Dec. 16, 2007
<?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Kansas 62, UC Riverside 49<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007
Kansas’ win over UC Riverside…
… Makes Kansas 8-1 to open the year, including 7-0 at Allen Fieldhouse. It marks the first time KU has won its first seven home games since the 2005-06 season when the Jayhawks won their first 12 games at home.
… Makes Kansas 1-0 all-time against UC Riverside, and 7-6 against schools from the Big West Conference.
… Makes KU head coach Bonnie Henrickson 207-112 overall and 49-50 at Kansas.
— Sophomore Kelly Kohn started in place of Danielle McCray, who was sidelined with an injury. It marked Kohn’s first start of the season.
— KU has led at the half in all but one game this season — Nov. 24 against SMU — which handed Kansas its only defeat.
— Sophomore Sade Morris set new career highs in points (20) and field goals (eight), and matched a career best with six boards Sunday.
— Morris became the second Jayhawk to score 20-plus points in a game this season. Danielle McCray has scored over 20 points on two occasions this year.
— Senior Taylor McIntosh set a season high with 14 points against UC Riverside. McIntosh’s 14 were the most since she tallied 19 against OklahomaState on March 6, 2007.
— McIntosh also matched a season high with a pair of assists.
— Freshman Nicollette Smith set a season high with three assists Sunday.
— Kansas shot 50 percent from the field (24-for-48). It marked KU’s second consecutive game of shooting 50 percent or better, and the fourth time in the last five games.
— KU also held UC Riverside to just 39.1 percent from the field (18-for-46). The Jayhawks have not allowed an opponent to shoot over 40 percent since last year’s season finale against Baylor.
— The Jayhawks forced 15 Highlander turnovers Sunday. KU has forced at least 15 turnovers in every game this year.
— KU outscored UC Riverside 32-16 in the paint and 15-6 off the bench.
— Kansas outrebounded UC Riverside 35-29. The Jayhawks have collected more rebounds than each of its last four opponents.