Kansas concludes series with Iowa State Tuesday
Date Feb. 21, 2017
Time 7 p.m. (CT)
Location Lawrence, Kansas
Notes Game Notes
HOW THEY COMPARE
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas women’s basketball returns Allen Fieldhouse for its second meeting with Iowa State on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Tipoff for the regular-season finale between the Jayhawks and the Cyclones is set for 7 p.m., on the Jayhawk Television Network and the Jayhawk Radio Network.
AROUND THE FIELDHOUSE
Fandemonium is back inside Allen Fieldhouse on Tuesday night as the Jayhawks face Iowa State. Prizes will be given away to fans during various timeouts throughout the game. A battle flag will also be given away to fans in attendance, while supplies last.
- Tuesday’s matchup is the final regular-season meeting between Kansas and Iowa State in 2017.
- Iowa State has a 47-35 lead in the all-time series, which began in 1978. Kansas is 27-10 when playing the Cyclones in Allen Fieldhouse.
- The Jayhawks are averaging 13.8 offensive rebounds per game, good for the third-best average in the Big 12.
- KU forced Texas (1/4) to turn the ball over 31 times, a season-high mark for the Jayhawks’ defense. Kansas leads the league in turnovers forced with 19.0 per game.
- Kansas has forced 20 or more turnovers in nine of 15 Big 12 contests this season.
- Redshirt junior guard Jessica Washington has led all scorers in nine of 15 Big 12 contests in 2017. Washington leads the league in scoring in Big 12-only games with 19.5 points per contest and is ranked third in the conference in all games with 16.9 points per game.
- Washington made 7-of-10 (.700) attempts from the 3-point line at K-State (1/11) and ended the contest one triple shy of tying KU’s single-game record of eight set in 1996 by Charisse Sampson. At Oklahoma State (1/25), Washington made 6-of-12 attempts from long range for her second game shooting 50 percent or higher with 10 or more attempts from the 3-point line.
ABOUT THE JAYHAWKS
Kansas returns to Allen Fieldhouse to host Iowa State in its second-to-last home game of the 2016-17 season. The Jayhawks look to even the 2017 series with a victory on Tuesday night against the Cyclones. Entering the second meeting of the year between KU and ISU, Kansas is 8-18 on the season with a 2-13 mark in Big 12 Conference action.
The Jayhawks are averaging 61.6 points per game with a scoring margin of -10.2. KU is making 33.3 percent of its shots from the field, while converting 30.1 percent of its attempts from the 3-point line. Kansas is averaging 38.1 boards per game. The Jayhawks have also swiped 9.3 steals per contest, good for the second-most by any team in the conference.
Redshirt junior guard Jessica Washington has stormed onto the hardwood and paced KU’s offense in 2016-17. Washington leads the league in scoring in conference play with 19.5 points per game. She is third in the Big 12 in scoring on the season with 16.9 points per game. She has netted double figures in 20 games this season, including 14 of her 15 outings in conference play.
Washington isn’t the only Jayhawk aiding KU’s offensive efforts in 2016-17. Sophomore guard Kylee Kopatich is also among the top scorers this season with 9.5 points per game. Junior guard Chayla Cheadle leads the team with 4.6 rebounds per game, while shooting 31.8 percent from the field. Cheadle is also averaging 4.7 points per game.
SCOUTING THE CYCLONES
Iowa State enters the matchup having won three of its last four games, including a sweep of West Virginia after defeating the Mountaineers at home on Saturday. The Cyclones are 15-11 on the season, including a 6-9 mark in Big 12 Conference action.
The Cyclones are averaging 74.5 points per game and have a +5.8 scoring margin. Iowa State is shooting 41.2 percent from the field and is converting on 33.8 percent of its attempts from the 3-point arc. Defensively, ISU is averaging 39.3 rebounds, 6.5 steals and 3.5 blocks per game.
Sophomore guard Bridget Carleton is one of three Cyclones averaging double figures and leads the squad with 15.9 points per game. Carleton also leads the team with 26 blocks in 26 starts. Senior guard Seanna Johnson is just behind with 15.3 points per game behind a 42.6 percent shooting effort from the floor. She leads the team with 8.1 rebounds per game. Redshirt junior guard Jadda Buckley is netting 14.2 points per game and has dished out 131 assists in 26 starts, good for five assists per game.
THIS DAY IN KU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HISTORY
Record on Feb. 21: 6-8
Tuesday’s contest is the 15th time in program history that Kansas has played on Feb. 21. On this day in 2012, Angel Goodrich recorded eight assists to break KU’s 24-year-old single-season assist record, while also scoring a team-high 20 points to help lead the Jayhawks to a 69-64 victory at Texas Tech.
BIG 12 CONFERENCE CORNER
Kansas is among the top five in several Big 12 Conference statistical categories. The Jayhawks have forced the most turnovers per game this season in the Big 12 after averaging 19.0 per contest and have the best turnover margin in the conference at +3.3. KU is second in the league in steals per game (9.3) and third in offensive rebounds (13.8). Individually, redshirt junior Jessica Washington recorded the most made free throws in a single game after converting all 12 attempts from the charity stripe against UC Riverside (12/21). Washington’s 16.9 points per game ranks third in the Big 12 in scoring per contest.
Kansas concludes its 2016-17 home slate with Kansas State on Saturday, Feb. 25 Tipoff for the second matchup with the Wildcats is slated for 2 p.m., on the Jayhawk Television Network/ESPN3 and the Jayhawk Radio Network.
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