Jayhawks Host No. 11 Oklahoma Wednesday on Senior Night
Feb. 19, 2007
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Date: Wednesday, Feb. 21
Tip-Off: 7:05 p.m.
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Venue: Allen Fieldhouse
Series: KU leads 27-22
Series in Lawrence: KU leads 13-8
Last Meeting: Feb. 8, 2006: OU 86, KU 57
Current Win Streak: 8, Oklahoma
KU Coach: Bonnie Henrickson
Record: 196-108 overall and 38-46 at KU
vs. OU: 0-2
OU Coach: Sherri Coale
Record: 224-117 overall and at OU
vs. KU: 8-3
Jayhawk Radio Network
Play-by-Play: Brian Hanni
Color Analyst: Brenda VanLengen
(Tape Delay: Feb. 22 at 2 p.m.)
Play-by-Play: Nate Bukaty
Color Analyst: Patti Phillips
Kansas hosts Oklahoma Wednesday, Feb. 21 in its final home game of the season. The Jayhawks and Sooners will tip-off at 7 p.m. Following the game, Kansas will honor seniors Shaquina Mosley and Sharita Smith. The contest will air tape delay on Metro Sports Thursday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m.
-Lawrence Public Schools Elementary Challenge: LPS elementary students and staff get in free.
-Fans will receive a mini basketball hoop courtesy of AT&T.
-One fan will have a change to win $25,000 at halftime.
Kansas has won three of its last four games … Shaquina Mosley is averaging 16.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 5.7 assists in KU’s last 10 games … Kelly Kohn ranks second in scoring, ninth in rebounding, third in steals and third in assists among Big 12 freshmen … Kohn’s 1.63 assist-to-turnover ratio ranks fourth in the Big 12 … Junior Taylor McIntosh’s .537 field goal percentage in Big 12 games ranks fourth … Freshman Danielle McCray scored a career-high 25 points against Kansas State on Sunday … KU’s freshmen class has scored 887 of the Jayhawks’ 1,560 points this season (57 percent) … Danielle McCray ranks fourth in scoring, fourth in rebounding and second in field goal percentage among Big 12 rookies … Freshman Sade Morris is a native of Norman, Okla. and attended Norman High … Morris was the Oklahoma Gatorade Player of the Year in 2006 … Morris led Norman High to the 2005 Class 6A state championship.
Oklahoma enters Wednesday’s contest in a three-way tie for first place in the Big 12 … The Sooners are led by sophomore center Courtney Paris … After a dominating freshman campaign where Paris was named a consensus All-American, she became the first player to collect 700 points, 500 rebounds and 100 blocks last season … This year, Paris is leading the Big 12 in scoring (23.1), rebounding (15.8) and blocked shots (84) … Paris’ twin sister Ashley starts and averages 7.0 points per contest … Junior Britney Brown leads OU in assists (81) … Freshman center Abi Olajuwon is the daughter of NBA great Hakeem Olajuwon … The Sooners have an eight-game winning streak against the Jayhawks … OU head coach Sherri Coale was selected the unanimous Big 12 Coach of the Year last season, after guiding the Sooners to a perfect 16-0 conference record.
KU’S LAST OUTING
Danielle McCray scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while senior Shaquina Mosley chipped in a 21-point, 14-rebound effort Sunday as the Kansas knocked off Kansas State, 82-74, in double overtime at Allen Fieldhouse.
KU outscored K-State 12-4 during the second five-minute period. Trailing 71-70, the Jayhawks scored the next 12 points, including a pair of three-pointers and a free throw by McCray. McCray was 6-for-7 from beyond the three-point arc.
Mosley sent the game into a second overtime with a running lay-up with under six seconds left in the first extra session. Mosley just missed her first career triple-double, scoring 21 points, grabbing 14 rebounds and dishing out nine assists. She also added three blocked shots.
KU also got 16 points from freshman Kelly Kohn and 13 from freshman Sade Morris. Junior Taylor McIntosh added four points and 10 rebounds.
Kansas will complete the regular season with two consecutive road games beginning Saturday, Feb. 24 against Colorado in Boulder. Tip-off between the Jayhawks and Buffaloes is set for 8 p.m. central. Kansas will conclude the regular season against Missouri Thursday, Feb. 1. KU-MU will tip at 6:30 p.m.