Kansas Goes For Program Win No. 700 Versus Maine Wednesday
Nov. 30, 2010
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
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Kansas goes for program win No. 700 when it plays host to Maine Wednesday Dec. 1. The Jayhawks enter the game with a perfect 6-0 mark after collecting three-straight wins and claiming the BTI Tip-Off Classic title over Thanksgiving weekend. Maine enters Wednesday’s contest with a 1-4 mark. The Black Bears also hosted a Thanksgiving tournament, going 0-2 in the Dead River Company Classic. Kansas and Maine are meeting for the first time in program history. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m., in Allen Fieldhouse.
-The Jayhawks are 6-0 on the season for the first time since opening the 2005-06 season with 12-straight wins.
-Kansas is averaging 80.5 points per game, which ranks sixth in the Big 12 Conference and 22nd in the NCAA. KU has four players averaging double digits in points, led by sophomore forward Carolyn Davis with 19.7 tallies per game. Sophomore guard Monica Engelman is pouring in 12.5 points per game, while junior forward Aishah Sutherland is adding 12.3 points per outing.
-The Jayhawks are out-rebounding their opponents by 13.3 boards per game, which ranks fourth in the Big 12 and 15th in the NCAA. Sutherland leads the Big 12 in rebounding as she pulls down 11.0 boards per game. She ranks 16th in the NCAA in rebounding.
-KU is shooting 47.1 percent from the field after six games. KU is led by senior center Krysten Boogaard, who has made 14-of-19 shots from the field, good for 73.7 percent. Six other Kansas players are shooting better than 45.0 percent on the season.
-Kansas has dished 99 assists through six games, good for an average of 16.5 dimes per outing. The Jayhawks have held their opponents to just 50 assists on the season, nearly doubling them up. Freshman guard Keena Mays leads the way with 6.0 helpers per game. Mays ranks second in the Big 12 and 16th nationally. Sophomore guard Angel Goodrich is averaging 3.7 assists per game, but has missed the last three games with an injury. Engelman is dishing out 3.5 assists per game.
-KU is outscoring its’ opponents 136-70.
-Kansas senior guard Marisha Brown and Goodrich are listed as day-to-day due to injury.
A LOOK AT MAINE
Maine enters Wednesday’s game with a 1-4 mark. The Black Bears are 0-4 at home with losses to Harvard, Central Connecticut State, Navy and South Alabama, but were victorious on the road at Bryant. Redshirt freshman guard Amber Smith was named the America East Rookie of the Week after a solid outing in the three games last week. She currently leads the team with 13.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.6 steals a contest. Samantha Wheeler is the second Black Bear in double figures as she turns in 12.8 points per game. Wheeler is the top rebounder, pulling down 7.6 caroms per contest. Wheeler and sophomore guard Brittany Williams each lead the Black Bears with 2.0 steals per game. Maine is led by Cindy Blodgett who owns a 21-73 ledger in her fourth season with the Black Bears. Blodgett’s overall mark is the same.
A LOOK AT KANSAS
Kansas is 6-0 on the season after collecting wins over South Dakota, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, North Dakota State, Memphis and Fordham in Allen Fieldhouse and a road win at Wisconsin. The Jayhawks are led by sophomore forward Carolyn Davis’ 19.7 points per game. Davis had back-to-back 20-point games versus TAMU-CC and Wisconsin and scored 26 in KU’s most recent win over Fordham. Eight other players are turning in 5.3 or more points per game, led by sophomore guard Monica Engelman with 12.5 points per contest. Engelman is also pulling down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishing 3.5 assists. Junior forward Aishah Sutherland is averaging a double-double with 12.3 tallies an outing and a Big 12-leading 11.0 caroms per contest. Davis is grabbing 7.2 boards 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 and Davis top KU in blocks with 1.7 per game, while senior center Krysten Boogaard is swatting 1.3 per game. KU is shooting 47.1 percent from the field, while holding its opponents to just 34.0 percent. Boogaard leads the team in field goal percentage as she is knocking down 73.7 percent of her shots. Davis is right behind her at 62.9 percent and five other Jayhawks are also shooting 45.0 percent or better. Kansas is out-rebounding its opponents by 13.3 boards per game, led by Sutherland’s 11.0 per game. She also leads the team in offensive rebounding with 3.3 boards on the offensive glass per outing.