No. 20 Jayhawks Travel To Iowa For First Road Test Of 2009-10
Nov. 16, 2009
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
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No. 20 Kansas travels to Iowa for its 2009-10 road-opener Wednesday, Nov. 18. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m., in Carver-Hawkeye Arena with a live broadcast on the BigTenNetwork.com. The two teams are facing off for the second-consectutive season with the Jayhawks owning a 77-56 win over the Hawkeyes in Allen Fieldhouse last season. KU defeated Oral Roberts, 106-80, in its season opener with all five starters reaching double figures in a balanced Jayhawk attack.
-Bonnie Henrickson has the Jayhawks 1-0 on the season for the fifth time in her six 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 three occasions and is looking for a fourth.
-The Jayhawks will be making their first-ever appearance on the Big Ten Network, while also playing the first of two Big Ten opponents this week. KU will host Michigan in its next outing.
-KU senior guard-forward Danielle McCray led the Jayhawks with 27 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists in the season-opening 106-80 win over Oral Roberts. McCray tallied her 18th career double-double in the win.
-Kansas sophomore Aishah Sutherland began her second season in a Jayhawk uniform in stellar fashion as she exploded for a career-best 24 points in the win over ORU. Sutherland knocked down 11-of-15 shots from the floor and also recorded eight rebounds and three blocks.
-The Jayhawks will dress out 13 players as senior forward Porscha Weddington is out with mono and freshman forward Tania Jackson is taking a redshirt this season. Weddington is expected to miss two weeks of action while she recovers.
A LOOK AT IOWA
The Haweyes have collected back-to-back wins to open the 2009-10 season by claiming the KCRG-TV9 Hawkeye Challenge with wins over Santa Clara and Illinois State. Iowa was led by tournament MVP junior Kachine Alexander who posted 21 points, 12 rebounds, four steals, four assists and two blocks in the championship game. For the season, Alexander is averaging 20.0 points and 15.0 rebounds an outing. Alexander was joined on the all-tournament team by sophomore guard Kamille Wahlin who is averaging 14.0 points and 3.5 rebounds per game after the pair of wins. Freshman center Morgan Johnson is also in double-figures for the Hawkeyes as she is turning in 10.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per game thus far. The Hawkeyes are coached by Lisa Bluder who owns a 171-109 record in her 10th season at the helm of the program. Bluder’s overall coaching record is 527-251 in 26 seasons overall.
A LOOK AT KANSAS
Kansas, ranked No. 20 in the Associated Press preseason poll, returns eight letterwinners, including four starters, from last season’s 22-14 team that earned a spot in the WNIT Championship game. Senior guard-forward Danielle McCray led KU in its season-opening win over Oral Roberts with her 18th career double-double as she collected 27 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists. McCray, who was tabbed the Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year, earned Honorable Mention All-America honors and was an All-Big 12 First Team performer as a junior after scoring in double figures in 33-of-36 games. Sophomore forward Aishah Sutherland and junior center Krysten Boogaard provide a 1-2 punch for KU in the post as Sutherland turned in a career-best 24 points and grabbed eight boards versus Oral Roberts, while Boogaard had a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds in the win. Senior guard Sade Morris was red-hot knocking down 4-of-5 shots from the floor, while also grabbing seven caroms and dishing three assists. Redshirt freshman guard Angel Goodrich did not disappoint in her highly anticipated college debut as she posted 10 points, while also collecting seven dimes. Junior forward Nicollette Smith, junior guard Rhea Codio and freshman guard Monica Engelman are the first players off the Jayhawk bench, while senior guard LaChelda Jacobs, junior guard Marisha Brown and freshmen forwards Annette Davis and Carolyn Davis are also expected to contribute.
KU-IOWA SERIES HISTORY
Kansas leads the all-time series between the Jayhawks and Hawkeyes at 3-2. Kansas won the first game in the series, 67-63, on Dec. 3, 1988 in a game played in Lawrence, and also won the most recent game between the two teams with a 77-56 win in Allen Fieldhouse last season. The Jayhawks are 1-0 versus Iowa in Carver-Hawkeye Arena with a 62-58 win over the Hawkeyes in the second round of the 1998 NCAA Tournament. 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.
11-18-08 Kansas, 77-56 Lawrence, Kan.
A KANSAS WIN WOULD…
Give Kansas a 2-0 mark to open the season for the fourth-straight season … Make Kansas 2-0 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena … Move Kansas to 4-2 versus Iowa … Give KU a 24-16 overall record versus the Big Ten Conference … Improve Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson to 3-1 versus Iowa … Give Henrickson an 81-79 mark at Kansas and a 239-141 overall record … Make Kansas 678-477 all time.
A KANSAS LOSS WOULD…
Make Kansas 1-1 to open the season for the first time since 2006-07 … Even up the series record with Iowa at 3-3 … Make Kansas 23-17 versus the Big Ten Conference … Drop Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson’s record at KU to 80-80 and her overall mark to 238-142 … Make Kansas 677-478 all time.
KANSAS VERSUS THE BIG TEN CONFERENCE
KU is 23-16 all-time versus the Big Ten Conference, including a 3-2 ledger versus Iowa. Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson is 5-7 versus the Big Ten Conference. The Jayhawks will play a second Big Ten foe in their next outing when they host Michigan on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m., in Allen Fieldhouse.
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 a 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. Also, Jayhawk staff members graduate student assistant Jamie Boyd (Underwood) and recruiting secretary Brooke Beckner (Sumner) are both Iowa natives.
-Iowa senior 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 Michigan and Iowa State with a third possible as KU and Minnesota are in the same tournament field at the Junkanoo Jam.