Jayhawks Host Texas Tech Lady Raiders Wednesday Night
Jan. 29, 2007
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
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Date: Wednesday, Jan. 31
Tip-Off: 7:05 p.m.
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Venue: Allen Fieldhouse
Series: TTU leads 9-3
Series in Lawrence: TTU leads 3-2
Last Meeting: Feb. 22, 2006: TTU 62, KU 50
Current Win Streak: 7, Texas Tech
KU Coach: Bonnie Henrickson
Record: 193-105 overall and 35-43 at KU
vs. TTU: 0-3
TTU Coach: Kristy Curry
Record: 192-59 overall and 13-8 at TTU
vs. KU: 0-0
Jayhawk Radio Network
Play-by-Play: Nate Bukaty
Color Analyst: Brian Hanni
CSTV (Tape Delay at 9 p.m.)
Play-by-Play: Jonathon Coachman
Color Analyst: Debbie Antonelli
Kansas returns from a two-game road swing to face Texas Tech at 7 p.m. Wednesday’s game will be aired nationally on CSTV at 9 p.m.
–Hero’s Night: All members of the armed forces and veterans, law enforcement, fire and emergency personnel, and teachers with a valid ID can purchase a single game ticket for $3.
-All fans will receive Mardi Gras Beads courtesy of ING.
-One fan will have a chance to win $25,000 during a halftime contest.
Senior Shaquina Mosley is averaging 16 points and 7 rebounds in KU’s last four contests and 11.7 against Big 12 opponents … Mosley tallied 15 first half points against Nebraska, tying Kelly Kohn for the most in a single half by a Jayhawk this season; Kohn tallied 15 points against NU in the teams’ first meeting … Taylor McIntosh scored a career-high 16 points against the Cornhuskers, her previous career-best was 14 points against Texas Tech last season … McIntosh also pulled down nine rebounds in her last outing against the Lady Raiders … KU’s game against #25 Nebraska was its third against a ranked opponent this season, in two of those games Kansas has either been ahead (California) or tied (Nebraska) at the half … On the season, KU’s non-starters have out-scored its opponents 498-285 … KU’s freshmen class has scored 693 of the Jayhawks 1,183 points this season (59 percent) … Kansas has four players (Kohn, McCray, Jacobs and Morris) in the Top 15 in scoring among Big 12 freshmen … McCray’s 89 percent from the free throw line leads Big 12 freshmen with 10+ attempts … McIntosh’s 60 percent shooting in Big 12 games is third best in the conference.
NOTING TEXAS TECH
The Lady Raiders enter tonight’s contest 13-8 overall and 4-3 in the Big 12 … Texas Tech’s three conference losses have been by a combined 14 points including an 86-81 overtime loss to then No. 6 Oklahoma … TTU is coached by Kristy Curry who is in her first season in Lubbock after spending seven successful years at the helm of the Purdue Boilermakers … Curry led Purdue past the second round of the NCAA Tournament every year including a runner-up finish in 2001 … Senior Alesha Robertson leads the Lady Raiders in scoring at 13.3 ppg … Jordan Murphree (9.5), Erin Myrick (9.3) and Chesley Dabbs (9.0) surround Robertson with a balanced scoring attack … The Lady Raiders are 2-6 on the road compared to 9-1 at home … Myrick’s 42 blocked shots on the year rank third in the Big 12 … Texas Tech received four votes in this week’s USA Today/ESPN poll.
KU’S LAST OUTING
Nebraska opened the second half with a 15-4 run to break a 39-39 halftime tie to defeat Kansas, 78-58, Saturday night in Lincoln, Neb.
For the third straight game, Shaquina Mosley led the Jayhawks in scoring with 18 points. Taylor McIntosh tallied a career-high 16 points on 7-of-8 shooting.
After shooing 54 percent in the first half, KU was held to just 30 percent during the second stanza. Nebraska out-rebound KU 23-11 in the second half and 38-24 for the game.
Kansas scored five points in the final 37 seconds of the first half. After Sade Morris knocked down a 3-pointer, Mosley hit a jump shot as time expired to knot the game at 39-all.
Kansas will travel to College Station to face No. 18 Texas A&M Saturday, Feb. 3. The Jayhawks and Aggies will tip-off at 6 p.m. The matchup will be KU’s fourth against a ranked opponent this season.