No. 23 Kansas Hosts UMKC at 7 p.m. Thursday

Dec. 8, 2009


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In a game that was originally scheduled for 11 a.m., the 23rd-ranked Kansas women’s basketball team will host UMKC on Thursday, Dec. 10 at 7p.m., in Allen Fieldhouse. KU is looking to pick up its third-straight win when it hosts the `Roos on “Senior Citizen Night.” All fans 55 or older will receive admission to the game for just $3. The game will also serve as “Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night” with all KU Faculty and Staff also receiving admission for just $3.

-Kansas junior center Krysten Boogaard has made 11-straight free throws in wins over UCLA and Northern Colorado after making just 5-of-14 in the Jayhawks’ loss to TCU. For the season, Boogaard has knocked down 32-of-48 shots from the foul line, good for 66.7 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; 25 vs. Northern Colorado), 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 ranks 15th in the NCAA in assists per game with 17.6 helpers an outing. KU redshirt freshman guard Angel Goodrich leads the way with 8.1 dimes a game, which ranks second in the Big 12 and fourth in the NCAA.

-Jayhawk senior guard-forward Danielle McCray ranks 27th in the NCAA in points per game with 19.4 tallies. McCray is one of four KU players averaging double figures as sophomore forward Aishah Sutherland (13.7), junior center Krysten Boogaard (13.4) and senior guard Sade Morris (10.7) are also in double figures in points per game.

-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 Kangaroos enter Thursday’s game with a 3-5 record with wins over Drake, Northern Arizona and Centenary and losses to Tulsa, North Texas, UT Arlington, SIU Edwardsville and Oral Roberts. Senior guard Chazny Morris leads UMKC in scoring with 16.0 points per game and needs just 62 points to become the all-time leading scorer in Kangaroo history. Morris adds 4.9 rebounds per game. Freshman forward Kaycie Boyle leads the `Roos on the boards with 5.1 caroms per contest, while also turning in 8.6 points per game. Sophomore forward Jade Tinner adds 8.0 points per game and leads UMKC in field goal shooting at 57.7 percent. UMKC is coached by Candace Whitaker who owns a 34-54 record in her fourth season at the helm of the program. Whitaker’s overall coaching record is the same.

Kansas leads the all-time series with UMKC 13-3, including a 4-0 mark for KU head coach Bonnie Henrickson.

Kansas, ranked No. 23 in the Associated Press poll, is off to a 5-2 start with wins over Oral Roberts, Iowa, Michigan, UCLA and Northern Colorado. The Jayhawks dropped a pair of games at the 2009 Junkanoo Jam to No. 9 Xavier and TCU. KU is averaging 74.9 points per game and outscoring its opponents by 10.0 points an outing. Senior guard-forward Danielle McCray is leading the way with 19.4 points and 6.4 boards a game. McCray is shooting 46.6 percent from the field, including 52.8 percent from beyond the arc. Sophomore forward Aishah Sutherland is registering 13.7 points and 7.7 caroms per contest. Sutherland also leads the Jayhawks in blocks (11). Junior center Krysten Boogaard is turning in 6.4 boards per game, while also contributing 13.4 tallies an outing. Senior guard Sade Morris is in double figures with 10.7 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 6.1 points a game. Goodrich is also contributing a team-best 8.1 dimes a game. Junior forward Nicollette Smith is the top Jayhawk off the bench with 4.7 points and 3.6 rebounds. Kansas is led by sixth year head coach Bonnie Henrickson who owns an 84-81 mark at the helm of the Jayhawk program. Henrickson is 242-143 in her 13th season in the business.