Kansas Hosts SIU Edwardsville In Final Home Game Before Holiday Break
Dec. 16, 2010
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
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Kansas will play host to SIU Edwardsville Sunday, Dec. 19, in its final home game prior to the Holiday break. The Jayhawks enter the game with a 9-1 mark after defeating Alabama, 79-57, in its last outing. SIUE enters the contest with a 2-8 mark with wins over Austin Peay and Saint Louis. KU and SIUE are meeting for the first time in program history. Kansas will be playing a game for the first time in a week due to a break in the schedule for final exams. Game time is scheduled for 2 p.m., in Allen Fieldhouse.
-At 9-1, Kansas is off to its best start since opening the 2007-08 season with an identical mark.
-Kansas is averaging 82.8 points per game, which ranks fourth in the Big 12 Conference and 14th in the NCAA. KU has three players averaging double digits in points, led by sophomore forward Carolyn Davis with 19.0 tallies per game. Sophomore guard Monica Engelman is pouring in 14.2 points per game, while junior forward Aishah Sutherland is adding 13.3 points per outing. Freshman guard Keena Mays is narrowly missing double figures as she is chipping in 9.6 tallies a game, while six other Jayhawks are turning in 4.4 points or more per game.
-KU ranks 17th nationally (6th in Big 12) in scoring margin as it averages 21.9 more points per game than its opponents.
-The Jayhawks are out-rebounding their opponents by 11.0 boards per game, which ranks third in the Big 12 and 15th in the NCAA. Sutherland leads KU and ranks first in the Big 12 in rebounding as she pulls down 9.9 boards per game. She ranks 38th in the NCAA in rebounding.
-KU is shooting 49.5 percent from the field after 10 games, which is tops in the Big 12 Conference and fifth nationally. Kansas is led by senior center Krysten Boogaard, who has made 33-of-47 shots from the field, good for a league-leading 70.2 percent. Seven other Kansas players are shooting better than 45.0 percent on the season. Boogaard has not attempted enough shots to rank nationally, but Davis ranks fifth nationally and third in the Big 12 shooting 63.9 percent.
-Kansas has dished 172 assists through 10 games, good for an average of 17.2 dimes per outing. The Jayhawks have held their opponents to just 101 assists on the season, nearly doubling them up. Freshman guard Keena Mays leads the way with 6.3 helpers per game. Mays ranks first in the Big 12 and seventh nationally. Engelman is dishing out 3.5 assists per game, which ranks 15th in the Big 12. KU ranks 21st nationally in assists and also ranks 21st in assist-to-turnover ratio.
A LOOK AT SIU EDWARDSVILLE
At 2-8, SIU Edwardsville has wins over Austin Peay and Saint Louis at home. The Cougars are 2-5 overall at home and are 0-3 on the road. Freshman guard Jasmine Hill leads the way for SIUE with 11.7 points. Hill also dishes a team-best 3.2 assists per game. She leads the team with 19 three-point baskets, while shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc. Sophomore forward Raven Berry is also in double figures in points with 10.7 tallies per game, while leading the Cougars on the boards with 7.6 caroms per contest. Senior guard Sydney Stahlberg turns in 8.4 points and 6.9 boards a game and leads SIUE with 2.0 steals a game. SIU Edwardsville is led by Amanda Levens, who owns a 15-53 ledger in her third season with the Cougars. Levens’ overall mark is the same.
A LOOK AT KANSAS
Kansas is 9-1 on the season after rebounding to its first loss of the season with a 79-57 win over Alabama in its last outing. Kansas is 7-0 at home on the season and 2-1 in road games. The Jayhawks are led by sophomore forward Carolyn Davis’ 19.0 points per game. Davis has already posted five 20-point games on the season, highlighted by a 29-point effort at Wisconsin. Davis is also grabbing 7.3 boards per game. Eight other players are turning in 4.9 or more points per game. Sophomore guard Monica Engelman is turning in 14.2 points per game, while also pulling down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishing 3.5 assists. Junior forward Aishah Sutherland is next with 12.4 points per contest. Sutherland is nearly averaging a double-double as she is also pulling down 9.9 caroms per contest, which leads the Big 12. Sophomore guard Angel Goodrich, who has missed the last seven games with a knee injury, leads the team in steals with 2.3 per game, while also dishing 3.7 assists a game. Davis tops KU in blocks with 1.8 per game, while Sutherland blocks 1.4 and senior center Krysten Boogaard swats 1.0 per game. KU is shooting 49.5 percent from the field, which ranks second in the Big 12. The Jayhawks are holding their opponents to just 35.5 percent from the field. Boogaard leads the team in field goal percentage as she is knocking down 70.2 percent of her shots, which tops the Big 12. Davis is right behind her at 63.9 percent and six other Jayhawks are also shooting 45.0 percent or better. Kansas is out-rebounding its opponents by 11.0 boards per game, led by Sutherland’s 9.9 per game. Kansas senior guard Marisha Brown and Goodrich are both listed as day-to-day due to injury.
A KANSAS WIN WOULD…
Improve the Jayhawks to 10-1 for the first time since the 2005-06 season … Make the Jayhawks 4-1 in December … Improve the Jayhawks to 8-0 in Allen Fieldhouse … Make the Jayhawks 1-0 all-time versus SIU Edwardsville … Improve Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson to 1-0 against SIU Edwardsville … Give Henrickson a 106-96 mark at Kansas and a 264-158 overall record … Make Kansas 703-494 all time.
A KANSAS LOSS WOULD…
Give the Jayhawks their first loss in Allen Fieldhouse this season … Drop the Jayhawks to 3-2 in December … Make Kansas 9-2 to open the season for the second-straight season …. Give the series lead to SIU Edwardsville at 1-0 … Drop the Jayhawks to 7-1 in Allen Fieldhouse in 2010-11 … Make KU head coach Bonnie Henrickson 0-1 mark against SIU Edwardsville … Drop Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson’s record at KU to 105-97 and her overall mark to 263-159 … Make Kansas 702-495 all time … Be less good than a Jayhawks’ win.