Jayhawks Host Wildcats For Jayhawks For a Cure Pink Zone Game Sunday

Feb. 4, 2010


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The Kansas women’s basketball team will host in-state rival Kansas State on Sunday, Feb. 7 in the third-annual Jayhawks for a Cure “Pink Zone” game. For every fan in attendance, Kansas Athletics will donate $1 to Lawrence Memorial Hospital and the KU Cancer Center. Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson will donate $1 for every KU student in attendance and Centerplate will donate $1 for every jumbo popcorn sold. Game time is slated for 1 p.m., in Allen Fieldhouse.

-Kansas picked up its first Big 12 Conference road win its’ last outing with a 61-59 win at Missouri. The Jayhawks were led by freshman forward Carolyn Davis’ 20 points and nine boards, while seniors Danielle McCray and Sade Morris were also in double figures with 19 and 12 points, respectively. KU junior forward Nicollette Smith scored what ended up being the winning basket with 1:47 left in the game, while also securing a rebound in the final seconds to seal the KU win. The win gave Kansas its first season-sweep of Mizzou since the 2004-05 season.

-KU freshman forward Carolyn Davis has been extremely productive for the Jayhawks since being inserted into the starting line-up five games ago. During the five-game span, Davis has averaged 12.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game, while shooting 66.7 percent from the field (22-of-33). She has been a force on the offensive glass, pulling down 18 of her 36 rebounds during that time on the offensive end.

-Kansas senior guard-forward Danielle McCray ranks second in the Big 12 Conference and 14th in the NCAA in scoring with 19.8 points per game. McCray has scored in double figures in 18-of-20 games this season. She has eclipsed the 30-point mark on two occasions and has hit for 20 or more points in nine outings. McCray has 1,934 career points, which ranks fourth in KU history. She needs just 44 points to move into a tie for third place with Angela Aycock (1,978 points). In addition, McCray ranks seventh in the Big 12 in three-point field goal percentage (41.7) and fourth in three-point field goals made (2.4). She is listed at 35th in the NCAA rankings for three-point field goal percentage.

-Kansas is ranked No. 25 in the latest RPI rankings put out by the NCAA. The Jayhawks are one of seven Big 12 Conference teams to be listed in the Top 25 of the RPI rankings.

-The Jayhawks will dress out 13 players as freshman forward Tania Jackson is taking a redshirt this season and redshirt freshman guard Angel Goodrich will miss the remainder of the 2009-10 season with a knee injury suffered versus Oklahoma State (1-12-10).

The Wildcats are led by senior forward Ashley Sweat who is averaging a team-leading 18.2 points per game which ranks fifth in the Big 12. The Wooden Award and Naismith Trophy candidate also leads KSU in rebounding with 5.5 boards per game. Freshman guard Brittany Chambers is KSU’s second-leading scorer and ranks 17th in the league at 12.7 per game. Chambers leads the Wildcats in 3-point field goals made (46) and attempted (101). Senior guard Kari Kincaid paces the Wildcats in assists (3.2 apg) and is the Wildcats’ third-leading scorer averaging 8.7 per game. KSU is coached by Deb Patterson who owns a 276-156 record in her 14th season at the helm of the program. Patterson’s overall coaching record is the same.

The all-time series between the Jayhawks and Wildcats is 58-41 in KSU’s favor. The Wildcats defeated Kansas, 69-35, in Manhattan in this season’s previous meeting. KU’s last win in the series came Feb. 18, 2007 in Lawrence with a 82-74 overtime victory. KU trails KSU 23-24 all-time in games played in Lawrence.

Kansas enters Sunday’s game versus Kansas State with a 13-7 overall mark and a 3-4 record in Big 12 play. The Jayhawks spent the first nine weeks of the 2009-10 season ranked in the Associated Press poll, including the preseason poll. KU is averaging 70.5 points per game and 39.9 rebounds an outing. Senior guard-forward Danielle McCray is leading the way with 19.8 points and 7.2 boards a game. McCray is shooting 45.5 percent from the field, including 41.7 percent from beyond the arc. She also dishes 3.1 assists per game. Sophomore forward Aishah Sutherland is registering 10.7 points and a team-leading 7.6 caroms per contest. Sutherland also leads the Jayhawks in blocks (24). Senior guard Sade Morris adds 10.0 points per game and became the 21st player in Kansas history to score 1,000 career points versus Michigan (11-22-09). Morris also turns in 3.1 boards and 1.3 steals per game. Freshman forward Carolyn Davis has started the last five contests and is averaging 5.9 points and 3.3 boards per game on the season. Davis has upped her production to 12.2 points and 7.2 caroms per contest since being inserted in the starting line-up and was named Big 12 Freshman of the Week on Monday, Feb. 1. Junior center Krysten Boogaard is turning in 5.3 boards per game, while also contributing 9.4 tallies an outing. KU freshman guard Monica Engelman adds 4.5 points and 2.0 caroms per contest in a relief role and has scored in double figures in two of the last four games. KU has out-rebounded its opponents by an average of 19 caroms in each of its last two games, both wins. The Jayhawks have out-rebounded their opponents in all but five games this season. Of those five games, four were KU losses. Kansas is led by sixth-year head coach Bonnie Henrickson who owns a 92-86 mark at the helm of the Jayhawk program. Henrickson is 250-148 in her 13th season in the business.