Jayhawks Open BTI Tip-Off Classic With North Dakota State Friday

Nov. 23, 2010

LAWRENCE, Kan. –

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OPENING TIP

Kansas hosts the Basketball Travelers, Inc., (BTI) Tip-Off Classic Nov. 26-28 in Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas will open the three-day round robin tournament with a game against North Dakota State at 7 p.m., Friday evening. The Jayhawks enter the game with a 3-0 mark after collecting their first road win of the season at Wisconsin on Sunday. North Dakota State enters the game with a 2-1 ledger after suffering its first setback of the season at Northern Arizona in its last outing. Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson will be searching for her 100th win as the head coach of the Jayhawks in Friday’s game.

FAST BREAKS

-The Jayhawks are 3-0 on the season after collecting home wins over South Dakota and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and a road victory at Wisconsin. The Jayhawks are 3-0 for the fourth-straight season.

-The Jayhawks are out-rebounding their opponents by 24.0 caroms per contest. KU is third in the Big 12 with 51.7 rebounds per game, including 19.0 per game on the offensive end. Jayhawk junior forward Aishah Sutherland is leading the way with 11.3 boards per game, while four other Kansas players are recording 4.0 or more rebounds an outing.

-The Jayhawk bench is outscoring its counterparts 84-40 on the season.

-KU is 27-4 all-time versus the Summit League, but is facing North Dakota State for the first time in program history. Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson is 9-1 versus the Summit League.

-Kansas is shooting 49.5 percent from the field after three games, which ranks first in the Big 12 Conference. KU is led by sophomore forward Carolyn Davis, who has made 23-of-32 shots from the field, good for 71.9 percent.

-KU has had five different players score in double figures through three games. Redshirt freshman forward Tania Jackson led KU with 13 points versus South Dakota, while sophomore forward Carolyn Davis was the game-high scorer in wins over Texas A&M-CC and Wisconsin. Junior forward Aishah Sutherland and sophomore guard Monica Engelman also had double-figures in the wins over TAMU-CC and Wisconsin, while freshman guard Diara Moore chipped in 10 points versus Wisconsin.

-Kansas senior guard Marisha Brown is day-to-day after suffering a foot injury versus TAMU-CC.

A LOOK AT NORTH DAKOTA STATE

NDSU has opened the 2010-11 season with a 2-1 mark. The Bison collected home wins over New Mexico State and Utah State before falling on the road at Northern Arizona. Sophomore center Janae Burich leads NDSU in scoring with 18.0 points per game. She is joined in double figures by guards Danielle DeGagne (16.3) and Katie Birkel (15.7) and forward Abby Plucker (14.0). Plucker is averaging a double-double as she leads the Bison on the boards with 10.0 caroms per contest. Plucker leads the team in assists with 7.0 per game. She also leads the team in steals per game with 2.0. The Bison have a potent scoring offense as they turn in 81.0 points per game. NDSU is shooting 45.3 percent from the field, including 35.2 percent from beyond the arc. Carolyn DeHoff is 34-27 in her third season at North Dakota State. Her overall coaching record is the same.

A LOOK AT KANSAS

Kansas is 3-0 on the season after collecting wins over South Dakota and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in Allen Fieldhouse and a road win at Wisconsin. The Jayhawks are led by sophomore forward Carolyn Davis’ 21.0 points per game. Davis has had back-to-back 20-point games. Eight other players are turning in 5.3 or more points per game, led by junior forward Aishah Sutherland with 11.7 tallies an outing. Sutherland is the top rebounder as she is pulling down 11.3 caroms per contest. Davis is grabbing 7.3 boards per game. Sophomore guard Monica Engelman is scoring 11.3 points per game for KU, while also pulling down 6.3 rebounds and dishing 4.7 assists per game. Sophomore guard Angel Goodrich leads the team in steals with 2.3 per game, while also dishing 3.7 assists a game. Senior center Krysten Boogaard tops KU in blocks with 2.3 per game, while Sutherland is swatting 2.0 per game. KU is shooting 49.5 percent from the field, while holding its opponents to just 34.2 percent. Davis leads the team in field goal percentage as she is knocking down 71.9 percent of her shots. Boogaard is right behind her at 66.7 percent and four other Jayhawks are also shooting 45 percent or better. Kansas is out-rebounding its opponents by 24 boards per game, led by Sutherland’s 11.3 per game. She also leads the team in offensive rebounding with 5.0 boards on the offensive glass per outing.