Jayhawks Host #20/22 Cyclones Looking For First Win Over Ranked Team
Feb. 8, 2011
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LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Kansas will face its third ranked opponent of the season when it hosts No. 20/22 Iowa State on Wednesday, Feb. 9. The Jayhawks are 15-8 overall and 2-7 in Big 12 play, while ISU enters the game with a 16-6 overall record and a 4-4 ledger in conference action. The two teams will be meeting for the 69th time in program history, with KU leading the all-time series 42-26. Kansas will be looking for its second-straight Big 12 home win after defeating Colorado, 81-53, in its last game in Allen Fieldhouse. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m.
-Kansas is 11-3 on the season in home games, including a 1-3 record in Big 12 games in Allen Fieldhouse. KU’s win in Allen Fieldhouse in league play came against 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 (17.7) and Monica Engelman (12.3), the Baby Jays are scoring 58.6 of the team’s 72.2 points per game.
-Davis is shooting 65.6 percent from the field as she has knocked down 141-of-215 shots this season. She leads the Big 12 and ranks second in the NCAA in field goal percentage.
-Davis is averaging a team-best 17.7 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 seventh in the Big 12 and 45th in the NCAA in scoring.
-KU ranks sixth nationally (second in Big 12) in field goal percentage at 46.6 percent. The Jayhawks are led by Davis, who has made 141-of-215 shots from the field, good for a league-leading 65.6 percent. In all, six KU players are shooting better than 40.0 percent on the season.
-Jayhawk junior forward Aishah Sutherland is fourth in the Big 12 in rebounding as she is pulling down 8.2 caroms per contest. Sutherland has recorded double-figure rebounds in eight games.
-Kansas leads the all-time series with ISU 23-8 in Lawrence, and has won two of the last three games versus ISU in Allen Fieldhouse.
-KU has knocked down 342-of-515 shots from the foul line. The Jayhawks’ opponents have only made 371 trips to the foul line compared to KU’s 515 attempts. Kansas is averaging 22.4 free throw attempts per game, compared to 16.1 attempts per game for its opponents. On the season, Kansas owns a 95 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 358 assists through 23 games, good for an average of 15.6 dimes per outing. The Jayhawks rank third in the Big 12 and 39th nationally in assists per game. Freshman guard Keena Mays leads the way with 100 helpers on the year. Mays ranks seventh in the Big 12 and 90th nationally. Sophomore guard Angel Goodrich has 81 assists in 16 games (5.1 per game), while Engelman has recorded 68 dimes on the season.
-Jayhawk sophomore Angel Goodrich etched her name in the KU record books again as she dished a career-best 14 dimes at Texas. Goodrich’s 14 assists rank second on the KU single game chart and are the most assists by a Kansas player since Lisa Braddy dished 18 helpers versus Creighton on Dec. 22, 1989. Her 14 assists also are the most by a Big 12 player this season.
A LOOK AT IOWA STATE
At 16-6 overall, Iowa State enters the game with KU with a 4-4 ledger in Big 12 Conference games. The Cyclones are 2-4 on the road on the season, including a 1-3 ledger in league action. Senior guard Kelsey Bolte leads an efficient offensive attack for ISU as she pours in 17.8 points per game. Bolte leads ISU with 64 threes on the season, while shooting 47.4 percent from beyond the arc. She also pulls down 5.1 boards per game. Iowa State ranks seventh in the NCAA in three-point shooting at 38.0 percent. In addition to Bolte, four other Cyclones are hitting 35.0 percent or better from three. Freshman Hannah Christofferson and sophomore Anna Prins each turn in 9.7 points per game, while junior Lauren Mansfield adds 8.7 points. Sophomore Chelsea Poppens leads the Cyclones on the boards with 7.6 caroms per contest, while Mansfield leads the team in assists with 5.8 an outing. ISU is coached by Bill Fennelly, who owns a 348-155 ledger in his 16th season with the Cyclones. Fennelly’s overall mark is 514-208 in his 23rd season in the business.
A LOOK AT KANSAS
Kansas is 15-8 overall and 2-7 in the Big 12 after falling at Texas, 80-68, in its last outing. The Jayhawks are led by sophomore forward Carolyn Davis’ 17.7 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 7.3 boards per game. Sophomore guard Monica Engelman is averaging 12.3 points per game, while also pulling down 4.4 rebounds per game. Junior forward Aishah Sutherland is next with 9.9 points per contest. Sutherland leads the Jayhawks on the glass as she is pulling down 8.2 caroms per contest, which ranks fourth in the Big 12. Davis tops KU in blocks with 1.4 per game, while Sutherland blocks 1.1 per game. KU is shooting 46.6 percent from the field, which ranks second in the Big 12 and sixth in the NCAA, while holding its opponents to 37.6 percent from the field. Davis leads the team in field goal percentage as she is knocking down 65.6 percent of her shots, which tops the Big 12. Senior center Krysten Boogaard is right behind her at 57.8 percent and three other Jayhawks are also shooting 45.0 percent or better. Kansas is out-rebounding its opponents by 3.6 boards per game, led by Sutherland’s 8.2 per game. Freshman guard Keena Mays is turning in 8.8 points and a team-best 42.4 percent shooting from beyond the arc. Sophomore guard Angel Goodrich leads KU with 1.6 steals per game, while also averaging a team-best 5.1 assists and 6.7 points per outing.
A KANSAS WIN WOULD…
Improve the Jayhawks to 16-8 on the season … Snap a three-game winning streak in the all-time series with Iowa State … Improve the Jayhawks to 12-3 in home games … Make the Jayhawks 43-26 all-time versus ISU … Make the Jayhawks 289-287 all-time versus schools from the Big 12, including a 89-146 mark since the league formed … Improve Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson to 6-9 against ISU overall, including 5-8 during her time at KU … Give Henrickson a 112-103 mark at Kansas, a 35-81 ledger against Big 12 foes and a 270-165 overall record … Make Kansas 709-501 all time.
A KANSAS LOSS WOULD…
Drop KU to 11-4 in home games … Move the series to 42-27 in KU’s favor … Give KU head coach Bonnie Henrickson a 5-10 overall record against ISU, including a 4-9 mark during her time at KU … Move the Jayhawks to 288-288 all-time versus schools from the Big 12, including a 88-147 record since the league formed … Drop Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson’s record at KU to 111-104, 34-82 versus Big 12 schools and her overall mark to 269-166 … Make Kansas 708-502 all time … Be less good than a Jayhawks’ win.
KU-ISU SERIES HISTORY
The all-time series between the Jayhawks and Cyclones is 42-26 in KU’s favor. ISU swept the season series in 2010, however the two teams had split in each of the prior two seasons. KU is 23-8 all-time versus ISU in games played in Lawrence.