Jayhawks Conclude Regular Season with Border Showdown
Feb. 27, 2007
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Matchup: <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Kansas (9-19, 3-12) at Missouri (17-11, 5-12)<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
Date: Thursday, March 1
Tip-Off: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia, Mo.
Venue: Mizzou Arena
Series: KU leads 37-34
Series in Columbia: MU leads 16-13
Last Meeting: Feb. 14, 2007: MU 67, KU 57
Current Win Streak: 1, Missouri
KU Coach: Bonnie Henrickson
Record: 196-110 overall and 38-48 at KU
vs. MU: 3-3
MU Coach: Cindy Stein
Record: 215-143 overall and 150-118 at MU
vs. KU: 11-9
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The University of Kansas concludes its regular season schedule with a Border Showdown contest against Missouri on March 1 in Columbia, Mo. Tip-off between the Jayhawks and Tigers is set for 6:30 p.m. from Mizzou Arena. A victory by Kansas would tie the Border Showdown standings at 11 points apeice.
Kansas has won two of its last three meetings against Missouri in Columbia … Kelly Kohn’s 1.62 assist-to-turnover ratio ranks fourth in the Big 12 and her 3.18 assist/game rank ninth … Kohn ranks third in scoring, ninth in rebounding, third in steals and third in assists among Big 12 freshmen … Kohn leads the team with a 10.2 point per game followed by senior Shaquina Mosley and freshman Danielle McCray who average 10.1 points per contest … KU’s freshmen class has scored 959 of the Jayhawks’ 1,680 points this season (57 percent) … Danielle McCray ranks fourth in scoring and rebounding among Big 12 freshmen … Bonnie Henrickson is 3-3 all-time against Missouri.
The Tigers will honor six players on “Senior Night” including four starters. Seniors EeTisha Riddle (16.3), Tiffany Brooks (13.2) and Carlynn Savant (11.3) join sophomore Alyssa Hollins (11.9) as Missouri players averaging over 10-points per game … Riddle and Savant lead the Tigers in rebounds with each pulling down 215 on the year, the two rank seventh in the Big 12 in rebounds … Riddle ranks fifth in the conference in scoring … Missouri gives up 67.7 points in conference game, the most in the Big 12 … Missouri’s .791 free throw percentage is tops in the Big 12 and third best in the NCAA … The Tigers shot 14-for-15 from the charity stripe in its first meeting with KU … Savant leads the Big 12 and is second in the NCAA with a .941 free throw percentage … Head coach Cindy Stein 65-25 record at Emporia State from 1995-98 including a Division II runner-up finish in 1998 before accepting her current position at Missouri.
Kansas will travel to Oklahoma City, Okla. for the Big 12 Championship March 6-9 and 10 at the CoxConvention Center. Unofficially, a victory over Missouri combined with a KansasState loss to OklahomaState on Wednesday would give the Jayhawks the 11th-seed. A KansasState victory or a Kansas defeat would give KU the 12th seed. The 6-seed vs. 11-seed game would tip at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday while the 5-seed vs. 12-seed contest will tip-off at 2:30 p.m.
2006-07 BORDER SHOWDOWN UPDATE
Event Winner KU MU
Volleyball MU, 3-0 — 1.5
Women’s Soccer KU, 4-0 3 —
Women’s Big 12 Cross Country Championship MU, 7th — 1
Men’s Big 12 Cross Country Championship KU, 3rd 1 —
Women’s Swimming MU, 187-111 — 1.5
Volleyball MU, 3-1 — 1.5
Football MU, 42-17 — 3
Men’s basketball KU, 80-77 1.5 —
Men’s basketball KU, 92-74 1.5 —
Women’s Basketball MU, 67-57 — 1.5
Women’s Swimming Big 12 Championship KU, 3rd 1.5 —
Women’s Indoor Big 12 Track KU, 6th 1 —
Men’s Indoor Big 12 Track MU, 4th — 1
Women’s Basketball 1.5 points available
Totals 9.5 11.0
KU’S LAST OUTING
The University of Kansas (9-19, 3-12) fell to Colorado (12-15, 6-9), 59-50, Saturday night at the Coors Events Center in Boulder, Colo.
Despite trailing by 12 points at the half, Kansas cut the Buffaloes lead to one with 3:30 remain on two free throws by senior Shaquina Mosley. After the free throws, KU was out-scored 11-3 down the stretch.
A jumper by Colorado’s Suzi Powers with time winding down in the first half gave the Buffaloes a 30-18 lead heading into the locker room. McCray led all players with nine first half points on 4-for-7 shooting. The rest of the Jayhawks shot just 3-for-21 (14-percent) in the first stanza.
McCray finished with a game-high 20 points while pulling down six rebounds. Freshman Kelly Kohn added nine points while Mosley chipped in eight. Kansas shot 29.5 percent from the floor while Colorado finished the game shooting 46.8 percent.
FIRST MEETING KANSAS vs. MISSOURI
Despite a career-high 22 points from senior Shaquina Mosley, the University of Kansas fell to Border Showdown rival Missouri, 67-57, Wednesday, Feb. 14 at Allen Fieldhouse.
Missouri sprinted out to an 8-0 lead, but KU’s rallied back, going on a 15-0 scoring run to take the lead. However, Missouri regained control of the game, eventually taking a 35-28 lead into the halftime break.
The Tigers then held the lead for the entire second half, as KU was only able to shrink the lead to one twice midway through the period. The Jayhawks shot just 28.8 percent in the second frame, while Missouri went a perfect 13-of-13 from the free throw line in the half.
Mosley, who hit a game-winning shot with 0.4 seconds remaining in the Jayhawks’ win over Texas, continued her hot shooting, scoring 20-plus points for the second time in three games. Freshman Danielle McCray finished one point shy of her second-straight double-double, recording scoring nine while grabbing a career-high 11 rebounds. Freshman Sade Morris added 10 for Kansas.
Missouri was led by EeTisha Ridde’s 15 points, 12 boards and 6 assists.