Sunflower Showdown Resumes in Manhattan
Feb. 10, 2012
Kansas All-America Candidates
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Following a brief stop at home, Kansas women’s basketball is back on the road when it travels to in-state rival Kansas State on Sunday, Feb. 12 to avenge an earlier season loss to the Wildcats. A noon tip is scheduled in Bramlage Coliseum and Fox Sports Network will televise the game. The Jayhawks (17-6, 6-5 Big 12) got back in the win column Wednesday with a convincing 85-61 win over Texas to complete the series sweep and halt a thee-game skid. Kansas State, which has lost its last three home games, is 15-8 overall and 6-5 in the Big 12 after a midweek loss at Texas A&M.
Follow the Jayhawks
Sunday’s contest will be televised on Fox Sports Network (FSN), while the Jayhawk Radio Network will carry the game over the air waves. Fans can also listen online through Jayhawk All-Access at www.KUAthletics.com.
– After reeling off three-straight road wins in Big 12 Conference play, Kansas has lost its last two for a 3-2 mark in league games away from Allen Fieldhouse this season.
– Junior Angel Goodrich set an Allen Fieldhouse record with 16 assists versus Texas Wednesday night.
– Kansas is just two wins shy of reaching its 100th all-time Big 12 regular-season win.
– Kansas has gathered double-digit offensive rebounds in each of its last three games. Against Texas Wednesday, KU grabbed 13 boards on the offensive glass on its way to a season-high 22 second-chance points.
– For the first time in Big 12 play, Kansas out-rebounded its opponent pulling down 35 boards versus Texas, one more than the Longhorns. The Jayhawks are 11-0 when topping their opponents on the glass.
– The Jayhawks shot a season-high 57.6 percent (34-for-59) from the field against the Longhorns. KU ranks second in the Big 12 with a 47.4 field goal percentage on the season.
– The Jayhawks are ranked No. 33 in the latest NCAA ratings percentage index (RPI) report and are one of five Big 12 schools in the top 40. KSU ranks 11th.
About the Jayhawks
Kansas topped Texas 85-61 Wednesday to halt a three-game skid and improve to 17-6 overall and 6-5 in Big 12 play … The Jayhawks rank fifth in the country shooting 47.4 percent from the field … KU also ranks in the top 35 nationally averaging 72.0 ppg and 16.0 apg … Speaking of national leaders, point guard Angel Goodrich is tops dishing 8.0 apg following her Allen Fieldhouse record 16 assists versus the Longhorns … She also adds 12.6 ppg and is one of three Jayhawks in double figure scoring … Forwards Carolyn Davis and Aishah Sutherland score 17.5 and 13.1 ppg, respectively … Davis is shooting 62.0 percent from the field to rank fourth nationally … Sutherland, who tied a career-high with 24 points versus UT and notched her sixth double-double, paces KU on the boards pulling down 9.2 rpg.
Scouting Kansas State
Kansas State is coming off back-to-back losses- versus Baylor and at Texas A&M- to bring a 15-8 overall mark, including 6-5 conference record, to Sunday’s matchup … The Wildcats have lost their last three contests at home … Brittany Chambers paces the team with 15.6 ppg and 6.2 rpg … She is also the team’s top three-point threat with a Big 12-leading 62 treys … Jalana Childs contributes 13.4 ppg and 5.1 rpg and her 44.7 field goal percentage is tops on the squad … Mariah White owns a team-high 113 assists and 52 steals.
Kansas trails the all-time series with Kansas State, 61-42, including 29-13 in games played in Manhattan. The Wildcats defeated KU for the third-straight time earlier this season on Jan. 7 and have won eight of the last nine meetings. The Jayhawks’ last two victories came in 2010 and 2007. Prior to that, Kansas picked up a road win at KSU in 2001.
A Kansas Win Would…
Give KU at least seven Big 12 wins and four conference roads wins for the first time since 1999-2000 … Cut KU’s deficit in the all-time series versus Kansas State to 61-43 … Mark the Jayhawks’ first win in Manhattan since 2001 … Improve coach Bonnie Henrickson to 3-13 against Kansas State, 135-114 at Kansas and 293-176 for her career … Give Kansas a 99-152 all-time record in Big 12 play … Make KU 732-511 all time.
A Kansas Loss Would…
Make the all-time series 62-42 in favor of Kansas State … Give KSU its 11th straight win versus KU in Manhattan … Drop Kansas to 3-3 in conference road games … Give coach Bonnie Henrickson a 2-13 record against Kansas State, 134-115 at Kansas and 292-177 for her career … Give Kansas a 98-153 all-time record in Big 12 play … Make KU 731-512 all time.
Goodrich Breaks Fieldhouse Record
One of the best distributors in the country, Angel Goodrich had a historic night Wednesday versus Texas as the point guard set an Allen Fieldhouse record, for men and women, with 16 assists. Goodrich, who dished 10 assists in the first half alone, broke her own AFH record of 15 dimes, which she recorded on Feb. 9, 2011. The junior’s handouts were also just one shy of the Big 12 record.
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.
Top Inside-Outside Duo
Kansas sports one of the best inside-outside duos in the nation in juniors Angel Goodrich and Carolyn Davis. A crafty point guard, Goodrich leads the nation averaging 8.0 assists per game and owns five double-digit assist games in 2011-12. Davis has become Goodrich’s favorite target in the front court and is hitting 62.0 percent of her shots to rank fourth in the country, while her 17.5 ppg are 45th.
The Jayhawks conclude a two-game road swing when they travels to Iowa State on Wednesday, Feb. 15 for a 7 p.m. contest. KU used two overtimes to defeat Iowa State, 74-67, on Jan. 11 in Lawrence.