KU Hosts Oklahoma Tuesday to Wrap Up First Half of League Play
Jan. 30, 2012
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas women’s basketball will wrap up the first half of conference play when it welcomes Oklahoma for a 7 p.m. contest on Tuesday, Jan. 31. The two teams will jockey for position to stay in second in the Big 12 Conference standings, where they are tied with a 5-3 mark. Kansas (16-4) is looking to bounce back from a loss at No. 1 Baylor Saturday, while Oklahoma (13-6) picked up a road win at Missouri.
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Tuesday’s game will be televised on Metro Sports. Jayhawk Radio Network will broadcast the contest over the air waves and can also be heard online through Jayhawk All-Access at www.KUAthletics.com.
– KU is 2-2 versus Top 25 opponents in 2011-12 and has defeated multiple ranked foes for the first time since 2008-09.
– The Jayhawks are ranked No. 27 in the latest NCAA ratings percentage index (RPI) report and are one of five Big 12 schools in the top 30.
– KU is just one spot out of the ESPN/USA Today top 25 poll receiving 34 votes. In the AP poll, the Jayhawks are garnering 12 votes.
– Kansas is 12-2 in Allen Fieldhouse this season, including 2-2 in league games. In the Jayhawks’ last home game, KU upset No. 21 Texas Tech, 62-43.
– The Jayhawks have out-shot 17 of their 20 opponents this season but are coming off a season-low 29.5 field goal percentage at No. 1 Baylor Saturday night.
– KU has held 19 of its opponents to under 50 percent shooting from the field. Baylor was the only team to hit the 50-mark, recording a 50.0 field goal percentage.
– Junior Carolyn Davis scored 34 points versus Texas Tech on Jan. 25, the most points by a Big 12 player this season.
– Aishah Sutherland collected the most blocks by a Jayhawk in nine seasons with her six rejections against the Red Raiders. The forward is also responsible for pulling down the most rebounds in 30 years as she recorded 22 rebounds at OSU on Jan. 18.
– Sutherland cracked the top 10 in another KU career record list as she now holds the No. 10 spot with 789 boards in her collegiate career.
– Junior Angel Goodrich leads Kansas with 21 charges taken in 20 games this season.
About the Jayhawks
Kansas just played its third-straight top 25 foe Saturday when it fell at No. 1 Baylor to bring a 16-4 overall record and 5-3 Big 12 mark into Tuesday’s contest versus Oklahoma … Three Jayhawks average double figures including junior Carolyn Davis (18.2 ppg), senior Aishah Sutherland (12.9 ppg) and junior Angel Goodrich (12.3 ppg) … Davis is one of the top shooters in the nation with a Big 12-leading 62.8 field goal percentage … Sutherland paces KU with 9.3 rpg and Davis follows pulling down 5.7 rpg … Goodrich is dishing a nation-leading 7.8 apg and is second in the Big 12 with 3.3 spg … She is also KU’s top three-point threat with 22 treys in 2011-12 … Junior starter Monica Engelman is just outside the double-figure mark averaging 9.7 ppg … She is also the team’s top free throw shooter sinking 87.8 percent at the foul line … As a team, Kansas is second in the Big 12 scoring 72.6 ppg and shooting 47.9 percent from the field, which ranks as one of the top five marks in the country … The Jayhawks have not fared quite as well on the boards holding a +1.7 rebound margin and have been out-done on the boards in every Big 12 game.
Oklahoma defeated Missouri Saturday night and has won three of its last four conference games … The Sooners are 13-6 overall, including 5-3 in the Big 12 … Aaryn Ellenberg leads the Sooners averaging 16.9 ppg, which ranks fourth in the Big 12 right behind KU’s Carolyn Davis … Joanna McFarland paces OU on the boards with 8.1 rpg … She also leads the Big 12 with a 55.2 three-point field goal percentage but Morgan Hook owns a team-high 29 threes … Hook is scoring 10.9 ppg and has a team-high 77 assists along with Whitney Hand (12.2 ppg) … Oklahoma is tops in the conference with a 37.7 shooting percentage from beyond the three-point arc … Its 72.3 ppg is third right behind Kansas.
Oklahoma leads the all-time series 29-27 and has won the last 14 meetings. Kansas last defeated the Sooners on Feb. 20, 1999 in Lawrence. KU is 13-12 in games against OU played on the Jayhawks’ home court.
A Kansas Win Would…
Make Kansas 13-2 in home games this season, including 3-2 in Big 12 games … Cut KU’s deficit in the all-time series versus Oklahoma to 29-28 … Halt a 14-game winless streak against the Sooners … Make coach Bonnie Henrickson 1-8 versus OU, 134-112 at Kansas and 292-174 for her career … Give Kansas a 98-151 all-time record in Big 12 play … Make KU 731-510 all time.
A Kansas Loss Would…
Make Kansas 12-3 in home games this season, including 2-3 in Big 12 games … Give Oklahoma its 15th-straight win versus KU and make the all-time record 30-27 between the two schools … Make coach Bonnie Henrickson 0-9 versus OU, 133-113 at Kansas and 291-175 for her career … Give Kansas a 97-152 all-time record in Big 12 play … Make KU 730-511 all time.
Just two weeks have gone by since Kansas met defending national champion Texas A&M on the hardwood but the Jayhawks will meet the Aggies again this weekend when KU travels to College Station on Saturday, Feb. 4. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m.