Postgame Notes - Kansas vs. Minnesota
Dec. 2, 2012
KANSAS STARTERS (CAREER/SEASON):
Angel Goodrich (83-7), Tania Jackson (17-5), Monica Engelman (75-7), Carolyn Davis (77-7) and Natalie Knight (41-7).
Gives the Jayhawks a 7-0 record to open the season for the third-straight year. Improves head coach Bonnie Henrickson’s record at KU (9th season) to 145-121 and her career record to 303-183 (16th season). Brings Kansas to 14-3 in the overall series with Minnesota and gives Henrickson her first career win over the Golden Gophers. Gives KU its seventh victory in the last eight games against opponents from the Big Ten Conference. Continues the Jayhawks’ current streak of holding every opponent this season under 60 points. Moves the Jayhawks to an all-time record of 742-519. Improves KU’s all-time non-conference record to 322-147 and extends the Jayhawks’ non-conference regular-season home winning streak to 49 games.
Kansas overcame an early deficit to take a first half lead for the second game in a row. Minnesota jumped off to a 10-3 lead before KU countered with a 10-0 run of its own to take a three-point lead with 12:58 to play in the first half. KU entered the locker room at halftime tied with the Golden Gophers, 30-30. The score was tied at nine different occasions during the contest, with a total of five lead changes. The Jayhawks outscored Minnesota 35-23 in the second half and have been outscoring opponents by an average of 11.2 points in the second half this season. They now carry an overall advantage of 261-183 in the second half for the opening seven games. Kansas shot exactly 50.0 percent from the field (13-for-26) in the second half against Minnesota, which marked the third-consecutive game where the Jayhawks shot 50 percent or better after halftime. KU held Minnesota to a season-low 30.3 percent shooting from the field (10-for-33) in the second half after the Golden Gophers made 46.2 percent of their shots before halftime. The Jayhawks outrebounded Minnesota 41-36, with four different players tallying six boards for the game.
Senior forward Carolyn Davis finished with a game-high 20 points on 8-for-11 shooting and has now scored in double figures in six of the Jayhawks’ seven regular season games in 2012. She has also finished with 10 or more points in 26 of 30 regular season starts dating back to the beginning of last season, including 18 of 20 at Allen Fieldhouse. Sophomore forward Chelsea Gardner finished in double-figures for the second game in a row, tallying 14 points against Minnesota. Her performance followed a career night on Wednesday against Grambling State when she scored a career-best 26 points and added 10 rebounds for her second double-double in a KU uniform. Senior guard Monica Engelman scored all six of her points consecutively during a 10-0 run by the Jayhaws early in the first half. She matched that number in rebounds, along with three other teammates who finished the game with six boards. Senior guard Angel Goodrich finished with a game-high six assists in addition to her nine points and four steals against Minnesota, moving her average to 6.4 assists-per-game for the season.