#18/23 Jayhawks Battle TCU at Junkanoo Jam Saturday Afternoon
Nov. 27, 2009
FREEPORT, Bahamas –
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No. 18/23 Kansas looks to rebound from its first loss of the season when it takes on TCU Saturday in the Freeport Division of the 2009 Junkanoo Jam consolation game. The Jayhawks (3-1) are meeting the Lady Frogs for the first time in program history. Junkanoo Jam games will be streamed live at www.junkanoojam.com.
-Bonnie Henrickson is just 10 wins shy of hitting the 250 win mark. Her current overall record is 240-142 in her 13th season. Henrickson’s KU record is 82-80 in her sixth season.
-The Jayhawks have two 1,000 point-scorers on their roster as senior guard-forward Danielle McCray (1,620) and Sade Morris (1,009) have each joined the prestigious 1,000 Point Club. McCray needs just 18 points to pass Crystal Kemp and move into seventh place on the KU all-time scoring chart. Morris is currently in 21st place on the list.
-KU has had three different players score 20 or more points in a game this season as senior guard-forward Danielle McCray (27 vs. Oral Roberts; 20 vs. Iowa; 23 vs. Xavier), senior guard Sade Morris (26 vs. Michigan) and sophomore forward Aishah Sutherland (24 vs. Oral Roberts) have each accomplished the feat.
-Kansas sophomore Aishah Sutherland is shooting a team-best 73.2 percent from the field. Sutherland has connected on 30-of-42 shots from the field. She has also knocked down 4-of-5 from the foul line, good for 80.0 percent.
-KU redshirt freshman point guard Angel Goodrich is averaging 7.5 points and 8.0 assists per game through the Jayhawks’ first two games. Goodrich ranks second in the Big 12 in assists. Her 11 assists versus Xavier ranked tied for 8th in Kansas single-game history.
-The Jayhawks will dress out 13 players as senior forward Porscha Weddington is out with mono and freshman forward Tania Jackson is taking a redshirt this season. Weddington is expected to miss two weeks of action while she recovers.
A LOOK AT TCU
TCU enters Saturday’s game with a 3-2 mark. The Lady Frogs have collected wins over Houston Baptist, Fresno State and Texas Southern, while suffering losses at Oklahoma and to Minnesota in the opening round of the Junkanoo Jam. The Frogs are led on the season by junior guard-forward Helena Sverrisdottir with 13.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. Freshman forwad Starr Crawford is averaging a double-double with 11.8 points and 12.3 rebounds an outing. Also in double figures in scoring are senior guard TK LaFleur with 11.0 tallies a game and freshman forward Delisa Gross with 10.3 points per game. TCU is coached by Jeff Mittie who owns a 219-108 record in his 11th season at the helm of the program. Mittie’s overall coaching record is 370-167 in 18 years in the business.
A LOOK AT KANSAS
Kansas, ranked No. 18 in the Associated Press poll and No. 23 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches’ Poll, is off to a 3-1 start with wins over Oral Roberts, Iowa and Michigan and a loss at the hands of No.9/10 Xavier. KU is averaging 80.0 points per game and outscoring its opponents by 10.8 points an outing. Senior guard/forward Danielle McCray is leading the way with 20.3 points and 7.3 boards a game. McCray is shooting 42.3 percent from the field, including 45.8 percent from beyond the arc. Sophomore forward Aishah Sutherland is registering 16.0 points and 8.5 caroms per contest. Sutherland leads the Jayhawks in blocks (7). Junior center Krysten Boogaard is turning in 7.0 boards per game, while also contributing 11.0 tallies an outing. Senior guard Sade Morris is in double figures with 13.8 points per game and became the 21st player in Kansas history to score 1,000 or more career points with her 26-point outing in KU’s win over Michigan. Redshirt freshman guard Angel Goodrich adds 7.5 points per game. Goodrich is also contributing a team-best 8.0 dimes a game. Junior forward Nicollette Smith serves as KU’s sixth-player and contributes 6.3 points and 4.5 boards per game. Smith has knocked down 7-of-16 threes on the season. Kansas is led by sixth year head coach Bonnie Henrickson who owns an 82-80 mark at the helm of the Jayhawk program. Henrickson is 240-142 in her 13th season in the business.
A KANSAS WIN WOULD…
Give Kansas a 4-1 mark to open the season for the second time in the last three years … Move Kansas to 1-0 versus TCU … Give KU an 5-3 overall record versus the Mountain West Conference … Improve Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson to 1-0 versus TCU … Give Henrickson an 83-80 mark at Kansas and a 241-142 overall record … Make Kansas 680-478 all time.
A KANSAS LOSS WOULD…
Make Kansas 3-2 to open the season … Give TCU a 1-0 lead in the series … Make Kansas 4-4 versus the Mountain West Conference … Drop Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson’s record at KU to 82-81 and her overall mark to 240-143 … Make Kansas 679-479 all time.
SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
-Kansas has five Texas natives on its roster in seniors LaChelda Jacobs (Mansfield) and Porscha Weddington (Temple) and freshmen Annette Davis (Houston), Carolyn Davis (Houston) and Monica Engelman (San Antonio).
-Kansas senior guard LaChelda Jacobs and TCU freshman forward Starr Crawford were high school teammates at Mansfield Summit HS in Mansfield, Texas.
-In addition to KU’s five current players from the Lone Star State, KU has three signees from the state of Texas in CeCe Harper (San Antonio), Keena Mays (Arlington) and Diara Moore (Cedar Hill). The trio will join the Jayhawks in the fall of 2010.