Women's Basketball Hosts Washburn In Final Exhibition Sunday
Nov. 4, 2010
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Kansas hosts Washburn in its second and final exhibition game of the 2010-11 season Sunday, Nov. 7. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. in Allen Fieldhouse. Bonnie Henrickson is in her seventh season at the helm of the women’s basketball program after leading the Jayhawks to a 96-95 overall mark during her first six campaigns, including a 17-16 mark and a third-consecutive postseason appearance during the 2009-10 season.
-Kansas holds a 37-9 all-time record in exhibition games and has won 28 of its last 30 preseason contests. See page three for complete preseason exhibition results.
-Today’s game will mark the 17th time the Jayhawks have played an in-state Division II foe in the preseason, including last season’s wins over Pittsburg State and Emporia State and last week’s 83-62 win over Fort Hays State.
-KU defeated Washburn, 67-51, on Nov. 9, 2008, in its last meeting with the Lady Blues. The Jayhawks are 2-0 versus Washburn in exhibition play under head coach Bonnie Henrickson, with the Jayhawks owning a 1-1 mark versus the Lady Blues in regular season action under Henrickson.
-KU leads the regular season series versus Washburn, 9-1. The Jayhawks and Lady Blues have not met during regular-season play since WU took a 62-59 win over KU on Dec. 2, 2004.
-The Jayhawks will host South Dakota in the 2010-11 season-opener on Sunday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m., in Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas and South Dakota will be meeting for the second time in program history with KU owning a 1-0 lead in the series. The two teams have not met since 1981.
A LOOK AT WASHBURN
Washburn returns seven letterwinners from last year’s squad that went 27-4 and captured the school’s sixth MIAA title in the past eight years as well as the sixth MIAA tournament title in the past eight years. The Lady Blues advanced to the second round of the NCAA-II South Central Regional last season. Despite losing all five starters, the Lady Blues were tabbed to win the MIAA in the 2010 Preseason Coaches Poll. Washburn enters the 2010-11 season ranked 10th in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Preseason Top 25 Poll. The Lady Blues are coached by Ron McHenry who owns a 268-53 overall mark in his 11th season with the program.
A LOOK AT KANSAS
Kansas will hit the court to begin the 2010-11 season returning seven letterwinners, including three starters, from last season’s 17-16 team that earned a spot in the WNIT postseason tournament. The Jayhawks return junior forward Aishah Sutherland, sophomore guard Angel Goodrich and sophomore forward Carolyn Davis as starters. Sutherland turned in 9.3 points and 7.1 rebounds per game as a sophomore, while Davis added 10.2 points and 5.6 boards an outing. The pair both ranked in the top 10 in the Big 12 in field goal percentage as Davis topped the chart by shooting 71.9 percent on the season and Sutherland ranked fifth at 52.3 percent. Goodrich was averaging 6.8 points to go along with 7.1 assists per game prior to missing the final 18 games of the season with a knee injury. Her 7.1 assists were leading the Big 12 and ranked fourth in the NCAA. Also returning to the court for KU is senior center Krysten Boogaard who turned in 8.7 points and 4.2 rebounds per game last season. Boogaard led KU in the WNIT as she poured in a career-best 37 points in a win over Prairie View A&M. Sophomore guard Monica Engelman started the final 13 games of last season, filling in for injured All-American Danielle McCray. Engelman averaged 12.1 points and 3.5 rebounds per game upon entering the starting line up. Senior guard Marisha Brown is also back for KU. Brown averaged 2.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 21 games last season. KU welcomes four freshmen to the program, in addition to redshirt freshman forward Tania Jackson. Jackson missed the entire 2009-10 season while rehabbing a knee injury. A trio of Texas natives in guards CeCe Harper, Keena Mays and Diara Moore, along with Colorado native Brooke Jelniker are welcome additions to the Jayhawk team.