KU Hosts Kansas State in Nationally Televised Sunflower Showdown
Feb. 16, 2007
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Date: Sunday, Feb. 18
Tip-Off: 1:05 p.m.
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Venue: Allen Fieldhouse
Series: KSU leads 53-40
Series in Lawrence: Tied 22-22
Last Meeting: Jan. 24, 2007: KSU 59, KU 55
Current Win Streak: 12, KansasState
KU Coach: Bonnie Henrickson
Record: 195-108 overall and 37-46 at KU
vs. KSU: 0-6
KSU Coach: Deb Patterson
Record: 215-122 overall and at KSU
vs. KU: 15-9
Jayhawk Radio Network
Play-by-Play: Nate Bukaty
Color Analyst: Patti Phillips
Fox Sports Net
Play-by-Play: Bill Land
Color Analyst: Brenda VanLengen
After having its two-game winning streak snapped Wednesday against Missouri, Kansas looks to return to the win column Sunday, Feb. 18 against SunflowerState rival KansasState. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. and the contest will air nationally on Fox Sports Net.
-Fans will receive a free t-shirt courtesy of adidas and State Farm.
-Student Organization Day: Prize to the KU student organization with the largest group.
-Lawrence Public Schools Elementary Challenge: LPS elementary students and staff get in free. Discounted tickets for parents of LPS elementary students.
The last time KU and KSU faced, the Wildcats escaped Bramlage Coliseum with a 59-55 win on Jan. 24 … KU’s 3-point defense (.246) in Big 12 games is tops in the conference … Kelly Kohn’s 1.75 assist-to-turnover ratio leads the Big 12 … Shaquina Mosley has scored 20-plus points in KU’s last three games, including a career-high 22 points Wednesday against Missouri … Kelly Kohn (9.8), Shaquina Mosley (9.4) and Danielle McCray (9.2) are KU’s leading scorers … McCray made her first career start against Missouri while setting a new career high with 11 rebounds … Kohn is third among Big 12 freshmen in steals and assists … KU’s bench has outscored its opponents non-starters 588-342 this season … KU’s freshmen class has scored 833 of the Jayhawks’ 1,478 points this season (56 percent).
Colorado hit two free throws with 6.1 seconds to play on Wednesday to defeat Kansas State, 60-58 in Bramlage Coliseum … KSU has lost five of its last six games … Freshman Ashley Sweat scored a career-high 18 points against the Buffaloes … The Wildcats are led in scoring by senior Claire Coggins … Coggins, a 2006 All-Big 12 selection and MVP of last season’s WNIT, is averaging 13.9 points while also leading the team with 48 steals … Junior Kimberly Dietz (12.9) and sophomore Marlies Gipson (12.8) are also averaging double-figures in scoring … Gipson has not played since being injured against Nebraska on Jan. 17 … Sweat’s 9.4 ppg is fourth among Big 12 freshmen … KSU began the season 12-1 … KSU shoots the second-most three-pointers in the Big 12 … Dietz is second in the Big 12 in three-pointers made … The Wildcats own a 12-game winning streak against the Jayhawks … Head coach Deb Patterson is 215-122 in 10 seasons as a head coach.
KU’S LAST OUTING
Despite a career-high 22 points from senior Shaquina Mosley, Kansas fell to Border Showdown rival Missouri, 67-57, Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
Missouri sprinted out to an 8-0 lead, but KU rallied back, going on a 15-0 scoring run to take the lead. However, Missouri regained control of the game, eventually taking a 35-28 lead into the halftime break.
The Tigers then held the lead for the entire second half, as KU was only able to shrink the lead to one point twice midway through the period. The Jayhawks shot just 28.8 percent in the second frame, while Missouri went a perfect 13-of-13 from the free throw line in the half.
Danielle McCray finished one point shy of her second-straight double-double, scoring nine while grabbing a career-high 11 rebounds. Sade Morris added 10 for Kansas.
Kansas will host No. 11/14 Oklahoma on Senior Night, Wednesday, Feb. 21. KU’s final home contest of the season will tip-off at 7 p.m. Seniors Shaquina Mosley and Sharita Smith will be honored at the conclusion of the game. LawrencePublic School elementary students and staff will received free admittance into the contest.
BIG TIME FRESHMEN IN BIG TIME CONFERENCES
Kelly Kohn is one of only five freshmen playing in a “BCS Conference” (ACC, Big 12, BIG EAST, Big Ten, Pac-10 and SEC) to be leading her team is scoring. Of the 73 schools, Kohn, Epiphanny Prince (Rutgers), Nicole Michael (Syracuse), Marisa Stotler (WashingtonState) and Krista Phillips (Michigan) top their respective teams scoring lists.
Freshman Team PPG
Nicole Michael Syracuse 16.8
Epiphanny Prince Rutgers 14.3
Marisa Stotler Wash. St. 10.4
Kelly Kohn Kansas 9.8
Krista Phillips Michigan 8.8