Postgame Notes

Nov. 26, 2010

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Postgame Notes

Kansas 61, North Dakota State 53

BTI Tip-Off Classic – Nov. 26, 2010

KU’s Win Over North Dakota State…

… Improves the Jayhawks to 4-0 for the third time in the Bonnie Henrickson era, and the first time since the 2008-09 season.

… Gives Kansas a win over North Dakota State in the schools’ first meeting in women’s basketball.

…Improved the Jayhawks to 28-4 all-time against Summit League foes, while Bonnie Henrickson moved to 10-1 versus the Summit League.

… Moves KU to 1-0 in the BTI Tip-Off Classic

… Moves KU to 3-0 at Allen Fieldhouse this season, and 17-5 on its home floor the last two seasons.

… Marked the Jayhawks’ 31st consecutive regular season victory over a non-conference opponent at home. KU’s last regular-season home loss to a non-Big 12 school came on Dec. 31, 2006 against Xavier.

… Improved Kansas Head Coach Bonnie Henrickson to 100-95 while at KU and 258-157 overall.

Game Notes:

– Kansas freshman Keena Mays made her first collegiate start.

– Kansas went on an 10-0 run during the later stages of the first half to turn a three-point deficit into a 29-22 lead.

– Kansas junior Aishah Sutherland recorded her third double-double of the season with a season-high 17 points and 11 rebounds Friday night. After struggling in the season-opener, Sutherland has averaged 15.3 points and 12.6 rebounds in KU’s last three games.

– Kansas freshman Keena Mays tallied season-highs in points with 13 and assists with seven. She also matched a season-high with eight rebounds.

– The Jayhawks forced 17 NDSU turnovers in the game. In the team’s three home games, KU has averaged 20.3 takeaways.

– Kansas sophomore Monica Engelman scored all six of her points in the final two minutes of play.

– KU’s nine turnovers were the fewest in a game since it had five turnovers against Northern Iowa in the WNIT on March 16, 2006.

– The Jayhawks did not record a three-point basket against North Dakota State. The last time KU failed to connect on a three-pointer in a win came on Nov. 23, 2007 in a 69-64 triumph over Drake.

– North Dakota State’s 47 rebounds were the most by a Jayhawk opponent since Oklahoma State also had 47 boards in the Big 12 Tournament meeting on March 11 of last year.

– NDSU’s four steals in the game were a season-low by a Kansas opponent.