Davis' Career High and Engelman's Clutch Shooting Lead Kansas to 75-70 Overtime Victory Over Missouri

Feb. 19, 2011

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Sophomore Monica Engelman tied the score with 1.9 seconds remaining in regulation to extend the game and allow Kansas to earn a 75-70 overtime victory over Missouri in the Jayhawks for a Cure “Pink Zone” game Saturday night in front of a season-high 5,225 fans in Allen Fieldhouse.

Sophomore Carolyn Davis scored a career-high 34 points and grabbed a team-high nine rebounds for Kansas in the victory. Sophomore Angel Goodrich added 14 points and a game-high nine assists for the Jayhawks.

Kansas improved its record to 17-9 for the season and 4-8 in Big 12 play with the victory. KU also improved to 4-1 in overtime games this season, including a 2-1 mark against Big 12 opponents. Missouri fell to 12-14 overall, 4-8 in conference games and 2-2 in overtime games with the loss.

Sophomore Sydney Crofton had a double-double for Missouri with 11 points and a career-high 15 rebounds, while senior RaeShara Brown had a team-high 23 points for the Tigers.

Engelman made an 18-foot jumper and Davis followed with a layup on the next possession to give KU a quick four-point advantage to begin overtime. Two minutes later, KU stretched its lead to six, 70-64, after another jumper by Engelman. Davis made three of her four free throw attempts in the final minute to seal the victory, 75-70.

For the game, KU shot 49.1 percent from the field compared to MU’s 37.1 percent. Kansas also registered 20 assists on its 27 field goals.

Engelman led Kansas in overtime with six points on 3-of-4 shooting from the field, while freshman Keena Mays had two key offensive rebounds on a Jayhawk possession before being fouled and making two free throws for her only two points of the game.

With 1.9 seconds remaining in regulation, Engelman made a driving layup to tie the game at 62 and force overtime.

Goodrich broke a 33-33 tie with a three-point field goal 10 seconds into the second half. KU did not trail for the next 18 minutes until a layup by senior Shakara Jones gave Missouri a 61-60 lead with 1:39 remaining in regulation. Crofton made a free throw with 22 seconds on the clock to extend the MU advantage to 62-60, setting up KU’s final possession to tie the game and force an extra five-minute period.

Davis led the Jayhawks with 15 points on 6-for-9 shooting in the second half, while Goodrich chipped in 12 points in the second 20 minutes.

Both teams remained close throughout the first half. Missouri jumped out to a quick 6-1 lead in the first 4:35, but Kansas responded with eight unanswered points in less than three minutes to grab a 9-6 lead with 12:48 remaining in the first half. KU’s largest lead in the first half came with 7:54 remaining when it led by six, 22-16, after a three-pointer by Engelman. Missouri closed the half on a 5-0 run tie the score, 33-33, going into halftime.

For the half, Kansas shot 56.0 percent from the floor, while Missouri shot 42.9 percent. The Jayhawks recorded assists on 11 of their 14 field goals, led by Goodrich with four. Davis led all players with 14 points for KU in the first 20 minutes, while Brock posted 12 points for Missouri.

Kansas will play at OklahomaState Wednesday night before returning to Allen Fieldhouse to host Nebraska next Saturday. Both games will tip-off at 7 p.m.