Kansas Faces Iowa Sunday at 4:30 p.m. in Championship Game of WBCA Classic
Nov. 11, 2006
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
The University of Kansas and the University of Iowa will meet at 4:30 p.m. today in the championship game of the WBCA/Metro Sport Classic. KU downed Seton Hall 64-50 on Saturday while Iowa got past Missouri State, 79-70.
The game can be seen live on Time Warner channel 5 at 4:30 p.m. or tape-delay at 7:30 p.m. on Metro Sports.
-Bonnie Henrickson was an assistant coach at Iowa (1995-97) prior to her becoming the head coach at Virginia Tech in 1997.
-Assistant coach Karen Lange stared for the Iowa Hawkeyes from 1992-96. Lange led Iowa to the 1993 Final Four, 1996 Sweet 16 and Big 10 Championships both of those seasons.
-In their final season at Virginia Tech, three members of KU’s coaching staff (Bonnie Henrickson, Karen Lange and Katie O’Connor) led the Hokies to a 89-76 victory over Iowa in the first round of the 2004 NCAA Tournament in Blacksburg, Va. The victory would be their last at Virginia Tech as Penn State defeated the Hokies in the second round.
-Bonnie Henrickson improved to 2-1 in season openers at KU. Hendrickson has compiled an 9-1 record in season openers as a head coach.
-Sophomore Marija Zinic tallied 15 points against the Pirates, which marks her fourth-straight contest in double-figures dating back to last season. Zinic scored a career-high 17 points against Ole Miss in KU’s first round loss in the WNIT on March 19, 2006.
-Senior Shaquina Mosley tallied nine second-half points, nearly matching her career-high of 11 points. She scored 11 against Ole Miss in KU’s first round loss in the WNIT last season.
-KU freshmen Sade Morris and Danielle McCray each scored eight points in their first collegiate games. Morris added four assists, while McCray chipped in nine rebounds. Both figures were team-highs.
-KU’s defense held the Pirates to just 34.6 percent shooting from the field, including a 1-for-16 mark from beyond the three-point line. The Jayhawks forced 20 turnovers and tallied 16 points off of turnovers. Mosley and McCray each chipped in three steals.
-Freshmen Sade Morris and Kelly Kohn both started their first collegiate game. While LaChelda Jacobs, Danielle McCray and Lindsay Ballweg all came off the bench to appear in their first games.
-The Jayhawks outscored Seton Hall 16-8 over the final nine minutes of the game.
-KU will host UMKC in its home opener on Thursday, Nov. 16. The Jayhawks and Kangaroos will tip off at 7 p.m.