Jayhawks Travel to No. 16/18 Texas A&M
Feb. 3, 2012
- Coach Henrickson
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Just two weeks removed from its last meeting with Texas A&M (15-5, 6-3 Big 12), Kansas (16-5, 5-4 Big 12) will face the 16th-ranked defending national champions again on Saturday, Feb. 4 in College Station, Texas. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. from Reed Arena as both teams begin the second half of Big 12 Conference play. KU fell to the then-No. 13 Aggies, 76-65, on Jan. 21 earlier this season.
Follow the Jayhawks
Fans can catch Saturday’s game on the Jayhawk Radio Network, which is also available online through Jayhawk All-Access at www.KUAthletics.com. Texas A&M will stream the game online on www.AggieAthletics.com.
– For the first time since 2009-10, Kansas is nationally ranked. After receiving votes for 10-straight weeks, the Jayhawks came in at No. 25 in the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll released Jan. 31. KU continues to receive votes in the AP poll with five.
– Kansas is 4-2 in road games in 2011-12, including 3-1 in the Big 12 Conference. The Jayhawks have defeated No. 23 Texas, Missouri and Oklahoma State away from Allen Fieldhouse during league play.
– For the first time this year, Kansas suffered back-to-back losses (at Baylor and vs. Oklahoma).
– Kansas has held 20 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 on Jan. 28.
– In its last two road games, Kansas is hitting over 40 percent from beyond the arc. The Jayhawks went 4-for-9 (44.4%) at OSU on Jan. 18 and 5-for-12 (41.7%) at BU on Jan. 28.
– Junior point guard Angel Goodrich led the team in three statistical categories versus Oklahoma including points (18), rebounds (9) and assists (6).
About the Jayhawks
No. 25 Kansas is looking to get back in win column as the Jayhawks have suffered back-to-back losses, most recently to Oklahoma Tuesday night, to drop to 16-5 overall and 5-4 the Big 12 … Kansas ranks second in the conference with a 47.3 field goal percentage and third averaging 72.4 ppg but is eighth allowing 61.5 ppg … The Jayhawks prefer to get the ball down low as 52.1 percent of its points have been in the paint this year while only averaging 3.2 threes per contest, ahead of only Texas A&M (2.8 three-pointers per game) … Junior Carolyn Davis is one of the top forwards in the country averaging a team-high 18.1 ppg with a 62.0 shooting percentage, which ranks in the top five nationally … Complementing Davis down low is point guard Angel Goodrich, who is tops in the country dishing 7.7 apg … She also adds 12.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg and 3.1 spg … Senior Aishah Sutherland leads KU on the boards pulling down 9.2 rpg to go along with 12.7 ppg … Sophomore CeCe Harper has seen an increase in floor time over the last two games averaging 8.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals in 21 minutes per game in that span.
Scouting Texas A&M
Texas A&M is 15-5 overall (6-3 Big 12) after wins versus Iowa State and Texas Tech … The Aggies lead the Big 12 with a +5.7 turnover margin and are tough on the boards pulling down just over 17 offensive rebounds per outing … They also limit opponents to a league-leading 33.3 rpg … Similar to KU, Texas A&M does not rely on the three making just 2.8 per game … Kelsey Bone and Adaora Elonu are tops on the team with 7.1 and 6.9 rpg, respectively … Four Aggies average double-digit points led by Tyra White’s 14.3 ppg … Elonu (12.5 ppg), Sydney Carter (11.8 ppg) and Bone (11.8 ppg) also contribute double figures.
Kansas trails the all-time series with Texas A&M, 10-7, but the record is even at 4-4 in games played in College Station. The Jayhawks, who lost to the Aggies 76-65 earlier this season, have lost their last four trips to TAMU’s home court, part of a nine-game losing skid to Texas A&M. Kansas’ last win in the series was a 64-57 decision on Jan. 25, 2003 in College Station.
A Kansas Win Would…
Give KU at least six Big 12 wins for the second-straight year … Make the Jayhawks 4-1 in conference road games and give them at least four road wins in league play since 2000 … Cut KU’s deficit in the all-time series versus Texas A&M to 10-8 and give the Jayhawks a 5-4 edge in games played in College Station … Make coach Bonnie Henrickson 1-8 versus TAMU, 134-113 at Kansas and 292-175 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 the Jayhawks 3-2 in conference road games and 4-3 overall away from Allen Fieldhouse in 2011-12 … Give Texas A&M an 11-7 advantage in the all-time series with KU … Make coach Bonnie Henrickson 0-9 versus TAMU, 133-114 at Kansas and 291-176 for her career … Give Kansas a 97-152 all-time record in Big 12 play … Make KU 730-511 all time.
After receiving votes for the last 10 weeks, the Kansas women’s basketball team came in at No. 25 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll released Jan. 31. The Jayhawks are nationally ranked for the first time since the 2009-10 season when KU was No. 24 in the Associated Press poll on Jan. 4, 2010. Kansas is 16-4 overall (5-3 Big 12) and has defeated two top 25 teams this season, including a 62-43 rout of No. 21 Texas Tech last week. The Jayhawks also defeated No. 23 Texas on the road in their conference opener, their first of three-straight league wins away from Allen Fieldhouse.
Jayhawks For a Cure
The annual Jayhawks For a Cure game has been scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 18 when Kansas welcomes rival border Missouri. One dollar for every fan in attendance will be donated to Lawrence Memorial Hospital and the KU Cancer Center. In addition, KU head coach Bonnie Henrickson will also donate $1 for every student in attendance. Since 2008, Kansas women’s basketball has raised more than $26,000 for Jayhawks For a Cure.
Kansas will welcome Texas to Allen Fieldhouse on Wednesday, Feb. 8 for a 7 p.m. contest. KU defeated the then-No. 23 Longhorns on Jan. 4 earlier this season in both teams’ Big 12 Conference opener.