Jayhawks Travel To No. 3 Nebraska Wednesday

March 2, 2010


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The Kansas women’s basketball team will hit the road for the fourth time in its last five outings when it travels to No. 3 Nebraska Wednesday, March 1. The Jayhawks and Cornhuskers will be meeting for the 78th time in the history of the two programs, with KU leading the series 48-29. Nebraska took the pervious meeting this season, 67-60, in Lawrence and owns the series lead 17-13 in Lincoln. Game time is slated for 7 p.m., with a live broadcast on Nebraska Public Television (NET).


-KU dropped its third straight game with a 70-47 setback at No. 17 Baylor Sunday afternoon. Freshman forward Carolyn Davis was the lone Jayhawk in double figures with 15 points. She also pulled down seven boards. Sophomore forward Aishah Sutherland collected a team-high eight rebounds to go along with six points. Junior guard Rhea Codio set new career-bests in both points and assists with five and four, respectively, while freshman forward Annette Davis saw a career-best 14 minutes of play recording two points, two rebounds and a steal.

-Jayhawk freshman forward Carolyn Davis has recorded double figures in 10 of her last 12 games and is averaging a team-best 13.4 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 70.0 percent in all games and in league contests.

-KU freshman guard Monica Engelman has recorded double figures in eight of her last 11 games. She recorded a career-best 22 points versus Texas (2-13-10). Engelman is averaging 14.9 points, 4.3 assists and 3.0 rebounds since replacing injured guard-forward Danielle McCray in the starting line-up seven games ago. She has also made 25-of-26 shots from the foul line during the seven games, good for 96.1 percent.

-KU sophomore forward Aishah Sutherland is averaging 9.9 rebounds per game during her last three contests. She has led KU in rebounding in three-straight games and pulls down an average of 7.4 boards on the season.

-Kansas ranks second in the NCAA with seven different players having scored 20 or more points in a game this season. South Florida is the top team with eight players reaching the 20-point plateau. Danielle McCray (9), Sade Morris (2), Krysten Boogaard (1), Aishah Sutherland (1), Carolyn Davis (3), Monica Engelman (1) and Angel Goodrich (1) have each scored 20 or more this season for KU.

-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.


The third-ranked Cornhuskers, who are 27-0 on the season and a perfect 14-0 in league play, are led by senior All-American candidate Kelsey Griffin who is averaging a team-leading 19.9 points per game which ranks second in the Big 12. The Wooden Award and Senior CLASS Award finalist leads NU in rebounding with 10.6 boards per game, which also is tops the Big 12. Fellow seniors Cory Montgomery (13.0) and Yvonne Turner (12.4) are also scoring in double figures, as is junior Dominique Kelley (11.9). Freshman Lindsey Moore is leading the `Huskers in assists with 4.4 an outing, while junior Catheryn Redmon is leading Nebraska in blocks with 1.9 per game. NU is coached by Connie Yori who owns a 148-97 record in her eighth season at the helm of the program. Yori’s overall coaching record is 343-237 in her 20th season.


The all-time series between the Jayhawks and Cornhuskers is 48-29 in KU’s favor. The Cornhuskers defeated KU, 67-60, on Feb. 10 in Lawrence. NU leads KU 17-13 all-time in games played in Lincoln.


Kansas enters Wednesday’s game versus Nebraska with a 15-12 overall mark and a 5-9 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 68.6 points per game and 38.2 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 9.9 points and a team-leading 7.4 caroms per contest. Sutherland also leads the Jayhawks in blocks (31). Senior guard Sade Morris is scoring 10.1 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, 2.9 assists and 1.3 steals per game. Freshman forward Carolyn Davis has started the last 12 contests and is averaging 9.5 points and 5.1 boards per game on the season. Davis has upped her production to 15.3 points and 8.3 caroms per contest since being inserted in the starting line-up and was named Big 12 Freshman of the Week twice during the month of February. Junior center Krysten Boogaard is turning in 4.1 boards per game, while also contributing 7.9 tallies an outing. KU freshman guard Monica Engelman, who replaced McCray in the starting line-up, adds 7.2 points and 2.3 caroms per contest and has scored in double figures in eight of the last 11 games. Kansas is led by sixth-year head coach Bonnie Henrickson who owns a 94-91 mark at the helm of the Jayhawk program. Henrickson is 252-153 in her 13th season in the business.