Kansas-Northeastern Game Notes

Nov. 27, 2005

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Kansas 70, Northeastern 65

November 27, 2005

Kansas’ win over Northeastern…

…Makes Kansas 3-0 for the first time since 2002-03.

…Gives KU a 1-0 series record against Northeastern and 1-2 all-time record against the Colonial Athletic Association.

…Gives KU a three-game winning streak for the first time since the second through fourth games of last season.

…Makes KU 3-0 at home in 2005-06 and 12-7 at home under Bonnie Henrickson.

…Improves Bonnie Henrickson to 15-16 at Kansas and 173-78 in her career.

…Makes Kansas 612-414 all-time.

Notes

-Kansas is one of three teams in the Big 12 that is undefeated. Note: Baylor played Marshall today.

-Kansas has outrebounded all three opponents this season. KU holds a +9.7 rebound margin.

-After being outscored 65-21 in the first two games, KU’s bench outscored Northeastern’s bench 33-13 today.

-The last time Kansas had back-to-back games decided by five points or less also resulted in two KU victories – last season 63-61 vs. Missouri on Jan. 22 and 65-60 at Colorado Jan. 25.

-Today marked the third time this season at least eight Jayhawks scored in a game. Last season that happened eight times in 28 games.

-Dating back to the last two non-conference games of 2004-05, today’s win gives Kansas five straight non-conference home wins for the first time since the last non-league game of the 1997-98 season and the first four games of the 1999-2000 season.

-Kansas used the starting lineup of junior Sharita Smith, freshman Ivana Catic, senior Kaylee Brown, sophomore Taylor McIntosh and senior Crystal Kemp for the first time this season.

-Today marked Sharita Smith’s second career start at KU and her first since her freshman season (vs. Kansas State, Jan. 17, 2004).

-Freshman Ivana Catic scored a career-high 16 points today and has scored in double figures in all three games this season. Catic scored 12 points in the first half. Her inbounds pass off the back of a Northeastern defender and then a lay up gave her a season high in points.

-Senior Crystal Kemp has scored 10 or more points in every game this season and 58 times for her career.

-Senior Erica Hallman saw her first action of the season today. Her 18 points marked the 36th double-figure scoring game of her career.

-Hallman moved into fourth place on the KU career three-point field goals attempted list, currently at 334. She moved past Suzi Raymant’s 328 from 1996-2000.

-Hallman has made at least one three-point field goal in 10 straight games and 20 of her last 21. Hallman’s 123 career three-point field goals are fifth most in KU history and two shy of fourth.

-Since recording three rebounds in the season opener, sophomore Taylor McIntosh has pulled down 18 rebounds in her last two games – 10 vs. Detroit and eight today.

-Northeastern Shaleyse Smallwood’s 22 points were the most by an opponent against KU this season.