Jayhawks Face Baylor Tonight on Fox Sports Net
March 7, 2007
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Matchup: Kansas (11-19) vs. #18/17 Baylor (24-6)<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
Date: Wednesday, March 7
Tip-Off: 8:30 p.m.
Location: Oklahoma City, Okla.
Venue: Cox Convention Center
Series: BU leads 10-6
Series on Neutral Court: Tied 1-1
First Meeting: Jan. 6, 2007: BU 71, KU 64
Current Win Streak: 8, Baylor
KU Coach: Bonnie Henrickson
Record: 198-110 overall and 40-48 at KU
vs. BU: 0-3
BU Coach: Kim Mulkey
Record: 181-51 overall and at BU
vs. KU: 8-0
Jayhawk Radio Network
Play-by-Play: Nate Bukaty
Color Analyst: Patti Phillips
Fox Sports Net (Click here to see if it will air live in your area)
Play-by-Play: Bill Land
Color Analyst: Brenda VanLengen
The University of Kansas will face #18/17 Baylor in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Championship tonight at 8:30 p.m. Tonight’s contest between the 11-seed Jayhawks and three-seed Lady Bears will air on Fox Sports Net.
The Jayhawks have won five of its last eight games … Kansas is 7-10 all-time in the Big 12 Championship … Kansas and Baylor have met twice in the Big 12 Championship with Kansas defeating the Lady Bears in its first ever Big 12 tournament game in 1997 while Baylor won the last meeting in the first round in 2004 … KU’s bench has out-scored its opponents non-starters 633-413 this season … KU’s freshmen class has scored 1,011 of the Jayhawks’ 1,821 points this season (56 percent) … Senior Shaquina Mosley leads the Jayhawks in scoring at 10.9 points per game … Freshman LaChelda Jacobs tied a career-high with 18 points in KU’s first meeting with Baylor … Kelly Kohn ranks fourth in scoring, ninth in rebounding, third in steals and third in assists among Big 12 freshmen …Danielle McCray has scored double-figures in each of KU’s last seven games away from Allen Fieldhouse … Bonnie Henrickson is 0-3 all-time against Baylor and 1-2 in the Big 12 Championship.
HOW THEY GOT HERE
Kansas defeated Oklahoma State, 71-62, last night in the first round of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship. Junior Taylor McIntosh scored 16 of her career-high 19 points in the second half and added 13 rebounds to record her first double-double of the season and fourth of her career. Senior Shaquina Mosley pitched in 18 points and seven rebounds while freshmen Danielle McCray (16), Kelly Kohn (14) and Sade Morris (4) rounded out the scoring for Kansas.
Kansas held Oklahoma State without a field goal for the first 7:36 of the second half to take a 47-45 lead. The teams traded leads five time in the second half and 10 total. After shooting 5-for-10 from behind the 3-point arc in the first half, the Cowgirls were held to just 1-for-16 (6.3 percent) from behind the arc in the second stanza.
The tournament victory was KU’s first since defeating Iowa State in 2003. Kansas became the fourth No. 11-seed to knock off a 6-seed in the 11 years of the Big 12 Championship.
FIRST MEETING RECAP
The ninth-ranked Baylor Lady Bears defeated the University of Kansas, 71-64, Saturday Jan. 6 at Allen Fieldhouse. Freshman LaChelda Jacobs led a spirited effort by the Jayhawks with 18 points and five rebounds while senior Sharita Smith added a spark off the bench with eight points.
Freshman Kelly Kohn also scored in double figures for KU. She finished 6-of-17 from the field for 14 points and added three assists and three rebounds. Fellow rookie Porscha Weddington grabbed six rebounds to go along with her four points and also recorded a season-high four blocks. Junior Taylor McIntosh played 31 minutes, finishing with eight points and three rebounds.