Davis, Goodrich Pace Jayhawks to 71-50 Victory Over IUPUI
Nov. 26, 2011
LAWRENCE, Kan.–On a cold and cloudy afternoon on Saturday, the Kansas women’s basketball team was anything but dreary, outscoring the IUPUI Jaguars 71-50 and winning their second game of the three-day Basketball Travelers Tip-Off Classic in Allen Fieldhouse.
With their unbeaten record on the line, junior guard Angel Goodrich and junior forward Carolyn Davis combined for 38 huge points to improve the Jayhawks’ record to 5-0 while dropping IUPUI to 2-3 this season.
Goodrich went all out with 17 points, 10 assists and three steals marking her eighth career game with 10-plus assists in a Jayhawk uniform. Davis led all players as she poured in 21 points. Sophomore Keena Mays was the third Jayhawk with double-digit points adding 10 tallies in the victory.
Following a 90-40 win versus Lamar Friday, Kansas continued its fast-paced offense into Saturday’s contest jumping out to an 8-0 run in the first four minutes and never allowing IUPUI to get closer than six points the entire game.
The Jayhawks’ victory started early as they shot 60 percent in the first half hitting 15 of their 25 shots. After a big lay up from freshman forward Bunny Williams at the 11th minute, the Jayhawks hit a slump giving up six uncontested points as the Jaguars closed the gap to 19-13, but this was as close as IUPUI would get to Kansas the rest of the game.
Kansas went into the lockerroom holding a 37-27 lead. Goodrich had 11 of her 17 points in the first 20 minutes to lead the Jayhawks at the break.
The Jaguars closed the gap to 53-42 with 8:20 left in the second half, but a big lay-up from Davis forced an IUPUI timeout. Following the break, the ensuing drive resulted in a fast-break by Goodrich, forcing a foul on the Jaguars and giving the Jayhawks a 15-point lead with seven minutes left.
As the game grew late, the Jayhawks continued to make opportunities. A scuffle under the Jayhawk hoop with six minutes remaining in the game put Davis at the line, allowing her to sink a free throw as she recorded her second 20-point scoring game of the season.
Although the game was riddled with turnovers from both sides, Kansas capitalized on its opportunities with 19 points off of IUPUI miscues. The Jayhawks also dominated on the boards out-rebounding IUPUI 51-30. Sutherland led KU with 12 rebounds on the night, while Jackson grabbed 10.
The Jayhawks tip-off their final game of the tournament when they host FAU at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27 in Allen Fieldhouse.