Jayhawks Conclude Road Swing With Midweek Matchup at Iowa State
Feb. 13, 2012
- Coach Bonnie
Kansas All-America Candidates
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Looking for its second series sweep of the 2011-12 season, Kansas women’s basketball concludes a two-game road swing when it travels to Iowa State on Wednesday, Feb. 15 for a 7 p.m. tip. The Jayhawks will look to regroup from the loss of its leading scorer Carolyn Davis, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in KU’s loss at Kansas State Sunday. KU defeated the Cyclones in double overtime during the teams’ last meeting on Jan. 11 in Lawrence.
Follow the Jayhawks
The Jayhawk Radio Network will broadcast Wednesday’s contest over the air waves. Fans can also listen online through Jayhawk All-Access at www.KUAthletics.com. Iowa State’s website, www.Cyclones.com will have live video of the game (for a fee).
– Kansas will play the remainder of the 2011-12 season without leading scorer Carolyn Davis, who suffered a knee injury at Kansas State on Feb. 12.
– Angel Goodrich has 187 assists so far in 2011-12 and needs 21 more to break the school’s single-season assist record.
– Senior Aishah Sutherland has recorded back-to-back double-doubles and is averaging 18.0 points and 14.5 rebounds over the last two games.
– Kansas is just two wins shy of reaching its 100th all-time Big 12 regular-season win.
– After reeling off three-straight road wins in Big 12 Conference play, Kansas has lost its last three for a 3-3 mark in league games away from Allen Fieldhouse this season.
– The Jayhawks recorded a +14 rebound margin at Kansas State for its best advantage on the glass in Big 12 play this season. KU is 11-1 when out-rebounding its opponent.
– The Jayhawks are ranked No. 35 in the latest NCAA ratings percentage index (RPI) report and are one of five Big 12 schools in the top 40. KU’s strength of schedule ranks 28th.
About the Jayhawks
Kansas suffered two setbacks Sunday at Kansas State as the Jayhawks not only lost to the Wildcats 47-43, but also lost leading scorer Carolyn Davis to a season-ending knee injury … Without Davis in the lineup, Aishah Sutherland and Angel Goodrich are KU’s top offensive threats averaging 13.0 and 12.6 ppg … Sutherland also pulls down a team-high 9.5 rpg and has 14.5 boards per outing over the last two contests … Goodrich ranks as one of the best point guards in the country as her 7.8 apg are second nationally, while her 2.2 assist/turnover ratio is 16th … Freshman Chelsea Gardner will most likely get the starting nod in Davis’ place … Coach Bonnie Henrickson has said that Gardner’s style of play reminds her a lot of Davis … Long and lean just like Davis, Gardner has appeared in 19 games and is averaging 2.7 points and 1.8 rebounds per contest … Kansas ranks in the top 10 in the country shooting 46.9 percent from the field and is third in the Big 12 scoring 70.8 ppg.
Scouting Iowa State
The Cyclones dropped a 51-41 decision at Texas Tech Sunday to spoil a three-game win streak as Iowa State fell to 14-9 overall and 5-7 in the Big 12 … ISU has won its last three contests at home and is 10-2 in Hilton Coliseum this season … Chelsea Poppens averages a double-double for ISU with 14.6 ppg and a conference-leading 11.0 rpg … Hallie Christofferson adds 10.3 ppg … Iowa State leads the Big 12 with 7.1 made three-pointers per game and has four players with 28 or more treys led by Brynn Williamson’s 38 … The Cyclones are also third in the league with a +6.3 rebound margin and limiting opponents to 55.6 ppg.
Kansas leads the all-time series with Iowa State 44-27 and won the previous meeting this season on Jan. 11 in double overtime. The teams have split the series in three of the last four seasons. The Jayhawks’ last win in Ames was a 57-56 overtime victory on Feb. 18, 2006. Three of the last 12 meetings have gone to extra frames with KU winning each time.
A Kansas Win Would…
Give KU at least seven Big 12 wins and four conference road wins for the first time since 1999-2000 … Improve Kansas’ record in the all-time series with ISU to 45-27 … Mark the Jayhawks’ first win in Ames since 2006 … Improve coach Bonnie Henrickson to 7-10 against Iowa State, 135-115 at Kansas and 293-177 for her career … Give Kansas a 99-153 all-time record in Big 12 play … Make KU 732-512 all time.
A Kansas Loss Would…
Make the all-time series 44-28 in favor of Kansas … Give ISU its sixth-straight win versus KU in Ames … Drop Kansas to 3-4 in conference road games … Give coach Bonnie Henrickson a 6-11 record against Iowa State, 134-116 at Kansas and 292-178 for her career … Give Kansas a 98-154 all-time record in Big 12 play … Make KU 731-513 all time.
Davis Suffers Season-Ending Knee Injury
Junior forward and All-America candidate Carolyn Davis will miss the remainder of the 2011-12 season after suffering a dislocated left knee and torn anterior cruciate ligament in the team’s game at Kansas State on Feb. 12. Named to numerous preseason award watch lists, including the Naismith, Wade Trophy and Wooden awards, Davis was Kansas’ leading scorer averaging 17.5 points per game and ranked in the top five nationally with a 60.2 field goal percentage prior to Sunday’s contest. Through 23 games, Davis scored 20 or more points eight times and had 34 tallies in Kansas’ win versus TTU on Jan. 25. Her 34 points are a single-game high among Big 12 players in 2011-12. Davis ranks 14th all-time at Kansas with 1,310 points in her two-plus seasons, while her 65.0 career field goal percentage is tops in program history.
Offense Goes Through Goodrich
So far this season junior Angel Goodrich has tallied 303 points. The point guard also owns 187 assists. By calculating two points for every assist, Goodrich is in turn directly responsible for a total of 677 of Kansas’ points in 2011-12, which comes out to 39.8 percent of the Jayhawks’ scoring.
Kansas returns home for a matchup with Border Showdown rival Missouri on Saturday, Feb. 18. An afternoon tip is slated for 1 p.m. and Metro Sports will televise the game live. The contest is also KU’s annual Jayhawks For a Cure game, in which 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.