Jayhawks Travel To Missouri In Search Of First Big 12 Road Win

Jan. 29, 2010


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The Kansas women’s basketball team will travel to Columbia, Mo., to face Border Showdown rival Missouri on Saturday, Jan. 30. Game time is scheduled for 5 p.m., in Mizzou Arena. The Jayhawks and Tigers are meeting for the second time this season, as KU claimed a 71-59 win over MU on Sunday, Jan. 17, in Lawrence. Kansas will be looking to pick up its first road win in Big 12 Conference play and attempt to pick up its first season-sweep of the Tigers since 2005.


-Kansas snapped a two-game losing streak with a 75-64 win over Colorado Wednesday evening in Allen Fieldhouse. Jayhawk senior guard-forward Danielle McCray led all scorers with 29 points in the win. McCray also recorded her fourth double-double of the season by tying her career-high with 16 rebounds in the game, eight of which came on the offensive glass. KU senior guard Sade Morris poured in 11 points and freshman forward Carolyn Davis registered her first-career double-double with 10 points and 10 boards.

-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 four games, is averaging 7.2 points and 5.0 boards per game during Big 12 action. She has scored in double figures in three of the last four games and pulled down a career-best 10 boards versus Colorado. Engelman is turning in 5.5 points and 1.8 caroms per contest in league play.

-Kansas senior guard-forward Danielle McCray ranks second in the Big 12 Conference and 20th in the NCAA in scoring with 19.8 points per game. McCray has scored in double figures in 17-of-19 games this season. She has eclipsed the 30-point mark on two occasions and has hit for 20 or more points in nine outings. McCray has 1,915 career points, which ranks fourth in KU history. She needs just 63 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 7.7 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 10th in league games only with 7.3 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 Tigers are led by senior forward Jessra Johnson who is averaging 12.9 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Senior guard Amanda Hanneman is also in double figures in scoring for MU as she turns in 10.5 points, while junior forward Shakara Jones tallies 9.9 points per outing. Junior guard RaeShara Brown collects 3.6 assists and 3.7 steals per game, while also pouring in 9.1 points per game. Sophomore forward Christine Flores leads Mizzou in blocks with 1.4 per game, and also scores 9.8 points a contest. MU is coached by Cindy Stein who owns a 184-167 record in her 12th season at the helm of the program. Stein’s overall coaching record is 249-190 in 18 seasons.


The all-time series between the Jayhawks and Tigers is 41-36 in KU’s favor. KU won this year’s previous meeting, 71-59, in Lawrence. The two teams have split the season series in each of the last four seasons, with Kansas’ last win in Columbia coming on Feb. 5, 2005. KU is 14-17 all-time versus MU in games played in Columbia.


Kansas enters Saturday’s game at Missouri with a 12-7 overall mark and a 2-4 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 71.0 points per game and 39.7 rebounds an outing. Senior guard-forward Danielle McCray is leading the way with 19.8 points and 7.3 boards a game. McCray is shooting 45.1 percent from the field, including 40.7 percent from beyond the arc. She also dishes 3.1 assists per game. Sophomore forward Aishah Sutherland is registering 11.0 points and a team-leading 7.7 caroms per contest. Sutherland also leads the Jayhawks in blocks (24). Junior center Krysten Boogaard is turning in 5.4 boards per game, while also contributing 9.9 tallies an outing. Senior guard Sade Morris adds 9.9 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 2.9 boards and 1.3 steals per game. Freshman forward Carolyn Davis has started the last four contests and is averaging 4.9 points and 2.9 boards per game on the season. Davis has upped her production to 10.3 points and 6.8 caroms per contest since being inserted in the starting line-up. KU freshman guard Monica Engelman adds 4.6 points and 2.0 caroms per contest in a relief role and has scored in double figures in two of the last three games. Kansas is led by sixth-year head coach Bonnie Henrickson who owns a 91-86 mark at the helm of the Jayhawk program. Henrickson is 249-148 in her 13th season in the business.