Kansas Drops Regular-Season Finale to Texas A&M 78-54
March 6, 2010
McCray Remains Positive
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Senior guard Sade Morris scored 12 points and senior point guard LaChelda Jacobs chipped in nine points and four assists, as Kansas lost 78-54 to No. 14 Texas A&M on Senior Night.
The Jayhawks concluded the regular season portion of their schedule with a 15-14 record to go with a 5-11 mark in Big 12 Conference games. The Aggies finished 22-7 overall and 10-6 in conference play.
Kansas’ five seniors – Morris, Jacobs, guard Kelly Kohn and forwards Danielle McCray and Porscha Weddington – were recognized in front of 4,215 fans at Allen Fieldhouse Saturday night.
All five seniors will all graduate on time and walk down the hill in May at the University of Kansas’ 138th annual Commencement ceremony.
Kansas’ 2010 graduation class compiled a record of 65-64 (20-44) during their four seasons in Crimson and Blue. They helped lead the Jayhawks to two WNIT tournaments, advancing to the WNIT final in 2009.
Despite suffering a knee injury that cut her senior season short, McCray, the 2010 Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year, finished her career with 1,934 points (fourth most in KU history), 710 field goals made (fourth), 205 three-pointers (second) and 3,446 minutes played (ninth). She will pursue a career in professional basketball.
Morris currently has 1,247 points, which is good for 14th on the all-time list. She has also played a total of 3,634 minutes over four years, which is the sixth most in KU history. She was named to the WNIT all-tournament team in 2009.
Jacobs averaged 4.9 points during her four-year career and started 33 of 124 games for coach Bonnie Henrickson. She recorded 22 games with 10 or more points and 15 games with five or more assists.
Kohn finished 19 games with 10 or more points over her career at KU and scored 496 total points. She averaged a career-high 9.8 points her freshman season and dished out 93 assists that year as well.
Weddington started 32 of 84 games played during her career. She shot 48 percent from the field and had 16 games with five or more rebounds.
But these members of Henrickson’s second recruiting class could not slow down Texas A&M on Saturday. Sophomore forward Aishah Sutherland scored 13 points, and freshman guard Monica Engelman scored eight points for Kansas.
Kansas shot 45 percent from the field against Texas A&M and 76 percent from the free-throw line.
Danielle Adams and Tanisha Smith led the Aggies with 18 and 16 points, respectively. Texas A&M shot 43 percent from the field and 21 of 24 from the free-throw line.
Kansas is in action again on Thursday, March 11 when Big 12 Tournament action begins at Municipal auditorium in Kansas City.