Kansas Travels To Texas Looking For Second-Straight Win
Feb. 3, 2011
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LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Kansas will travel to Austin, Texas to face the Texas Longhorns on Saturday, Feb. 5. KU enters the game fresh off its second Big 12 Conference win of the season after defeating Colorado, 81-53, in Lawrence. Texas enters the game with a 14-7 overall mark, including a 3-4 ledger in Big 12 play. The Longhorns last game was also a victory over Colorado as the Longhorns defeated CU, 67-50, in Austin on Sunday, Jan. 30. KU and UT will be meeting for the 21st time in program history, with the Longhorns leads the all-time series 13-7. Game time is scheduled for 2 p.m., at the Frank Erwin Center.
-Kansas is 4-4 on the season in road games, including a 1-3 record in Big 12 road games. KU’s lone win away from Allen Fieldhouse in league play came at Colorado.
-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 80.9 percent of their scoring from players in either their first or second year in college. Led by the sophomore duo of Carolyn Davis (17.6) and Monica Engelman (12.4), the Baby Jays are scoring 58.6 of the team’s 72.4 points per game.
-Davis is shooting 65.2 percent from the field as she has knocked down 133-of-204 shots this season. She leads the Big 12 and ranks second in the NCAA in field goal percentage.
-Davis is averaging a team-best 17.6 points per game on the season overall, and is also pulling down 7.3 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 (second in Big 12) in field goal percentage at 46.7 percent. The Jayhawks are led by Davis, who has made 133-of-204 shots from the field, good for a league-leading 65.2 percent. In all, six KU players are shooting better than 40.0 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 trails the all-time series with UT 13-7 in Lawrence, and has won four-straight games versus CU in Allen Fieldhouse dating back to 2006.
-KU has knocked down 336-of-503 shots from the foul line. The Jayhawks’ opponents have only made 347 trips to the foul line compared to KU’s 503 attempts. Kansas is averaging 22.9 free throw attempts per game, compared to 15.8 attempts per game for its opponents. On the season, Kansas owns a 107 point advantage over its foes from the foul line.
-KU’s 81-53 win over Colorado marked the second-highest scoring margin for the Jayhawks in a Big 12 Conference win. The highest margin of victory was a 30-point win over Baylor on Jan. 11, 1997.
-Kansas has dished 339 assists through 22 games, good for an average of 15.3 dimes per outing. The Jayhawks rank third in the Big 12 and 41st nationally in assists per game. Freshman guard Keena Mays leads the way with 98 helpers on the year. Mays ranks sixth in the Big 12 and 77th nationally. Sophomore guard Angel Goodrich has 67 assists in 15 games, while Engelman has recorded 66 dimes on the season.
A LOOK AT TEXAS
At 14-7 overall, Texas enters the game with KU with a 3-4 ledger in Big 12 Conference games. The Longhorns are 8-3 at home on the season, including a 1-2 ledger in Austin in league action. Four `Horns are averaging double-figures led by freshman Chassidy Fussell with 17.8 tallies per game. Fussell leads has knocked down 42 threes on the season and adds 5.3 rebounds per game. Senior Kathleen Nash leads UT on the glass with 8.3 caroms per contest, while pouring in 15.1 points a game. Nash leads Texas with 47 triples on the season, off of 40.5 percent shooting from beyond the arc. Junior Ashleigh Fontenette is turning in 12.4 points, 3.9 assists and 2.3 steals per game, and junior Yvonne Anderson gives Texas 10.5 points a game off the bench. Junior Ashley Gayle ranks second in the Big 12 with 4.2 blocks per game. Gayle also registers 8.0 points and 8.2 rebounds an outing. UT is coached by Gail Goestenkors, who owns a 79-43 ledger in her fourth season with the Longhorns. Goestenkors’ overall mark is 475-142 in her 19th season in the business.
A LOOK AT KANSAS
Kansas is 15-7 overall and 2-6 in the Big 12 after completing a season sweep of Colorado with an 81-53 home win over the Buffaloes in its final match up with CU as a Big 12 foe. The Jayhawks are led by sophomore forward Carolyn Davis’ 17.6 points per game. Davis has posted nine 20-point games on the season, highlighted by a 29-point effort at Wisconsin. Davis is also grabbing 7.4 boards per game. Sophomore guard Monica Engelman is averaging 12.4 points per game, while also pulling down 4.5 rebounds per game. Junior forward Aishah Sutherland is next with 9.8 points per contest. Sutherland leads the Jayhawks on the glass as she is pulling down 8.3 caroms per contest, which ranks third in the Big 12. Davis tops KU in blocks with 1.5 per game, while Sutherland blocks 1.1 per game. KU is shooting 46.7 percent from the field, which ranks third in the Big 12, while holding its opponents to 37.4 percent from the field. Davis leads the team in field goal percentage as she is knocking down 65.2 percent of her shots, which tops the Big 12. Senior center Krysten Boogaard is right behind her at 57.3 percent and three other Jayhawks are also shooting 45.0 percent or better. Kansas is out-rebounding its opponents by 4.2 boards per game, led by Sutherland’s 8.3 per game. Freshman guard Keena Mays is turning in 9.0 points and a team-best 4.5 assists per game. Mays leads Kansas by shooting 44.4 percent from beyond the arc. Sophomore guard Angel Goodrich leads KU with 1.5 steals per game, while also averaging 4.5 assists and 6.5 points per outing.
A KANSAS WIN WOULD…
Improve the Jayhawks to 16-7, giving KU its best season-opening record since the 1999-00 season, when KU opened the year with a 16-5 mark … Produce KU’s first win over Texas since defeating the Longhorns, 50-49, on Feb. 10, 2007 in Austin … Improve the Jayhawks to 5-4 in road games … Make the Jayhawks 8-13 all-time versus UT … Make the Jayhawks 289-286 all-time versus schools from the Big 12, including a 89-145 mark since the league formed … Improve Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson to 3-4 against UT … Give Henrickson a 112-102 mark at Kansas, a 35-80 ledger against Big 12 foes and a 270-164 overall record … Make Kansas 709-500 all time.
A KANSAS LOSS WOULD…
Drop KU to 4-5 in road games … Move the series to 14-7 in UT’s favor … Give KU head coach Bonnie Henrickson an 2-5 record against UT … Move the Jayhawks to 288-287 all-time versus schools from the Big 12, including a 88-146 record since the league formed … Drop Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson’s record at KU to 111-103, 34-81 versus Big 12 schools and her overall mark to 269-165 … Make Kansas 708-501 all time … Be less good than a Jayhawks’ win.
KU-UT SERIES HISTORY
The all-time series between the Jayhawks and Longhorns is 13-7 in UT’s favor. The Jayhawks have lost three-consecutive games to the Longhorns, including it’s last game in Austin. The Longhorns lead the series 5-3 in games played in Austin. KU head coach Bonnie Henrickson is 1-2 versus UT in Austin.