Kansas Set To Face Memphis In Saturday's BTI Tip-Off Classic

Nov. 27, 2010

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LAWRENCE, Kan. –

OPENING TIP

Kansas hosts the Basketball Travelers, Inc., (BTI) Tip-Off Classic Nov. 26-28 in Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks will take on Memphis Saturday evening after defeating North Dakota State, 61-53, in Friday’s first day of action. Memphis enters the game with a 3-2 ledger after edging Fordham, 67-66, Friday afternoon. Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson collected her 100th win as the head coach of the Jayhawks in Friday’s game, while junior forward Aishah Sutherland led KU with 17 points and 11 boards. Saturday’s Kansas-Memphis game will begin at 6 p.m.

FAST BREAKS

-The Jayhawks are 4-0 on the season after collecting home wins over South Dakota, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and North Dakota State and a road victory at Wisconsin. The Jayhawks are 4-0 for the second time in the last three seasons.

-The Jayhawks are out-rebounding their opponents by 17.0 caroms per contest. KU is second in the Big 12 in rebounding margin, while ranking third in the league in rebounding offense at 49.2 per game. 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 91-44 on the season.

-KU is 11-1 all-time versus Conference USA, including a 1-0 series lead over Memphis. Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson is 4-2 versus CUSA.

-Kansas is shooting 45.3 percent from the field after four games. KU is led by senior center Krysten Boogaard, who has made 11-of-16 shots from the field, good for 68.8 percent.

-KU has had six different players score in double figures through four 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 led Kansas with 17 points versus NDSU. Sophomore guard Monica Engelman had double-figures in the wins over TAMU-CC and Wisconsin, while freshman guard Diara Moore chipped in 10 points versus Wisconsin and freshman guard Keena Mays had 13 against NDSU.

-Kansas senior guard Marisha Brown and sophomore guard Angel Goodrich are listed as day-to-day due to injury.

A LOOK AT MEMPHIS

The Tigers arrive in Lawrence with a 3-2 mark. Memphis opened the season with a loss to Missouri, but bounced back with consecutive wins over Grambling State and at Indiana. The Tigers then fell at Ohio prior to defeating Fordham, 67-66, in the opening round of the BTI Tip-Off Classic Friday. Memphis is led by junior guard Brittany Carter with 16.2 points per game, while junior forward Jasmine Lee adds 14.4 points per game to go along with 10.0 boards per game. The Tigers are shooting 36.9 percent from the field and collect 11.2 steals per game. Memphis is led by Melissa McFerrin who owns a 35-34 mark in her third season. McFerrin’s overall coaching record is 85-104 in six seasons.

A LOOK AT KANSAS

Kansas is 4-0 on the season after collecting wins over South Dakota, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and North Dakota State in Allen Fieldhouse and a road win at Wisconsin. The Jayhawks are led by sophomore forward Carolyn Davis’ 19.3 points per game. Davis had back-to-back 20-point games versus TAMU-CC and Wisconsin. Seven other players are turning in 5.3 or more points per game, led by junior forward Aishah Sutherland with 13.0 tallies an outing. Sutherland is the top rebounder as she is pulling down 11.3 caroms per contest. Davis is grabbing 7.0 boards per game. Sophomore guard Monica Engelman is scoring 10.0 points per game for KU, while also pulling down 5.5 rebounds and dishing 4.0 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 2.0 per game, while Sutherland is swatting 1.8 per game. KU is shooting 45.3 percent from the field, while holding its opponents to just 33.3 percent. Boogaard leads the team in field goal percentage as she is knocking down 68.8 percent of her shots. Davis is right behind her at 65.9 percent and three other Jayhawks are also shooting 45 percent or better. Kansas is out-rebounding its opponents by 17 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.

A KANSAS WIN WOULD…

Improve the Jayhawks to 5-0 for the second time in the last three years … Give KU a 12-1 overall record versus Conference USA … Make the Jayhawks 2-0 all-time versus Memphis … Improve Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson to 5-2 against Conference USA … Give Henrickson a 101-95 mark at Kansas and a 259-157 overall record … Make Kansas 698-493 all time.

A KANSAS LOSS WOULD…

Snap the Jayhawks’ four-game win streak … Make Kansas 4-1 to open the season for the second time in the last four seasons …. Tie the series with Memphis 1-1 … Make Kansas 11-2 versus Conference USA … Make KU head coach Bonnie Henrickson 4-3 all-time versus the CUSA … Drop Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson’s record at KU to 100-96 and her overall mark to 258-158 … Make Kansas 697-494 all time … Be less good than a Jayhawks’ win.

BOOGAARD NEARS 1,000-POINT CLUB

Jayhawk senior center Krysten Boogaard has registered a total of 909 career points. Boogaard needs just 91 points to become the 22nd player in Kansas history to join the 1,000 Point Club. In 102 career games thus far, Boogaard has averaged 8.9 points per game.