Jayhawks Travel To Oklahoma State Wednesday
Feb. 22, 2011
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LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Kansas will travel to Oklahoma State for a mid-week game versus the Cowgirls on Wednesday, Feb. 23. The Jayhawks enter the game with a 17-9 overall mark, including a 4-8 record in Big 12 action after defeating Border Showdown rival Missouri, 75-70, in overtime in their last outing. Oklahoma State (15-10, 3-9 Big 12) is looking to snap a two-game losing streak after suffering back-to-back road losses at Missouri and No. 5 Texas A&M. KU and OSU will tip-off at 7 p.m., at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
-Kansas is 4-6 on the season in road games, including a 1-5 record in Big 12 road games. KU’s lone conference road win this season was at Colorado.
-KU is one of the younger teams in the country as it sends out a starting lineup with three sophomores, a redshirt freshman and a freshman. Four of the five freshmen on the squad have found themsleves in the starting lineup at least three times during the season. With only three upperclassmen on their roster, the Jayhawks are getting 80.9 percent of their scoring from players in either their first or second year in college. Led by the sophomore duo of Carolyn Davis (18.7) and Monica Engelman (11.9), the Baby Jays are scoring 59.0 of the team’s 72.3 points per game.
-Davis is shooting 66.8 percent from the field as she has knocked down 171-of-256 shots this season. She leads the Big 12 and ranks second in the NCAA in field goal percentage.
-Davis is averaging a team-best 18.7 points per game on the season overall, and is also pulling down 7.4 caroms per contest. She has recorded five double-doubles on the season, including two in Big 12 games. Davis ranks third in the Big 12 and 24th in the NCAA in scoring.
-KU ranks fifth nationally (first in Big 12) in field goal percentage at 47.0 percent. The Jayhawks are led by Davis, who has made 171-of-256 shots from the field, good for a league-leading 66.8 percent. In all, seven KU players are shooting better than 40.0 percent on the season.
-Kansas sophomore guard Angel Goodrich has recorded double-figure assists in two of the last four games, including a personal-best 15 assists versus Iowa State. Goodrich has 111 assists on the year, marking her second-straight season with 100 or more assists. She leads the Big 12 in assists in conference play with 6.6 dimes per game.
-Jayhawk junior forward Aishah Sutherland is seventh in the Big 12 in rebounding as she is pulling down 7.8 caroms per contest. Sutherland has recorded double-figure rebounds in eight games.
-Kansas leads in the all-time series with OSU 11-10 in Stillwater, but snapped a four-game losing streak in its last trip to Gallagher-Iba Arena (2-25-09).
-KU has knocked down 392-of-581 shots from the foul line. The Jayhawks’ opponents have only made 430 trips to the foul line compared to KU’s 581 attempts. Kansas is averaging 22.3 free throw attempts per game, compared to 16.5 attempts per game for its opponents. On the season, Kansas owns a 103 point advantage over its foes from the foul line.
-Kansas has dished 415 assists through 26 games, good for an average of 16.0 dimes per outing. The Jayhawks rank third in the Big 12 and 29th nationally in assists per game. Goodrich leads the way with 111 assists in 19 games (she is not eligible for Big 12 rankings in all games), good for an average of 5.8 per outing. Freshman guard Keena Mays has 108 helpers on the year, ranking eighth in the Big 12 and 109th nationally. Engelman has recorded 71 dimes on the season.
-Goodrich etched her name in the KU record books again as she dished a career-best 15 dimes in KU’s win over Iowa State. Goodrich’s 15 assists rank second on the KU single game chart and are the most assists by a Kansas player since Lisa Braddy dished 18 helpers versus Creighton on Dec. 22, 1989. Her 15 assists are the most ever recorded by a Kansas player in Allen Fieldhouse (male or female) and are the most by a Big 12 player this season.
-KU’s 81-53 win over Colorado marked the second-highest scoring margin for the Jayhawks in a Big 12 Conference win. The highest margin of victory was a 30-point win over Baylor on Jan. 11, 1997.
A LOOK AT OKLAHOMA STATE
At 15-10, Oklahoma State enters the game versus KU with a 3-9 mark in Big 12 Conference play after suffering back-to-back road losses last week. The Cowgirls are 13-4 in home games on the season, including a 3-3 mark in Big 12 games. Sophomore forward Toni Young leads the way for OSU with 14.7 points and 9.0 boards per game to go along with 1.5 blocks and 1.8 steals an outing. Freshman center Vicky McIntyre turns in 10.1 points and 5.1 boards per game and leads the Cowgirls with 1.9 blocks a game. Freshman guard Tiffany Bias adds 9.1 points. Bias leads the team in assists with 4.4 and steals with 2.1 per outing. Senior guard Lakyn Garrison leads OSU with 46 made three-pointers, while Bias leads the team in free throw shooting at 82.2 percent. Oklahoma State is outrebounding its opponents by 6.0 boards per game. OSU is coached by Kurt Budke, who owns a 109-78 ledger in his sixth season with the Cowgirls. Budke owns an overall mark of 462-124 in his 19th year in the business.
A LOOK AT KANSAS
Kansas is 17-9 overall and 4-8 in the Big 12 after defeating Border Showdown rival Missouri, 75-70, in overtime on Saturday. The Jayhawks are led by sophomore forward Carolyn Davis’ 18.7 points per game. Davis has posted 11 20-point games on the season, highlighted by a 34-point effort in KU’s win over Missouri. Davis is also grabbing 7.4 boards per game. Sophomore guard Monica Engelman is averaging 11.9 points per game, while also pulling down 4.3 rebounds per game. Junior forward Aishah Sutherland is next with 9.3 points per contest. Sutherland leads the Jayhawks on the glass as she is pulling down 7.8 caroms per contest. Davis tops KU in blocks with 1.4 per game, while Sutherland blocks 1.1 per game. KU is shooting 47.0 percent from the field, which ranks first in the Big 12 and sixth in the NCAA, while holding its opponents to 38.6 percent from the field. Davis leads the team in field goal percentage as she is knocking down 66.8 percent of her shots, which tops the Big 12. Senior center Krysten Boogaard is behind her at 57.5 percent and five other Jayhawks are also shooting 40.0 percent or better. Kansas is out-rebounding its opponents by 2.5 boards per game, led by Sutherland’s 7.8 per game. Freshman guard Keena Mays is turning in 8.6 points and a team-best 40.0 percent shooting from beyond the arc. Sophomore guard Angel Goodrich leads KU with 1.4 steals per game, while also averaging a team-best 5.8 assists and 7.4 points per outing.
A KANSAS WIN WOULD…
Improve the Jayhawks to 18-9 on the season, giving KU its most wins since going 22-14 during the 2008-09 season … Give KU four wins in its last six games … Improve the Jayhawks to 5-6 in road games … Move the Jayhawks to 30-24 all-time versus OSU … Make the Jayhawks 291-288 all-time versus schools from the Big 12, including a 91-147 mark since the league formed … Improve Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson to 4-7 against OSU … Give Henrickson a 114-104 mark at Kansas, a 37-82 ledger against Big 12 foes and a 272-166 overall record … Make Kansas 711-502 all time.
A KANSAS LOSS WOULD…
Drop KU to 4-7 in road games … Move the series to 29-25 in KU’s favor … Give KU head coach Bonnie Henrickson a 3-8 record against OSU … Move the Jayhawks to 290-289 all-time versus schools from the Big 12, including a 90-148 record since the league formed … Drop Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson’s record at KU to 113-105, 36-83 versus Big 12 schools and her overall mark to 271-167 … Make Kansas 710-503 all time … Be less good than a Jayhawks’ win.
KU-OSU SERIES HISTORY
The all-time series between the Jayhawks and Cowgirls is 29-24 in KU’s favor. OSU won both meetings between the two schools last season, however, the Jayhawks took a 67-52 win over OSU in the last matchup in Stillwater. Kansas leads the all-time series 11-10 in games played in Stillwater.