Women's Hoops To Host Detroit Tuesday

Nov. 21, 2005

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Kansas Jayhawks vs. Detroit Titans
Game #2 – Tues., Nov. 22, 2005 – 7:05 p.m. – Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)

Live video streaming, Gametracker and post-match results will be available on Kansas Athletics’ official website, kuathletics.com.

Jayhawk Radio Network. Nate Bukaty (play-by-play), Patti Phillips (color).

Sunflower Broadband Channel 6. Kevin Romary (play-by-play), Steven Davis (color).

Kansas is 1-0 after defeating Binghamton in the season-opener. Detroit is 1-1 after falling at Kansas State on Sunday.

Kansas is receiving votes in the preseason Associated Press poll. Detroit is not ranked.

Bonnie Henrickson is 13-16 in her second year at Kansas and 171-78 in her ninth season overall. The Titans are coached by Mickey Barrett who is 25-35 in his third season at UDM.

Series History
Kansas leads the all-time series 4-1 and has won the last two meetings. In Lawrence, KU leads 3-0. The last meeting resulted in an 81-67 KU victory in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on March 15, 1997 in Lawrence.

Jayhawk Storylines
– Kansas is 1-0 after defeating Binghamton, 77-53 on Sunday. Crystal Kemp posted her 18th career double-double with 18 points and 10 boards. Kaylee Brown tied a career-high 19 points.
– Newcomers Ivana Catic and Shaquina Mosley filled up the stat sheets, combining for 23 points, 15 assists, eight rebounds and seven steals while only turning the ball over three times in their career debuts against Binghamton. Mosley’s eight assists and Catic’s seven assists were top two totals by any Jayhawk in a career debut.
– Kansas is the second Big 12 foe in a row for Detroit. K-State defeated the Titans 91-55 on Sunday.
– The Jayhawks return to action on Sunday, Nov. 27 vs. Northeastern at 1 p.m. in Allen Fieldhouse.
– The contest against Detroit marks the 250th career game for Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson.

The Matchup
With a convincing 77-53 season-opening victory over Binghamton under its belt on Sunday, the University of Kansas women’s basketball team (1-0) returns to Allen Fieldhouse to face the University of Detroit Mercy (1-1) on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m. The game is the second of 12-straight home games in Allen Fieldhouse for the Jayhawks.
KU came out firing on all cylinders against Binghamton, running out to a 23-8 lead to open the game. Senior Kaylee Brown continued her hot shooting, pumping in 19 points which tied her career high. Senior Crystal Kemp posted her 18th career double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. A pair of newcomers — freshman Ivana Catic and junior transfer Shaquina Mosley — were impressive in their career debuts, combining for 23 points, 15 assists, eight rebounds and seven steals. Mosley’s eight assists and Catic’s seven dimes were the top two totals for a Jayhawk in a career debut.
Kansas shot 47.6 percent from the field, while holding Binghamton to 32.7 percent. The Jayhawks outrebounded the Bearcats 44-34.
Detroit comes to Lawrence after falling to Kansas State, 91-55, on Sunday in Manhattan, Kan. Senior guard Lindsey Pasquinzo was the Titans’ top scorer with 22 points, while sophomore guard Shawanna Stubblefield added 10 points. UDM opened the season with a 75-72 win over Western Carolina.
UDM shot well in the first half against KSU, but cooled off in the second half to finish the game with a shooting percentage of 37.7. Detroit was outrebounded by K-State 46-31.
KU leads the all-time series against Detroit 4-1 including wins in the last two meetings. The last meeting saw the Jayhawks drop the Titans 81-67 on March 15, 1997, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Lawrence, Kan.

Game Promotions
Promotions for the game include Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night, where members of the KU community can receive $2 tickets with a KU ID. Also, any fans that wear blue to the game will receive free popcorn.

More From The Last Game
Behind a balanced offensive attack, Kansas opened its 2005-06 season with a 77-53 victory over Binghamton on Sunday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks were led by senior Crystal Kemp’s 18th career double-double and the debuts of freshmen guard Ivana Catic and junior guard Shaquina Mosley.
The Jayhawks never trailed in the game, using large runs in the first half to bury the Bearcats. Kemp finished with 18 points, 10 rebounds and scored the first eight points for the Jayhawks in the second half. She also was a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line.
Catic stuffed the stat sheet, recording 13 points, seven assists and five steals. Mosley, a junior transfer, chipped in 10 points and eight assists. The eight and seven assists by Mosley and Catic represented the most assists by any Jayhawk in a career debut since assists began to be recorded in the 1981-82 season.
In the first half, the Jayhawks jumped out to a large lead behind a 19-4 run. Senior Kaylee Brown led the Jayhawks with 16 points in the stanza on 6-for-8 shooting. She finished with a team high 19 points. Catic and Mosley set the tone for the Jayhawks, dishing out three and four assists, respectively, in the first half. The Jayhawks closed out the half on a 22-8 run to take a 48-22 lead into halftime.
The second half saw several Jayhawks contribute to the scoring. Sophomore Jamie Boyd, freshman Sophronia Sallard and junior Sharita Smith each scored four points for the Jayhawks. The Jayhawks finished the game shooting 47.6 percent from the field and 60 percent from the three-point line on 6-for-10 shooting.

Head Coach Bonnie Henrickson
Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson, one the top young coaches in the nation, is in her second season at the helm of the Jayhawks. In her first year on the Kansas sidelines, Henrickson led KU to its best record in five seasons and highest Big 12 finish in six campaigns. Following the season, Henrickson was honored with the Carol Eckman Award — given by the WBCA to a coach who exemplifies spirit, integrity, and character through sportsmanship, commitment to the student-athlete, honesty, ethical behavior, courage and dedication to purpose. Henrickson came to Kansas after seven successful seasons at Virginia Tech where she compiled a record of 158-62 (.718). Her teams averaged 23 wins per season and advanced to postseason play all seven years including five NCAA appearances. Overall, the Willmar, Minn., native has been a part of postseason play in 11 of the last 12 seasons. She is 13-16, .448 at KU and 171-78, .687 in her career.

Jayhawk Starters
The Jayhawks take the court this year with six returning players, five newcomers and a walk-on. KU used the same starting lineup of sophomore Taylor McIntosh, senior Crystal Kemp, freshman Ivana Catic, senior Kaylee Brown and senior Erica Hallman in each of its two exhibition contests. After a team suspension of Hallman for academic reasons, junior Shaquina Mosley stepped in to start the regular season opener.

Today’s Opponent – Detroit
Detroit (1-1) will face Kansas after falling 91-55 to Kansas State on Sunday in Manhattan, Kan. The Titans will be playing their third game in six days after winning their season-opener over Western Carolina, 75-72, on Friday.
UDM returns three starters among nine letterwinners to a team that went 9-20 overall and 5-11 in the Horizon League in 2004-05.
Top scorer Lindsey Pasquinzo, a 5-11 senior guard, is a preseason All-Horizon League selection. Last year, Pasquinzo led the Titans with 13.4 points per game and was the top three-point shooter in the conference. Also returning in the backcourt is 5-6 senior point guard Katie Solner, who is the second leading returning scorer after averaging 11.9 ppg last year.
Through two games, Pasquinzo is averaging 19.0 points and 3.0 rebounds per game to lead the Titans. Sophomore guard Shawanna Stubblefield is second with 11.0 ppg.
Against K-State, Pasquinzo pumped in 22 points, while Stubblefield scored 10.
For the season, UDM is averaging 65.0 points per contest while shooting 40.7 percent from the field and pulling down 33.0 rebounds per game. The Titans have given up an average of 81.5 points and 44.0 rebounds, and 46.7 percent field goal shooting to their opponents.
Detroit is coached by Mickey Barrett, who is 25-35 in his third year at UDM.

Kansas/Detroit Notes
KU and Detroit have met five times with the Jayhawks owning a 4-1 series advantage. Kansas has won the last two meetings including an 81-67 victory in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Lawrence on March 15, 1997. Kansas is 7-3 all-time against Horizon League opponents. Detroit is 1-14 all-time against teams from the Big 12. KU assistant coach Karen Lange and UDM assistant coach LaTonya Tate were both point guards at the University of Iowa. Tate played for the Hawkeyes from 1988-92, while Lange played from 1992-96. KU assistant coach Kyra Elzy (class of 2001) and UDM assistant DaeDra Charles-Furlow (class of 1991) both played at Tennessee.

Kansas Inks Seven For `06-’07
Kansas signed seven recruits to National Letters of Intent during the early signing period. Below is a quick look at those seven commitments for next season.
Player (position, height, hometown – high school)
Lindsay Ballweg (guard, 5-10, Overland Park, Kan. – St. Thomas Aquinas HS)
Rebecca Feickert (forward/center, 6-2, Goodrich, N.D. – Sheridan County HS)
LaChelda Jacobs (guard, 5-10, Mansfield, Texas – Mansfield Summit HS)
Kelly Kohn (guard, 5-9, Adrian, Mich. – Adrian HS)
Danielle McCray (forward, 6-0, Olathe, Kan. – Olathe East HS)
Sade Morris (forward, 6-0, Norman, Okla. – Norman HS)
Porscha Weddington (forward, 6-1, Temple, Texas – Temple HS)

Increased Radio Coverage
The Jayhawk Radio Network has improved its coverage over the past two seasons. Stations carrying the Jayhawks include KLWN 1320-AM in Lawrence, KWIC 99.3-FM in Topeka, KFH 98.7-FM in Wichita and KXTR-1660-AM in Kansas City.

Up Next For KU
Kansas will play its third-straight regular season non-conference game at home when it hosts Northeastern on Sunday, Nov. 27 in Allen Fieldhouse at 1 p.m. The game will be aired live on Sunflower Broadband Channel 6. It will be the first-ever meeting between the two schools.