Kansas Travels to Wisconsin to Face Badgers
Dec. 1, 2006
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
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Matchup: <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Kansas (4-1) at Wisconsin (6-1)*<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
Date: Sunday, Dec. 3
Tip-off: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Madison, Wis.
Series: Tied, 1-1
Last Meeting: Dec. 11, 2005 at KU
Current Win Streak: 1, Kansas
KU Coach: Bonnie Henrickson
Record: 191-92 overall and 33-30 at KU
vs. UW: 2-0
UW Coach: Lisa Stone
Record: 414-170 overall, 39-52 at WU
vs. KU: 0-1
*Before Friday’s game vs. Southern Mississippi
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Color Analyst: Brian Hanni
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Live Audio (KU)
The University of Kansas (4-1) will travel to Madison, Wis., to face the University of Wisconsin (6-1) Sunday afternoon. Tip-off at the KohlCenter is set for 1:30 p.m. Links to live audio, video and stats of the game will be available at www.kuathletics.com.
-Kansas is 21-13 all-time against Big 10 teams. Bonnie Henrickson is 4-4 in her career against Big 10 schools and 1-2 at KU.
-The first two games in the Kansas-Wisconsin series have been decided by a combined four points.
-Ivana Catic played all 50 minutes in the Jayhawks double-overtime victory over Wisconsin last year. Catic had arguably her best game of her rookie season against the Badgers with 12 points, nine assists and two steals while committing only two turnovers.
-KU shot 59.6% (28-for-47) from the floor against Western Illinois, just short of making the Jayhawks top-10 list for best FG% in a single game (60.0% against IowaState on Dec. 6, 1980).
-Kansas will begin a three-game home stand on Wednesday, Dec. 7 against South DakotaState. The Jayhawks then play Cal (Dec. 10) and Santa Clara (Dec. 17).
A LOOK AT KANSAS
Kansas has won three-straight games after losing to Iowa of the Big 10 on Nov. 12. Sophomore Marija Zinic leads the Jayhawks in scoring with an average of 10.8 points per outing. Zinic is followed by four freshmen at the top of KU’s scoring list. Frosh Danielle McCray (8.8), Kelly Kohn (8.0), Sade Morris (7.6) and LaChelda Jacobs (6.2) combine to give the Jayhawks a balanced scoring attack. KU is holding its opponents to 38.6% shooting from the field on the year.
A LOOK AT WISCONSIN
After jumping out to a 6-0 start to the season, Wisconsin suffered its first set back last Tuesday in a 52-50 loss at UC-Riverside. The Badgers swept through the Las Vegas Tournament last week defeating KansasState and UNLV to earn votes in this week’s Associated Press Poll. Despite the one loss, Wisconsin is off to its best start under fourth year head coach Lisa Stone.
The Badgers are led by junior Jolene Anderson. After earning All-Big 10 Second Team recognition last season, Anderson helped the USA Basketball U20 team to a gold medal this past summer while scoring 13.3 points per game. Anderson is joined in the backcourt by fellow junior Janese Banks UW’s second leading scorer behind Anderson. Banks and Anderson are also 1-2 in rebounding for the Badgers.
Sunday’s game marks the third all-time meeting between the Jayhawks and Badgers. Kansas evened the series with its thrilling double-overtime victory last year at Allen Fieldhouse. The two schools first meeting came during the first round of the 1995 NCAA Tournament in Lubbock, Texas. Wisconsin ended the Jayhawks season with a 73-72 victory.
Six degrees of separation
-Freshman Lindsay Ballweg’s father (Dennis) and uncle (Chuck) played college football at the University of Wisconsin. Chuck was a letterwinner for the Badgers in 1970
-KU assistant Karen Lange, Wisconsin head coach Lisa Stone and assistant coach Donna Freitag played their college basketball at the University of Iowa.
-Three players in today’s game are from Serbia: KU’s Ivana Catic (Zrenjanin) and Marija Zinic (Novi Sad) and UW’s Ivana Mijalcevic (Ripanj).
-Wisconsin’s Ivana Mijalcevic attended Colby Community in College in Colby, Kan.
JAYHAWKS TO HOST HOLIDAY HOOPS CLINIC ON NEW YEAR’S DAY
On New Year’s Day, the KU women’s basketball team will host its annual Holiday Hoops Clinic. Kids, hang out with your favorite Jayhawk players and let them teach you basic skills on the court. Parents, don’t just drop off your kids! Bring your sneakers and join them in basketball drills. It will be fun for the whole family.
Kids grades K-8 and parents are welcome to join in the fun at Allen Fieldhouse from noon-2 p.m. Price is $15 per child and $20 for adult and child ($15 per child / $5 per adult). Price includes gift and ticket to an upcoming game.
KU’S LAST OUTING
Freshmen Danielle McCray and LaChelda Jacobs combined for 29 points as Kansas upended Western Illinois, 75-63. The Jayhawks won their third-straight game to improve to 4-1 on the season while the Westerwinds fell to 1-5. KU trailed early, but a 14-3 run which spanned seven minutes at the end of the first half and beginning of the second put the Jayhawks in control. McCray scored nine of her season-high 15 points in the second half. In all, KU’s bench outscored WIU’s 47-16, while the Jayhawks shot a season-high 60 percent from the field.