Post Game Notes

Nov. 1, 2009

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Postgame Notes

Kansas 86, Pittsburg State 56

Nov. 1, 2009

-Kansas holds a 35-9 record all-time in exhibition games and has won 26 of its last 28 preseason contests.

-Today’s game marks the 14th time the Jayhawks have played an in-state Division II foe in the preseason, which includes last season’s victories against Fort Hays State and Washburn.

-KU is 3-0 in preseason exhibition games against Pittsburg State. The Jayhawks defeated the Gorillas 90-65 on Nov. 6, 2005 in Bonnie Henrickson’s second season as head coach and 82-48 on Nov. 4, 2007, in Henrickson’s fourth season.

-Kansas leads the regular season series with Pittsburg State, 5-1. PSU’s lone win came in Pittsburg on March 8, 1969.

-The last time the Jayhawks met the Gorillas, KU took a 91-57 win over PSU on December 13, 1986.

-The Jayhawks opened today’s game by scoring the first eight points and prevented Pittsburg State from recording a field goal until the 15:32 mark of the first half.

-KU hit its first six free throws and made 17 of 23 on the game for 74 percent.

-Sophomore Aishah Sutherland recorded a team-high 20 points. She also grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds and had a double-double by the 18:37 mark in the second half.

-In addition to Sutherland’s 20 points, three other Jayhawks scored in double figures including senior Danielle McCray (18), junior Krysten Boogard (13) and junior Nicolette Smith (12).

-Kansas used the starting lineup of Krysten Boogaard, Sade Morris, Danielle McCray, Aishah Sutherland and Angel Goodrich in both halves.

-All 15 Jayhawks saw playing time. Juniors Rhea Codio and Marisha Brown and freshmen Tania Jackson, Monica Engelman, Carolyn Davis and Annette Davis all played for the first time in a Kansas uniform. Davis had three points and five rebounds in three minutes and Engelman tallied two points, one steal and three rebounds in 16 minutes.

-KU’s defense collected 11 steals as a team and forced 24 Pittsburg State turnovers. The Jayhawks turned the 24 turnovers into 25 points.

-As a team, Kansas dished out 24 assists, including 10 by freshman Angel Goodrich and five by McCray.