Kansas Postgame Notes vs. South Florida

April 4, 2009

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WNIT All-Tournament Team

–WNIT All-Tournament team consisted of Carolyn Swords (Boston College), Kristi Cirone (Illinois State), Danielle McCray (Kansas), Sade Morris (Kansas), Jazmine Sepulveda (USF) and MVP Shantia Grace (USF).

Kansas‘ loss…

…completed the 2008-09 Kansas season at 22-14, its best finish since the 1998-99 season.

…gave Kansas a loss in its first WNIT Championship Game appearance in school history.

…made KU 0-1 all-time against South Florida and 0-1 in games at Allen Fieldhouse.

…made KU 10-8 all-time against the Big East Conference schools.

…gave Bonnie Henrickson a loss to South Florida in her first game against the Bulls.

…gave Henrickson a 79-79 mark at Kansas and a 237-141 overall record.

…made KU 675-477 all-time.

Team Notes:

–Today’s attendance of 16,113 was the largest home crowd in Kansas women’s basketball history, set the Big 12 single-game record and is the second most in WNIT history only trailing the 18,018 in the 2001 WNIT championship game Ohio State at New Mexico.

–Kansas set a WNIT record with 31 blocked shots in its five games. The previous record was 27 by New Mexico in 2001 and Wyoming in 2007.

–Overall, Kansas won nine of its final 12 games.

–South Florida led Kansas by 12 points on numerous occasions. The 12-point deficit was Kansas’ largest in the WNIT. The previous high was six points by Creighton in KU’s first game of the event.

–Trialing 18-8, Kansas went on a 16-5 run from the 11:27 mark of the first half to take a 24-23 lead.

–Kansas entered the WNIT championship averaging 11 offensive rebounds per WNIT game. The Jayhawks had 12 offensive rebounds at the eight minute mark of the first half and 14 at intermission. KU’s 21 offensive rebounds were a season high.

–South Florida’s 38-30 halftime lead marked the first time in KU’s five WNIT games the Jayhawks trailed at intermission.

–USF’s 75 points were the second most given up by KU this season (76 by Oklahoma on March 13).

Player Notes:

–Kansas junior Danielle McCray set the WNIT single-tournament scoring record with 147 points. She passed Wisconsin’s Jolene Anderson who had 129 points in the 2007 event.

–McCray also set the WNIT single-tournament record with 49 field goals in the event. She passed Wisconsin’s Anderson who had 46 in the 2007 event.

–McCray ended the game with 24 points to mark the 23rd time this season she scored 20 or more points and the 30th time for her career. McCray scored 20-plus in each of her final nine games of the season.

–McCray moved into ninth on the Kansas career scoring list with 1,539 points. She passed Angie Snider who had 1,518 from 1982-84.

–McCray moved into third on the KU career three-point field goals attempted list with 163. She passed Charisse Sampson who had 157 attempts from 1993-96.

–McCray’s continued her Kansas single-season three-point field goals made record with 81 in 2008-09.

–McCray set the KU single-season record with 190 three-point attempts in 2008-09.

–McCray’s 274 field goals made this season are seventh on the KU single-season list.

–McCray 625 field goals attempted this season ranks fourth on the KU single-season list.

–McCray’s 148 free throws made in 2008-09 rank third on the KU single-season record list. Her 178 free throws attempts are 10th on the KU single-season list.

–McCray’s 1,208 minutes this season are fourth on the KU single-season list.

–Senior Ivana Catic ended her career No. 4 on the KU career assist record with 406. Her 134 assists this season are 10th on the KU single-season list.

–Catic also concluded her career having played in 122 games which ties six other Jayhawks for sixth most for a KU career. The last of the six she tied is Taylor Macintosh (2005-08).

–Junior Sade Morris ended with 19 points, her sixth most points in a game this season. Her two blocked shots tied her season high.

–Catic had 43 assists to seven turnovers in her last seven games.

–Sophomore center Krysten Boogaard had 10 points to mark the first time in her career she scored 10-plus in three straight games.

–Boogaard’s eight rebounds were her most in the 2008-09 postseason.

–Boogaard won the opening tip in 14 Kansas’ 16 overall tips won this season, including against South Florida.

–Freshman Aishah Sutherland scored 12 points to mark her sixth double-figure scoring game of the season including four of her final six games. Her nine rebounds were her sixth highest of the season.

–Sutherland was KU’s first sub a team-high 15 times this season, including against South Florida.