Despite Inclement Weather Kansas-Colorado Women's Basketball Game Will Be Played As Scheduled
Jan. 31, 2011
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LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Kansas will host Colorado for the final time in Allen Fieldhouse as Big 12 brethren when the Buffaloes trek to Lawrence on Wednesday, Feb. 2. KU and CU will be meeting for the 67th time in program history with the all-time series tied at 33 games each. Kansas defeated Colorado, 68-58, in Boulder on Jan. 12, in the two teams’ first meeting this season. The Jayhawks swept the season series last season and have won four-straight over the Buffaloes in Lawrence. Game time is slated for 7 p.m.
-Kansas is 10-3 on the season in home games, but has yet to capture a win in Allen Fieldhouse in Big 12 play.
-KU is one of the younger teams in the country as it sends out a starting lineup with three sophomores, a junior and a senior. However, three of the four freshmen on the squad have found themsleves in the starting lineup for at least three games during the season. With only three upperclassmen on their roster, the Jayhawks are getting 81.0 percent of their scoring from players in either their first or second year in college. Led by the sophomore duo of Carolyn Davis (17.5) and Monica Engelman (12.3), the Baby Jays are scoring 58.3 of the team’s 72.0 points per game.
-Davis is shooting 64.4 percent from the field as she has knocked down 125-of-194 shots this season. She leads the Big 12 and ranks second in the NCAA in field goal percentage.
-Davis is averaging a team-best 17.5 points per game on the season overall, and is also pulling down 7.6 caroms per contest. She has recorded five double-doubles on the season, including two in Big 12 games. Davis ranks sixth in the Big 12 and 49th in the NCAA in scoring.
-KU ranks 11th nationally (third in Big 12) in field goal percentage at 46.0 percent. The Jayhawks are led by Davis, who has made 125-of-194 shots from the field, good for a league-leading 64.4 percent. In all, five KU players are shooting better than 45.0 percent on the season.
-Jayhawk junior forward Aishah Sutherland is third in the Big 12 in rebounding as she is pulling down 8.4 caroms per contest. Sutherland has recorded double-figure rebounds in eight games.
-Kansas leads the series with CU 17-12 in Lawrence, and has won four-straight games versus CU in Allen Fieldhouse dating back to 2006.
-KU has knocked down 321-of-484 shots from the foul line. The Jayhawks’ opponents have only made 327 trips to the foul line compared to KU’s 484 attempts. Kansas is averaging 23.0 free throw attempts per game, compared to 15.6 attempts per game for its opponents. On the season, Kansas owns a 101 point advantage over its foes from the foul line.
-The Jayhawk defense has been especially stringent around the arc as KU is holding its opponents to just 28.2 percent from three-point range.
-Kansas has dished 321 assists through 21 games, good for an average of 15.3 dimes per outing. The Jayhawks rank fourth in the Big 12 and 41st nationally in assists per game. Freshman guard Keena Mays leads the way with 94 helpers on the year. Mays ranks seventh in the Big 12 and 77th nationally. Sophomore guard Angel Goodrich has 59 assists in 14 games, while Engelman has recorded 64 dimes on the season.
A LOOK AT COLORADO
At 11-9 overall, Colorado enters the game at KU with a 2-5 ledger in Big 12 Conference games. The Buffaloes are 0-5 on the road on the season, including three road losses in league action. Two Buffs are averaging double-figures led by All-Big 12 performer Brittany Spears with 17.7 tallies per game. Spears also ranks second on the team with 8.3 boards. She has made 45-of-131 shots from beyond the arc, good for 34.4 percent. Sophomore guard Chucky Jeffery is turning in 14.6 points per game, while also pulling down an impressive 8.6 boards per game from her guard position. Jeffery ranks third in the league in rebounding. She also leads CU in assists (80) and steals (56). CU is coached by Linda Lappe, who owns a 11-9 ledger in her first season with the Buffs. Lappe’s overall mark is 61-45 in her fourth season in the business.
A LOOK AT KANSAS
Kansas is 14-7 overall and 1-6 in the Big 12 after dropping five-straight games in conference play. Kansas is 10-3 at home on the season. The Jayhawks are led by sophomore forward Carolyn Davis’ 17.5 points per game. Davis has posted eight 20-point games on the season, highlighted by a 29-point effort at Wisconsin. Davis is also grabbing 7.6 boards per game. Sophomore guard Monica Engelman is averaging 12.3 points per game, while also pulling down 4.5 rebounds per game. Junior forward Aishah Sutherland is next with 10.0 points per contest. Sutherland is close to averaging a double-double as she is also pulling down 8.4 caroms per contest, which ranks third in the Big 12. Davis tops KU in blocks with 1.4 per game, while Sutherland blocks 1.1 per game. KU is shooting 46.0 percent from the field, which ranks third in the Big 12, while holding its opponents to 37.5 percent from the field. Davis leads the team in field goal percentage as she is knocking down 64.4 percent of her shots, which tops the Big 12. Senior center Krysten Boogaard is right behind her at 57.1 percent and three other Jayhawks are also shooting 45.0 percent or better. Kansas is out-rebounding its opponents by 4.0 boards per game, led by Sutherland’s 8.4 per game. Freshman guard Keena Mays is turning in 8.7 points and a team-best 4.5 assists per game. Mays leads Kansas by shooting 43.1 percent from beyond the arc. Sophomore guard Angel Goodrich leads KU with 1.6 steals per game, while also averaging 4.2 assists and 6.7 points per outing.
A KANSAS WIN WOULD…
Improve the Jayhawks to 15-7, giving KU its best season-opening record since the 1997-98 season, when KU opened the year with a 15-7 mark … Produce KU’s fourth-straight win over Colorado and its fifth-straight win over the Buffs in Lawrence … Improve the Jayhawks to 11-3 in home games … Make the Jayhawks 34-33 all-time versus CU … Make the Jayhawks 288-286 all-time versus schools from the Big 12, including a 88-145 mark since the league formed … Improve Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson to 9-5 against CU … Give Henrickson a 111-102 mark at Kansas, a 34-80 ledger against Big 12 foes and a 269-164 overall record … Make Kansas 708-500 all time.
A KANSAS LOSS WOULD…
Drop KU to 10-4 in home games … Move the series to 34-33 in CU’s favor … Give KU head coach Bonnie Henrickson an 8-6 record against CU … Move the Jayhawks to 287-287 all-time versus schools from the Big 12, including a 87-146 record since the league formed … Drop Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson’s record at KU to 110-103, 33-81 versus Big 12 schools and her overall mark to 268-165 … Make Kansas 707-501 all time … Be less good than a Jayhawks’ win.
KU-CU SERIES HISTORY
The all-time series between the Jayhawks and Buffaloes is tied at 33 games apiece. In addition to KU’s win over CU on Jan. 12, Kansas swept Colorado last season. The Jayhawks have won four-straight games over the Buffs in Lawrence. Prior to last year, the two teams had split the season series in the three previous seasons. Kansas owns an 17-12 advantage in games played in Lawrence.