Women's Basketball Hosts No. 14/15 Texas A&M On Senior Night
March 5, 2010
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
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The Kansas women’s basketball team looks to send its five-player senior class out with a bang when it hosts No. 14/15 Texas A&M Saturday evening. LaChelda Jacobs, Kelly Kohn, Danielle McCray, Sade Morris and Porscha Weddington will suit up for their last home game as Jayhawks as KU welcomes its fourth-straight nationally-ranked opponent to Allen Fieldhouse. The game will tip-off at 7 p.m., with “Senior Night” festivities honoring the five Jayhawks following the game.
-KU dropped its fourth-straight game with a 77-52 setback at No. 3 Nebraska Wednesday evening. Freshmen Annette Davis and Monica Engelman paced the Jayhawks with nine points a piece, while senior Sade Morris and junior Krysten Boogaard each turned in eight points. Junior Rhea Codio led KU with five assists, while freshman Carolyn Davis pulled down a team-high six boards. Boogaard, A. Davis, junior Marisha Brown and sophomore Aishah Sutherland each grabbed four rebounds and C. Davis recorded four blocks in the loss.
-Jayhawk freshman forward Carolyn Davis has recorded double figures in 10 of her last 13 games and is averaging a team-best 12.5 points and 7.3 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 68.9 percent in all games and 68.6 percent in league contests.
-KU freshman guard Monica Engelman has recorded double figures in eight of her last 12 games. She recorded a career-best 22 points versus Texas (2-13-10). Engelman is averaging 14.1 points, 3.9 assists and 2.9 rebounds since replacing injured guard-forward Danielle McCray in the starting line-up eight games ago. She has also made 25-of-26 shots from the foul line during the eight games, good for 96.1 percent.
-KU sophomore forward Aishah Sutherland has recorded double-digit rebounds in two of the last four contests. She has led KU in rebounding in three of those games and pulls down an average of 7.3 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.
A LOOK AT TEXAS A&M
The No. 14/15 Aggies enter Saturday’s game with a 21-7 overall mark and a 9-6 ledger in league play. They are led by junior All-Big 12 candidate Danielle Adams who is averaging a team-leading 15.6 points per game. Adams also leads TAMU in rebounding and blocks with 5.6 boards and 1.5 blocks per contest. Fellow senior Tanisha Smith is second on the team in scoring with 15.2 tallies a game. Smith also pulls down 5.4 rebounds a game and ranks second in the Big 12 with 2.2 steals an outing. Sophomore Tyra White is also in double figures with 10.2 points per game. White is shooting 52.0 percent from the field and averages 4.2 caroms per contest. TAMU is coached by Gary Blair who owns a 150-73 record in his seventh season at the helm of the program. Blair’s overall coaching record is 558-236 in his 25th season.
KU-TAMU SERIES HISTORY
The all-time series between the Jayhawks and Aggies is tied at 7-7. The Aggies have won six-straight in the series and defeated KU, 73-60, in last season’s matchup in College Station. TAMU leads KU 4-2 all-time in games played in Lawrence.
A LOOK AT KANSAS
Kansas enters Saturday’s game versus Texas A&M with a 15-13 overall mark and a 5-10 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 68.0 points per game and 37.9 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 9.8 points and a team-leading 7.3 caroms per contest. Sutherland also leads the Jayhawks in blocks (31). Senior guard Sade Morris is scoring 10.0 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 2.9 boards, 2.8 assists and 1.3 steals per game. Freshman forward Carolyn Davis has started the last 13 contests and is averaging 9.1 points and 5.1 boards per game on the season. Davis has upped her production to 14.2 points and 8.2 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 7.3 points and 2.3 caroms per contest and has scored in double figures in eight of the last 12 games. Kansas is led by sixth-year head coach Bonnie Henrickson who owns a 94-92 mark at the helm of the Jayhawk program. Henrickson is 252-154 in her 13th season in the business.