Jayhawks Take On No. 7/8 Delaware in NCAA Tournament Second Round
March 19, 2012
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Following its 57-49 win over No. 17 Nebraska Sunday evening in the first game of the NCAA Tournament, the Kansas women’s basketball team advances to the second round for the first time since 1999. The Jayhawks will face No. 7/8 Delaware on Tuesday, March 20 at 8:40 p.m. The contest, being played at the Jack Stephens Center in Little Rock, Ark., will be televised on ESPN2.
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– Freshman Chelsea Gardner is coming off her best performance of the season going for 15 points and 16 rebounds for her first career double-double. Her 16 boards also tied the KU record for rebounds in an NCAA Tournament game, last done by Lisa Tate in 1994.
– Gardner has recorded a new personal high in scoring in each of the last three games.
– Angel Goodrich notched her second-straight 20-point scoring game and fifth this season as she led the Jayhawks with 20 points versus NU.
– Carolyn Davis and Angel Goodrich were named All-Region nominees for the WBCA Division I Coaches’ All-America Team.
– KU out-rebounded Nebraska 45-42 Sunday evening for its most rebounds since it had 49 versus Sam Houston State on Dec. 28, 2011, a span of 20 games.
– For the second-straight season and third time in the last four years, Kansas has amassed at least 20 wins.
– Kansas is 3-5 versus ranked teams in 2011-12.
About the Jayhawks
Kansas is making its 12th NCAA Tournament appearance … The Jayhawks defeated No. 17/22 Nebraska 57-49 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to improve to 20-12 overall … Senior Aishah Sutherland ranks in the top 10 of the Big 12 in points and rebounds averaging a team-high 13.8 points and 8.9 rpg … Junior guard Angel Goodrich close behind contributing 13.3 ppg and 4.0 rpg and also leads the nation dishing 7.4 apg … Freshman Natalie Knight has started all 32 games alongside Sutherland and Goodrich … She averages 5.8 ppg but is scoring 9.7 ppg over the last seven games after going 13-for-27 (48.1%) from three in that span … Freshman Chelsea Gardner, who is playing in place of injured Carolyn Davis, is coming off her first career double-double of 15 points and 16 rebounds versus Nebraska … In her last five starts, she is averaging 10.4 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game.
Delaware is 31-1 overall following a 73-42 victory over UALR Sunday … The seventh-ranked Blue Hens are led by All-American Elena Delle Donne who averages a nation-leading 27.9 points per game to go along with 10.3 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per outing … She also ranks seventh in the country with an 89.4 free throw percentage to help the Blue Hens to an 80.4 free throw percentage as a team, the top mark in Division I women’s basketball … Delaware also ranks in the top 15 nationally with a 45.1 field goal percentage, +17.3 scoring margin and +10.7 rebound margin … Lauren Carra adds 10.3 points per game while Danielle Parker (8.7 ppg) pulls down 7.5 boards each outing.
Kansas and Delaware are meeting for the first time in women’s basketball.
A Kansas Win Would…
Improve Kansas to 3-5 all-time in second round games and advance KU to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 for the first time since 1998 … Give KU 21 wins for the second-straight season and third time in the last four years … Improve the Jayhawks to 11-11 in NCAA Tournament games … Improve KU to 8-6 away from home in 2011-12 … Make coach Bonnie Henrickson 1-0 against Delaware, 138-120 at Kansas and 296-182 for her career … Make KU 735-517 all time.
A Kansas Loss Would…
Drop the Jayhawks to 10-12 in NCAA Tournament games, including 2-6 in second round games … Give Kansas a 7-7 mark in road games in 2011-12 … Make coach Bonnie Henrickson 0-1 against Delaware, 137-121 at Kansas and 295-183 for her career … Make KU 734-518 all time.
NCAA Tournament Notes
–Kansas is making its 12th appearance in the NCAA Tournament (1987, 1988, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2012).
–The Jayhawks are 10-11 all-time in NCAA Tournament games, including 2-5 in second round games.
–Head coach Bonnie Henrickson is making her sixth trip to the NCAA tourney and first with Kansas. She is 7-5 in NCAA games.
–The Sweet 16 is the farthest Kansas has advanced in the NCAA Tournament doing so in 1996 and 1998.
If Kansas defeats Delaware, the Jayhawks till advance to Des Moines, Iowa and play the winner of DePaul vs. Tennessee on Saturday, March 24.