| The Jayhawks make one final trip to the Lone Star state to face Texas Tech on Feb. 1 at 4 p.m.
| Game 22: Kansas at Texas Tech
|| 4 p.m.
|| Lubbock, Texas
|| United Spirit Arena
|| Texas Tech leads, 16-6
|| Red Raider Sports Network
Robert Giovannetti (play-by-play) Andy Penney (color analyst)
|| Jayhawk Radio Network
Online: Jayhawk Digital Passport
| Live Stats
|| Texas Tech Live Stats
| Stats at a Glance
| Points Allowed/GM
Kansas Game Notes
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas women’s basketball will make its final trip to the Lone Star state during the 2013-14 regular season when the Jayhawks play at Texas Tech on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 4 p.m. in the United Spirit Arena. KU won the last meeting against the Lady Raiders earlier this season inside Allen Fieldhouse and has won three of the last five contests versus TTU. The game will be broadcast live on the Red Raider Sports Network and the Jayhawk Radio Network.
ABOUT THE JAYHAWKS
Kansas travels to the Lone Star state one last time during the 2013-14 conference slate as the Jayhawks play at Texas Tech (2/1). KU is averaging 66.0 points per game, while shooting 42.5 percent from the field and 31.5 percent from beyond the arc. Kansas averages 37.0 rebounds per game and has outrebounded 13-of-21 opponents. Kansas’ bench is scoring 19.1 points per game and has reached the 20-point mark in 10 games this season.
Junior Chelsea Gardner posted her sixth-straight double-digit scoring effort with 10 points against Texas (1/28). The forward leads the Big 12 with seven double-doubles this season and has 12 in her career. She is shooting 58.6 percent from the field for the third-best field goal percentage in the conference and 13th-best in the country. Gardner leads the team with 16.2 points per game and has scored in double figures in 18 contests this season. Senior CeCe Harper has knocked in double figures in six of the last eight games and is second in the league in Big 12-only games with 5.0 assists. Harper is 52nd in country in assists per game with 5.0 on the year. Junior Natalie Knight recorded her fifth double-figure scoring effort in the last seven games against Texas (1/28) and has 12 double-figure scoring performances this season. Knight is averaging 9.1 points per game and is shooting 40 percent (68-170) from the field.
Newcomer Jada Brown scored a career-best 10 points at Texas (1/15) for her first double-figure scoring effort. The freshman forward has started seven games and appeared in 20, while averaging 1.8 points and 2.1 rebounds a contest on the year. Junior guard Asia Boyd is averaging double figures with 11.7 points per game and has registered double-digit scoring performances in the last two games. Boyd has scored double figures in 12 contests this season and recorded two double-doubles. She has appeared in every 2013-14 game, playing 27.6 minutes a contest and grabbing 5.1 boards per game, which is second-best on the squad.
Freshman forward Caelynn Manning-Allen has provided a spark off the bench for Kansas. The Chicago native recorded two blocked shots against No. 8 Oklahoma State and has the second-most on the team with 15. Manning-Allen scored a career-high six points against Texas (1/15) and grabbed a career-best 10 boards against Texas Tech (1/11). Freshman guard Dakota Gonzalez recorded 10 points against the ranked Cowgirls for her second double-figure scoring effort. On the season, she is shooting 39.1 percent from the three-point line and averaging 4.2 points a contest. Senior guard Markisha Hawkins scored 10 points at Kansas State (1/25) for her third double-digit scoring effort of the year. She is averaging 4.5 points and 1.5 rebounds per game in 14 minutes a contest.
Freshman Keyla Morgan has two double-digit scoring efforts in her initial season with KU, the first against then-No. 2 Duke. She is averaging 5.2 points per game and shooting 47.1 percent (8-17) from behind the three-point line. Sophomore guard Lamaria Cole is averaging 3.1 points and 1.2 assists per game. Junior forward Bunny Williams is grabbing 2.2 boards per game, while shooting 69.2 (9-13) percent from the field. Freshman guard Dylan Gonzalez is averaging 1.1 points behind 55.6 (5-9) percent from the field.
SCOUTING THE LADY RAIDERS
Texas Tech is 6-14 on the season and 0-9 in Big 12 action. The Lady Raiders played a close game at home against No. 21 Iowa State and it took overtime for the Cyclones to put away TTU, 85-76. Amber Battle leads Texas Tech in points (18.3), rebounds (7.8) and steals (1.2) per game. She has started every game in 2013-14 and is averaging 33.7 minutes per contest. Battle is fourth in the league in points per game and sixth in the conference in rebounds per game. Haley Schneider has swatted away a team-best 31 blocked shots this season, while Marina Lizarazu has collected a team-high 61 assists. The Lady Raiders are averaging 60.3 points, while giving up 67.9 for a scoring margin of -7.6. On the season, TTU is shooting 37.7 percent from the field and 27.3 percent from beyond the arc. Texas Tech is averaging 36.2 rebounds, 6.3 steals and 3.5 blocked shots per game.
KANSAS VS. Texas Tech: THE SERIES
The Lady Raiders have a 16-6 advantage in the all-time series, which began in 1978 with a 76-61 Kansas victory. The Jayhawks have won three of the last five contests including a 67-46 win on Jan. 11 in Allen Fieldhouse. KU swept the series in 2012 to snap a 12-game Texas Tech winning streak. Kansas is 1-8 in Lubbock and 1-4 under head coach Bonnie Henrickson in the United Spirit Center.
Junior forward Chelsea Gardner has stepped up to the challenge of filling the scoring void left by graduating three 1,000 point scorers at the conclusion of the 2012-13 season. Gardner has scored in double figures in 18-of-21 games this season and is averaging 16.2 points per game. On the season, she is shooting 58.6 percent from the field, which is the third-best field goal percentage in the Big 12. She scored a career-high 30 points against Texas Southern on Dec. 12. Gardner has recorded seven double-doubles this year and 12 in her career. She has 773 career points and is on pace to reach 1,000 points by the end of her Jayhawk career. After grabbing 10 boards against K-State (1/25), Gardner became the 26th Jayhawk in program history to record 500 or more rebounds. She has exactly 500 in her career.
KANSAS’ BENCH MARKS THE SPOT
The Jayhawks’ bench has added an extra spark this season averaging 19.1 points per game and scored a season-high 30 points against Yale on Dec. 29. KU’s bench has scored in double figures in 19-of-21 games and reached the 20-point mark in 10 games. Chelsea Gardner came off the bench and scored 26 against Yale, which is the most points off the bench for a Jayhawk in 2013-14. Seniors CeCe Harper and Markisha Hawkins came off the bench and have led the team in scoring on two different occasions. Harper delivered 17 points on the road against Minnesota (11/20), while Hawkins scored 16 against CMU. Freshman Keyla Morgan recorded a career-best 11 points off the bench against No. 2 Duke. While fellow rookie Dakota Gonzalez knocked in a career-best 18 points off the bench against Texas Southern (12/12).
THAT 70’s SHOW
Kansas’ success during the Bonnie Henrickson-era has been pretty much based on 70 points. When the Jayhawks score 70 or more points, Kansas owns a 111-13 record (.894) during her tenure. When KU opponents score less than 70 points, the Jayhawks are 141-71 (.666) during that span.
GARDNER’S BLOCK PARTY
Junior forward Chelsea Gardner leads the Jayhawks with 37 blocks on the season and has 102 in her career. With three blocks against Baylor, Gardner moved into ninth all-time on Kansas’ block list. Gardner needs four blocked shots to move into eighth place. Lisa Tate is the all-time block leader with 269 from 1991-94. Gardner is averaging 1.7 blocks per game which is fourth in the Big 12.
THIS DAY IN KANSAS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HISTORY
Kansas is 4-2 when playing on Feb. 1 and 0-1 under head coach Bonnie Henrickson on the first day of February.
Feb. 1, 2000: Kansas went on the road in 2000 and defeated Colorado 74-66 inside the Coors Event Center. Lynn Pride recorded a double-double with a 21-point and 13-rebound performance against the Buffs. Brooke Reves and Suzi Raymant finished the night with 14 points each.
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