24th-Ranked Jayhawks Host Northern Colorado Sunday Afternoon

Dec. 4, 2009

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The 24th-ranked Kansas women’s basketball team is set to host Northern Colorado on Sunday, Dec. 6. Game time is slated for 1 p.m., in Allen Fieldhouse. KU, fresh off its 54-49 win over UCLA Thursday evening, is 4-2 on the season. UNC is 2-4 entering Sunday’s contest. KU will be hosting Haskell Indian Nations University Sunday afternoon with performances at halftime provided by the Haskell community.

-Kansas junior center Krysten Boogaard knocked down all four of her free throw attempts versus UCLA, helping seal the Jayhawk victory. Boogaard had struggled at the line in KU’s loss to TCU in the previous outing. For the game, KU hit 15-of-20 free throws, good for a season-high of 75.0 percent.

-KU has had four different players score 20 or more points in a game this season as senior guard-forward Danielle McCray (27 vs. Oral Roberts; 20 vs. Iowa; 23 vs. Xavier), senior guard Sade Morris (26 vs. Michigan), junior center Krysten Boogaard (21 vs. TCU) and sophomore forward Aishah Sutherland (24 vs. Oral Roberts) have each accomplished the feat.

-Kansas knocked down all three of its three-point attempts in the second half versus UCLA and made 5-of-9 for the game. Redshirt freshman guard Angel Goodrich connected on two three-point baskets versus the Bruins, setting a season-high.

-KU’s game versus Northern Colorado marks the second of a five game homestand. The Jayhawks will host UMKC (Dec. 10), Creighton (Dec. 13) and UC Riverside (Dec. 20), before hitting the road to take on Houston (Dec. 22).

-The Jayhawks will dress out 13 players as senior forward Porscha Weddington is out with mono and freshman forward Tania Jackson is taking a redshirt this season. Weddington is expected to miss two weeks of action while she recovers.

The Bears finally opened the home season, defeating Colorado Christian 79-77 in overtime on Wednesday before returning to the road for games at Wichita State and Kansas. Sophomore Kaisha Brown tied the school record for three-point field goal percentage, hitting all six of her attempts in the win at Cal State Northridge on Friday. Junior guard Courtney Stoermer currently ranks third in the Big Sky Conference in scoring, averaging 16.2 points per game. Stoermer and Brown are tied for second in the Big Sky statistics, hitting 2.6 three-pointers per game. Senior guard Whitley Cox is third in career free throws made with 271. She is now 33 free throws shy of second in school history. Junior guard Courtney Stoermer moved up one spot on the same list and is ninth with 202 free throws made. The Bears start with seven of their first eight games of the year on the road. In this season’s Big Sky Conference preseason polls, the Bears were selected sixth by the coaches and eighth by the media. UNC is coached by Jaime White who owns a 33-62 record in her fourth season at the helm of the program. White’s overall coaching record is the same.

Northern Colorado and Kansas will be meeting for the first time in program history.

Kansas, ranked No. 24 in the Associated Press poll, is off to a 4-2 start with wins over Oral Roberts, Iowa, Michigan and UCLA. The Jayhawks dropped a pair of games at the 2009 Junkanoo Jam to No. 9 Xavier and TCU. KU is averaging 73.8 points per game and outscoring its opponents by 7.2 points an outing. Senior guard/forward Danielle McCray is leading the way with 18.5 points and 7.2 boards a game. McCray is shooting 42.9 percent from the field, including 46.9 percent from beyond the arc. Sophomore forward Aishah Sutherland is registering 14.0 points and 7.7 caroms per contest. Sutherland also leads the Jayhawks in blocks (10). Junior center Krysten Boogaard is turning in 6.3 boards per game, while also contributing 12.8 tallies an outing. Senior guard Sade Morris is in double figures with 11.5 points per game and recently became the 21st player in Kansas history to score 1,000 career points. Redshirt freshman guard Angel Goodrich is scoring 7.2 points a game. Goodrich is also contributing a team-best 7.8 dimes a game. Junior forward Nicollette Smith is the top Jayhawk off the bench with 4.5 points and 3.8 rebounds. Kansas is led by sixth year head coach Bonnie Henrickson who owns an 83-81 mark at the helm of the Jayhawk program. Henrickson is 241-143 in her 13th season in the business.