Jayhawks Welcome Hawkeyes For Early Tuesday Tip-Off On ESPN
Nov. 16, 2008
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
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The Kansas (1-0) women’s basketball team welcomes the Iowa Hawkeyes (1-0) to Allen Fieldhouse for a special weekday morning tip-off on Tuesday, Nov. 18. Game time is slated for 11 a.m., with a live broadcast by ESPN. The KU-Iowa game is the lone women’s basketball game featured in ESPN’s 24 Hours of College Basketball promotion. Jayhawk Sports Marketing is hosting Lawrence School Day as students in grades 3-6 from around Lawrence will be brought in to attend the game as well as participate in an educational program hosted by Kansas Athletics.
-Bonnie Henrickson has the Jayhawks 1-0 on the season for the fourth time in her five seasons at Kansas. Henrickson’s only season-opening loss came in her first season at KU. She has led the Jayhawks to a 2-0 mark on two occasions and is looking for a third.
-The Jayhawks will be making their second appearance on the ESPN family of networks. KU was defeated by Nebraska, 75-72, on ESPN2 on Feb. 13, 2000.
-Senior guard Katie Smith will celebrate her 22nd birthday with all of her closest Jayhawk friends as Smith will blow out her candles on Nov. 18. Smith is the lone Jayhawk with a November birthday.
-Junior guard-forward Danielle McCray led KU in scoring versus Sacred Heart with 29 points, which tied her career-high. McCray dropped in 5-of-7 shots from beyond the arc, which set a new career-high for three-point baskets made. She scored her 29 points in just 26 minutes of play.
-Six Jayhawks scored in double digits versus Sacred Heart, including all five starters. McCray finished with 29 points, while Morris had 15. Sophomore center Krysten Boogaard turned in 11 points with Jacobs, junior forward Porscha Weddington and junior guard Kelly Kohn all recording 10 points in the win.
-Freshman forward Aishah Sutherland had a solid collegiate debut. Sutherland tallied seven points and five rebounds in her first game as a Jayhawk, while also collecting a block in her 12 minutes of action. Sutherland is the only new face on the Kansas roster this season as fellow freshman Angel Goodrich will miss the 2008-09 season after suffering a torn ACL in practice.
Important Parking Information For Tuesday’s Game
Due to KU classes being in session all parking spots will be on restriction for the Women’s Basketball game on Tuesday, November 18th @ 11:00 am. Please use the following parking information as direction for game day parking.
Shuttle Bus Parking:
KU Parking & Transit will make available a free shuttle service pick-up at the Park and Ride lot located off of Clinton Parkway and Crestline (North of the Shenk Recreational Sports Complex). Please exit the shuttle bus at the Irving Hill Road drop-off (Northwest corner of Allen Fieldhouse parking garage, PF1). Return trips following the game will be available at the same location that you were dropped off at. Shuttle service for fans that use wheelchairs will be provided in the same manner as above.
Parking/Handicap Accessible Parking:
Handicap accessible parking is available on a first come, first serve basis in lots 54 (north of Allen Fieldhouse), 71 (south of Allen Fieldhouse), 72 (northwest of Allen Fieldhouse), and the parking garage (north of Allen Fieldhouse). Display your state issued accessible license plate or hangtag and have your personal identification card with you. Should these spaces be filled, additional handicap parking spaces are available in the Park and Ride lot located off of Clinton Parkway and Crestline (North of the Shenk Recreational Sports Complex). A handicap accessible bus will be available for the ride to Allen Fieldhouse.
Pay to park:
Fans are allowed to park in the parking garage (PF1) just north of Allen Fieldhouse. Please take a ticket upon entrance into the parking facility. Toll in the Allen Fieldhouse Garage is $1 per hour. After the game, you must pay the parking fee before you go to your car to exit. Pay the toll at the Pay Station in the lobby on level 3 of the garage (the same level you drive in on). There is NO toll payment at the exit.
A LOOK AT IOWA
Iowa returns eight letterwinners, including two starters from a team that finished 21-11 overall, tied for first in the Big Ten with a 13-5 mark and earned a berth in the NCAA tournament. Iowa shared the conference championship with Ohio State, marking the program’s ninth Big Ten title. The Hawkeyes won of 11 of their last 13 regular season contests, including eight straight during conference play. Iowa beat Texas State, 87-45, in its season-opener Sunday. Four Hawkeyes scored in double figures led by Megan Skouby with 18 tallies. JoAnn Hamlin turned in 13 points, while Kristi Smith added 12 and Kachine Alexander had 10. Skouby and Hannah Draxten led Iowa with six boards each in the win as Iowa out-rebounded Texas State 50-34. The Hawkeyes recorded 23 assists on 33 baskets and made 55.9 percent of their shots from the field. Iowa also convereted 13 steals into 13 points off turnovers and outscored TSU 44-2 in the paint. Lisa Bluder is in her ninth season as head coach at the University of Iowa and her 25th season as a college head coach. Bluder has a career record of 505-240 (.677), including a 149-98 (.602) record at Iowa.
KU-IOWA SERIES HISTORY
The all-time series between the Jayhawks and Hawkeyes is tied at two games a piece. Kansas won the first game in the series, 67-63, on Dec. 3, 1988 in a game played in Lawrence, however, Iowa took the last meeting between the two schools, 63-49, on November 12, 2006 in Kansas City. The following is the complete series history:
Date Result Location
12-3-88 Kansas, 67-63 Lawrence, Kan.
12-3-95 Iowa, 65-58 Lawrence, Kan.
3-15-98 Kansas, 62-58 Iowa City, Iowa
11-12-06 Iowa, 63-49 Kansas City, Mo.
A LOOK AT KANSAS
Kansas, who knocked off Sacred Heart 106-64 in its season-opener, returns 11 letterwinners, including four starters, from last season’s 17-16 team. KU returns 88 percent of its scoring and 80 percent of its rebounding from a season ago. Junior guard-forward Danielle McCray returns as the Jayhawks’ leading scorer (14.9 points) and rebounder (7.1 rebounds). McCray, who scored in double digits in 26 games last season, earned Honorable Mention All-Big 12 honors as a sophomore. Sophomore center Krysten Boogaard grabbed Big 12 All-Rookie Team honors last season after averaging 9.4 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Junior guard Sade Morris also returns to the starting line-up. Morris turned in 9.8 points (second on the team) and 3.5 caroms per contest last season. Junior guard LaChelda Jacobs returns this season to handle the point guard duties. McCray was outstanding in KU’s season-opener with 29 points, including five three-point baskets. Overall, KU showed its depth as six players finished in double-figures and 10-of-12 players who saw action scored. Kansas is one of 11 teams from the Big 12 Conference who competed in the postseason last year.
LAST TIME OUT
Six Jayhawks scored in double figures as the Kansas women’s basketball team defeated Sacred Heart 106-64 Friday night in the season-opener at Allen Field House. Junior Danielle McCray tied a career-high with 29 points on 12-16 (.750) shooting from the field to lead the Jayhawks in scoring. McCray matched the 29-point performance she had against Marquette last season (Dec. 6, 2007). Kansas used a balanced attack to jump out to a commanding lead in the first half. After leading 23-18 with 11:50 remaining in the first half, the Jayhawks used a 26-0 run to take a 49-18 lead with 3:14 to play. They entered the locker room with a 53-25 halftime lead. The second half was more of the same for KU. They stormed out of the locker room with a 16-4 run to take a 71-29 lead with 13:53 remaining. For the game, the Jayhawks shot a remarkable 59.7 percent (43-72) from the field and 41.2 percent (7-17) from beyond the arc. The 106 points scored by KU were the highest single-game total in the Bonnie Henrickson era. It was the first time a Jayhawk team has eclipsed the century mark since 2000. Sophomore forward Nicolette Smith left the game with 16:04 remaining in the second half after she took an elbow to the face.
A KANSAS WIN WOULD…
Make Kansas 2-0 for the second-straight season … Mark the Jayhawks’ first win while playing on ESPN and improving KU’s mark on the network to 1-1 … Make Kansas 3-2 versus Iowa … Improve Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson to 2-1 verus Iowa … Give Henrickson a 59-65 mark at Kansas and a 217-127 overall record … Make Kansas 655-463 all time.
A KANSAS LOSS WOULD…
Drop KU to 1-1 for the second time in the last three seasons … Give Iowa the series lead over KU at 3-2 … Make KU 22-17 overall versus the Big Ten Conference … Keep KU winless on ESPN’s family of networks with an 0-2 record … Drop Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson’s record at KU to 58-66 and her overall mark to 216-128 … Make Kansas 654-464 all time.
SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
-Kansas does not have any players on its roster from the state of Iowa, however, Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Iowa. During her two-year stint, the Hawkeyes produced a Sweet 16 appearance in 1996 and two Big Ten Championships, posting an overall record of 45-14. In addition, Jayhawk assistant coach Karen Lange is an Iowa graduate, having earned four letters in the Hawkeye uniform. Lange received All-Big Ten honors and academic all-conference honors, in addition to helping lead Iowa to an appearance in the NCAA Final Four in 1993.
-Iowa junior forward JoAnn Hamlin is a native of Douglass, Kan. Hamlin began her collegiate career at Kansas State before transferring to Iowa following her freshman (2005-06) season. Hamlin averaged 7.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in three games versus Kansas that year.
-The Jayhawks and Hawkeyes will share two common opponents this season in Texas Tech and Iowa State.
KANSAS VERSUS THE BIG TEN CONFERENCE
KU is 22-16 all-time versus the Big Ten Conference. The Jayhawks played two Big Ten teams during the 2007-08 season, defeating Indiana and falling to Michigan State in the WNIT. Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson is 5-7 versus the Big Ten Conference in her career, including a 1-1 mark versus Iowa. The following is KU’s record versus the Big Ten Conference:
Penn State 2-2
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 271-138 (.663 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 against non-conference foes during the regular season and added another out of conference win during the 2006 WNIT. KU finished with an 11-2 non-conference ledger in 2007-08.
SACRED HEART LEFTOVERS
— Kansas went on a 28-2 run midway through the first half to take a 49-18 lead at the 3:16 mark. KU led the Pioneers 53-25 at the half.
— The Jayhawks held Sacred Heart without a field goal for 9:50 seconds in the first half, from the 11:50 mark to the 2:00 mark.
— Danielle McCray got off to a quick start, making her first five field goals, including two three-pointers. She had 22 points at halftime – the most points she has ever scored in a half.
— Kansas shot 62 percent from the field in the first half, compared to Sacred Heart’s 27 percent.
— KU started the second half on a 16-4 run and built the lead as high as 47 points on the way to a 106-64 victory. It was KU’s largest margin of victory since defeating New Orleans 100-50 in 2005.
— Kansas’ 106 points is the most allowed by Sacred Heart since it became Division I and only the second time the Pioneers have ever allowed more than 100 points.
–McCray tied her career-high with 29 points on 12-16 shooting. She was 5-7 from behind the arc.
— Porscha Weddington set a new career-high with 10 points. She also set a career-high in rebounds, leading the Jayhawks with seven.
— In addition to Weddington and McCray, four other Jayhawks scored in double figures on the night including Sade Morris (15), Krysten Boogaard (11), LaChelda Jacobs (10) and Kelly Kohn (10).
— Freshman Aishah Sutherland saw her first minutes in a regular season game, contributing seven points and five rebounds.
— Morris set a new career-high with four steals, and Jacobs matched her season high of four steals, which she set last year against Nebraska.
— KU scored 100-plus points for the first time in the Bonnie Henrickson era. The Jayhawks last scored more than 100 when they defeated Mississippi Valley State 116-34 in 2000.
— KU scored 60 points in the paint compared to Sacred Heart’s 20 points and the KU bench outscored that of Sacred Heart’s 31-15.
With the departure of assistant coach Kyra Elzy in April, head coach Bonnie Henrickson announced the hiring of Tamika Raymond as the new Kansas assistant coach. Raymond joined the Jayhawk staff after serving as an assistant under Jim Foster at The Ohio State University for the past five seasons. Raymond spent an additional year with Foster, serving as a student assistant in the Buckeye women’s basketball office in 2002 while she was pursuing her master’s degree in sports management. During her time in Columbus, the Buckeyes experienced great success as OSU finished the 2007-08 season as Big Ten champions for the fourth-straight season. Raymond was part of an Ohio State staff who produced the program’s first-ever three-time All-American in Jessica Davenport and during the 2007-08 season freshman sensation Jantel Lavendar was tabbed as, not only the league’s freshman of the Year, but also the Big Ten Player of the Year. Behind the play of Davenport and Lavendar, OSU has had the Big Ten Player of the Year on its roster in each of the last four seasons. The Buckeyes competed in the NCAA Tournament in each of Raymond’s seasons in Columbus, advancing past the first round in four of those six tournaments, including a Sweet 16 appearance in 2005. OSU received a sixth seed or better in each of its last five NCAA Tournaments, including a No. 1 seed in the 2005 tourney. The Dayton, Ohio native, arrives in Lawrence after her stint at OSU and is also fresh off her seventh season playing in the WNBA. She recently completed her first season with the Connecticut Sun after suiting up for the Minnesota Lynx for the previous six seasons. Raymond, formerly Tamika Williams, was a standout college basketball player at the University of Connecticut. She completed her four-year collegiate career with averages of 10.6 points and 5.8 rebounds a game. As a member of two Connecticut national championship teams (2000 and 2002). An All-Big East selection three consecutive seasons (2000-2002), Raymond also was an Associated Press All-America honorable mention honoree and Naismith Player of the Year candidate for the 2001-02 season.
LEADERS OF THE HAWKS
Seniors Ivana Catic and Katie Smith and junior Danielle McCray have been named tri-captains for the 2008-09 season. It is the third-straight year for Catic to be bestowed with the honor, while Smith and McCray are serving as captains for the first time in their Jayhawk careers.
Kansas freshman guard Angel Goodrich will miss the entire 2008-09 season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee in practice on Oct. 19. The 5-foot-4 guard was expected to see significant playing time in her first season with the Jayhawks. Goodrich, a native of Tahlequah, Okla., arrived at KU as one of the highest ranked signees in Kansas women’s basketball history after helping guide her Sequoyah High squad to three state titles in four seasons. She was named a 2008 WBCA State Farm High School All-American, as well as the 2007 Oklahoma Gatorade Player of the Year. Goodrich had successful reconstructive surgery on Oct. 29.
BIG 12 PRESEASON POLL
The University of Kansas was tabbed ninth in the preseason poll voted on by the league’s head coaches. For the second time in the last three years, Oklahoma topped the poll. The Sooners received seven first-place nods and 124 total points as they return four starters, highlighted by three-time unanimous All-America Courtney Paris. Iowa State collected two first place votes, while Texas, Baylor and Oklahoma State each picked up one first place nod.
A DIFFERENT KIND OF COLLEGE
Junior guard-forward Danielle McCray took classes at a different kind of college over the summer as she traveled to Texas to attend Point Guard College. McCray spent part of the day taking notes on how to become a better leader and spent the other half of the day applying those skills in on-the-court sessions. McCray is the second Jayhawk to attend Point Guard College. Senior Ivana Catic was a student during the summer of 2006.
ALL IN THE FAMILY
Three members of the Kansas women’s basketball team come from highly athletic families. Juniors Kelly Kohn and Porscha Weddington and sophomore Krysten Boogaard all have current or former professional athletes in their immediate family. Kohn’s brother, Matt, currently plays indoor football (most recently for the Kansas City Brigade), while Weddington’s father, Michael, played football collegiately for Oklahoma and professionally for the Green Bay Packers. Boogaard comes from a hockey family. Her older brother Derek plays in the NHL for the Minnesota Wild, while another brother Aaron plays in the Pittsburgh Penguins minor league organization. Several other members of the Jayhawk roster have collegiate athletes among their family members. In addition, Kohn’s sister Lauren played college basketball at Syracuse before finishing her career at Ohio. Lauren Kohn is currently in her first year of law school at Kansas.
While most of the current roster of Jayhawks stayed in Lawrence for the majority of the summer, four members of the team took out their passports and took various trips to foreign countries. Seniors Ivana Catic and Marija Zinic both managed to get an extended visit home to their native Serbia to visit family and friends. Junior Rebecca Feickert made her way to Spain as part of a study abroad experience for college credit, while sophomore Krysten Boogaard ventured to both Canada (her native country) and to China. Boogaard played on the Canadian National Developmental Team and as part of her experience she and the team played three exhibition games in Beijing leading up to the 2008 Olympics. Although she did not play in the Olympic games, Boogaard’s Canadian team did scrimmage the Chinese Olympic team while in Beijing.
NEW MEDIA INTERVIEW AND WORK ROOMS
The new media work room for the 2008-09 season is located on teh second floor of Allen Fieldhouse in the southwest corner. To get there from the media entrance (south end of AFH, triple doors) go left and up the stairs in the southwest corner. You can also access the second floor via the elevator just west of the media entrance. Additionally, like last season, room 106 of Allen Fieldhouse is available. It is located just south of the media relations office.
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.
The Jayhawks’ television and radio coverage is one of the best in the country. KU will be featured on television 21 times this season, including all 18 contests at Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas will appear on national television six times. Among the Jayhawk Radio Network affiliates carrying the 2008-09 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, are a few of the affiliates fans can use to listen to Jayhawk basketball.
KU will hit the road for the first time during the 2008-09 season when it travels to St. Louis to take on the Saint Louis University Billikens on Sunday, Nov. 23. Game time is slated for 4 p.m. at Chaifetz Arena. KU defeated SLU, 81-55, in Lawrence last season.
THIS DAY IN KANSAS BASKETBALL HISTORY
Nov. 18, 2000:
Kansas is 1-1 all-time in games played on Nov. 18. The Jayhawks knocked off Grambling State, 122-71, in Allen Fieldhouse to collect a win in the 2000-01 season opener on Nov. 18, 2000. The 122 points tied for the most points scored in team history as the Jayhawks also posted 122 points in a win over Wichita State on Feb. 19, 1979. Brooke Reves led KU with 28 points in the win, while Jaclyn Johnson added 25 points. Johnson also pulled down 15 rebounds.