Women's Basketball Travels To Colorado Tuesday
Feb. 15, 2010
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
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The Kansas women’s basketball team will open a two-game road trip with a game at Colorado on Tuesday, Feb. 16. KU defeated the Buffaloes, 75-64, on Jan. 27 in Lawrence, however, the Jayhawks have lost their last four outings against CU in Boulder. Colorado leads the all-time series, 33-31, and the two teams have split the season series in each of the last three seasons. Game time is slated for 8 p.m. (CT), in the Coors Events Center with a live broadcast on FSN-Rocky Mountain.
-Kansas dropped an 85-82 double-overtime heart breaker to No. 14/19 Texas Saturday afternoon. KU freshman guard Monica Engelman hit a game-tying three-pointer with 15 seconds left in regulation to force the first overtime. The Jayhawks led late in the first extra session before Texas’ Ashleigh Fontenette hit a triple with just over a second remaining. Kansas had a shot to tie the game in the second overtime, but LaChelda Jacobs’ three rimmed out giving the Longhorns the win. Freshman Carolyn Davis led KU with 29 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks, all new personal bests.
-Jayhawk freshman forward Carolyn Davis has recorded double-doubles in four of KU’s last five 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 had 17 points and 11 boards against Nebraska on Feb. 10 and then topped it off with 29 points and 14 caroms against Texas on Feb. 13. Davis is averaging 12.3 points and 7.4 rebounds per game in Big 12 play.
-KU freshman guard Monica Engelman recorded her fifth double figure scoring game with a career-best 22 points against Texas. Engelman has now scored in double figures in three-straight games and in five of her last seven contests. She knocked down 8-of-17 shots from the field versus UT and also recorded three rebounds, six assists and a steal. Engelman is averaging 8.6 points and 2.2 rebounds per game in conference play. She has connected on 34-of-71 shots from the field versus Big 12 foes, good for 47.9 percent.
-Kansas is ranked No. 26 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. 36 in the RPI by realtimerpi.com.
-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 COLORADO
The Buffaloes enter Tuesday’s game with a 12-11 overall mark, including a 2-8 ledger in Big 12 play. CU is led on the season by junior All-Big 12 forward Brittany Spears with 17.2 points per game, to go along with a team-best 8.3 rebounds per game. Spears also leds the Buffs with 2.3 steals per game. Freshman guard Chucky Jeffery is tops on the team with 3.1 assists a game, while also turning in 9.7 points and 5.3 boards an outing. Senior guard Bianca Smith is averaging 12.5 points per game and leads Colorado with 64 three-point baskets. CU is coached by Kathy McConnell-Miller who owns a 64-82 record in her fifth season at the helm of the program. McConnell-Miller’s overall coaching record is 155-170 in her 11th season.
KU-CU SERIES HISTORY
The all-time series between the Jayhawks and Buffaloes is 33-31 in CU’s favor. Kansas defeated Colorado, 75-64, in Lawrence earlier this season, but has lost in its last four trips to Boulder. The two teams have split the season series in each of the last three seasons, and Colorado owns an 18-9 advantage in games played in Boulder .
A LOOK AT KANSAS
Kansas enters Tuesday’s game versus Colorado with a 14-9 overall mark and a 4-6 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 39.1 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 10.5 points and a team-leading 7.3 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 1.4 steals per game. Freshman forward Carolyn Davis has started the last eight contests and is averaging 8.1 points and 4.6 boards per game on the season. Davis has upped her production to 15.1 points and 8.9 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 4.8 boards per game, while also contributing 8.6 tallies an outing. KU freshman guard Monica Engelman, who replaced McCray in the starting line-up, adds 6.1 points and 2.1 caroms per contest and has scored in double figures in five of the last seven games. KU has out-rebounded its opponents by an average of 4.7 caroms on the season. The Jayhawks have out-rebounded their opponents in all but seven games this season. Of those seven games, six were KU losses. Kansas is led by sixth-year head coach Bonnie Henrickson who owns a 93-88 mark at the helm of the Jayhawk program. Henrickson is 251-150 in her 13th season in the business.