Jayhawks Face Colorado Saturday in Boulder
Feb. 22, 2007
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Date: Saturday, Feb. 24
Tip-Off: 8:07 p.m. central time
Location: Boulder, Colo.
Series: KU leads 31-27
Series in Boulder: 15-9
Last Meeting: Feb. 6, 2007: KU 70, CU 68 ot
Current Win Streak: 1, Kansas
KU Coach: Bonnie Henrickson
Record: 196-109 overall and 38-47 at KU
vs. CU: 3-2
CU Coach: Kathy McConnell-Miller
Record: 111-134 overall and 20-30 at CU
vs. KU: 2-1
Jayhawk Radio Network
Play-by-Play: Nate Bukaty
Color Analyst: Brian Hanni
Fox Sports Rocky Mountain
Play-by-Play: Tim Ring
Color Analyst: Ceal Barry
Kansas begins a two-game road swing to wrap up its regular season schedule Saturday, Feb. 24 against Colorado in Boulder. The Jayhawks and Buffaloes will tip-off at 8 p.m. central time from CoorsEventsCenter. The contest will air live on FoxSportsRockyMountain.
Kansas has won three of its last five games, including an overtime victory against Colorado in the teams first meeting on Feb. 6 … Shaquina Mosley is averaging 16.5 points, 7.9 rebounds and 5.5 assists in KU’s last 11 games … Kelly Kohn’s 1.65 assist-to-turnover ratio ranks fourth in the Big 12 and her 3.19 assist/game rank ninth … Kohn ranks second in scoring, ninth in rebounding, third in steals and third in assists among Big 12 freshmen … Mosley and Kohn are tied for the team lead in scoring at 10.2 points per contest … KU’s freshmen class has scored 924 of the Jayhawks’ 1,630 points this season (57 percent) … Danielle McCray ranks fourth in scoring and rebounding among Big 12 rookies … KU’s bench has outscored its opponents non-starters, 614-369, this season … A victory over Colorado would give Bonnie Henrickson her second season-sweep of the Buffaloes in her three years at KU … Sharita Smith scored a career-high 12 points in KU’s first meeting with CU … KU shot 17-for-18 from the free throw line in the first meeting.
Colorado is winless in its last two games and 1-4 in its last five outings … CU is 10-5 at home and 1-9 on the road … Colorado was a three-headed monster in the first meeting against Kansas, with Jackie McFarland, Jasmina Ilic and Whitney Houston combining to score 59 of the Buffaloes’ 68 points … McFarland was stellar with 22 points and 18 rebounds while Houston led all scorers with 25 … Starting center Kara Richards tied a season-high with 22 points in CU’s last outing, Wednesday vs. Baylor … McFarland’s 17.9 points and 10.9 rebounds per game is second in the Big 12 to only Oklahoma’s Courtney Paris … McFarland’s .611 field goal percentage and 36.4 minutes played average is tops in the conference … Ilic is second on the team in scoring (12.7) and 14th in the Big 12 … Colorado is 5-1 at home against the Jayhawks in its last six meetings … Kansas sophomore guard Ivana Catic lists CU’s Jasmina Ilic as her “Best Friend on Another College Team” in KU’s media guide.
Kansas will conclude its regular season schedule with a Border Showdown matchup against Missouri on Thursday, March 1. The Jayhawks and Tigers will tip-off at 6:30 p.m. at Mizzou Arena.
KU’S LAST OUTING
The No. 11 Oklahoma Sooners (21-4, 11-3) defeated Kansas (9-18, 3-11), 76-70, Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. In their final appearance at the Fieldhouse, senior Shaquina Mosley led KU with 20 points and five rebounds while senior Sharita Smith scored nine and added five rebounds.
The game was a very close affair, featuring 21 lead changes and eight ties. Oklahoma took a 37-35 lead into halftime behind 64-percent shooting (16-25), but KU forced 11 turnovers which it converted into 13 points. For the game, the Sooners turned the ball over 16 times, resulting in 17 Kansas points.
Mosley was 8-of-18 from the field in the game, including 2-of-4 from three-point range. She scored 15 in the first half to keep the game close. Smith added three assists and two steals in 22 minutes of action. The two were honored following the game by head coach Bonnie Henrickson and received a framed jersey.
Freshmen Kelly Kohn and Sade Morris were the second and third leading scorers for Kansas, finishing with 16 and 13 points, respectively. Kohn knocked down three three-pointers and dished out two assists while playing the entire 40 minutes. Morris came off the bench to connect on 9-of-12 free-throw attempts and added two steals in 19 minutes of action.
Courtney Paris led the Sooners with 32 points and 13 rebounds, while her sister Ashley added 16 points and nine rebounds.