Jayhawk Women Close Big 12 Road Slate At Iowa State
Feb. 28, 2008
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
The Kansas women’s basketball team travels to Iowa State for its final road game of the 2007-08 season on Saturday, March 1. The Jayhawks (15-12, 4-10) and Cyclones (17-10, 6-8) met earlier this season in Lawrence, with KU collecting a 53-50 victory in Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas leads the all-time series 41-22, including a 15-13 lead in games played in Ames. Game time is slated for 1 p.m. in Hilton Coliseum.
-Sophomore guard-forward Danielle McCray notched her sixth double-double of the season with 19 points and 10 rebounds in KU’s loss to Texas. McCray has collected five of her double-doubles in Big 12 play. Her five double features in conference play ranks second among league players, behind Courtney Paris of Oklahoma.
-Freshman center Krysten Boogaard has scored in double figures in six of the last eight games, including a 20-point, 12-rebound performance versus Iowa State in the previous match-up.
-Sophomore guard LaChelda Jacobs was a perfect 4-of-4 from the field versus Texas.
-Kansas is ranked No. 47 in the latest RPI rankings on collegerpi.com. The Jayhawks’ strength of schedule is listed as the 21st toughest in the country.
A LOOK AT IOWA STATE
The Cyclones are 17-10 on the season, including a a 6-8 mark Big 12 games. Iowa State is 12-4 in home games entering Saturday’s contest, including a 3-4 mark in Hilton Coliseum in conference play. ISU is led on the season by sophomore guard Alison Lacey with 14.3 points per game. Lacey, who also leads the Cyclones in assists with 110 on the season, has knocked down 69 three-point baskets. She shoots 39.9 percent from beyond the arc. Freshman guard Kelsey Bolte is also in double figures in points with 10.3 per game, while pulling down 5.4 rebounds an outing. She is one of three Cyclones averaging five or more boards per game. Junior guard Heather Ezell turns in 9.6 points per game, while sophomore guard Denae Stuckey pulls down 4.7 rebounds to go along with her 4.2 points. The Cyclones shoot 36.1 percent from the three-point line as a team and have knocked down 203 threes on the season, compared to just 151 for their opponents. Iowa State head coach Bill Fennelly is 276-129 in his 13th season in Ames. His overall coaching mark is 442-182 in his 20th season in the business.
KANSAS-IOWA STATE SERIES HISTORY
The Jayhawks lead the all-time series 41-22, including a 15-13 lead in games played in Ames. Iowa State was riding a two-game winning streak in the all-time series until the Jayhawks took the first meeting this season, 53-50, in Lawrence. KU head coach Bonnie Henrickson is 4-4 versus ISU, including an 1-2 mark in games played in Ames.
A LOOK AT KANSAS
Kansas enters Saturday’s contest with a 15-12 overall mark, including a 4-10 Big 12 Conference record after knocking falling at Texas on Wednesday. Sophomore guard/forward Danielle McCray is the top Jayhawk in scoring (15.0) and rebounding (7.4). McCray also leads the Jayhawks in steals with 43. Fellow sophomore guard Sade Morris is also in double figures in points per game with 10.2 tallies an outing. Morris also gives KU 3.6 boards and 2.4 assists per game. Freshman center Krysten Boogaard was inserted into the starting line-up after the team returned from its holiday break and ranks third on the team in scoring with 9.7 points a game to go along with 5.6 caroms per contest. Boogaard also leads the Jayhawks in blocks with 29 on the season, while shooting 51.3 percent from the field. Senior forward Taylor McIntosh is second on the team in rebounding with 6.5 boards per game, while also dropping in 6.4 points. Junior point guard Ivana Catic is the team-leader in assists with 3.3 dishes per game, while also collecting 42 pilfers on the year. Freshman forward Nicollette Smith comes off the bench to provide 6.5 points per game and leads KU with 40 triples on the season. The Jayhawks are coached by Bonnie Henrickson who owns a 55-61 mark in her fourth season at the helm of the Kansas program. Henrickson owns an overall coaching mark of 213-123 in 11 seasons on the sidelines.
SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
-Kansas has one player on its roster from the state of Iowa in senior forward Jamie Boyd (Underwood). Iowa State has one native Kansan on its roster in sophomore guard Denae Stuckey (Kansas City, Kan.), while fellow ISU sophomore guard Anna Florzak is from Kansas City, Mo.
-ISU sophomore guard Denae Stuckey is the younger sister of KU sophomore football player Darrell Stuckey. Darrell Stuckey, who picked up All-Big 12 honors after helping lead the Jayhawks to a win in the 2008 Orange Bowl and a 12-1 mark this season, and his sister both attended Washington High School in Kansas City, Kan.