Jayhawks Host No. 13/15 Iowa State For Dollar Day Thursday
Feb. 24, 2010
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
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The Kansas women’s basketball team will play host to No. 13/15 Iowa State on Thursday, Feb. 25. The Jayhawks are looking to bounce back after a road loss at Texas Tech on Sunday, while ISU is going for its second-consecutive win after knocking off Missouri in its last outing Saturday. KU owns the all-time series lead at 42-25, however, Iowa State knocked off the Jayhawks, 53-42, in Ames in January. Game time is slated for 6 p.m., with a live broadcast on Fox Sports Net. The game is being billed as “Dollar Day” with tickets, hot dogs, popcorn, chips and candy all available for just $1.
-KU split a pair of road games last week, winning at Colorado, 79-72, before falling at Texas Tech, 68-51. Jayhawk freshman forward Carolyn Davis led Kansas at CU, recording a near perfect game as she knocked down 10-of-10 shots from the field and all eight of her free throw attempts on her way to 28 points. Freshman guard Monica Engelman was the top Jayhawk at Texas Tech as she had 18 points. Sophomore forward Aishah Sutherland turned in her fifth double-double of the season with 12 points and a game-high 11 boards.
-Jayhawk freshman forward Carolyn Davis has recorded double figures in eight of her last 10 games and is averaging a team-best 12.9 points and 7.7 rebounds per game in Big 12 Conference play. Davis has collected four double-doubles during league play, including a 29-point, 14-rebound performance versus Texas (2-13-10). For her efforts, Davis has snagged two Big 12 Freshman of the Week honors in the last four weeks.
-KU freshman guard Monica Engelman recorded her seventh double figure scoring game with 18 points at Texas Tech. Engelman has now scored in double figures in five-straight games and in seven of her last nine contests. She recorded a career-best 22 points versus Texas (2-13-10). Engelman is averaging 17.0 points, 4.0 assists and 2.6 rebounds since replacing injured guard-forward Danielle McCray in the starting line-up five games ago. She has connected on 29-of-69 shots from the field in those five games, good for 42.0 percent. She has also made 18-of-19 shots from the foul line, good for 94.7 percent.
-Kansas is ranked No. 33 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 35 of the RPI rankings. In addition, they are ranked No. 34 by the NCAA and No. 37 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 IOWA STATE
The Cyclones are led by senior guard Alison Lacey with 17.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Lacey also leads ISU in assists with 6.8 per game and steals with 1.3 an outing. Junior forward Kelsey Bolte is also in double figures with 12.4 tallies a game, while adding 4.7 boards a game. Freshman forward Chelsea Poppens leads the Cyclones in rebounding with 6.6 caroms per contest, while senior guard Denae Stuckey is pulling down 6.2 caroms per contest. Stuckey also contributes 4.6 points and 2.0 assists a game. ISU is coached by Bill Fennelly who owns a 327-142 record in his 15th season at the helm of the program. Fennelly’s overall coaching record is 493-199 in 22 seasons.
KU-ISU SERIES HISTORY
The all-time series between the Jayhawks and Cyclones is 42-25 in KU’s favor. KU won last season’s meeting with ISU, 58-47, in Lawrence, but fell to the Cyclones, 53-42, in Ames in the two teams’ previous meeting this season. KU is 23-7 all-time versus ISU in games played in Lawrence.
A LOOK AT KANSAS
Kansas enters Thursday’s game versus Iowa State with a 15-10 overall mark and a 5-7 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 70.1 points per game and 38.8 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 10.4 points and a team-leading 7.3 caroms per contest. Sutherland also leads the Jayhawks in blocks (28). Senior guard Sade Morris is scoring 10.1 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 3.1 boards, 2.8 assists and 1.3 steals per game. Freshman forward Carolyn Davis has started the last 10 contests and is averaging 8.9 points and 5.0 boards per game on the season. Davis has upped her production to 15.3 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 four weeks. Junior center Krysten Boogaard is turning in 4.4 boards per game, while also contributing 8.3 tallies an outing. KU freshman guard Monica Engelman, who replaced McCray in the starting line-up, adds 7.0 points and 2.1 caroms per contest and has scored in double figures in seven of the last nine games. KU has out-rebounded its opponents by an average of 4.2 caroms on the season. The Jayhawks have out-rebounded their opponents in all but nine games this season. Of those nine games, seven were KU losses. Kansas is led by sixth-year head coach Bonnie Henrickson who owns a 94-89 mark at the helm of the Jayhawk program. Henrickson is 252-151 in her 13th season in the business.