Women's Basketball Travels To Texas Tech Sunday
Feb. 19, 2010
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
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The Kansas women’s basketball team will conclude a two-game road trip with a game at Texas Tech on Sunday, Feb. 21. KU is looking to snap a 10-game losing streak at the hands of the Lady Raiders, with its last win over Tech coming on Jan. 23, 1999 in Lawrence. The Jayhawks have not picked up a win in Lubbock since defeating TTU, 76-53, in Dec. 2, 1978. Game time is slated for 5 p.m., in the United Spirit Arena with a live broadcast on ESPNU.
-Kansas collected a 79-72 win at Colorado on Tuesday, Feb. 16 in its last outing. The Jayhawks got a nearly flawless game from freshman forward Carolyn Davis as she knocked down all 10 of her shots from the field and connected on all eight of her free throw attempts. In addition to her 28 points, Davis recorded nine rebounds and three blocks. Senior guard Sade Morris added 18 points, five rebounds and five assists, while fellow freshman Monica Engelman contributed 16 points, six assists and three steals in the win. KU made 31-of-39 free throws to help seal the win, including 9-of-9 from Engelman.
-Jayhawk freshman forward Carolyn Davis has recorded double-doubles in four of KU’s last six games and was named Big 12 Freshman of the Week for the second time in the last three weeks on Monday, Feb. 15. Since being inserted in the starting line-up versus Missouri on Jan. 17, Davis has been averaging 16.6 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game. Davis has upped her averages since senior guard-forward Danielle McCray was lost for the season. She has averaged 22.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 3.8 blocks, while shooting 75.6 percent from the field over the last four outings.
-KU freshman guard Monica Engelman recorded her sixth double figure scoring game with 16 points at Colorado. Engelman has now scored in double figures in four-straight games and in six of her last eight contests. She recorded a career-best 22 points versus Texas (2-13-10). Engelman is averaging 16.8 points, 4.8 assists and 2.8 rebounds since replacing injured guard-forward Danielle McCray in the starting line-up four games ago. She has connected on 22-of-49 shots from the field in those four games, good for 44.9 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. 25 by the NCAA and No. 34 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 TEXAS TECH
The Lady Raiders enter Sunday’s game with a 15-10 overall mark, including a 3-7 ledger in Big 12 play. TTU is led on the season by senior forward Ashlee Roberson with 12.6 points per game, to go along with a team-best 8.9 rebounds per game. Senior guard Jordan Murphree is also in double figures with 11.4 points per game. Murphree adds 4.2 boards and 3.2 assists a game. Freshman Monique Smalls is tops on the team in both steals (54) and assists (102) and also contributes 5.8 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. Tilmilia Martin is turning in 6.9 points off the bench for the Lady Raiders. TTU is coached by Kristy Curry who owns a 63-57 record in her fourth season at the helm of the program. Curry’s overall coaching record is 242-108 in her 11th season.
KU-TTU SERIES HISTORY
The all-time series between the Jayhawks and Lady Raiders is 12-3 in TTU’s favor. Kansas has lost 10-straight games to Tech, picking up its last win on Jan. 23, 1999 with a 55-45 win in Lawrence. The Lady Raiders defeated KU, 57-49, last season in Lawrence, and own a 6-1 advantage in games played in Lubbock.
A LOOK AT KANSAS
Kansas enters Sunday’s game versus Texas Tech with a 15-9 overall mark and a 5-6 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 70.9 points per game and 38.9 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 10.3 points and a team-leading 7.2 caroms per contest. Sutherland also leads the Jayhawks in blocks (28). Senior guard Sade Morris is also scoring 10.3 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, 2.7 assists and 1.4 steals per game. Freshman forward Carolyn Davis has started the last nine contests and is averaging 9.1 points and 4.9 boards per game on the season. Davis has upped her production to 16.6 points and 8.9 caroms per contest since being inserted in the starting line-up and has been named Big 12 Freshman of the Week two of the last three weeks. Junior center Krysten Boogaard is turning in 4.6 boards per game, while also contributing 8.4 tallies an outing. KU freshman guard Monica Engelman, who replaced McCray in the starting line-up, adds 6.5 points and 2.1 caroms per contest and has scored in double figures in six of the last eight games. KU has out-rebounded its opponents by an average of 4.4 caroms on the season. The Jayhawks have out-rebounded their opponents in all but eight games this season. Of those eight games, six were KU losses. Kansas is led by sixth-year head coach Bonnie Henrickson who owns a 94-88 mark at the helm of the Jayhawk program. Henrickson is 252-150 in her 13th season in the business.