Jayhawks Go For Win No. 300 In Allen Fieldhouse When They Host Marquette Thursday

Dec. 4, 2007


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The Kansas women’s basketball team will be searching for the program’s 300th win in Allen Fieldhouse when the Jayhawks play host to Marquette on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. KU enter’s the contest with a 5-1 mark, including a 4-0 record in Allen Fieldhouse. The Golden Eagles come into Thursday’s outing with a 4-2 mark, which includes a 1-2 mark in road games.


-Sophomore guard-forward Danielle McCray has scored in double figures in all six of KU’s games this season and is averaging a team-high 15.3 points per game. McCray has a streak of 10 straight games scoring in double figures dating back to the 2006-07 season.

-Kansas has been leading at the half in all five of its wins. The Jayhawks were tied at the break in their lone loss to SMU.

-Six different Jayhawks have scored in double figures this season, with McCray being the only player to post double digits in all six outings. Sophomore Sade Morris has posted double figures in five of the six games.

-Kansas is in the midst of a five-game homestand. The Marquette game is the third of the five games with bouts Indiana (Dec. 9) and UC Riverside (Dec. 16), yet to be played.


The Jayhawks and Golden Eagles will be meeting for just the second time in program history, with KU leading the all-time series 1-0. Kansas knocked off Marquette 64-58 in the first round of the 1999 NCAA Tournament in West Lafayette, Ind. Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson will be facing the Golden Eagles for the first time in her 11-year career. MU head coach Terri Mitchell is 0-1 against the Jayhawks, having been on the sidelines for the two teams’ lone meeting.


The Golden Eagles are 4-2 on the season, with wins over Loyola, Wisconsin, William and Mary and Green Bay. MU has dropped games to Oregon and Gonzaga. Marquette is led on the season by junior Krystal Ellis with 21.3 points per game. Ellis recently returned to the line-up after missing three-straight games with an injury. MU collected their two losses with Ellis on the bench. Senior Svetlana Kovalenko leads teh team in rebounding with 9.5 boards per game, while also averaging 10.8 points per outing. Freshman Paige Fiedorowicz adds 8.3 points and 5.3 caroms per contest. The Golden Eagles are out-rebounding their opponents by eight rebounds per game and have pulled down 49 more offensive rebounds than their foes. MU head coach Terri Mitchell is 221-118 in her 12th season with the Golden Eagles. Her overall coaching mark is the same.


The Jayhawks enter Thursday’s game with a 5-1 mark with wins over Hartford, UMKC, Drake, Creighton and Saint Louis and a loss at SMU. The Jayhawks are led by a pair of sophomores as Danielle McCray (15.3) and Sade Morris (13.3) both average double figures in scoring. The duo both tossed in 16 points in a pair of games last week for the Jayhawks. Senior Taylor McIntosh leads KU on the boards with 7.5 caroms per contest, while McCray pulls down 7.3 an outing. Junior guard Ivana Catic is dishing just over 4.8 assists per game and is the steals leader with 2.3 per game. KU is coached by Bonnie Henrickson, who owns a 45-50 mark in her fourth season. Henrickson is 203-112 in her 11th season overall.