senior guard-forward Danielle McCray is leading the way with 19.3 points and 6.8 boards a game. McCray is shooting 45.2 percent from the field, including 41.2 percent from beyond the arc. She also dishes 3.0 assists per game. Sophomore forward Aishah Sutherland is registering 11.1 points and a team-leading 7.8 caroms per contest. Sutherland also leads the Jayhawks in blocks (23). Junior center Krysten Boogaard is turning in 5.7 boards per game, while also contributing 10.3 tallies an outing. Senior guard Sade Morris adds 9.8 points per game and became the 21st player in Kansas history to score 1,000 career points versus Michigan (11-22-09). Morris also turns in 3.1 boards and 1.3 steals per game. Freshman forward Carolyn Davis has started the last three contests and is averaging 4.6 points and 2.4 boards per game on the season. Davis has upped her production to 10.3 points and 5.7 caroms per contest since being inserted in the starting line-up. KU freshman guard Monica Engelman adds 4.5 points and 2.1 caroms per contest in a relief role and has scored in double figures in each of the last two games. Kansas is led by sixth-year head coach Bonnie Henrickson who owns an 90-86 mark at the helm of the Jayhawk program. Henrickson is 248-148 in her 13th season in the business.