#19 Kansas Hosts Undefeated Michigan Sunday Afternoon
Nov. 20, 2009
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
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No. 19 Kansas hosts undefeated Michigan on Sunday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse. Tip-off is slated for 2 p.m. The two teams are facing off for the first time in program history. The game will hand one of the two teams its first loss of the season as Kansas enters the contest with a 2-0 mark, while Michigan is 3-0 on the season.
-Bonnie Henrickson has the Jayhawks 2-0 on the season for the fourth time in her six seasons at Kansas. A win over Michigan would give KU a 3-0 mark under Henrickson for the third-consecutive season.
-The Jayhawks are facing their second-straight Big Ten opponent after defeating Iowa, 66-55, on Wednesday in Iowa City. KU is 24-13 overall versus the Big Ten Conference.
-KU senior guard-forward Danielle McCray led the Jayhawks with 20 points in KU’s win at Iowa. McCray’s first bucket of the evening was a three, which moved her into eighth place on the Kansas all-time scoring chart as she passed Charisse Sampson, who finished her KU career with 1,568 points. McCray currently has 1,586 career points.
-Kansas sophomore Aishah Sutherland recorded a career-best four steals in KU’s win over Iowa. Sutherland also collected her first double-double of the season and second of her career with 12 points and 11 boards.
-KU redshirt freshman point guard Angel Goodrich is averaging 10.0 points and 7.0 assists per game through the Jayhawks’ first two games. Goodrich ranks second in the Big 12 in assists.
-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 MICHIGAN
Michigan is off to a perfect 3-0 start on the season after picking up wins over Ball State, Marquette and Southern Miss in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines’ game at Kansas will mark the first of eight-straight road games. U-M will not return to Ann Arbor for a game until Dec. 28. Freshman guard Dayeesha Hollins leds the Blue and Maize charge as she is turning in 15.7 points per game, while also leading the team in assists with 4.0 dimes a game. Sophomore forward Carmen Reynolds (14.0) and junior guard Veronica Hicks (13.3) are also recording double figures. Hicks leads the team in rebounding with 6.3 caroms per contest. U-M is shooting 50 percent from the field, including an oustanding 43.3 percent from beyond the arc. The Wolverines are averaging 8.7 threes made per game. Michigan is coached by Kevin Borseth who owns a 32-34 record in his third season at the helm of the program. Borseth’s overall coaching record is 538-244 in his 28th season.
A LOOK AT KANSAS
Kansas, ranked No. 19 in the Associated Press poll, is off to a 2-0 start with wins over Oral Roberts and at Iowa. KU is averaging 86.0 points per game and outscoring its opponents by 18.5 points an outing. In addition, the Jayhawks are pulling down 48.5 rebounds a game, 12.0 more than their opponents. Senior guard/forward Danielle McCray is leading the way with 23.5 points and 9.0 boards a game. McCray is shooting 50 percent from the field, including 66.7 percent from beyond the arc. Sophomore forward Aishah Sutherland is registering 18.0 points and 9.5 caroms per contest. Sutherland leads the Jayhawks in both steals (5) and blocks (4). Junior center Krysten Boogaard is also turning in 9.5 boards per game, while also contributing 15.0 tallies an outing. Senior guard Sade Morris is in double figures with 11.0 points per game and needs just 24 more points to become the 21st player in Kansas history to score 1,000 or more career points. Redshirt freshman guard Angel Goodrich rounds out the double-figure scoring, which includes all five starters, as she scores 10.0 points per game. Goodrich is also contributing a team-best 7.0 dimes a game. Kansas is led by sixth year head coach Bonnie Henrickson who owns an 81-79 mark at the helm of the Jayhawk program. Henrickson is 239-141 in her 13th season in the business.
A KANSAS WIN WOULD…
Give Kansas a 3-0 mark to open the season for the third-straight year … Make Kansas 348-150 at Allen Fieldhouse … Move Kansas to 1-0 versus Michigan … Give KU a 25-16 overall record versus the Big Ten Conference, including a 2-0 ledger this season … Improve Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson to 1-0 versus Michigan … Give Henrickson an 82-79 mark at Kansas and a 240-141 overall record … Make Kansas 679-477 all time.
A KANSAS LOSS WOULD…
Make Kansas 2-1 to open the season for the first time since 2006-07 … Give Michigan a 1-0 lead in the series … Make Kansas 24-17 versus the Big Ten Conference, including a 1-1 mark this season … Drop Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson’s record at KU to 81-80 and her overall mark to 239-142 … Make Kansas 678-478 all time.
KANSAS VERSUS THE BIG TEN CONFERENCE
KU is 24-16 all-time versus the Big Ten Conference, but will be facing Michigan for the first time. Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson is 6-7 versus the Big Ten Conference. Michigan is the second-straight Big Ten opponent on KU’s schedule as the Jayhawks defeated Iowa, 66-55, in their last outing.
SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
-Kansas has one player on its roster from the state of Michigan in senior guard Kelly Kohn who is a native of Adrian. Michigan does not have any Sunflower state natives on its roster.
-Kansas junior center Krysten Boogaard and Michigan senior center Krista Phillips are both Saskatchewan, Canada natives.
-Kansas and Michigan will also meet in men’s basketball this year as the Wolverine men’s basketball team travels to Kansas for a game in Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday, Dec. 19.
-The Jayhawks and Wolverines will share three common opponents this season in Iowa, New Mexico State and Xavier with a fourth possible as KU and Minnesota are in the same tournament field at the Junkanoo Jam.
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 283-141 (.667 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 during the regular season and added another out-of-conference win during the 2006 WNIT. KU has finished with an 11-2 non-conference ledger in each of the last two seasons.