Jayhawks Welcome Oklahoma State on Senior Night
Feb. 27, 2012
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Senior Aishah Sutherland will make her final appearance in Allen Fieldhouse when the Kansas women’s basketball team hosts Oklahoma State on Wednesday, Feb. 29 in KU’s final regular-season home game. The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. tip and will be televised on Metro Sports. The last time the Jayhawks and Cowgirls met, Sutherland pulled down 22 rebounds, the most by a KU player since 1981, as Kansas defeated OSU 65-60 on Jan. 18 in Stillwater, Okla. KU is down to just two regular-season contests before the Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship March 7-10 in Kansas City, Mo.
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Wednesday’s game will be televised on Metro Sports. 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.
– Sophomore CeCe Harper is averaging 7.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in 33.0 minutes per game over her last two outings.
– In KU’s last meeting with Oklahoma State on Jan. 18, senior Aishah Sutherland pulled down a career-high 22 rebounds. It marked the most boards by a Jayhawk since 1981.
– Kansas has seven Big 12 wins for the first time since 2000 as well as three conference road victories.
– A win over Oklahoma State would give the Jayhawks their third series sweep of the season. KU has already won two games versus both Texas and Texas Tech.
– Kansas is just one win shy of reaching its 100th all-time Big 12 regular-season win.
– Five of KU’s 10 losses have been by six points or less.
– KU is second in the Big 12, and eighth nationally, with a 46.0 field goal percentage while Oklahoma State is second in the conference (22nd in the nation) in field goal percentage defense limiting opponents to 34.8 percent shooting.
About the Jayhawks
Following its 76-45 setback to No. 1 Baylor Friday, Kansas is 18-10 overall and 7-9 in the Big 12 … KU has at least seven conference wins for the first time since 2000 … Playing without leading scorer Carolyn Davis (16.9 ppg), senior Aishah Sutherland is the team’s top offensive threat averaging 13.3 ppg and also adds a team-high 9.1 rpg … She had a career-best 22 rebounds in her last meeting with Oklahoma State … Since Davis left the lineup on Feb. 12, Sutherland is scoring 14.2 ppg, while junior Angel Goodrich is right behind adding 14.0 ppg … A Lieberman Award finalist for the top point guard in the nation, Goodrich is second nationally dishing 7.6 apg and already owns the program’s single-season assists record this season … Her 37 three-pointers lead the team and her 37.4 shooting percentage from long range ranks fifth in the Big 12 … Over the last three contests, freshman Natalie Knight and sophomore Tania Jackson have increased their productivity … Knight, who has started every game this year, is averaging 8.7 points and 4.0 rebounds, while Jackson has come off the bench to produce 6.3 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in that span.
Scouting Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State defeated Iowa State 71-63 last weekend to stop a four-game skid and improve to 14-11 overall, including 6-10 in conference play … Liz Donohoe is coming off a 27-point outing versus ISU and leads the Cowgirls averaging 12.8 ppg … She is also one of four OSU players pulling down over five rebounds per contest with 6.7 rpg … Toni Young is the team’s top rebounder (6.8 rpg) and field goal percentage shooter (47.5 percent) and adds 10.0 ppg … Point guard Tiffany Bias is second for the Cowgirls scoring 11.9 ppg and is right behind KU’s Angel Goodrich in the conference standings dishing 6.4 apg.
Following its win in Stillwater earlier this season, Kansas leads the all-time series with Oklahoma State 31-24, including 13-9 in games played in Lawrence. The Jayhawks won the first five meetings with the Cowgirls when the Big 12 Conference was first formed but the teams have been more evenly matched since then with OSU holding a slight 9-7 edge since 2001. The last four games have been decided by seven points or less.
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 record to 100-155 since the Big 12’s inception in 1997 … Give KU its third-straight win versus Oklahoma State and improve its all-time record against the Cowgirls to 32-24 … Improve coach Bonnie Henrickson to 6-6 against Oklahoma State, 136-118 at Kansas and 294-180 for her career … Make KU 733-515 all time.
A Kansas Loss Would…
Cut Kansas’ all-time record versus Oklahoma State to 31-25, including 13-10 in games played in Lawrence … Drop coach Bonnie Henrickson to 5-7 against Oklahoma State, 135-119 at Kansas and 293-181 for her career … Make KU 732-516 all time and 99-156 in the Big 12 Conference.
Sutherland Career Snapshot
Senior Aishah Sutherland will be playing her final game in Allen Fieldhouse Wednesday night and 125th contest of her career, which ties for the seventh most appearances in a Jayhawk uniform. In four years, the Perris, Calif., native has established herself as one of the top rebounders in program history. Her 867 career boards rank third all-time at KU while she her 144 blocks are second. In her final year with the Jayhawks, Sutherland has collected personal single-season bests in minutes played, rebounds, points, field goals made, blocks and steals.
The Jayhawks conclude their regular season on the road as they travel to Oklahoma on March 4 for a 2 p.m. game versus the Sooners. Kansas will then prepare for the Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship, March 7-10, in Kansas City, Mo.