Kansas Plays At No. 17 Baylor Sunday On ESPN2

Feb. 26, 2010

LAWRENCE, Kan. –

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OPENING TIP

The Kansas women’s basketball team will hit the road for the third time in its last four outings when it travels to No. 17 Baylor Sunday, Feb. 28. The Jayhawks and Lady Bears will be meeting for the 18th time in the history of the two programs, with BU leading the series 10-7. Kansas won last season’s meeting, 69-45, behind a then-career-best 35 points from Danielle McCray who knocked down 7-of-10 shots from beyond the arc. Baylor leads the series 6-2 in games played in Waco, with KU’s last win in the Ferrell Center coming in 2000. Game time is slated for 4 p.m., with a live broadcast on ESPN2.

FAST BREAKS

-KU suffered a heartbreaking 57-54 loss at the hands of No. 13/15 Iowa State in its last outing Wednesay evening. Despite leading by four points with just over three minutes to play in the game, ISU came storming back and claimed the narrow victory in Lawrence. KU freshman forward Carolyn Davis led a trio of Jayhawk double-figure scorers with 17 points off of 7-of-9 shooting from the field. Fellow KU freshman guard Monica Engelman recorded her sixth-straight double-figure scoring game with 15 points, while senior guard Sade Morris poured in 14 tallies. Sophomore forward Aishah Sutherland led KU on the boards with 10 caroms.

-Jayhawk freshman forward Carolyn Davis has recorded double figures in nine of her last 11 games and is averaging a team-best 13.2 points and 7.4 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). She leads the Big 12 in field goal percentage, shooting 70.6 percent in all games and 70.8 percent in league contests.

-KU freshman guard Monica Engelman recorded her eighth double figure scoring game with 17 points against Iowa State. Engelman has now scored in double figures in six-straight games and in eight of her last 10 contests. She recorded a career-best 22 points versus Texas (2-13-10). Engelman is averaging 16.7 points, 4.3 assists and 2.8 rebounds since replacing injured guard-forward Danielle McCray in the starting line-up six games ago. She has also made 23-of-24 shots from the foul line during the six games, good for 95.8 percent.

-Kansas is ranked No. 35 in the latest RPI rankings put out by Collegerpi.com. The Jayhawks are one of eight 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. 38 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 BAYLOR

The Bears are led by freshman center Brittney Griner with 18.9 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. Griner also leads BU in blocks with 6.0 per game, which ranks second nationally. She leads the NCAA in triple-doubles with three on the season. Junior guard Melissa Jones ranks second on the team with 11.3 points per game, while also pulling down 6.4 boards. Jones is currently listed as day-to-day with a stress reaction. Senior forward Morghan Medlock ranks second on the team with 7.0 caroms per contest and adds 9.6 points a game. BU is coached by Kim Mulkey who owns a 257-73 record in her 10th season at the helm of the program. Mulkey’s overall coaching record is the same.

KU-BU SERIES HISTORY

The all-time series between the Jayhawks and Lady Bears is 10-7 in BU’s favor. KU won last season’s meeting with BU, 69-45, in Lawrence, behind 35 points from Danielle McCray. McCray knocked down 7-of-10 shots from beyond the arc in the win. KU is 2-6 all-time versus BU in games played in Waco.

A LOOK AT KANSAS

Kansas enters Sunday’s game versus Baylor with a 15-11 overall mark and a 5-8 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 69.5 points per game and 38.5 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 10.1 points and a team-leading 7.4 caroms per contest. Sutherland also leads the Jayhawks in blocks (31). Senior guard Sade Morris is scoring 10.3 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 3.0 boards, 2.8 assists and 1.4 steals per game. Freshman forward Carolyn Davis has started the last 11 contests and is averaging 9.2 points and 5.0 boards per game on the season. Davis has upped her production to 15.5 points and 8.5 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 4.3 boards per game, while also contributing 8.0 tallies an outing. KU freshman guard Monica Engelman, who replaced McCray in the starting line-up, adds 7.3 points and 2.2 caroms per contest and has scored in double figures in eight of the last 10 games. KU has out-rebounded its opponents by an average of 3.8 caroms on the season. The Jayhawks have out-rebounded their opponents in all but 10 games this season. Of those 10 games, eight were KU losses. Kansas is led by sixth-year head coach Bonnie Henrickson who owns a 94-90 mark at the helm of the Jayhawk program. Henrickson is 252-152 in her 13th season in the business.