Six Jayhawks Score in Double Figures in KU's 90-58 Victory Against Memphis
Nov. 27, 2010
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Six Jayhawks had double-figure scoring nights and two posted double-doubles in Kansas’ 90-58 victory over the Memphis Tigers Saturday night in Allen Fieldhouse. Sophomore Carolyn Davis led the Jayhawks with 15 points, while junior Aishah Sutherland added 14 points and a team-high 11 rebounds for her fourth consecutive double-double. Freshman Diara Moore tied a career-high with 10 points and established a new personal best with 11 rebounds to earn her first double-double as a collegiate player.
Freshman Keena Mays had 12 points and seven assists, while sophomore Monica Engelman and freshman Tania Jackson each scored 11 apiece. Jackson also grabbed a career-high eight rebounds. Freshman CeCe Harper led Kansas’ defensive attack with a career-high five steals.
Kansas improved to 5-0 on the year, including a perfect 4-0 mark in Allen Fieldhouse for the fourth consecutive season. Memphis fell to 3-3 with the loss, including 1-1 in the Basketball Travelers, Inc., Tip-Off Classic.
Junior Brittany Carter led the Tiger scoring attack with 17 points on 7-of-19 shooting. Junior Ramses Lonlack and sophomore Nicole Dickson contributed 14 and 12 points, respectively.
Kansas shot 47.1 percent from the field, including 8-for-14 from three-point range. All nine players available for the game played at least nine minutes in the contest and made at least one field goal. KU also out-rebounded the Tigers 55-34, which included 23 offensive rebounds for the Jayhawks. Kansas converted those 23 offensive boards into 37 second-chance points, 30 more than Memphis’ seven second-chance points for the contest.
Early in the second half Kansas used a 10-0 run to jump out to a 28-point lead with 15:46 remaining in the game. KU continued to stretch its margin, leading by as many as 36 points at the three-minute mark of the game. In the second half alone, Kansas scored 24 second chance points on 12 offensive rebounds.
Kansas grabbed its first double-digit lead of the game with 13:23 to go in the first half thanks to a 7-0 run in less than a minute that gave KU an 18-8 advantage. Engelman scored five of the seven points in that span. Later in the half, Harper and Mays each made three-pointers as part of a 10-0 run that gave Kansas a 45-27 lead with two minutes to go in the period. KU increased its margin to 19 by halftime, leading the Tigers 48-29.
All eight Jayhawks that played in the first half scored and grabbed at least one rebound, led by Davis, who recorded nine points and five boards in only eight minutes of playing time due to foul trouble. Sutherland also had five rebounds in the first 20 minutes. As a team, KU out-rebounded Memphis 28-21 in the opening frame. Kansas also shot 45.5 percent from the field and had assists on 12 of its 15 made field goals in the first period.
Memphis will play its final game of the BTI Tip-Off Classic Sunday morning at 11 a.m. against North Dakota State. Following that, Kansas and Fordham will play each other to conclude the Classic. That game is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. and will be televised on Sunflower Broadband Channel 6.