Kansas Wraps Up Three-Game Homestand Hosting No. 14/19 Texas
Feb. 11, 2010
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
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The Kansas women’s basketball team will conclude its three-game homestand when it plays host to No. 14/19 Texas Saturday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse. KU enters the contest having won three of its last four games, while red-hot Texas has won four-straight games prior to Saturday’s match-up. The game is part of a KU’s “Dollar Day” promotion. Hot dogs, candy, popcorn and chips are all available for just $1. The KU-UT game is scheduled for a 1 p.m., tip-off.
-Kansas had No. 3/4 Nebraska on the ropes for much of the second half of the game before falling, 67-60, to the undefeated Cornhuskers in its last outing. KU was led by freshmen Carolyn Davis and Monica Engelman with 17 and 13 points, respectively. Sophomore Aishah Sutherland chipped in 12 points, while senior Sade Morris posted 10. Despite trailing by 10 points at the half, KU knocked down its first 11 shots of the second half on its way to taking the lead for much of the second half of play. KU shot 69.2 percent from the field in the second period.
-Jayhawk freshman forward Carolyn Davis has recorded double-doubles in three of KU’s last four games. Davis collected 14 points and 10 boards in Kansas’ win over Kansas State on Feb. 7. She also had 10 points and 10 boards in KU’s win over Colorado on Jan. 27. She topped it off with 17 points and a career-best 11 boards against Nebraska on Feb. 10. Davis is averaging 10.4 points and 6.7 rebounds per game in Big 12 play.
-KU freshman guard Monica Engelman recorded her fourth double figure scoring game with 13 points against Nebraska. Engelman has now scored in double figures in back-to-back games and in four of her last six contests. She knocked down 5-of-13 shots from the field versus NU and also recorded two rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal. Engelman is averaging 7.1 points and 2.1 rebounds per game in conference play. She has connected on 26-of-54 shots from the field versus Big 12 foes, good for 48.1 percent.
-Kansas is ranked No. 23 in the latest RPI rankings put out by Collegerpi.com. The Jayhawks are one of seven Big 12 Conference teams to be listed in the Top 25 of the RPI rankings. In addition, they are ranked No. 24 by the NCAA and No. 28 in the RPI by realtimerpi.com.
-Kansas is 11-2 in Allen Fieldhouse on the season, with its two losses coming at the hands of No. 15 Oklahoma State and No. 3 Nebraska. The Jayhawks are 3-2 at home during Big 12 play.
-The Jayhawks will dress out 12 players as freshman forward Tania Jackson is taking a redshirt this season and redshirt freshman guard Angel Goodrich and senior guard Danielle McCray will miss the remainder of the 2009-10 season with knee injuries.
A LOOK AT TEXAS
The nationally-ranked Longhorns, who are 17-6 on the season and 6-3 in league play, are led by senior All-Big 12 candidate Brittainey Raven who is averaging a team-leading 15.3 points per game which ranks 11th in the Big 12. Raven also leads UT in steals with 1.5 thefts per game, which also ranks among the league leaders. Junior Kathleen Nash leads the Longhorns on the boards with 7.2 caroms per contest, while also contributing 12.6 points per game. Sophomore Ashleigh Fontenette is also in double digits in scoring with 10.3 points per game and leads the Horns in assists with 3.3 a contest. The Longhorns are exceptionally strong on the boards as they are out-rebounding their opponents by 5.5 rebounds a game. UT is coached by Gail Goestenkors who owns a 60-31 record in her third season at the helm of the program. Goestenkor’s overall coaching record is 456-130 in her 18th season.
KU-UT SERIES HISTORY
The all-time series between the Jayhawks and Longhorns is 12-7 in UT’s favor. The Jayhawks have lost two-consecutive games to the Longhorns, but had claimed back-to-back over wins over Texas prior to those two losses. The series is tied 4-4 in games played in Lawrence.
A LOOK AT KANSAS
Kansas enters Saturday’s game versus Texas with a 14-8 overall mark and a 4-5 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 70.0 points per game and 39.3 rebounds an outing. Senior guard-forward Danielle McCray was leading the way with 19.8 points and 7.2 boards a game, prior to having her season and KU career come to end with a knee injury on Feb. 4. McCray is the second Jayhawk starter to be lost for the season as redshirt freshman guard Angel Goodrich, who was fourth in the NCAA with 7.1 assists per game, also suffered a season-ending injury on Jan. 12. Sophomore forward Aishah Sutherland is registering 10.6 points and a team-leading 7.4 caroms per contest. Sutherland also leads the Jayhawks in blocks (26). 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 3.0 boards and 1.3 steals per game. Freshman forward Carolyn Davis has started the last seven contests and is averaging 6.9 points and 4.1 boards per game on the season. Davis has upped her production to 13.1 points and 8.1 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 4.9 boards per game, while also contributing 8.8 tallies an outing. KU freshman guard Monica Engelman, who replaced McCray in the starting line-up, adds 5.4 points and 2.1 caroms per contest and has scored in double figures in four of the last six games. KU has out-rebounded its opponents by an average of 5.4 caroms on the season. The Jayhawks have out-rebounded their opponents in all but six games this season. Of those six games, five were KU losses. Kansas is led by sixth-year head coach Bonnie Henrickson who owns a 93-87 mark at the helm of the Jayhawk program. Henrickson is 251-149 in her 13th season in the business.