Kansas To Host Iowa State Saturday

Feb. 3, 2006

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Game #20 – Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006 – 1:05 p.m. – Allen Fieldhouse (16,300) Live video streaming, Gametracker and post-game results will be available on Kansas Athletics’ official website, kuathletics.com. Radio
Jayhawk Radio Network. Nate Bukaty (play-by-play), Brian Hanni (color). Television
Sunflower Broadband Channel 6. Kevin Romary (play-by-play), Steven Davis (color). Records
Kansas is 13-6 overall, 2-6 in the Big 12 and has lost its last three. Iowa State is 12-7 overall, 3-5 in Big 12 play and has lost its last three. Rankings
Neither Kansas nor Iowa State is currently ranked in the USA Today/WBCA/ESPN Coaches or Associated Press Top-25 polls. Coaches
Bonnie Henrickson is 25-22 in her second year at Kansas and 183-84 in her ninth season overall. The Cyclones are coached by Bill Fennelly who is 227-104 in his 11th year at Iowa State and 393-157 in his 18th year as a head coach overall. Series History
Kansas leads the all-time series 38-20, although Iowa State has won the last four meetings. In Lawrence, KU leads 20-6. Jayhawk Storylines
– Kansas is coming off a 77-71 loss to Colorado on Wednesday. Senior Kaylee Brown scored a career-high 24 points including 19 in the second half.
– Senior Crystal Kemp has scored in double-figures in her last 20 games, dating back to the final game of last season.
– The game features the Big 12’s top 3-point shooting team percentage-wise (KU, 38.3 percent) against the top 3-point shooting team in terms of total 3-pointers made (ISU, 151 made).
– With 27 games on the regular season schedule, Kansas’ next win would give the Jayhawks 14 victories and secure a winning record in the regular season for the first time since 1999-2000. The Matchup
The Jayhawks will try to get back in the winning column when the University of Kansas (13-6, 2-6 Big 12) hosts Iowa State University (12-7, 3-5 Big 12) Saturday, Feb. 4 in Allen Fieldhouse. Game time is 1:05 p.m. on Sunflower Broadband channel 6.
Kansas leads the all-time series over Iowa State 38-20 including a 20-6 mark in games played in Lawrence. The Cyclones have won the last four meetings, and eight of the last nine.
ISU enters the game looking to snap a three-game losing skid after dropping contests against Baylor, Kansas State and at Nebraska.
The Cyclones are led by junior guard Lyndsey Medders with 17.6 points and 8.4 assists per game. Senior center Brittany Wilkins is second in scoring with an average of 14.2 points to go with a team-best 9.2 rebounds per contest. Iowa State scores 68.4 points per game with an average of over 25 points coming from beyond the arc. Freshman guard Heather Ezell has made 49 treys so far in her rookie season, while junior guard Megan Ronhovde and Medders have canned 42 and 38, respectively. Last game against Nebraska, Ronhovde hit five 3-pointers on her way to a game-high 19 points.
Kansas is coming off a 77-71 loss to Colorado on Wednesday in Allen Fieldhouse. Senior Kaylee Brown had a career day with 24 points, including 19 in the second half. Senior Crystal Kemp posted her 20th-straight double-figure game with 15 points to go with eight boards. Brown, Kemp and senior Erica Hallman each played a full 40 minutes in the contest.
Kemp leads the Jayhawks for the season with 19.1 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. Hallman and Brown each check in with over 13 points per game.
The meeting is the first between the two clubs this season.
Iowa State is coached by Bill Fennelly, who is 227-104 in his 11th year with the Cyclones and 393-157 in his 18th year as a head coach overall. Game Promotions
Promotions for the game include National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Delta Dental Game Pennant giveaway, Take a Kid to a Game (1 paid adult ticket = 1 free youth ticket) and a $25,000 Sponsored Contest More From The Last Game
Kansas (13-6, 2-6 Big 12) fell to Colorado (7-14, 2-7 Big 12), 77-71, Wednesday, Feb. 1 at Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks closed to within three points with under a minute to play but were unable to secure the victory.
Senior guard Kaylee Brown finished with a game-high and new career-high 24 points, including 19 in the second half. The Arcadia, Okla., native also set new career highs in field goals (eight) and free throws (five). She played all 40 minutes and also finished with four rebounds and two assists.
Senior forward Crystal Kemp added 15 points and eight rebounds for KU while playing all 40 minutes. She continued her ascent up Kansas’ career lists, as her eight boards moved her into a tie for 10th place all-time in rebounds with 733 career rebounds.
Senior guard Erica Hallman also played the entire 40 minutes and chipped in 14 points, three assists and three rebounds. Sophomore forward Taylor McIntosh rounded out the double-figure scorers for the Jayhawks, finishing with 10 points. Freshman guard Ivana Catic added a game-high nine assists.
The Jayhawks trailed 40-28 at halftime despite 11 points and four rebounds from Kemp. KU forced 20 Buffalo turnovers — 12 in the second half — and converted them into 19 points. The Jayhawks also outscored the Buffaloes in the paint, 30-22. Head Coach Bonnie Henrickson
Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson, one the top young coaches in the nation, is in her second season at the helm of the Jayhawks. In her first year on the Kansas sidelines, Henrickson led KU to its best record in five seasons and highest Big 12 finish in six campaigns. Following the season, Henrickson was honored with the Carol Eckman Award — given by the WBCA to a coach who exemplifies spirit, integrity, and character through sportsmanship, commitment to the student-athlete, honesty, ethical behavior, courage and dedication to purpose. Henrickson came to KU after seven successful seasons at Virginia Tech where she compiled a record of 158-62 (.718). Her teams averaged 23 wins per season and advanced to postseason play all seven years including five NCAA appearances. Overall, the Willmar, Minn., native has been a part of postseason play in 11 of the last 12 seasons. She is 25-22 (.532) at KU and 183-84 (.685) in her career. Jayhawk Starters
Kansas has used four different starting lineups in 19 games with sophomore forward Taylor McIntosh, senior forward Crystal Kemp and senior guard Kaylee Brown starting every game. Freshman Ivana Catic (18 starts), senior Erica Hallman (16), junior Shaquina Mosley (3) and junior Sharita Smith (1) have all received starting nods at a guard spot. Hallman has started the last 16 games. Catic has started every game except for the Baylor contest, when Mosley got the nod. Today’s Opponent – Iowa State
Iowa State (12-7, 3-5 Big 12) comes to Lawrence on Saturday, Feb. 4 on a three-game losing streak. Included in that skid are losses to Baylor, Kansas State and at Nebraska. The game is the second-straight road game for ISU and the first meeting between Kansas and Iowa State this season.
Iowa State’s 54-42 defeat at Nebraska on Wednesday came without the services of top scorer Lyndsey Medders, who averages 17.6 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. Medders was sidelined with a foot injury.
In her absence, forward Megan Ronhovde stepped up to score a season-high 19 points. Freshman guard Heather Ezell added 10 points and seven assists. Freshman Amanda Nisleit replaced Medders in the starting lineup, and did not score in her first career start.
ISU was outshot 40.4 to 34.1 percent from the floor and outrebounded 33-29. Twenty-one Cyclone turnovers resulted in 21 Nebraska points.
For the season, Iowa State averages 68.4 points per game on 41.1 percent shooting and 41.1 rebounds per contest. In league games, the scoring average drops to 65.4, although the Cyclones are posting 78.7 ppg in league victories.
Iowa State is first in the Big 12 in field goal percentage defense, holding opponents to 35.9 percent shooting. The Cyclones also rank first in 3-point field goals made (7.95 per game) and defensive rebounding (29.4).
The Cyclones are coached by Bill Fennelly who is 227-104 in his 11th season at Iowa State and 393-157 in his 18th year as a head coach overall. Kansas/Iowa State Notes
Kansas and Iowa State are meeting for the 59th time in history dating back to 1978. Since the inception of the Big 12 Conference, Iowa State leads 13-8. Kansas sophomore Jamie Boyd is a native of Underwood, Iowa and was named Miss Iowa Basketball in 2004. KU coach Bonnie Henrickson faced Iowa State once while at Virginia Tech. Henrickson’s Hokies defeated ISU 67-57 on Nov. 28, 2003 at the Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands. Henrickson was an assistant coach at Iowa in 1996-97 when the Hawkeyes defeated ISU 64-53 on Dec. 1, 1996. KU assistant coach Karen Lange played at the University of Iowa from 1992-96, although she never played against ISU.
A Kansas Win Would
Make the Jayhawks 14-6 overall and 3-6 in Big 12 play … Give Kansas is first win against a Big 12 North opponent this season … Snap a streak of four losses to the Cyclones … Improve KU’s record against ISU to 39-20 including a 21-6 mark in games played in Lawrence … Snap a three-game losing streak … Make the Jayhawks 14-2 at home this season … Improve head coach Bonnie Henrickson’s record to 26-22 at Kansas and 184-84 in her career … Make the Jayhawks 623-420 all-time. A Kansas Loss Would
Make the Jayhawks 13-7 overall and 2-7 in Big 12 play … Give KU its seventh loss in the last eight games … Make KU 38-21 all-time against Iowa State, including a 20-7 mark in Lawrence … Give Iowa State its fifth-straight win against the Jayhawks … Make the Jayhawks 13-3 at home this season … Make head coach Bonnie Henrickson’s record 25-23 at Kansas and 183-85 in her career … Make the Jayhawks 622-421 all-time. Most Wins Since 1999-2000
When Kansas defeated Oklahoma State on Jan. 22, it recorded its lucky 13th win of the season. The total is the most victories in a season for the Jayhawks since the 1999-2000 season when KU went 20-10 overall, 11-5 in the Big 12 and played in the NCAA Tournament. That team, led by senior Lynn Pride, was the most recent KU team to post a winning record. First Win Over A Top-25 Team Since 2001
Kansas knocked off No. 23/24 Texas on Jan. 3 by a score of 70-61. The win ended a 36-game drought against Top-25 competition since a 69-61 win over No. 6 Iowa State on Feb. 17, 2001. Additionally, the victory ended a six-game losing skid to the Longhorns. Reaching 70
Kansas has scored 70 or more points in 12 games and averages 70.3 per outing. Last year, the Jayhawks reached 70 points only four times all season. The last time KU averaged 70 or more points for an entire season was 1999-2000 when the team averaged 70.4. KU’s high scoring game this year came when the squad scored 100 points against New Orleans on Dec. 3. It marked the first time since Dec. 21, 2000 — when KU outscored Mississippi Valley State 116-34 — that Kansas reached 100 points. KU also reached 90 points against Wisconsin — marking the first time in six seasons Kansas scored 90 twice in one season. KU has scored less than 70 points in six of the last seven games. Taking Care Of The Ball
The Jayhawks have passed out 320 assists and made 513 field goals, or an assist for every 1.60 field goals made. KU’s 16.84 assists per game ranks second in the Big 12 behind Kansas State (16.90). Additionally, KU only turns the ball over 14.3 times per game for a Big 12 leading assist/turnover ratio of 1.18. Iowa State is second at 1.16. KU has finished a season with a positive assist/turnover ratio only once, in 1986-87, when the team sported a ratio of 1.18. Attendance Boost
The Jayhawks have enjoyed increased home attendance by an average of over 600 fans per game. The crowd of 4,025 against La Salle ranked as the third-most in school history for a non-conference game, while the Pepperdine attendance of 3,622 ranked fourth. The 5,634 fans for the Big 12 opener against Texas was the most in the Bonnie Henrickson era. Hallman Reaches 1,000
Senior Erica Hallman cemented her name in the Kansas record books when she hit a jumper from the right elbow with 19:07 in the first half at Baylor for her 1,000th career point. The Covington, Ky., native is the 19th player in KU history to reach the scoring plateau. Currently at 1,017 points, she is seven points away from catching Tracy Claxton for 18th place on the all-time scoring list. Kemp Among KU’s All-Time Elite
Crystal Kemp became the 18th player in KU history to reach 1,000 career points when she hit a jumper from the right wing with 18:13 on the clock in first half against Texas Tech as a junior last season. Against Birmingham-Southern this year, the Topeka, Kan., native collected her 600th career rebound. Twelve games later against Oklahoma State, she surpassed 700 career boards. At Kansas State, she scored her 1,400th point, making her the seventh Jayhawk in history to reach both 1,400 points and 700 rebounds. She continues to move up both career lists as she ranks among the top players to ever don the Crimson & Blue.
This & That
– KU trailed by as many as 18 points against Wisconsin. The 14-point halftime comeback for the victory tied for the third-biggest halftime comeback in program history.
– Kaylee Brown ranks third on the KU career free throw percentage at 78.5 percent (72-92).
– KU players have recorded 20+ point scoring games 14 times as Crystal Kemp has 10, Erica Hallman has two and Kaylee Brown has two. Kemp has nine 20+ games in the last 12 outings.
– Kemp ranks in the all-time KU top-10 in points (9th-1,443), rebounds (T10th-733), field goals made (8th-575), field goals attempted (10th-1,129), field goal percentage (10th-50.9), free throw percentage (9th-72.8) and minutes (10th-3,198).
– Kemp is one blocked shot away from entering the KU top-10. She is sitting on 84 career blocks, and her next swat will tie her with Lynn Page and Tracy Claxton for ninth place.
– Hallman ranks second on the all-time KU 3-pointers list with 162 made.
– Brown has made 285 career 3-pointers to rank sixth on the KU all-time list. Fifth place is occupied by Suzi Raymant who hit 328 between 1996-2000.
– Hallman ranks third on the all-time assist list with 410 dimes.
– Freshman Ivana Catic’s 116 assists this season rank in a tie for 10th on the KU single season list.
– KU’s 50-point loss at Baylor was the largest margin of defeat in school history.
– Kansas wore red uniforms for the first time at Kansas State on Jan. 25. No Place Like Home
Kansas plays an unprecedented 21 games in Allen Fieldhouse this season including two exhibition contests, all 11 non-conference matchups and eight Big 12 games. The game against Nebraska on Jan. 7 was the first road game for the Jayhawks this season. KU was originally scheduled to play in the UNO Lady Privateer Tournament in New Orleans on Dec. 2-3, but those games were moved to Lawrence as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Serbian Sensations
Kansas welcomes the addition of two international players in 2005-06 with the addition of freshmen Ivana Catic and Marija Zinic — both natives of Serbia & Montenegro. The duo has extensive experience playing together on various teams in their home country. The pair bring Kansas’ all-time list of international players to eight. Other international players to suit up for KU include Bente Dahl (Oslo, Norway – 1985), Sandra de Bruin (Beetgum, Holland – 1990), Suzi Raymant (Melbourne, Australia – 1996-2000), Fernanda Bosi (Americana, Brazil – 2000-01), Leila Mengüç (Stockholm, Sweden – 2000-04) and Valerie Migicovsky (North Bay, Ontario – 2001-03). Kansas Inks Seven For `06-’07
Kansas signed seven recruits to National Letters of Intent during the early signing period. Below is a quick look at those seven commitments for next season.
Player (position, height, hometown – high school)
Lindsay Ballweg (guard, 5-10, Overland Park, Kan. – St. Thomas Aquinas HS)
Rebecca Feickert (forward/center, 6-2, Goodrich, N.D. – Sheridan County HS)
LaChelda Jacobs (guard, 5-10, Mansfield, Texas – Mansfield Summit HS)
Kelly Kohn (guard, 5-9, Adrian, Mich. – Adrian HS)
Danielle McCray (forward, 6-0, Olathe, Kan. – Olathe East HS)
Sade Morris (forward, 6-0, Norman, Okla. – Norman HS)
Porscha Weddington (forward, 6-1, Temple, Texas – Temple HS)
Big 12 Preseason Coaches’ Poll
In the only official poll conducted this season, Baylor was picked by the Big 12 Conference coaches to win the Big 12 Championship again in 2005-06. The Lady Bears received six first place votes, while Texas received two first place nods and Texas Tech got four votes for first place. The coaches believe Kansas will be better this season as the Jayhawks were selected to finish sixth (after finishing eighth last season). The only Big 12 North team picked higher than KU was Nebraska, who was picked fifth. Kemp Wins Big 12 Player of the Week, Twice
Senior Crystal Kemp has been honored twice this season as the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week by a media voting panel for games played Dec. 5-11, and Dec. 19-Jan. 2. Kemp’s first honor came after averaging 22 points and 7.5 rebounds in wins over UMKC and Wisconsin. She then was named Co-POW along with Oklahoma’s Courtney Paris for games played over the holiday period. In wins over Creighton, Pepperdine and La Salle, the Topeka, Kan., native posted 22.7 points and 8.7 rebounds while leading Kansas to a perfect 11-0 record in non-conference play for the first time in program history. Kemp joined Lynn Pride (1999), Suzi Raymant (1998) and Tamecka Dixon (1997) as the only KU players to win the award twice in a season. Mosley Tabbed Preseason Big 12 Rookie of the Year
Junior transfer Shaquina Mosley was named the Preseason Newcomer of the Year in a vote of the Big 12 women’s basketball coaches released Oct. 18 by the conference office. A 5-6 junior guard, Mosley transferred to Kansas from Central Arizona Community College. She led her team to the NJCAA national championship last year while being named the 2005 WBCA Junior College/Community College Player of the Year. Kemp Chosen Preseason All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
Senior Crystal Kemp was selected as a preseason All-Big 12 Honorable Mention pick by a vote of the league coaches as released on Oct. 18. Last season, Kemp was named postseason All-Big 12 Honorable Mention after leading the Jayhawks with 13.8 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. Jayhawks Run The Table In Non-Conference
With a 75-72 win over La Salle on Dec. 30, Kansas did something it had never done before by starting a season 11-0 and finishing the non-conference part of the schedule undefeated. The perfect start surpassed the 1991-92 team which went 10-0 before becoming the first of nine straight Jayhawk teams to advance to the NCAA Tournament. 12-0 Not A Bonnie Best
Kansas started the season 12-0 which was not Bonnie Henrickson’s best career start. Her 1998-99 Virginia Tech team won 18 straight to open the season, and her last Hokie team in 2003-04 also rattled off 12. An All-Star Staff
Joining Bonnie Henrickson on the sidelines are assistant coaches Karen Lange, Kyra Elzy and Katie O’Connor. Also on staff is director of operations Trena Anderson and administrative assistant Katie Capps. Lange, O’Connor and Anderson followed Henrickson from Virginia Tech, while Elzy and Capps both joined KU from Western Kentucky. Prior to WKU, Elzy also worked as an administrative assistant for Henrickson at Virginia Tech. At an average age of less than 29 years old, Henrickson’s three assistant coaches (Lange, Elzy, O’Connor) have already been part of a combined 19 NCAA tournaments, eight Sweet 16s, five Elite Eights, four Final Fours and two National Championships, combined. 27 Games On TV
With 27 games on the tube, KU’s television package in 2005-06 is the finest in school history and among the very best in the nation for any men’s or women’s team. In fact, other than the Kansas men, no other Big 12 team has more games on television this season. The next closest team in the league is Texas Tech with 21, followed by Texas (16), Oklahoma (13), Baylor (11), Nebraska (10), Kansas State (9), Colorado (9), Iowa State (7), Missouri (6), Texas A&M (5) and Oklahoma State (4). The only two KU games not on TV are at Texas Tech and at Oklahoma. Overall, KU plays two games on Fox Sports Net, three games on FSN regional television and three contests on CSTV. Locally, 14 games will be produced and aired by Sunflower Broadband in Lawrence, and five contests will be produced by Metro Sports of Kansas City. Increased Radio Coverage
The Jayhawk Radio Network has improved its coverage over the past two seasons. Stations carrying the Jayhawks include KLWN 1320-AM in Lawrence, KWIC 99.3-FM in Topeka, KFH 98.7-FM in Wichita and KXTR-1660-AM in Kansas City. Up Next For KU
Kansas goes back on the road for contests at Oklahoma on Feb. 8 and at Missouri on Feb. 11. The game at OU is not televised and and can be heard on the Jayhawk radio network at 7 p.m. The Border Showdown with Missouri tips off at 3 p.m. on Feb. 11 and can be seen on Metro Sports in Kansas City.