Jayhawks Host Wildcats For
March 4, 2011
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LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Kansas will host in-state rival Kansas State in the second installment of the Sunflower Showdown Saturday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m.. The game also marks “Senior Night” for Kansas as Krysten Boogaard and Marisha Brown will be honored following their final game in Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks enter the game with a 19-10 overall mark and a 6-9 ledger in Big 12 action, while the Wildcats are 19-9 on the season and 9-6 in league play. KSU edged KU, 65-60, in Manhattan in January. Buy one get one free tickets are available at the Kansas Athletics ticket office.
-Kansas is 14-3 on the season in home games, including a 4-3 record in Big 12 home games. KU has won four-straight home games on the season.
-The Jayhawks have won three of their last four games, and four of their last six, after struggling to a 1-6 start in conference play. The turnaround can be 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 nine games, Kansas has become much more efficient, making 48.6 percent (235-484) from the field, including 37.0 percent (37-100) 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 (18.6) and Monica Engelman (12.0), the Baby Jays are scoring 58.5 of the team’s 71.2 points per game.
-Davis is shooting 67.2 percent from the field as she has knocked down 193-of-287 shots this season. She leads the Big 12 and ranks second in the NCAA in field goal percentage. She made 22-of-31 shots from the field during the last two games, good for 70.9 percent.
-Davis is averaging a team-best 18.6 points per game on the season overall, and is also pulling down 7.0 caroms per contest. She has recorded five double-doubles on the season, including two in Big 12 games. Davis ranks fourth in the Big 12 and 21st in the NCAA in scoring.
-Kansas and Kansas State are tied at 24 games each in the all-time series in games played in Lawrence. The Jayhawks took last year’s game in Allen Fieldhouse 70-60. The two teams have split the last four games in Lawrence 2-2.
-KU ranks fifth nationally (second in Big 12) in field goal percentage at 46.8 percent. The Jayhawks are led by Davis, who has made 193-of-287 shots from the field, good for a league-leading 67.2 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 seven games, including a personal-best 15 assists versus Iowa State (Feb. 9). Goodrich has 132 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 84 assists and is on pace to become the third Jayhawk to reach 100 assists this season.
-KU has knocked down 420-of-623 shots from the foul line. The Jayhawks’ opponents have only made 450 trips to the foul line compared to KU’s 623 attempts. Kansas is averaging 21.5 free throw attempts per game, compared to 15.5 attempts per game for its opponents. On the season, Kansas owns a 118 point advantage over its foes from the foul line.
-Kansas has dished 457 assists through 29 games, good for an average of 15.8 dimes per outing. The Jayhawks rank third in the Big 12 and 25th nationally in assists per game. Goodrich leads the way with 132 assists in 22 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 84 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 KANSAS STATE
At 19-9, Kansas State enters the game versus KU with a 9-6 ledger in conference play, including a 71-67 win over No. 5/5 Texas A&M in its last outing. KSU is currently in a tie for fourth place in the league standings with Iowa State. The Wildcats are 5-6 in road games on the season. Sophomore guard Brittany Chambers leads the way with 16.4 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Chambers leads KSU in three-point shooting with 81 triples on 38.8 percent shooting from beyond the arc. Junior forward Jalana Childs turns in 13.5 points and 4.5 caroms per contest, while sophomore guard Taelor Karr adds 10.1 points and 4.8 rebounds a game. Sophomore guard Mariah White leads the Wildcats in both assists (110) and steals (47), while also grabbing 4.3 rebounds. Junior forward Branshea Brown is the top rebounder on the team as she is grabbing 5.9 caroms per contest. Additionally, Brown leads KSU with 22 blocks. KSU is coached by Deb Patterson, who owns a 298-173 ledger in her 15th season with the Wildcats. Patterson’s overall coaching record is the same.
A LOOK AT KANSAS
Kansas is 19-10 overall and 6-9 in the Big 12 after having its three-game winning snapped at Iowa State with a 72-36 loss in Ames in its last outing. KU has now won three of its last four games on the season. The Jayhawks are led by sophomore forward Carolyn Davis’ 18.6 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 Nebraska on Feb. 26. Davis has now gone over the 30-point mark in three of her last six contests. She is also grabbing 7.0 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 40.4 percent from beyond the arc. She also leads KU with 36 threes. Junior forward Aishah Sutherland is next in scoring with 9.0 points per contest off the bench. She leads the Jayhawks on the glass as she is pulling down 7.7 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 7.5 points per outing. Goodrich has stepped up her game in conference play as she is turning in 7.9 points, 6.7 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 46.8 percent from the field, which ranks second in the Big 12 and sixth in the NCAA. Kansas is holding its opponents to 39.4 percent from the field. Davis leads the team in field goal percentage as she is knocking down 67.2 percent of her shots, which tops the Big 12. Senior center Krysten Boogaard is behind her at 53.4 percent and five other Jayhawks are also shooting 40.0 percent or better. Senior Marisha Brown and redshirt freshman Tania Jackson round out the KU starting line up with Brown turning in 3.9 points and 2.4 boards per game and Jackson adding 4.3 points and 3.0 rebounds an outing. Freshman guard Keena Mays is turning in 7.8 points and 3.8 assists per game off the bench.
A KANSAS WIN WOULD…
Improve the Jayhawks to 20-9 on the season, giving KU its first 20-win regular season since KU closed the 1999-00 regular season with a 20-8 overall mark … Give KU four wins in its last five games … Improve the Jayhawks to 15-3 in home games … Move the Jayhawks to 43-59 all-time versus KSU … Make the Jayhawks 293-289 all-time versus schools from the Big 12, including a 93-148 mark since the league formed … Improve Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson to 3-12 against KSU … Give Henrickson a 116-105 mark at Kansas, a 39-83 ledger against Big 12 foes and a 274-167 overall record … Make Kansas 713-503 all time.
A KANSAS LOSS WOULD…
Drop KU to 14-4 in home games … Move the series to 60-42 in KSU’s favor … Give KU head coach Bonnie Henrickson a 2-13 record against KSU overall … Move the Jayhawks to 292-290 all-time versus schools from the Big 12, including a 92-149 record since the league formed … Drop Henrickson’s record at KU to 115-106, 38-84 versus Big 12 schools and her overall mark to 273-168 … Make Kansas 712-504 all time … Be less good than a Jayhawks’ win.