Kansas Travels to College Station to Face #18/20 Texas A&M
Feb. 1, 2007
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
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Date: Saturday, Feb. 3
Tip-Off: 6 p.m.
Location: College Station, Texas
Venue: Reed Arena
Series: Kansas leads 7-4
Series in College Station: Kansas leads 4-1
Last Meeting: Jan. 15, 2006: TAMU 78, KU 64
Current Win Streak: 3, Texas A&M
KU Coach: Bonnie Henrickson
Record: 193-106 overall and 35-44 at KU
vs. TAMU: 0-2
TAMU Coach: Gary Blair
Record: 472-210 overall and 64-47 at TAMU
vs. KU: 6-0
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Play-by-Play: Nate Bukaty
Color Analyst: Brian Hanni
The University of Kansas travels to College Station to face No. 18/20 Texas A&M Saturday, Feb. 3. Tip-off at Reed Arena is set for 6 p.m. The contest can be heard live on the Jayhawk Radio Network.
Shaquina Mosley is averaging 16.4 points, 7.4 rebounds and 5.0 assists in KU’s last five contests and 12.5 against Big 12 opponents … Mosley was a rebound shy of securing KU’s first triple-double against Texas Tech since the Lynette Woodard era … KU’s will be facing its fourth ranked team of the season, Kansas led #16 California at halftime and was tied with #25 Nebraska … Taylor McIntosh has scored 16 points (both career-highs) in each of KU’s last two games … In conference games only, KU’s 3-point defense (.240) is tops in the Big 12 … On the season, KU’s non-starters have out-scored its opponents 522-305 … KU’s freshmen class has scored 724 of the Jayhawks 1,248 points this season (58 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 … Kansas holds a 7-4 edge all-time over Texas A&M … The Jayhawks won the first six games between the two school.
NOTING TEXAS A&M
The Aggies enter Saturday’s contest on a three-game winning streak and ranked #18 in the AP poll and #20 in the USA Today/ESPN poll … A&M has appeared in the national polls for a school-record 13-straight weeks … TAMU’s last two victories have been by a combined three points … Junior Morenike Atunrase is the reigning Big 12 Player of the Week … Texas A&M leads the Big 12 in scoring defense (51.5), 3-point field goal percentage (.391), assists per/game (16.9) and steals per/game (11.95)… Atunrase averaged a team-leading 18.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 2.5 steals per game against the Huskers and Sooners last week … Sophomore guard Takia Starks leads the Aggies in scoring at 13.5 points per contest … Atunrase is averaging 12.9 points … Danielle Gant’s 2.25 steals per game rank second in the Big 12 …Guard A’Quonesia Franklin has the best assist-to-turnover ratio (2.11) in the Big 12 … The Aggies are 12-0 at Reed Arena this season and have a 14-game overall home winning streak … Head coach Gary Blair is in his fourth season at the helm of the Aggies after successful stints at Stephen F. Austin (1986-93) and Arkansas (1994-2003) … Blair is 6-0 in his career against the Jayhawks.
KU’S LAST OUTING
Despite an outstanding effort from senior Shaquina Mosley, who fell just one rebound shy of a triple double, the University of Kansas fell to Texas Tech, 66-65, Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
Mosley finished with 18 points, a career-high 11 assists and nine rebounds playing all but one minute for the Jayhawks. Junior Taylor McIntosh also had a strong game for KU, tying a career best with 15 points and adding five rebounds.
Texas Tech led by seven points with just over five minutes to play, but Kansas battled back, eventually using an 11-4 run capped by two Mosley free-throws to knot the game at 63-63 with 1:27 left on the clock.
After Texas Tech made two free-throws, McIntosh converted on a jumper, tying the contest for the seventh time with 39 seconds remaining. However, a LoVonda Henderson free-throw put Texas Tech up by one and Mosley’s attempt to win the game fell short, securing the victory for the Red Raiders.
Freshman Danielle McCray scored 15 for Kansas. KU turned 22 Tech turnovers into 25 points, including 12 on fast breaks. The Jayhawks also grabbed 12 offensive rebounds, converting them into 10 second-chance points.
Kansas returns to Allen Fieldhouse for its first of two meetings this season against Colorado. The Jayhawks and Buffaloes will tip-off at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6. CU won both meetings last year while KU took both contests in 2004-05.
SHAQ IS BACK
Senior Shaquina Mosley is living up to the potential that earned her the 2005 Junior College Player of the Year. After starting KU’s first four games of the season, Mosley was used as a spark off the bench in the Jayhawks next 12 contests. Since the Lancaster, Calif., native was placed back into the starting lineup on Jan. 17 against SacramentoState, Mosley has posted impressive numbers, including narrowly missing triple-doubles against SSU and Texas Tech. Below is a look at Mosley’s numbers since Jan. 17.
Opponent Pts Reb Assist Min
Sacramento State 10 11 7 29 – 3 assists shy of a triple-double
Iowa State 19 4 2 25
at KansasState 17 7 4 35
at Nebraska 18 6 1 33
Texas Tech 18 9 11 39 – 1 rebound shy of a triple-double
Avg. in last 5 games 16.4 7.4 5.0 34.4
Known through out her three-year career as a fierce rebounder for the Jayhawks, junior Taylor McIntosh has posted her best offensive performances in back-to-back games. Against Nebraska on Jan. 27 and Texas Tech on Jan. 31, McIntosh set new career highs in points with 16. In those two contests, the Wichita, Kan., native has shot 13-of-18 (.722) from the floor and 6-of-7 (.857) from the charity stripe in 33.5 minutes of action.