March 4, 2012
Kansas 83, Oklahoma 77
March 4, 2012
A Kansas Win Would…
–Give KU at least eight Big 12 wins for the first time since 1999-2000.
–Earn the Jayhawks five road conference victories for the first time since 1997 as they finish the season 5-4 away from home in Big 12 games.
–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.
–Halt a 15-game skid versus the Sooners and cut KU’s deficit in the all-time series to 30-28.
–Make head coach Bonnie Henrickson 1-8 against Oklahoma, 136-119 at Kansas and 294-181 for her career.
–Make KU 733-516 all time.
–Kansas starters (career starts): G Angel Goodrich (72), G Natalie Knight (30), G CeCe Harper (8), F Chelsea Gardner (6), F Aishah Sutherland (81).
–Sutherland finished with 17 of the Jayhawks’ 31 points in the first half.
–KU led at the half for the 21st time this season holding a 31-30 advantage after the first 20 minutes. The Jayhawks are 18-3 when leading at the half.
–Kansas went 17-for-20 from the free throw line in the final five minutes.
–The Jayhawks hit a season-high eight three-pointers
–Senior F Aishah Sutherland led the team in scoring for the ninth time this season with 23 points, for her sixth contest with 20 or more points in 2011-12 and one shy of a career best.
–Sutherland collected her points going 11-for-19 from the field (57.9 percent), a career high in attempts.
–Freshman F Chelsea Gardner recorded a personal-high three blocks at Oklahoma.
–Freshman G Natalie Knight finished with a career-best 18 points with the help of a 7-for-8 performance at the foul line in the final five minutes of the game. She also went 3-for-6 from behind the three-point arc giving her new personal bests for made three-pointers and attempts.
–Knight also tied a personal best with seven rebounds.
–Junior G Angel Goodrich dished nine assists for her 25th contest with five or more dimes. She also scored in double-figures for the 23rd time in 2011-12, collecting 12 points.
–Sophomore G CeCe Harper recorded at least one three-pointer for the fifth-straight game, going 2-for-3 from long range.
–Junior G Monica Engelman notched seven points in seven minutes going 7-for-8 from the free throw line in the final five minutes.