Jayhawks Continue Homestand With SIUE

Freshman Dakota Gonzalez recorded two points and two rebounds in her debut as a Jayhawk last Sunday.
Game 2: Kansas vs. SIU-Edwardsville
Time 7 p.m.
Location Lawrence, Kan.
Arena Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Series Kansas leads, 1-0
Television Jayhawk Television Network/ESPN3
Nate Bukaty (Play-by-Play)
Brenda VanLengen (Analyst)
Radio Jayhawk Radio Network
Affiliate List
Online: Jayhawk Digital Passport
Live Stats Kansas Sidearm Stats
Notes Kansas
Stats at a Glance KU ORU
Record 1-0 0-1
Rankings RV NR
Points/GM 84.0 48.0
Points Allowed/GM 62.0 59.0
FG% 46.7 33.3
Rebounds/GM 49.0 43.0
Assists/GM 13.0 4.0
Blocks/GM 2.0 3.0
Steals/GM 11.0 6.0


LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas women’s basketball hosts SIU-Edwardsville on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m., as its three-game homestand continues inside Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks (1-0, 0-0 Big 12) look to remain unbeaten against the Cougars in the second meeting between the two programs. The game will air live on the Jayhawk Television Network/ESPN3 and Jayhawk Radio Network. 
The Jayhawks have reloaded for the 2013-14 season with a mixture of returning talent and young faces after graduating Carolyn Davis, Angel Goodrich and Monica Engelman, who were all 1,000 point scorers. KU returns two starters in juniors Chelsea Gardner and Natalie Knight and a total of seven letterwinners from last year’s squad that advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16.  Kansas brought in five freshmen to add depth to the roster.
Knight averaged 8.3 points per game, while Gardner averaged 8.7 points  and 6.9 rebounds per game. She also collected 1.5 blocks per game last season. Seniors CeCe Harper and Markisha Hawkins provided a spark off the bench in 2012-13 contributing 5.1 and 3.9 points per game, respectively. Also returning this season are Asia Boyd, Lamaria Cole and Bunny Williams. Boyd logged 13.2 minutes and 4.2 points per game, while Cole tallied 2.1 points per game in eight appearances. Williams appeared in every game and started five averaging 2.2 points and 2.9 rebounds per game.
Joining Williams and Gardner in the front court are Jada Brown and Caelynn Manning-Allen. Keyla Morgan and Dakota and Dylan Gonzalez add depth to the back court.
SIUE opened the season with a 59-48 loss to Missouri on Sunday, Nov. 10. Jessie Wendt (10), Allyssa Decker (11) and Tierney Austin (12) all scored in double figures for the Cougars in their first game of the season. CoCo Moore led the team with nine rebounds against Missouri. Moore and Alexis Chappelle also each had a pair steals. Decker recorded a team best three blocks in the 2013-14 opener.
Kansas and SIU-Edwardsville have met only one time prior to Wednesday’s meeting. The Jayhawks defeated the Cougars, 91-52, in the first meeting in 2010.
The Jayhawks last faced SIUE during the 2010-11 season, when Kansas earned a 91-52 victory over the Cougars in Allen Fieldhouse on Dec. 19, 2010. Monica Engelman scored a game-high 20 points in only 25 minutes. Carolyn Davis shot a perfect 6-for-6 from the field and scored 14 points in the first meeting between the two programs.
Kansas hosted Western Michigan on Nov. 13, 2011, the only other game played on Nov. 13 in program history. The Jayhawks defeated Western Michigan 76-64  after a late surge and started the 2011-12 campaign 1-0. Monica Engelman led the team with 17 points. Angel Goodrich added seven assists and five steals.
Kansas is set to play 19 games in the comfort of Allen Fieldhouse in 2013-14 and eight of those home games come during the non-conference slate. KU  is off to a 1-0 start in Allen Fieldhouse in 2013-14. Last season, the Jayhawks were 13-4 at home. KU has a home record of 115-49 under head coach Bonnie Henrickson and an all-time record of 405-159 in Allen Fieldhouse.
The Jayhawks boast a 325-148 (.686) record all-time versus non-conference opponents. The Jayhawks’ best non-conference record came during the 2005-06 season when they posted a perfect 11-0 mark during the regular season. KU is 66-11 (.862) in non-conference games since the 2007-08 season.
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 104-13 record (.888) during her tenure.  When KU opponents score less than 70 points, the Jayhawks are 136-69 (.662) during that span.
Juniors Chelsea Gardner and Asia Boyd began the 2013-14 season by recording double-doubles against Oral Roberts. Gardner recorded her seventh double-double of her career with 24 points and 13 rebounds. Boyd recorded her second career double-double with a career-high 17 points and 10 rebounds in her first start. The last time the Jayhawks had two players record a double-double in the same game was Feb. 17, 2013 against Oklahoma. It is the second time that Gardner and Boyd have recorded a double-double in the same game. The first was last season against Grambling State.