LAWRENCE, Kan.- Head coach Bonnie Henrickson and her Jayhawks will play host to Saint Louis on Sunday, Dec. 2. Game time is slated for 4 p.m., in Allen Fieldhouse. KU will be looking to post their second-straight win and fifth of the season, while the Billikens enter Sunday's match-up with a 2-5 mark on the 2007-08 season.
•Sophomore guard-forward Danielle McCray has scored in double figures in all five of KU's games this season and is averaging a team-high 15.2 points per game. McCray has a streak of nine straight games scoring in double figures dating back to the 2006-07 season.
•Kansas has been ahead at the half in all four of its wins. The Jayhawks were tied at the break in their lone loss to SMU.
•Six different Jayhawks have scored in double figures this season, with McCray being the only player to post double digits in all five outings. Sophomore Sade Morris has posted double figures in four of the five games.
•Kansas is in the midst of a five-game homestand. The Saint Louis game is the second of the five games with bouts against Marquette (Dec. 6), Indiana (Dec. 9) and UC Riverside (Dec. 16), yet to played.
KU-SAINT LOUIS SERIES HISTORY
The Jayhawks and Billikens will be meeting for the fourth time, with KU leading the all-time series 2-1. Kansas leads the series 1-0 in games played in Lawrence. KU also knocked off the Billikens in a game played in Kansas City, while SLU was victorious in a game played on their homecourt.Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson is meeting the Billikens for the first time in her 11-year career.
A LOOK AT SAINT LOUIS
The Billikens are off to a 2-5 start under third-year head coach Shimmy Gray-Miller. Saint Louis was defeated 71-68 by Tennessee-Martin on Tuesday, and then fell 73-70 at UMKC on Thursday, before heading over to Lawrence. SLU is led by sophomore guard Katie Paganelli with 15.9 points per game. She is joined in double figures by sophomore center Amanda Kemezys' 11.0 points and team-leading 9.6 rebounds per game. Sophomore forward Maggie Hennegan is chipping in 9.6 points and 8.0 boards per game. Feshman forward Lauren Woods adds 9.1 points per game, including a career-best 20-point performance versus UT-Martin. SLU's two wins are over Tennessee State and Morehead State. Gray-Miller has compiled a 22-41 mark in her two-plus seasons at SLU. Gray Miller's overall coaching mark is the same.
A LOOK AT KANSAS
The Jayhawks enter Sunday's game with a 4-1 mark with wins over Hartford, UMKC, Drake and Creighton and a loss at SMU. The Jayhawks are led by a pair of sophomores as Danielle McCray (15.2) and Sade Morris (12.8) both average double figures in scoring. Senior Taylor McIntosh leads KU on the boards with 7.6 caroms per contest, while McCray pulls down 7.0 an outing. Junior guard Ivana Catic is dishing just over four assists per game, while McIntosh is the steals leader with 2.5 per game. KU is coached by Bonnie Henrickson, who owns a 44-50 mark in her fourth season. Henrickson is 202-112 in her 11th season overall.
SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
• Kansas does not have any players from the state of Missouri on its roster or from the St. Louis area. Likewise, SLU does not have any native Kansans on its roster.
• KU Director of Basketball Operations Trena Anderson is a native of the St. Louis area, having attended Hazlewood West High School before competing for Southeast Missouri State on a track and field scholarship.
• The Jayhawks and Billikens share common opponents in Xavier and UMKC.