Women's Basketball Opens 2010-11 Season Hosting South Dakota In Allen Fieldhouse
Nov. 12, 2010
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
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Kansas hosts South Dakota in its 2010-11 season-opener on Sunday, Nov. 14. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. in Allen Fieldhouse. Bonnie Henrickson is tipping off 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. The Jayhawks return three starters and seven letterwinners from a season ago. KU defeated Fort Hays State (83-62) and Washburn (80-46) in its two exhibition contests.
-Bonnie Henrickson is 5-1 in season openers at KU, including a 106-80 win over Oral Roberts last year. Henrickson has compiled a 12-1 record in season openers as a head coach.
-The Jayhawks are 8-2 in their last 10 season-opening contests and have won five-straight season-openers.
-KU was led in exhibition play by sophomores Carolyn Davis and Monica Engelman. Davis averaged a double-double with 25.0 points and 14.0 rebounds per game during the two-game stretch, while Engelman turned in 14.5 points, 5.5 assists and 4.0 rebounds per outing. Senior Marisha Brown came off the bench to spark the Jayhawks with 9.5 points and 2.0 steals per game during the exhibition season.
-KU leads the all-time series versus South Dakota, 1-0. The Jayhawks defeated the Coyotes, 87-66, on March 13, 1981 in Minneapolis, Minn.
A LOOK AT SOUTH DAKOTA
The Coyotes return two starters from last year’s 15-16 squad, led by all-conference selection junior Amber Hegge. Hegge led USD in scoring (13.3), rebounding (6.4), assists (78) and blocks (34). Junior Annie Roche returns 9.5 points per game, while also ranking second in assists with 67. Also returning is senior Teresa Case, who averaged 24.2 minutes per game off the bench a year ago. Three other players return with experience. South Dakota also adds sophomore Alexis Yackley and junior Jodie Boss to the mix, who both sat out 2009-10 as redshirts. Also in the mix is post player McKayla Knudson, a redshirt freshman who sat out 2009-10 recovering from an injury. The Coyotes will add a talented group of newcomers as well, including sophomore Tempestt Wilson, a transfer from Iowa Western Community College, and freshmen Kate Edwards, Stacia Robertson and Nadia Tronick. Head coach Ryun Williams is in his third season at South Dakota with a record of 33-27. Williams is 268-170 in his 16th season overall.
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.
A KANSAS WIN WOULD…
Give Kansas its 33rd season-opening win … Mark the sixth-straight home-opening win for the Jayhawks … Make Kansas 2-0 versus South Dakota … Give KU a 2-0 overall record versus the Great West Conference … Improve Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson to 13-1 in season-openers in her career … Give Henrickson a 97-95 mark at Kansas and a 255-157 overall record … Make Kansas 694-493 all time.
A KANSAS LOSS WOULD…
Snap the Jayhawks’ five-game season-opening win streak … Give South Dakota its first win against Kansas … Make Kansas 1-1 versus the Great West Conference … Drop Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson’s record at KU to 96-96 and her overall mark to 254-158 … Make Kansas 693-494 all time.
KANSAS VERSUS THE GREAT WEST CONFERENCE
KU is 1-0 all-time versus the Great West Conference, with its lone win coming over South Dakota. Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson will be facing a team from the Great West Conference for the first time in her career.
JAYHAWKS IN SEASON OPENERS
Kansas is 32-9 all time in season-opening games, including a 5-1 mark under head coach Bonnie Henrickson. Kansas has won nine of its last 11 season-openers including five straight.
KANSAS IN HOME OPENERS
KU is 36-5 all time in home-opening games, including a 5-1 mark under head coach Bonnie Henrickson. Kansas has won 12 of its last 13 opening games played in Allen Fieldhouse.
KU IMPRESSIVE VERSUS NON-CONFERENCE OPPONENTS
The Jayhawks have compiled an impressive record outside the Big 12 Conference in regular-season play. KU owns a 291-144 (.669 winning percentage) record versus non-conference opponents. The Jayhawks’ best non-conference record came during the 2005-06 season when they posted a perfect 11-0 mark during the regular season and added another out of conference win during the 2006 WNIT. KU is 34-7 (.829 winning percentage) in non-conference play over the last three seasons.
-The Jayhawks wore their red uniforms for the first time this season.
-Kansas shot 50 percent from the field on the afternoon. The Jayhawks also forced 27 turnovers, which is the most in an exhibition game since it defeated Fort Hays State on Nov. 2, 2008.
-KU held Washburn without a double-figure scorer on the day.
-Kansas limited Washburn to only 46 total points on the day, the fewest points allowed in an exhibition contest since the 2008 exhibition-opener versus FHSU when the Tigers scored just 37 points.
-Nine of the 11 Jayhawks who played in the first half scored in the first 20 minutes. Sophomore Carolyn Davis led the team with 10 points and six rebounds at the break. All 11 Jayhawks who suited up scored in the game.
-Davis finished the game with her second-consecutive double-double. She had 15 points and 11 rebounds in just 23 minutes of action.
-Sophomore Monica Engelman scored the first 10 points of the second half for KU. She finished with a game-high 20 points.
vs. FORT HAYS STATE
-Sophomore Carolyn Davis recorded a team-high 35 points. She also grabbed a team-high 17 rebounds and had a double-double by halftime. Had it been a regular season game, Davis would have had a career high in points (35), rebounds (17) and blocks (6).
-Davis scored the first 10 points of the game for the Jayhawks. She had a double-double at halftime with 26 points and 11 rebounds.
-Senior Marisha Brown finished with 10 points, which would have been a career-high.
-Brown hit all eight of her free throw attempts in the game.
-Junior Aishah Sutherland also finished with double-figure rebounds with 11 in just 19 minutes.
-Kansas used the starting lineup of Angel Goodrich, Monica Engelman, Carolyn Davis, Aishah Sutherland and Brooke Jelniker in both halves.
-Ten of the 11 Jayhawks saw playing time. Freshmen Keena Mays, Brooke Jelniker, Diara Moore, Tania Jackson and CeCe Harper all played for the first time in a Kansas uniform.
-As a team, Kansas dished out 17 assists, including six by sophomore Monica Engelman and five by sophomore Angel Goodrich.
DAVIS EARNS PRESEASON ALL-BIG 12 HONORABLE MENTION HONORS
Kansas sophomore forward Carolyn Davis was named to the 2010 Preseason All-Big 12 team, picking up honorable mention honors. Davis, who earned a spot on the 2010 Big 12 All-Freshman Team, was one of 13 players selected in a vote of the league coaches. Coaches were not allowed to vote on their own players. Davis averaged 10.2 points and 5.6 rebounds per game as a freshman, while leading the Big 12 and setting a Kansas single-season record for field goal percentage at 71.9 percent. Davis, who knocked down 105-146 shots from the floor, averaged 12.5 points and 7.3 rebounds per game during league play last season on her way to Freshman All-America honors.
BOOGAARD NEARS 1,000-POINT CLUB
Jayhawk senior center Krysten Boogaard enters her final campaign with 886 career points.
Boogaard needs just 114 points to become the 22nd player in Kansas history to join the 1,000 Point Club. In 98 career games thus far, Boogaard has averaged 9.0 points per game.
LEADERS OF THE HAWKS
Sophomores Carolyn Davis, Monica Engelman and Angel Goodrich have been named tri-captains for the 2010-11 season. It is the first time all three players are serving as captains. The threesome was chosen by their teammates to represent the team.
The departure of five seniors and seven total letterwinners from the 2009-10 Kansas women’s basketball team leaves the Jayhawks with a rather young team and starting line up. A total of six players return with starting experience, however, the season-opening starting line up owns a total of only 70 career starts, led by junior forward Aishah Sutherland with 29. In comparison, last year’s season-opening veteran Kansas line up owned a total of 203 starts entering the first game of the season.
Jayhawk sophomore forward Carolyn Davis is poised to have a stellar second season wearing the Crimson and Blue. Davis, who earned Freshman All-America honors, finished her first season with a flurry as she averaged 12.5 points and 7.3 rebounds in conference play. Davis tallied a career-best 31 points versus Oklahoma State in the opening round of the 2010 Big 12 Championship. She was impressive in KU’s two exhibition contests, averaging 25.0 points and 14.0 rebounds per outing, including a 35-point, 17-rebound game versus Fort Hays State. Davis canned 22-of-30 shots from the field in the two preseason games, good for 73.3 percent. Additionally, 12 of her team-high 28 rebounds came on the offensive glass. She also collected seven blocked shots in the two-game stretch.
The Jayhawks’ television and radio coverage is one of the best in the country. KU will be featured on television a minimum of 21 times this season, including all 18 contests at Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas will appear on national television four times, including three games on FSN and one game on the Big Ten Network. Among the Jayhawk Radio Network affiliates carrying the 2010-11 season includes WIBW (580 AM), which boasts the 11th largest signal in the country. KLWN (1320 AM) of Lawrence will join KCSP (610 AM), weekend games, and KXTR (1660 AM) and KALN (1370 AM), weeknight games, as a few of the affiliates fans can use to listen to Jayhawk basketball.
BIG 12 PRESEASON POLL
Baylor was selected as the preseason favorite for the second consecutive year and third time in Conference history to win the 2010-11 Big 12 women’s basketball regular season title, in a vote of the league’s head coaches. The Lady Bears received all but one of the possible first-place votes. Texas A&M, winner of the 2010 Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship, was picked second and nabbed the other first-place vote. Oklahoma was chosen third followed by Texas in fourth, Iowa State in fifth and Kansas sixth. Nebraska, last year’s regular season champion, was selected seventh, followed by Oklahoma State in eighth, Kansas State listed ninth, Texas Tech in 10th, Missouri 11th and Colorado 12th.
SPREADING THE WEALTH
Kansas has several capable scorers on its team as five of the seven returning letterwinners have posted 20-point scoring games in their career, with two of the seven having turned in 30-point performances in sophomore forward Carolyn Davis (31) and senior center Krysten Boogaard (37). A sixth player, senior forward Nicollette Smith, has recorded 19 points in a game.Player 20-Point Games
Monica Engelman 1
Angel Goodrich 1
Aishah Sutherland 1
Carolyn Davis 5
Krysten Boogaard 7
Jayhawk sophomore guard Angel Goodrich is one of the most talented returning point guards in the Big 12 Conference. Goodrich collected 106 assists in 15 games as a freshman for a 7.1 assists per game average. She was the fastest player in Kansas history to reach 100 assists and prior to a season-ending injury was ranked first in the Big 12 and fourth in the NCAA in assists in 2009-10.
Jayhawk post players senior Krysten Boogaard, junior Aishah Sutherland and sophomore Carolyn Davis form one of the most efficient shooting frontcourts in the NCAA. Each member of the trio all ranked in the top five in the Big 12 in 2009-10 in field goal percentage, with Davis leading the way. Davis made 71.9 percent of her shots as a freshman, which also set a Kansas single-season record for field goal percentage. Boogaard third in the Big 12 at 61.2 percent, with Sutherland rounding out the trio as she ranked fifth in the conference at 52.3 percent.
Kansas fans will be able to watch all 18 KU home basketball games live via AT&T Jayhawk All Access on kuathletics.com. To subscribe to Jayhawk All Access, log on to kuathletics.com and click on the All Access logo in the upper right corner of the page.
SIXTH ANNUAL Bonnie Henrickson GOLF TOURNAMENT A SUCCESS
Kansas women’s basketball head coach Bonnie Henrickson hosted her sixth annual Bonnie Henrickson Golf Tournament at the Alvamar Golf and Country Club on Saturday, August 21. The four-person scramble tournament featured lunch, the tournament, dinner and an auction. The auction portion of the event raised over $16,000 which will be donated to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Breast Center.
KU will stay in Allen Fieldhouse for its next game as it plays host to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Wednesday, Nov. 17. KU will be meeting the Islanders for the first time in program history. Game time is slated for 7 p.m., with a live broadcast on Sunflower Channel 6.