Jayhawks Host Santa Clara Sunday Afternoon
Dec. 14, 2006
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
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Date: Sunday, Dec. 17
Tip-off: 2:05 p.m.
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Venue: Allen Fieldhouse
Series: Santa Clara leads 1-0
Last Meeting: March 2, 1991
Current Win Streak: 1, Santa Clara
KU Coach: Bonnie Henrickson
Record: 191-95 overall and 33-33 at KU
vs. SCU: First Meeting
SCU Coach: Michelle Bento-Jackson
Record: 71-61 overall and at SCU*
vs. KU: First Meeting
*Before Friday’s game at KansasState
Jayhawk Radio Network
Play-by-Play: Nate Bukaty
Color Analyst: Patti Phillips
Sunflower Broadband (Ch. 6)
Play-by-Play: Kevin Romary
Color Analyst: Steven Davis
Shawnee County Appreciation Day ($3 single game ticket with ID).
Upon entry fans will receive a Team Photo Card, courtesy of Steak ‘N Shake.
Youth Basketball Scrimmage at halftime.
The University of Kansas will face Santa Clara Sunday afternoon. Tip-off between the Jayhawks and Broncos is set for 2 p.m. at Allen Fieldhouse.
A freshman has led Kansas in scoring in its last six games: Sade Morris (twice), Danielle McCray (twice), LaChelda Jacobs and Kelly Kohn.
Freshmen Kelly Kohn, LaChelda Jacobs and Sade Morris started KU’s last game against Cal. It marked the first time since Feb. 8, 2003 Kansas had three rookies in its starting lineup.
Today’s game will be KU’s second of three against schools from California. The Jayhawks faced Cal last Sunday and will play SacramentoState on Jan. 17 in its last non-conference game of the year.
Kansas will travel to Bloomington, Ind. to face the Hoosiers in its last road non-conference game on Thursday, Dec. 21. KU and IU will tip-off at 6 p.m. central from Assembly Hall.
A LOOK AT KANSAS
Kansas enters Sunday’s contest 4-4 on the season. Last Sunday against No. 16 California, KU started three freshmen (Kelly Kohn, LaChelda Jacobs and Sade Morris). Those three combined with fellow rookies Danielle McCray and Porscha Weddington to score 51 of KU’s 65 points against the Golden Bears. McCray poured in a season-high 19 points and pulled down nine rebounds. Senior guard Shaquina Mosley tied a career high with six rebounds.
A LOOK AT SANTA CLARA
Before traveling to Lawrence for Sunday’s game, Santa Clara will make a pit stop in Manhattan for a Friday night contest against KansasState. Before its trip east, the Broncos record stood at 6-4 on the season including a two-game winning streak.
Through Dec. 10, Santa Clara ranked second in the NCAA in three-point field goals made per game and fifth in three-point field goal percentage. The Broncos have hoisted 238 three-point shots this season to KU’s 98.
Junior Chandice Cronk is averaging over 18 points per contest to lead the Broncos while hitting on nearly 50 percent of her three-point field goal attempts. After dropping the WCC Championship game last season, SCU was selected to the WNIT, losing to OregonState in the first round.
Six degrees of separation
Shaquina Mosley is a native of Lancaster, Calif.
Both squads have Iowa natives. KU’s Jamie Boyd is from Underwood while SCU’s Claire Goins is from Sioux City.
Follow the Kansas women’s basketball team this season through the words of head coach Bonnie Henrickson, junior Taylor McIntosh and freshman Kelly Kohn as the three write blogs for KUathletics.com. To access the blogs log onto the women’s basketball page at kuathletics.com (http://kuathletics.cstv.com/sports/w-baskbl/kan-w-baskbl-body.html) and click on the picture links on the right-hand side of the page.
KU’S LAST OUTING
Despite getting double figure scoring from three players, including a career-high 19 from freshman Danielle McCray, the KU fell, 73-65, to No. 16 California last Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse.
McCray, whose scoring output was the highest by any Kansas player this season, narrowly missed her first career double-double, pulling down nine rebounds. The Olathe, Kan. native also tied a career best with three steals.
The Jayhawks went on a 22-9 run late in a first half that featured five ties and six lead changes, eventually taking a 38-34 lead into the locker room. Kansas led by as many as nine in the opening frame, holding Cal to just 39.3 percent shooting. KU also outscored California’s bench in the first half, 19-8, led by McCray’s 11.
The Golden Bears finished the game shooting 46.8 percent and attempted 42 free-throws to just 13 by the Jayhawks. Kelly Kohn scored 11 points, hauled in five rebounds and snatched three assists, while Sophomore Marija Zinic, plagued by foul trouble for much of the game, chipped in with 10 points and six boards. Junior Shaquina Mosley added five assists and six rebounds to go with her four points.
Despite suffering it’s first regular season non-conference loss at Allen Fieldhouse in 17 games against South DakotaState on Dec. 6, the Jayhawks made a valiant comeback. KU saw SDSU take a 20 point lead into halftime. The Jayhawks fought back and eventually tied the game at 45-all on a Kelly Kohn three-pointer with 2:54 remaining. Although KU’s record book doesn’t list the largest comeback it does list the largest halftime deficit comeback for a win which was 16 points set Feb. 13, 1988 against IowaState. Freshmen Kohn and LaChelda Jacobs scored 23 of KU’s 31 second half points to ignite the rally.
PHOG FOUR PACK
Jayhawk fans can now purchase the Phog Four Pack featuring games against top teams from the Big 12 Conference. Watch the Jayhawks face Nebraska, Texas Tech, 2005 National Champion Baylor and Sunflower Showdown foe Kansas State for just $24 (a $9 savings). To purchase your Phog Four Pack tickets visit the ticket office located on the south side of Allen Fieldhouse, call 800-34-HAWKS or log on to www.kuathletics.com.
JAYHAWKS TO HOST HOLIDAY HOOPS CLINIC ON NEW YEAR’S DAY
On New Year’s Day, the KU women’s basketball team will host its annual Holiday Hoops Clinic. Kids, hang out with your favorite Jayhawk players and let them teach you basic skills on the court. Parents, don’t just drop off your kids! Bring your sneakers and join them in basketball drills. It will be fun for the whole family.
Kids grades K-8 and parents are welcome to join in the fun at Allen Fieldhouse from noon-2 p.m. Price is $15 per child and $20 for adult and child ($15 per child / $5 per adult). Price includes gift and ticket to an upcoming game.
Freshmen Kelly Kohn has started every game this season for KU while fellow frosh Sade Morris has started all but one for the Jayhawks. The last time Kansas had two rookies in the same starting lineup was on Jan. 17, 2004 against KansasState. Current Jayhawk Sharita Smith and former Jayhawk Lauren Ervin made their first career starts against the Wildcats.
New this season, Kansas fans will be able to watch 15 KU home basketball games live via AT&T Jayhawk All Access. To subscribe to Jayhawk All Access, log on to kuathletics.com and click on the All Access logo in the upper right corner of the page.