Jayhawks Host Fordham In Sunday's BTI Tip-Off Classic Finale
Nov. 28, 2010
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
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Kansas hosts the Basketball Travelers, Inc., (BTI) Tip-Off Classic Nov. 26-28 in Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks host Fordham Sunday afternoon in their tournament finale after defeating North Dakota State (61-53) and Memphis (90-58). Fordham enters the game with a 3-3 overall ledger after falling to Memphis (66-67) and North Dakota State (52-65) in the BTI Tip-Off Classic. Kansas has been led by junior forward Aishah Sutherland who has posted double-doubles in both tournament games and a total of four-straight games. Game time is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.
-The Jayhawks are 5-0 on the season after collecting home wins over South Dakota, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, North Dakota State and Memphis and a road victory at Wisconsin. The Jayhawks are 5-0 for the second time in the last three seasons.
-The Jayhawks are out-rebounding their opponents by 17.8 caroms per contest. KU is second in the Big 12 in rebounding margin, while ranking third in the league in rebounding offense at 50.4 per game. Jayhawk junior forward Aishah Sutherland is leading the way with 11.2 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 10-4 all-time versus the Atlantic 10 Conferencer, including a 1-0 series lead over Forham. Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson is 52-15 versus the A10.
-Kansas is shooting 45.7 percent from the field after five games. KU is led by senior center Krysten Boogaard, who has made 13-of-18 shots from the field, good for 72.2 percent.
-KU has had six different players score in double figures through five 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, Wisconsin and Memphis. 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. All six had double figures in the win over Memphis.
-Kansas senior guard Marisha Brown and sophomore guard Angel Goodrich are listed as day-to-day due to injury.
A LOOK AT FORDHAM
The Rams enter the BTI Tip-Off Classic finale with a 3-3 record. Fordham opened the season with a loss at Elon, but has since reeled off three-straight wins. Four players are averaging double-digits for Fordham led by Tiffany Stokes with 13.5 tallies per game. Also in double figures are Kristina Bell (11.8), Caitlin Shadbolt (10.8) and Becky Peters (10.0). Stokes leads the team on the boards with 8.3 caroms per contest, while Peters and Bell pull down 5.3 rebounds each per game. The Rams force 21.8 turnovers per game, while collecting 12 steals an outing. Fordham is led by Cathy Andruzzi who owns a 22-100 ledger in her fifth season with the Rams. Andruzzi is 146-194 in her 13th season in the business.
A LOOK AT KANSAS
Kansas is 5-0 on the season after collecting wins over South Dakota, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, North Dakota State and Memphis in Allen Fieldhouse and a road win at Wisconsin. The Jayhawks are led by sophomore forward Carolyn Davis’ 18.4 points per game. Davis had back-to-back 20-point games versus TAMU-CC and Wisconsin. Eight other players are turning in 5.8 or more points per game, led by junior forward Aishah Sutherland with 13.2 tallies an outing. Sutherland is the top rebounder as she is pulling down 11.2 caroms per contest. Davis is grabbing 7.2 boards per game. Sophomore guard Monica Engelman is scoring 10.2 points per game for KU, while also pulling down 4.6 rebounds and dishing 3.8 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. Sutherland tops KU in blocks with 1.8 per game, while senior center Krysten Boogaard is swatting 1.6 per game. KU is shooting 45.7 percent from the field, while holding its opponents to just 33.7 percent. Boogaard leads the team in field goal percentage as she is knocking down 72.2 percent of her shots. Davis is right behind her at 60.8 percent and four other Jayhawks are also shooting 45 percent or better. Kansas is out-rebounding its opponents by 17.8 boards per game, led by Sutherland’s 11.2 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 6-0 for the first time since the 2005-06 season … Give KU an 11-4 overall record versus the Atlantic 10 … Make the Jayhawks 2-0 all-time versus Fordham … Improve Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson to 53-15 against the Atlantic 10 Conference … Give Henrickson a 102-95 mark at Kansas and a 260-157 overall record … Make Kansas 699-493 all time.
A KANSAS LOSS WOULD…
Snap the Jayhawks’ five-game win streak … Make Kansas 5-1 to open the season for the second time in the last four seasons …. Tie the series with Fordham 1-1 … Make Kansas 10-5 versus the A10 … Make KU head coach Bonnie Henrickson 52-16 all-time versus the Atlantic 10 … Drop Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson’s record at KU to 101-96 and her overall mark to 259-158 … Make Kansas 698-494 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 916 career points. Boogaard needs just 84 points to become the 22nd player in Kansas history to join the 1,000 Point Club. In 103 career games thus far, Boogaard has averaged 8.9 points per game.