Kansas hosts annual 'Jayhawks for a Cure' Sunday
Date Feb. 5, 2017
Time 1:30 p.m. (CT)
Location Lawrence, Kansas
Notes Game Notes
HOW THEY COMPARE
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas women’s basketball hosts TCU for its annual ‘Jayhawks for a Cure’ game on Sunday afternoon inside Allen Fieldhouse. The final regular-season meeting between the Jayhawks and the Horned Frogs tips off at 1:30 p.m., on the Jayhawk Television Network/ESPN3 and the Jayhawk Radio Network.
AROUND THE ARENA
Sunday’s content is Kansas women’s basketball’s ‘Jayhawks for a Cure’ game, where KU will raise awareness and funds for Lawrence Memorial Hospital and the KU Cancer Center. All fans wearing pink will receive $5 admission and pink headbands will be given away, while supplies last.
- Sunday’s contest is the final regular-season meeting between Kansas and TCU in 2017. With a victory in the first matchup, TCU has won five of the last six meetings.
- The Horned Frogs have a 7-5 advantage in the all-time series, which began in 2009. Kansas is 2-2 when playing TCU inside Allen Fieldhouse.
- Six of Kansas’ first seven Big 12 Conference games of 2017 were against nationally-ranked opponents. Kansas is 0-7 against teams ranked in the top 25 this season.
- The Jayhawks own a 120-221 all-time record against Big 12 Conference foes.
- When Brandon Schneider-coached teams are leading with less than five minutes to play, his overall record is 356-12, and 10-0 at Kansas.
- Kansas has played four overtime games in 2016-17 and is 3-1 on the season in extended games. Under Schneider, the Jayhawks are 4-1 in overtime games.
- The Jayhawks are averaging 14.0 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 19.1 per game.
- Redshirt junior guard Jessica Washington has led all scorers in seven of 11 Big 12 contests in 2017. Washington leads the league in scoring in Big 12-only games with 19.7 points per contest and is ranked third in the conference in all games with 16.5 points per game.
ABOUT THE JAYHAWKS
Kansas enters the final meeting of the regular season against TCU with a 7-15 mark overall and a 1-10 record in Big 12 Conference action. The Jayhawks look to bounce back after an 89-52 loss at Oklahoma and earn their second-straight Big 12 victory inside Allen Fieldhouse on Sunday.
The Jayhawks are averaging 62.0 points per game with a scoring margin of -10.1. KU is making 33.4 percent of its shots from the field, while converting 29.5 percent of its attempts from the 3-point line. Kansas is averaging 39.0 boards per game. The Jayhawks have also swiped 9.5 steals per contest, good for the second-most by any team in the conference.
After sitting out a year to comply with NCAA transfer rules, 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 19.7 points per game and is third in the Big 12 in scoring on the season with 16.5 points per game. She has netted double figures in 16 games this season, including 10 of her 11 outings in conference play.
Washington isn’t the only Jayhawk aiding KU’s offensive efforts in 2016-17. Redshirt sophomore guard McKenzie Calvert and sophomore guard Kylee Kopatich are also among the top scorers this season with 10.8 and 9.6 points per game, respectively. Kopatich has recorded 12 double-digit scoring performances and leads the team in minutes played with 634.
SCOUTING THE HORNED FROGS
Entering Sunday’s contest, TCU has won just two of its last five games with its last victory coming against Kansas in Fort Worth. The Horned Frogs look to end their two-game losing skid with a victory on Sunday. TCU comes to Lawrence with a 10-11 record and a 2-8 mark in Big 12 Conference play.
The Horned Frogs are averaging 71.7 points per game heading into the game against the Jayhawks and have a +4.7 scoring margin. TCU is connecting on 41.5 percent of its shots from the field and 39.2 percent from long range. Defensively, the Horned Frogs are averaging 37.0 rebounds, 8.3 steals and 5.5 blocks per game.
Junior guard AJ Alix is one of three Horned Frogs averaging double figures and leads the squad with 11.7 points per game behind a 38.0 field goal percentage. Alix also leads the team with 90 assists so far this season. Senior guard Jada Butts is netting 11.0 points per game, while redshirt sophomore forward Amy Okonkwo is scoring 10.8 points per contest. Defensively, sophomore center Jordan Moore leads the team in rebounds with 6.9 per game and has swatted away a team-best 32 blocks.
THIS DAY IN KU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HISTORY
Record on Feb. 5: 8-6
Sunday afternoon’s contest is the 15th time in program history that Kansas has played on Feb. 5. On this day in 2005, Taylor McIntosh recorded a double-double with 10 points and a career-high 16 rebounds. Kaylee Brown scored 15 points, while Erica Hallman added 12 points in a 60-42 victory over Missouri.
THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
Named in honor the late Dr. F.C. “Phog” Allen, the Jayhawks’ head coach for 39 years, Allen Fieldhouse is labeled by many as one of the best places in America to watch a college basketball game. This astounding basketball monument has been home to Jayhawk basketball for 63 years, including the inaugural year of KU women’s basketball (1969). In 48 seasons playing inside Allen Fieldhouse, Kansas women’s basketball has amassed a 416-183 (.695) record when playing in front of a home crowd.
Kansas welcomes Oklahoma State to Allen Fieldhouse on Wednesday, Feb. 8, for the final contest of its two-game homestand. Tipoff against the Cowgirls is set for 7 p.m., on the Jayhawk Television Network and the Jayhawk Radio Network.
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