Jayhawks Travel To No. 24/25 Iowa State Tuesday
Feb. 28, 2011
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LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Kansas will travel to No. 24/25 Iowa State for its final regular season road game of the 2010-11 season on Tuesday, March 1. The Jayhawks enter the game with a 19-9 overall mark and a 6-8 ledger in conference games. Iowa State is 20-8 overall and 8-6 in the Big 12 after winning at Kansas State, 58-51, in its last outing. The Jayhawks defeated ISU, 86-85, in overtime in the two teams’ previous meeting this season, and Kansas owns a 43-26 lead in the all-time series. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m., in Hilton Coliseum.
-Kansas is 5-6 on the season in road games, including a 2-5 record in Big 12 road games. KU has won at Colorado and Oklahoma State in its two conference road victories.
-The Jayhawks have won five of their last seven games, including three-straight, after struggling to a 1-6 start in conference play. The turnaround can be partially attributed to a drastic improvement in shooting percentage. In the first six conference games, KU made just 37.2 percent (119-320) of its field goal attempts, including just 26.7 percent (23-86) of its three-point tries. Over the past eight games, Kansas has become much more efficient, making 50.9 percent (219-430) from the field, including 38.9 percent (35-90) from three-point range.
-KU is one of the younger teams in the country as it sends out a starting lineup with three sophomores, a redshirt freshman and a freshman. With only three upperclassmen on their roster, the Jayhawks are getting 82.2 percent of their scoring from players in either their first or second year in college. Led by the sophomore duo of Carolyn Davis (19.0) and Monica Engelman (12.0), the Baby Jays are scoring 59.6 of the team’s 72.5 points per game.
-Davis is shooting 67.9 percent from the field as she has knocked down 190-of-280 shots this season. She leads the Big 12 and ranks second in the NCAA in field goal percentage. She made 19-of-24 shots from the field during the last two games, good for 79.2 percent.
-Davis is averaging a team-best 19.0 points per game on the season overall, and is also pulling down 7.2 caroms per contest. She has recorded five double-doubles on the season, including two in Big 12 games. Davis ranks third in the Big 12 and 21st in the NCAA in scoring.
-Kansas trails in the all-time series with ISU 15-16 in Ames, and has lost five-straight games in Hilton Coliseum. KU’s last win in Ames came on Feb. 18. 2006.
-KU ranks fifth nationally (first in Big 12) in field goal percentage at 47.4 percent. The Jayhawks are led by Davis, who has made 190-of-280 shots from the field, good for a league-leading 67.9 percent. In all, seven KU players are shooting better than 40.0 percent on the season.
-Kansas sophomore guard Angel Goodrich has recorded double-figure assists in three of the last six games, including a personal-best 15 assists versus Iowa State (Feb. 9). Goodrich has 127 assists on the year, marking her second-straight season with 100 or more assists. She leads the Big 12 in assists and ranks 10th nationally with 6.0 dimes per game. She has upped her average in conference games with a league-best 6.8 helpers per outing.
-Kansas guards Goodrich and Keena Mays have each eclipsed the 100 assist mark on the season, giving KU two players over the century mark for the second time in the last three seasons as LaChelda Jacobs and Ivana Catic each dished over 100 assists during the 2008-09 season. Engelman currently has 81 assists and is on pace to become the third Jayhawk to reach 100 assists this season.
-KU has knocked down 418-of-617 shots from the foul line. The Jayhawks’ opponents have only made 440 trips to the foul line compared to KU’s 617 attempts. Kansas is averaging 22.0 free throw attempts per game, compared to 15.7 attempts per game for its opponents. On the season, Kansas owns a 125 point advantage over its foes from the foul line.
-Kansas has dished 458 assists through 28 games, good for an average of 16.0 dimes per outing. The Jayhawks rank third in the Big 12 and 25th nationally in assists per game. Goodrich leads the way with 127 assists in 21 games. Goodrich is dishing out 6.0 assists per game which ranks first in the Big 12 and 10th nationally. Mays has 109 helpers on the year, ranking 10th in the Big 12. Engelman has recorded 81 dimes on the season.
-Goodrich etched her name in the KU record books again as she dished a career-best 15 dimes in KU’s win over Iowa State. Goodrich’s 15 assists rank second on the KU single game chart and are the most assists by a Kansas player since Lisa Braddy dished 18 helpers versus Creighton on Dec. 22, 1989. Her 15 assists are the most ever recorded by a Kansas player in Allen Fieldhouse (male or female) and are the most by a Big 12 player this season.
-KU’s 81-53 win over Colorado marked the second-highest scoring margin for the Jayhawks in a Big 12 Conference win. The highest margin of victory was a 30-point win over Baylor on Jan. 11, 1997.
A LOOK AT IOWA STATE
At 20-8 overall, Iowa State enters the game with KU with an 8-6 ledger in Big 12 Conference games. The Cyclones are an impressive 15-1 at home on the season, including a 6-1 ledger in league action. Senior guard Kelsey Bolte leads an efficient offensive attack for ISU as she pours in 17.6 points per game. Bolte leads ISU with 77 threes on the season, while shooting 44.5 percent from beyond the arc. She also pulls down 5.3 boards per game. Iowa State ranks 14th in the NCAA in three-point shooting at 37.1 percent. In addition to Bolte, three other Cyclones are hitting 35.0 percent or better from three. Sophomore Anna Prins and freshman Hallie Christofferson turn in 9.6 and 9.5 points per game, respectively, while junior Lauren Mansfield adds 8.8 points. Sophomore Chelsea Poppens leads the Cyclones on the boards with 7.1 caroms per contest, while Mansfield leads the team in assists with 5.4 an outing. ISU is coached by Bill Fennelly, who owns a 352-157 ledger in his 16th season with the Cyclones. Fennelly’s overall mark is 518-210 in his 23rd season in the business.
A LOOK AT KANSAS
Kansas is 19-9 overall and 6-8 in the Big 12 after picking up its third-straight win with a 77-61 win over Nebraska in Allen Fieldhouse Saturday evening. KU has now won five of its last seven games on the season. The Jayhawks are led by sophomore forward Carolyn Davis’ 19.0 points per game. Davis has posted 12 20-point games on the season, highlighted by a career-best 36-point effort in KU’s win over the Cornhuskers. Davis has now gone over the 30-point mark in three of her last five contests. She is also grabbing 7.2 boards per game. Sophomore guard Monica Engelman is averaging 12.0 points per game, while also pulling down 4.2 rebounds per game. Engelman leads Kansas in three-point field goal shooting as she is making 39.8 percent from beyond the arc. She also leads KU with 35 threes. Junior forward Aishah Sutherland is next in scoring with 9.3 points per contest off the bench. She leads the Jayhawks on the glass as she is pulling down 7.8 caroms per contest. Sophomore guard Angel Goodrich leads KU with 1.5 steals per game, while also averaging a team-best 6.0 assists and 7.7 points per outing. Goodrich has stepped up her game in conference play as she is turning in 8.1 points, 6.8 assists and 3.0 boards per game in league play. Davis tops KU in blocks with 1.4 per game, while Sutherland blocks 1.1 per game. KU is shooting 47.4 percent from the field, which ranks first in the Big 12 and sixth in the NCAA. Kansas is holding its opponents to 39.0 percent from the field. Davis leads the team in field goal percentage as she is knocking down 67.9 percent of her shots, which tops the Big 12. Senior center Krysten Boogaard is behind her at 55.8 percent and five other Jayhawks are also shooting 40.0 percent or better. Freshmen Diara Moore and Tania Jackson round out the KU starting line up with Moore turning in 4.0 points and 2.4 boards per game and Jackson adding 4.3 points and 3.1 rebounds an outing. Freshman guard Keena Mays is turning in 8.1 points and 3.9 assists per game off the bench.
A KANSAS WIN WOULD…
Improve the Jayhawks to 20-9 on the season, giving KU its most wins since going 22-14 during the 2008-09 season … Give KU six wins in its last eight games, including four-straight wins … Improve the Jayhawks to 6-6 in road games … Move the Jayhawks to 44-26 all-time versus ISU … Make the Jayhawks 293-288 all-time versus schools from the Big 12, including a 93-147 mark since the league formed … Improve Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson to 7-9 against ISU overall and 6-8 in her KU tenure … Give Henrickson a 116-104 mark at Kansas, a 39-82 ledger against Big 12 foes and a 274-166 overall record … Make Kansas 713-502 all time.
A KANSAS LOSS WOULD…
Drop KU to 5-7 in road games … Move the series to 43-27 in KU’s favor … Give KU head coach Bonnie Henrickson a 6-10 record against ISU overall, including a 5-9 mark in her time at Kansas … Move the Jayhawks to 292-289 all-time versus schools from the Big 12, including a 92-148 record since the league formed … Drop Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson’s record at KU to 115-105, 38-83 versus Big 12 schools and her overall mark to 273-167 … Make Kansas 712-503 all time … Be less good than a Jayhawks’ win.