Nov. 13, 2011
Kansas 76, Western Michigan 64
November 13, 2011
JAYHAWK DEBUTS: (G) Natalie Knight, (G) Donielle Breaux, (F) Bunny Williams, (F) Chelsea Gardner
–Marked the seventh-straight season KU won its season opener.
–Made the Jayhawks 10-2 in their last 12 season-opening games and 34-10 overall, including 18-3 in Allen Fieldhouse.
–Improved Kansas to 1-0 for the 2011-12 season.
–Moved Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson to 118-108 in her seven years at KU and 276-170 overall.
–Made Henrickson 7-1 in season openers at KU and 14-1 in her career.
–Tied the series record with Western Michigan at 1-1.
–Marked the Jayhawks’ 305th victory over a non-conference opponent, making KU 305-145.
–Gave Kansas an all-time record of 715-506.
–KU used the starting lineup of Angel Goodrich, Aishah Sutherland, Monica Engelman, Tania Jackson and Natalie Knight for both halves. This marked Knight’s first career start in the Crimson and Blue.
–The starting five combined for 68 of the Jayhawks’ total 76 points. Freshman Bunny Williams scored six of the remaining eight points, marking a season and career high for her in her collegiate debut.
–Marked the first time since the beginning of the 2009-10 season that junior F Carolyn Davis was not in the starting lineup. She sat out of the game due to injury.
–Angel Goodrich started 3-for-4 from the field, including one three-pointer, scoring nine of Kansas’ first 11 points. She finished the game with 13 points, her 12th career game scoring more than 10 points.
— Goodrich also matched her career-high in steals, with five, during the contest.
–Tania Jackson and Angel Goodrich combined for KU’s first eight points of the second half,.
— Jackson recorded her second career double-double with a career-high 14 points and 10 rebounds. Jackson attempted a career-high 11 free throws, making eight attempts from the foul line. She also set a career high in steals with two.
— Freshman G Natalie Knight’s three-pointer at 1:40 and two free throws with :38 remaining in regulation helped seal the Jayhawk victory.
–Kansas went 11-for-13 from the charity stripe during the final five minutes of play, shooting 85% during the final stretch.