Kansas Hosts Rival Missouri Saturday in Jayhawks For a Cure
Feb. 16, 2012
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas women’s basketball will hold its annual Jayhawks for a Cure game when it welcomes Border Showdown rival Missouri on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. Metro Sports will televise the game live from Allen Fieldhouse. 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. The contest begins a busy week for the Jayhawks as KU is scheduled to play three games over a seven day span.
Follow the Jayhawks
Saturday’s game will be televised on Metro Sports and the Jayhawk Radio Network will broadcast the contest over the air waves. Fans can also listen and watch online through Jayhawk All-Access at www.KUAthletics.com.
– 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.
– Senior Aishah Sutherland is recording 18.3 points and 12.7 rebounds per game over the last three contests.
– The next time Sutherland takes the floor, the senior will have cracked the program’s top 10 for games played. Sutherland has currently appeared in 121 games for her career.
– Freshman Chelsea Gardner earned her first start at Iowa State Wednesday in the place of injured Carolyn Davis. She finished the game with eight points and four rebounds.
– The Jayhawks defeated Missouri 72-63 on Jan. 15 and will search for their second series sweep of 2011-12 Saturday. KU won both of its games versus Texas earlier this season.
– Kansas is just two wins shy of reaching its 100th all-time Big 12 regular-season win.
– Four of KU’s eight losses have been by six points or less.
About the Jayhawks
A loss at Iowa State Wednesday dropped Kansas to 17-8 overall, including 6-7 in Big 12 play … KU is without leading scorer Carolyn Davis, who suffered a torn ACL at Kansas State on Feb. 12 and will miss the remainder of the 2011-12 season … Without Davis in the lineup, Aishah Sutherland and Angel Goodrich are KU’s top offensive threats averaging 13.3 and 12.5 ppg, respectively … Sutherland, who also pulls down a team-high 9.5 rpg, has recorded 18.3 points and 12.7 rebounds per game over the last three contests … Goodrich ranks as one of the best point guards in the country as her 7.6 apg rank in the top five nationally … Freshman Chelsea Gardner got the starting nod in Davis’ place Wednesday at Iowa State and finshed with eight points and four rebounds … Long and lean just like Davis, coach Bonnie Henrickson has said that Gardner’s style of play reminds her a lot of Davis’ style … Kansas ranks in the top 10 nationally shooting 46.7 percent from the field and is third in the Big 12 scoring 69.8 ppg.
Still searching for its first Big 12 Conference win, Missouri is 0-13 in league play and 10-14 overall … The Tigers’ last two losses, versus Texas A&M and at Oklahoma, were by four points each … Christine Flores paces MU and ranks second in the Big 12 with 17.3 ppg while her 7.7 rpg are second only to BreAnna Brock’s 8.0 rpg … Brock adds 13.9 ppg as the only other Tiger averaging double-figure points … Kyley Simmons guides the backcourt with 3.8 assists and 1.1 steals per game … Morgan Eye is the team’s top threat from long range as she owns a team-high 46 three-pointers on a 37.7 shooting percentage beyond the arc.
Kansas leads the rivalry, 44-37, including 21-11 in games played in Lawrence, following its 72-63 win in Columbia earler this year. KU has won four of the last five meetings and five of the previous seven. In addition, the Jayhawks have won the last four meetings in Allen Fieldhouse.
Last Meeting with the Tigers
Forwards Aishah Sutherland and Carolyn Davis combined for 48 points as the duo powered Kansas to a 72-63 win at Missouri on Jan. 15. Sutherland tied a career-high as she poured in 24 points on 9-for-11 shooting from the field and was just shy of a double-double with a team-high nine rebounds. Davis added 24 tallies.
Junior Monica Engelman converted a shot as time expired in the first half to help KU to a 33-31 halftime lead. During the second frame, MU scored first to knot the game 33-33 but eight unanswered Kansas points gave the Jayhawks a lead they would never relinquish. The Jayhawks finished the contest 28-for-53 from the floor (52.8 percent) and took advantage of 22 trips to the foul line, where they sank 16 attempts.
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.
Three Jayhawks Named Academic All-Big 12
Three Kansas student-athletes were named to the 2012 Academic All-Big 12 Women’s Basketball Team. Junior point guard Angel Goodrich and sophomore Tania Jackson earned spots on the first team while junior Carolyn Davis grabbed a place on the second team.
Offense Goes Through Goodrich
So far this season junior Angel Goodrich has tallied 313 points. The point guard also owns 191 assists. By calculating two points for every assist, Goodrich is in turn directly responsible for a total of 695 of Kansas’ points in 2011-12, which comes out to 39.8 percent of the Jayhawks’ scoring.
The Jayhawks have another quick turnaround with just two days to prepare for Texas Tech. Kansas travels to Lubbock on Tuesday, Feb. 21 to take on the Red Raiders in a 7 p.m. game.