Kansas Hosts Top-Ranked Baylor Friday
Feb. 22, 2012
- Coach Bonnie
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas women’s basketball is set to host top-ranked Baylor Friday, Feb. 24 in Allen Fieldhouse. KU, 18-9 overall and 7-8 in the Big 12 following its 69-64 road win at Texas Tech Tuesday, will take on the undefeated Bears (28-0, 15-0 Big 12) at 6:30 p.m. Fox Sport Net will televise the game. Friday is also Heroes Night and all police, fire and military personnel can get into the game for $3.
Follow the Jayhawks
Friday’s game will be televised on Fox Sports Net (FSN). The Jayhawk Radio Network will broadcast the game over the air waves. Fans can listen and watch the game online through Jayhawk All-Access at www.KUAthletics.com.
– Kansas will play the remainder of the 2011-12 season without leading scorer Carolyn Davis, who suffered a knee injury at Kansas State on Feb. 12.
– Junior Angel Goodrich broke the school’s 24-year-old single-season assist record at Texas Tech Tuesday and currently owns 208 dimes in 2011-12.
– In Tuesday’s game, Goodrich led the team in points, rebounds and assists for the second time this season. She also did so versus Oklahoma on Jan. 31.
– Kansas’ win at TTU gave the Jayhawks at least seven Big 12 wins for the first time since 2000 as well as at least three conference road wins.
– KU knocked down a season-high seven three-pointers versus the Red Raiders and shot 50.0 percent from long range on the night. The Jayhawks have shot 50 percent or better from beyond the arc five times in 2011-12 and rank third in the Big 12 with a 34.0 three-point field goal percentage.
– Kansas is just one win shy of reaching its 100th all-time Big 12 regular-season win.
About the Jayhawks
Kansas notched a 69-64 win at Texas Tech Tuesday to stop a three-game skid and give the Jayhawks at least seven conference wins for the first time since 2000 … The win improved KU to 18-9 overall and 7-8 in the Big 12 … Without leading scorer Carolyn Davis, who suffered a season-ending knee injury at Kansas State on Feb. 12, senior Aishah Sutherland and junior Angel Goodrich have taken turns leading the team on offense … Sutherland is averaging 13.7 ppg (9.1 rpg) while Goodrich is next with 12.8 ppg and is coming off a 20-point outing at TTU … Goodrich also ranks second in the nation dishing 7.7 apg and became the program’s single-season assist record holder with her eight dimes versus the Red Raiders … Sophomore Tania Jackson has provided an extra boost off the bench in the last two games contributing 8.0 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in that span while shooting 54.5 percent from the field … As a team, the Jayhawks rank seventh nationally with a 46.8 field goal percentage.
The only undefeated team remaining in the country, Baylor is 28-0 overall, including 15-0 in Big 12 play, and has already clinched its second-straight conference regular-season title following its 80-59 win versus Texas Tuesday … The Bears are shooting a nation-leading 48.4 percent from the field while their 30.1 field goal percentage defense also leads the country … Brittney Griner is tops nationally with 5.4 blocks per game and paces BU with 22.7 points and 9.8 rebounds per game … Odyssey Sims (14.4 ppg), a Lieberman Award finalist along with Goodrich as one of the top point guards in the country, is stealing a conference-leading 3.2 balls per game as well as shooting 39.3 percent from beyond the arc … Destiny Williams also averages double-digits contributing 10.1 ppg and is second to Griner pulling down 9.2 rpg.
Baylor leads the all-time series over Kansas, 16-7. The Jayhawks have lost four in a row and 14 out of the last 15 versus the Bears. KU’s last win came on March 4, 2009, a 69-45 victory at Allen Fieldhouse.
A Kansas Win Would…
Give KU at least eight Big 12 wins for the first time since 1999-2000 … Mark Kansas’ 100th all-time win in the Big 12 Conference improving its reocrd to 100-155 since the Big 12’s inception in 1997 … Cut Kansas’ deficit in the all-time series with BU to 16-8 … Give Kansas its first win over the Bears since 2009 … Improve coach Bonnie Henrickson to 2-9 against Baylor, 136-117 at Kansas and 294-179 for her career … Make KU 733-514 all time.
A Kansas Loss Would…
Make the all-time series versus Baylor 17-7 in the Bears’ favor … Drop the Jayhawks to 13-5 at home, including 3-5 in conference games … Give the Bears their fifth-straight win against KU … Make coach Bonnie Henrickson 1-10 against Baylor, 135-118 at Kansas and 293-180 for her career … Make KU 732-515 all time.
Goodrich Finalist For Top Point Guard Award
Junior Angel Goodrich has been named one of eight finalists for the Nancy Lieberman Award, which honors the nation’s top collegiate point guard in Division I women’s basketball. The criteria for the award are the floor leadership, play-making and ball-handling skills that personified Hall of Famer, Nancy Lieberman during her career.
Kansas is on the home stretch with only two regular-season games remaining. The Jayhawks will play their final home game versus Oklahoma State on Wednesday, Feb. 29. It is also Senior Night for Aishah Sutherland. KU concludes the regular season at Oklahoma on Sunday, March 4.