Women's Hoops Prepares For First Road Test at Wake Forest
Nov. 18, 2011
LAWRENCE, Kan. – After a pair of home victories to open the 2011-12 season, the Kansas women’s basketball team will hit the road for its first contest outside of Allen Fieldhouse as the Jayhawks travel to Wake Forest on Sunday, Nov. 20. Tip-off from the Lawrence Joel Memorial Coliseum is scheduled for 1 p.m. CT.
The Jayhawk Radio Network will broadcast the game with Brian Hanni calling the action. Fans can also watch Wake Forest’s online video stream of the game at WakeForestSports.com. Cost of the subscription is $9.95.
– Senior Aishah Sutherland pulled down 14 rebounds Wednesday versus Creighton to tie her career best.
– Four of the team’s five starters finished with double-digit points versus the Bluejays.
– Angel Goodrich dished five assists versus CU. Dating back to last season, the point guard has five or more dimes in 15-straight games.
– Carolyn Davis made her season debut versus Creighton and turned in 14 points, three rebounds and two blocks in 18 minutes.
– KU is outrebounding foes by 6.5 boards per game through its first two contests of the season, up from last year’s +1.2 margin.
– Among its seven returners, KU brings back the Big 12’s leading field goal percentage shooter- Carolyn Davis, .660- and assists leader- Angel Goodrich, 6.3 assists per game- while Monica Engelman returns after leading the league with a 43.1 three-point percentage during conference play.
– The Jayhawks return 83.4 percent of their scoring and 81.5 percent of their rebounding from a year ago.
About the Jayhawks
Five Jayhawks are averaging double-digit points through two games in 2011-12. Senior Aishah Sutherland paces Kansas on both ends of the floor with a team-high 15.0 ppg and 11.0 rpg. Sutherland is coming of a career performance in which she pulled down 14 boards versus Creighton Wednesday to tie a personal best. Juniors Monica Engelman (14.5 ppg), Carolyn Davis (14.0) and Angel Goodrich (12.5 ppg) and sophomore Tania Jackson (11.0 ppg) round out the double-figure scorers. Davis made her season debut versus the Bluejays after being sidelined with a foot injury in the season opener. Davis recorded 14 points, three rebounds and two blocks in just 18 minutes of floor time. Goodrich continued to be a double threat on offense pouring in 12 points against the Bluejays, including 2-for-4 from the three-point arc, while dishing a team-high five assists. The junior point guard now has 15-straight games of five or more helpers dating back to last season. Jackson started for Davis in the season opener. The forward is second on the team pulling down 7.0 rpg. She has also done a good job of getting to the foul line with 12 free throw attempts in two games and has made eight of those shots. Engelman has also made extra trips to the charity stripe. The three-pointer shooter has been limited in her chances from beyond the arc but has made up for it at the foul line sinking 10 of her 11 shots (90.9 percent). Like Davis, sophomore Keena Mays also made her season debut versus Creighton. The guard went 4-for-6 from the floor, including a three-pointer, and was second on the team pulling down five rebounds.
Scouting Wake Forest
Wake Forest opened its 2011-12 season with a convincing 88-54 win versus Monmouth on Nov. 15. The Demon Deacons host Coppin State on Friday, Nov. 18 prior to KU’s trip to Winston-Salem, N.C. Camille Collier came off the bench and hit 5-of-6 from the three-point arc to lead WF in its season opener with 17 points. Secily Ray and Chelsea Douglas followed with 12 points apiece. Ray also pulled down 10 rebounds for a double-double and added four steals. Asia Williams helped the efforts on the boards grabbing a team-high 11 rebounds, including 10 defensive caroms. Despite Ray’s and Williams’ double-digit rebounds, Wake Forest was outrebounded 37.0-36.0.
The Deacons return four starters from their 15-17 team a year ago. Eleven letterwinners are back overall, which includes over 80 percent of Wake Forest’s scoring from 2010-11.
The teams have met just once before on the basketball court, a triple-overtime thriller that Kansas won 105-100. The game took place on Dec. 30, 1988 in the Bell-Atlantic Holiday Tournament hosted by Rutgers in Piscataway, N.J. It is one of only two triple-overtime games in program history. The Jayhawks also defeated Missouri, 118-111, after three extra periods on Jan. 29, 1983.
A Kansas Win Would…
Give Kansas its seventh-straight regular-season non-conference win … Improve KU to 2-0 versus Wake Forest all-time … Give coach Bonnie Henrickson a 120-108 mark at Kansas and a 278-170 overall record … Improve Henrickson to 1-0 versus the Deacons … Make Kansas 717-506 all time.
A Kansas Loss Would…
Halt Kansas’ six game regular-season non-conference win streak … Even the overall record between the schools at 1-1 … Give Henrickson a 119-109 mark at Kansas and a 277-171 overall record … Make Kansas 716-508 all time.
The Jayhawks return home to the friendly confines of Allen Fieldhouse next week as they host the BTI Tip-Off Tournament for a second-straight season from Nov. 25-27. KU will play Lamar Thursday at 7 p.m. followed by IUPUI Saturday at 4 p.m. and finally FAU Sunday at 1:30 p.m.