Dec. 6, 2007
<?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Kansas 74, Marquette 55
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Kansas’ win over Marquette …
… Makes Kansas 6-1 to open the year, including 5-0 at Allen Fieldhouse. It marks the first time KU has won its first five home games since the 2005-06 season when the Jayhawks won their first 12 games at home.
… Was KU’s 300th all-time victory at Allen Fieldhouse.
… Makes Kansas 2-0 against Marquette all-time. KU’s other victory was a 64-58 triumph in the first round of the 1999 NCAA Tournament in West Lafayette, Ind.
… Makes the Jayhawks 10-7 all-time against the Big East Conference.
… Makes KU head coach Bonnie Henrickson 204-112 overall and 46-50 at Kansas.
— Kansas scored the first 10 points of the contest. The Golden Eagles were held without a point for the first five minutes, 18 seconds of the game, missing their first six shots, and making just one of their first 13.
— Three different Jayhawks — sophomore Danielle McCray (29), sophomore Sade Morris (18) and freshman Krysten Boogaard (12) — recorded career highs in points against Marquette.
— McCray recorded the third double-double of her career with 29 points and a career-high 13 rebounds. Over her last two games, McCray has 45 points and 22 boards.
— McCray’s 29 points were the most by a KU player since Erica Hallman scored 29 against Missouri on Feb. 25, 2006.
— McCray also set career bests in free throws made (12) and free throws attempted (14) and matched her season highs in field goals (eight) and field goals attempted (18).
— Freshman Krysten Boogaard’s six free throws and nine free throws attempted were season highs.
— Morris also set season highs by going 8-for-8 from the foul line.
— Junior Ivana Catic recorded a season high with five rebounds against Marquette.
— Senior Taylor McIntosh matched a career high with four steals, which she has done four times in her career.
— Sophomore Kelly Kohn tallied her first blocked shots of the season on Thursday.
— As a team, Kansas shot 78 percent from the foul line (26-for-33). KU’s 26 free throws made were the most since it hit 32 free throws against GramblingState on Nov. 18, 2000, and the most attempted since taking 39 free throws at WichitaState during the 2001 season.
— KU outrebounded the Golden Eagles 43-28, its best rebounding margin since recording a plus-23 (54-31) at K-State last season.
— Kansas held Marquette to just 33 percent shooting from the field. No team has shot 50 percent against the Jayhawks this season, while five of KU’s seven opponents have shot 33 percent or lower.