Jayhawks Host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Wednesday At 8 p.m.
Nov. 15, 2010
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
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Kansas looks to improve to 2-0 when it hosts Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Wednesday, Nov. 17. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m., in Allen Fieldhouse. The game was originally scheduled for 7 p.m., but was moved back to accomodate the Kansas-Baylor volleyball match which will be played at 6 p.m., in the Horejsi Family Athletics Center. The Jayhawks defeated South Dakota, 73-40, in their season-opener Sunday afternoon. TAMU-CC enters Wednesday’s game with an 0-2 mark.
-The Jayhawks opened the season with a 73-40 win over South Dakota. All 11 players scored in the game for Kansas, with two players in double figures. The KU defense held South Dakota scoreless for more than eight minutes in the first half on its way to an 18-point half time advantage.
-KU recorded 10 blocks in the win over USD. It marked the first time in six years a Kansas team had recorded double-figures in blocked shots.
-The Jayhawks out-rebounded the Coyotes 53-33. KU was led by a trio of players who recorded seven rebounds in junior forward Aishah Sutherland, sophomore forward Carolyn Davis and freshman guard Keena Mays.
-The Jayhawk bench outscored its counterpart from USD 38-6 on the afternoon.
-Kansas will look to move to 2-0 on the season for the fourth-straight season. The last time the Jayhawks suffered a loss within the first two games of the season was during the 2006-07 season when they fell to Iowa, 63-49, in the second game of the season.
-Kansas shot 46.2 percent from the field versus South Dakota, while holding the Coyotes to just 21.7 percent from the field. KU knocked down 6-of-14 shots from beyond the arc, good for 42.9 percent.
-KU was led by redshirt freshman forward Tania Jackson with 13 points against South Dakota. Jackson knocked down 4-of-5 shots from the field, including 2-of-3 from beyond the arc. She also made all three of her free throw attempts in just 13 minutes of action. In addition, Jackson pulled down four rebounds in her career debut.
-KU and TAMU-CC are meeting for the first time in program history. The Jayhawks own a 6-7 mark versus the Southland Conference.
A LOOK AT TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi finished with a school-record 24 wins and a 24-11 overall record in 2009-10. The Islanders advanced to the finals of the Southland Conference Tournament and made it to the semifinals of the Women’s Basketball Invitational before ending their deepest postseason run in school history. TAMU-CC opened the 2010-11 campaign with back-to-back losses to Arkansas State and Southern. Senior guard Lauren Smith currently leads the Islanders in scoring with 13.5 points per game. Smith has made 13-of-18 shots from the foul line and also averages 7.0 rebounds per game. Senior guard Jade Davis is averaging 9.5 points per game, and earned First Team All-Southland honors last season. Senior forward Anitra Jeffery is turning in 8.5 points and a team-leading 11.5 rebounds per game. Sophomore guard Jessica Jammer is registering 8.0 points and 2.0 steals an outing. Roburt Robinson is 62-68 in his fourth season at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. His overall coaching record is the same.
A LOOK AT KANSAS
Kansas returns 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.