KU Women's Hoops Travels to Texas for Wednesday Contest
Feb. 18, 2013
The Kansas women’s basketball team will look to win its third-straight, as the Jayhawks travel to Texas for a Big 12 Conference match-up at the Frank Erwin Center Wednesday. The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. and will be televised on the Longhorn Network.
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QUICK HITS ABOUT KANSASWBB
- Kansas enters the game as winners in four of its last six games, including two straight. Texas has dropped four-straight games and 13 of its last 15.
- The Jayhawks are 4-6 all-time against Texas in Austin, including a 72-67 win last season.
- Kansas has six players on its roster (Carolyn Davis, Monica Engelman, Angel Goodrich, Chelsea Gardner, Natalie Knight and CeCe Harper) with at least one 20-point scoring game this season.
- With 10 assists against Oklahoma, Goodrich became the all-time career assists leader in Kansas history.
- Kansas seniors Davis, Goodrich and Engelman are each members of the 1,000-point scoring club with Goodrich and Engelman joining this season.
- Engelman has posted 20-point scoring games in each of the last two games, marking her first back-to-back 20-point efforts since Dec. 19, 2010.
- Goodrich was named to the John R. Wooden Midseason Top-20 List on Jan. 22.
- Davis and Goodrich were both on the watch lists for the Wade Trophy, the Wooden Award and the Naismith Award, as two of the top players in the nation to open the season.
- Goodrich leads the Big 12 Conference with 3.0 steals per game.
- Kansas is 13-1 this season when it outrebounds its opponent.
- Gardner and Davis are No. 2 and No. 4 in the Big 12 Conference rankings for season field goal percentage, respectively.
- Goodrich has already cracked the Kansas top-10 for assists in a season. With 161, Goodrich has the eighth-highest single season total in school history and needs five more to take sole possession of the No. 7 spot.
- Davis has posted double-double performances in each of her last three games. During that stretch, Davis is averaging 19 points and 11.3 rebounds per contest.
- Texas is located in Austin, Texas, and has an enrollment of 52,213.
- The Longhorns return two starters from a team that went 18-14 last season, including an 8-10 mark in Big 12 Conference play. Texas advanced to the NCAA Tournament, but lost in the first round to now-Big 12 member West Virginia, 68-55.
- Texas was tabbed to finish fifth in the Big 12 Conference Preseason Poll, as voted on by the league’s head coaches.
THE BEST OF ALL DIMES
Senior Angel Goodrich dished out 10 assists on Feb. 17 against Oklahoma and became Kansas’ all-time career assist leader in the process. Goodrich surpassed Lisa Braddy, whose 686 assists owned the school mark since 1990. Goodrich now has 687 career assists and with 13 more, she will become the eighth player in Big 12 Conference history to post 700 or more career assists. Goodrich will join Erin Grant (844 – Texas Tech), Shalee Lehning (800 – K-State), Stacey Dales (764 – Oklahoma), Danielle Robinson (726 – Oklahoma), Toccara Williams (724 – Texas A&M), Lyndsey Medders (719 – Iowa State) and Andrea Riley (707 – Oklahoma State).
THE COMEBACK KIDS
Heading into the 2012-13 season, under head coach Bonnie Henrickson, Kansas was 19-89 (.176) in games where the team trailed at the half. Things are a bit different this season. The Jayhawks have trailed at the half 12 times this campaign and boast a 5-7 (.417) mark, including an 18-point comeback against Iowa State (Jan. 30) and a 23-point come-from-behind win at TCU (Feb. 13).
Senior Monica Engelman poured in a career-high 26 points at TCU, including 18 in the second half, and followed that performance with a 21-point game against Oklahoma in Allen Fieldhouse. The back-to-back 20-point games marked the first by Engelman since Dec. 19, 2010.
With 13 more points and five more rebounds, senior Carolyn Davis will join the elite 1,700-point and 700 rebound club at Kansas. She will become only the seventh member, joining Lynette Woodard, Adrian Mitchell, Angela Aycock, Danielle McCray, Vickie Adkins and Lynn Pride.
DAVIS DOUBLES DOWN
For the third-straight game, senior Carolyn Davis collected a double-double in points and rebounds. Davis hauled in 24 points and 10 rebounds against Oklahoma Sunday for her fourth double-double of the season and the 22nd of her career. Davis is averaging 19 points and 11.3 rebounds per game during the span.
SENIOR CLASS GOES 3G
With 20 points against Texas on Jan. 23, senior Angel Goodrich became the 26th player in Kansas history to score 1,000 career points. Goodrich joins Carolyn Davis and Monica Engelman, who also became a member of the club this season. The last time KU fielded three 1,000-point scorers in the same season was the 2000-01 campaign with Jaclyn Johnson, Brooke Reyes and Jennifer Jackson. This year’s senior class is only 95 points shy of going 4G with a combined 3,905 points scored.
THE THREE’S AREN’T FALLING
Kansas opened up Big 12 Conference play this season with an impressive 6-for-11 (.545) three-point shooting effort against Kansas State in Allen Fieldhouse. Since then, the Jayhawks have only had two games where they shot 40 percent or better from beyond the arc. Over the last 12 league games, KU is shooting 26.9 percent from three (56-for-208).
When Carolyn Davis scores 20 or more points in a game, the Jayhawks usually come out on top. Davis has 33 20-point efforts in her career and KU boasts a 28-5 (.848) record in those contests.
POSTS WITH THE MOST
Senior Carolyn Davis and sophomore Chelsea Gardner make more shots than they miss and the duo is among the best in the league for field goal accuracy. Gardner ranks second in the conference with a 57.2 field goal percentage, while Davis is fourth at 55.8 percent. Davis is also No. 13 nationally, while Gardner does not currently average enough made field goals per game to qualify for the national rankings.
SIX SCORE AND …
A group of 20 units is known as a score and KU has six different players on its roster who have grouped together 20 points or more in a single game this season. Monica Engelman is the most recent member with a career-best 26 points at TCU on Feb. 13. Joining Engelman as 20-point scorers are Carolyn Davis, Chelsea Gardner, Natalie Knight, CeCe Harper and Angel Goodrich.
GARDNER FOR THE BLOCK
Since starting Big 12 Conference play, sophomore Chelsea Gardner has been in the center of the lane for the block. Gardner has posted 32 swats in 13 league contests, after posting nine rejections during non-conference action. She ranks third in the league for Big 12 games only with 2.5 blocks per game.
Comparing the sophomore numbers of Chelsea Gardner to her freshman stats, it is obvious that there is no sophomore slump going on here. In fact, Gardner is nearly doubling her production. The KU sophomore forward is averaging 9.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per contest this season, as opposed to 4.7 points and 3.7 boards last year. In addition, she has also improved her field goal percentage by 31 points and her free throw success rate by 137 percentage points.
MOVING ON UP
With her 24 points against Oklahoma, senior Carolyn Davis has scored 1,687 career points and is in sole possession of eighth place on the all-time scoring charts. The KU senior now needs three points to surpass Tamecka Dixon (1,689) for the No. 7 position.
OVERTIME IS HER TIME
KU closed January with its first overtime game of the season and then opened February with another. Both were victories and that shouldn’t surprise anyone considering head coach Bonnie Henrickson has dominated the extra period with the Jayhawks. During her tenure, Henrickson is 13-3 (.813) in OT games.
FILLING THE BOYD
As of late, Asia Boyd is filling it up from three-point range. Boyd only has 14 three-pointers on the season, but 10 have come in the last six games and 12 have been made in Big 12 Conference play.
Senior national player of the year candidates Angel Goodrich and Carolyn Davis have built a career on complimenting each other. Goodrich, the nation’s assist leader last season, is the all-time career leader at Kansas, while Davis is also atop the all-time career field goal percentage chart. So the duo is truly the essence of start to finish. To highlight their senior season, a promotional website KUStart2Finish.com has been created to promote these player of the year candidates.
SHE GIVETH and SHE TAKETH AWAY
Angel Goodrich’s ability to share the ball is well documented after leading the nation in assists per game last season. Goodrich is also pretty good at taking the ball away. The Kansas senior leads the Big 12 Conference in steals per game and she also ranks No. 26 nationally with 3.0 steals per game. Goodrich needs just 16 more steals to crack into the top-10 of the Kansas’ single-season record book.
OFFENSE GOES THROUGH GOODRICH
Point guard Angel Goodrich has 317 points this season and 161 assists. By calculating two points for every assist, Goodrich is directly responsible for a total of 639 of Kansas’ 1,655 points, which comes out to 38.6 percent of the Jayhawks’ scoring.
FIRST WADE, THEN WOODEN, NOW NAISMITH
Kansas seniors Carolyn Davis and Angel Goodrich are two of the 25 NCAA Division I women’s basketball student-athletes to be named to the 2012-13 State Farm® Wade Trophy Watch List. The Kansas duo has also been tabbed for John R. Wooden Award Women’s Preseason Top-30 List, and are both on the 50-player list for the 2012-13 Naismith Women’s College Player of the Year presented by AT&T early season watch list.
MASTERS OF THEIR CRAFT
The senior writers of espnW collaborated and came up with the top-five players in the nation by position. Once again, Angel Goodrich and Carolyn Davis found themselves among the nation’s elite. Goodrich was classified as one of the country’s top-five point guards, while Davis was tabbed as one of the nation’s best five centers.
A NATIONAL LEADER
Senior Angel Goodrich entered this season as the reigning national champion in assists per game. Goodrich paced the Jayhawks with a school and Big 12 record 250 assists last season, or 7.4 per game. Goodrich currently averages 6.7 assists per game, which ranks third in the Big 12 Conference and No. 10 nationally.
THAT 70’s SHOW
Kansas’ success during the Bonnie Henrickson-era has been pretty much based on 70 points. When the Jayhawks score 70 or more points, Kansas owns a 100-10 record (.909) during her tenure. When KU opponents score less than 70 points, the Jayhawks are 131-69 (.655) during that span.
HOW SWEET IT IS
Kansas returned to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 last season for the first time since 1998. It marked the third time in school history that the Jayhawks advanced to the Sweet 16 and was Kansas’ 12th NCAA Tournament appearance.
PLAN FOR POSTSEASON
Faithful followers of the Kansas women’s basketball program have learned to plan for postseason play. In Bonnie Henrickson’s eight previous seasons with the Jayhawks, KU has advanced to postseason play six times, including five straight. In fact, in Henrickson’s head coaching career, she has led her team to postseason play 13 times in 15 seasons.
How does a top-25 program stay in the national polls? Sign a top-25 recruiting class. That’s exactly what head coach Bonnie Henrickson and her staff did during the early signing period, inking the No. 14-ranked recruiting class in the nation, according to Collegiate Girls Basketball Report, and the top among Big 12 Conference schools. The class also ranked No. 25 nationally by Blue Star Basketball. The Jayhawks signed Jada Brown (6-0, F, Las Vegas, Nev.), Dakota Gonzalez (6-0, G, Pocatello, Idaho), Dylan Gonzalez (6-0, G, Pocatello, Idaho), Caelynn Manning-Allen (6-4, F, Chicago, Ill.) and Keyla Morgan (5-8, G, Rancho Dominguez, Calif.).