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No. 1 WBB Heads North for Matchup vs. KU





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#1/1 Baylor (16-1, 3-0) at Kansas (14-3, 1-2)
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011 | 7 p.m. CST
Lawrence, Kan.
| Allen Fieldhouse (16,300) 
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MEDIA INFORMATION
Date: Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011
Tip-Off:
7 p.m. CST
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Arena: Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Television:
Sunflower
Radio: 92.9 FM
    Talent: Rick May (pxp), Lori Fogleman (color)
Video Web Stream: www.KUAthletics.com (paid)
Audio Web Stream: www.BaylorBears.com (free)
Live Stats:www.BaylorBears.com (free)

BAYLOR LADY BEARS
Record: 16-1, 3-0
Ranking (AP/ESPN): 1/1
Last Game: W, 70-39, Oklahoma State
Head Coach: Kim Mulkey
    Career Record: 280-77 (11th season)
    Record at Baylor: same
Baylor vs. Kansas: Baylor leads 13-7

KANSAS JAYHAWKS
Record: 14-3, 1-2
Ranking (AP/ESPN): NR
Last Game: L, 75-61 OT, at Nebraska
Head Coach: Bonnie Henrickson
    Career Record: 268-160 (14th season)
    Record at Kansas: 110-98 (7th season)

THE MATCHUP
The top-ranked Baylor Lady Bears, 16-1 overall and 3-0 in Big 12 action, take their 13-game win streak into Wednesday's 7 p.m. contest at Kansas in historic Allen Fieldhouse.

Baylor is led on the season by sophomore post Brittney Griner's league-leading 22.0 points a contest while freshman guard Odyssey Sims follows with 13.4 points a game. Senior guard Melissa Jones leads the team in rebounding at 8.7 an outing and is followed by Griner's 8.0 a contest.

Bonnie Henrickson's Kansas squad, 14-3 on the season and 1-2 in league play, is led by 6-3 sophomore forward Carolyn Davis' 19.1 points a game. Monica Engelman, a 5-11 sophomore guard, and 6-2 junior forward Aishah Sutherland complete KU's double-digit scoring with 12.9 and 11.6, respectively. Sutherland is the squad's top rebounder at 9.4 an outing while Davis follows at 8.5.

QUICK HITS
• For the first time in program history, Baylor is ranked No. 1 both in the AP and the USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Polls. It marks the third straight week the Lady Bears are ranked No. 1 in both polls.
• Baylor ranks among the top 20 in NCAA Division I statistics in 15 categories, including nine among the top five. Brittney Griner (blocks per game, triple doubles), Odyssey Sims (3-point FG percentage) and Melissa Jones (assist/turnover ratio) all rank No. 2 nationally individually as well.
• Baylor has held its opponents to a .309 field goal percentage this season while shooting .478. BU leads the Big 12 in both categories. BU leads the nation in both field goal percentage defense and scoring margin (+33.1).
• On the season, freshman point guard Odyssey Sims (34-70, .486) and senior guard Melissa Jones (16-38, .421) are a combined 50-108 (.463) from 3-point range.
• Four of Baylor's starters are shooting above the .500 mark. Destiny Williams leads the team at .618 ( 21-34), Brittney Griner follows with .545 (133-244), Odyssey Sims is shooting .543 (75-138) and Melissa Jones is fourth at .529 (55-104).

SCOUTING THE JAYHAWKS
Located in Lawrence, Kan., the Kansas Jayhawks are 14-3 on the season and 1-2 in Big 12 play. Kansas' three losses have come at Michigan (75-67), vs. Texas Tech (61-57) and at Nebraska (75-61 ot).

The Jayhawks are led by 6-3 sophomore forward Carolyn Davis' 19.1 points a game. Monica Engelman, a 5-11 sophomore guard, and 6-2 junior forward Aishah Sutherland complete KU's double-digit scoring with 12.9 and 11.6, respectively. Sutherland is the squad's top rebounder at 9.4 an outing while Davis follows with 8.5.

The Jayhawks are coached by seventh-year head coach Bonnie Henrickson (St. Cloud State, 1986). Henrickson is 110-98 (.529) in her seven seasons along the KU sideline and 268-160 (.626) in 14 seasons as a head coach.

SERIES RECORDS
Baylor leads the series 13-7, while Kim Mulkey is 11-1 vs. the Jayhawks. In Lawrence, the each team has won four times.

In the last 12 games between the two schools, Baylor owns an 11-1 edge. Baylor's lone loss during that span was a 69-45 defeat in Lawrence on March 4, 2009.

LAST YEAR
On Feb. 28 in Waco last year, Brittney Griner and Shanay Washington combined for 36 of Baylor's points in its 70-47 win. Griner poured in 20 points and blocked 10 shots while Washington added 16 points. Carolyn Davis was Kansas' lone double-digit scorer with 15 points. Despite hitting only .091 (1-11) from 3-point range, the Lady Bears were a perfect 13-of-13 from the free throw line.

 

 

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