Postgame Notes

Dec. 2, 2007

Recap | Final Stats | Quotes |

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<?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Kansas 81, St. Louis 55

December 2, 2007

Kansas’ win over St. Louis…

… Makes Kansas 5-1 to open the year, including 4-0 at Allen Fieldhouse. It marks the first time KU has won its first four home games since the 2005-06 season when the Jayhawks won their first 12 games at home.

… Makes Kansas 3-1 all-time against St. Louis, including 2-0 at Allen Fieldhouse. This was head coach Bonnie Henrickson’s first meeting against the Billikens.

… Makes KU head coach Bonnie Henrickson 203-112 overall and 45-50 at Kansas.

Game Notes:

— St. Louis’ 21 first-half points were the lowest amount for a KU opponent this season. Two opponents have been held to 22 points in the first half (Creighton and UMKC).

— Kansas used a 17-2 run early in the first half to go ahead 29-7.

— Kansas has been ahead at half in all five of its wins. This season the Jayhawks were tied at the break in their lone loss to SMU.

— KU held their fourth opponent of the season under 30 percent shooting (St. Louis shot 27 percent tonight). During the entire 2006-07 season, KU held just one opponent under 30 percent from the field.

— Kansas held St. Louis to 55 points, the lowest total of a Jayhawk opponent this season.

— KU had a season high 23 turnovers, the most since January 31st of last season against Texas Tech when they had 24 in a one-point loss to the Red Raiders.

— Junior guard Ivana Catic made two three-point shots, her first three-point baskets of the season. She also scored a season-high eight points and seven assists.

— For the fifth-consecutive game, Kansas put three players in double figures as sophomores Danielle McCray and Sade Morris tallied 16 points each, while freshman Nicollette Smith recorded 13.

— Sophomore guard Sade Morris scored in double figures (16) for the fifth time in six games this season.

— Sophomore Danielle McCray has scored in double-digits in every game this season. The last time she was held under 10 points was when she scored eight against No. 11 Oklahoma on Feb. 21 of last year.

— McCray grabbed a season-high nine rebounds.

— The Jayhawks had 22 assists to St. Louis’ five.

— Kansas attempted as many free throws (23) as St. Louis made (23-for-36).

— As a team, Kansas shot a season-low 48 percent from the free throw line.