Kansasheads back to the Lone Star state to face TCU on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m.inside the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. The Jayhawks (7-7, 0-2 Big 12) are set toplay their second-consecutive Big 12 road contest this week after facingthen-No. 9 Baylor in Waco on Sunday. KU and TCU (10-4, 1-1 Big 12) meet for thefifth time in program history and the Jayhawks head to Fort Worth with athree-game winning streak over the Horned Frogs. The game will be broadcastlive on the Jayhawk Radio Network and also available online on the JayhawkDigital Passport.
KANSAS FAST BREAKS
KU has won three-straight games against TCU and is 1-0 in the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. The Jayhawks' only loss to TCU came in 2009 on a neutral court.
Junior Asia Boyd enters Wednesday night's contest with a six-game double-digit scoring streak. She has scored in double figures in 10-of-14 games this season.
Juniors Chelsea Gardner and Boyd continue to lead the Kansas offense by averaging double figures with 16.5 and 13.6 points per game, respectively. Gardner and Boyd both closed out the non-conference schedule by recording double-doubles against Yale. Gardner had 26 points and 10 rebounds for her fourth double-double on the year, while Boyd had 17 points and 10 rebounds for her second double-double of the season.
The Jayhawks are 1-4 away from Allen Fieldhouse in 2013-14 and have an all-time road record of 368-387. Under head coach Bonnie Henrickson, Kansas is 45-90 on the road.
Gardner recorded three blocks on the road for the Jayhawks against No. 9 Baylor on Jan. 5. She has swatted away a team-high 24 blocks in 2013-14 and she has 89 blocks in her career. She is within one block of 10th on the all-time Kansas blocks list.
Kansas' all-time Big 12 record is 108-170, while KU is 51-99 in conference play under Henrickson.
Freshman Jada Brown had a career-best performance in her first start for the Crimson and Blue against No. 9 Baylor. She grabbed a career-best eight rebounds and scored a career-high five points against the Lady Bears.
Three different Jayhawks have recorded double-doubles in 2013-14. Gardner leads the team and is tied for first in the Big 12 with four double-doubles on the season. Boyd has recorded two double-doubles this year, while senior CeCe Harper has recorded her one double-double in 2013-14.
JuniorAsiaBoyd takes a six-game double figure scoring streak to theDaniel-Meyer Coliseum. She scored 12 points against then-No. 9 Baylor and isaveraging 13.6 on the year. Junior ChelseaGardner leads the team with 16.5 points per game and has swatted awaya team-best 24 blocks in 2013-14. She is within one block of 90 in her careerand 10th on the all-time Kansas blocks list. Junior guard NatalieKnight scored a season-high 15 points in the Jayhawks' Big 12 openeragainst West Virginia on Jan. 2. She is averaging 8.3 points per game and hasscored in double figures in three of the last four games. She has thethird-best turnover-to-assist ratio in the conference at 2.6.
Freshmanguard KeylaMorgan tied her career-best mark of 11 points against Yale. She hasstarted five games and appeared in nine this season. She is averaging 6.5points and 2.2 rebounds per game. Senior guard CeCeHarper recorded her first career double-double against Tulsa afterscoring 15 points and dishing out a career-best 13 assists. She is averaging5.2 assists per game and has a total of 73 on the year. She is fourth in theleague in steals per game with 2.1.
Freshmanguard DakotaGonzalez continues to be one of the first Jayhawks head coach BonnieHenrickson calls upon from the bench. She is averaging 4.2 points and1.8 rebounds per game. She has appeared in 12-of-14 KU contests in 2013-14 andis playing 14.8 minutes per game. Freshman forward CaelynnManning-Allen collected her first career start in the final game of2013 against Yale. She is averaging 1.3 points and 2.2 rebounds per game.
SeniorMarkishaHawkins has played in 12 games this season and is averaging 14.4minutes per game. Hawkins is scoring 4.3 points per game. Junior forward BunnyWilliams has also appeared in every game and started eight thisseason. She is averaging 2.1 boards in 13.9 minutes per game. Sophomore guard LamariaCole is averaging 13.0 minutes per game in 12 appearances. She has 19assists and 12 steals on the year and is averaging 3.8 points per game.Freshman guard DylanGonzalez is averaging 1.6 points and 3.2 minutes per game in fiveappearances.
KANSASVS. TCU: THE SERIES
TheJayhawks led the series 3-1 and have won three-straight games over the HornedFrogs heading into the fifth meeting. All three of KU's wins over TCU came in2013, which was TCU's first season in the Big 12. The Horned Frogs' lonevictory over Kansas came in 2009 in the Bahamas. KU head coach BonnieHenrickson is 3-1 against TCU.
THELAST TIME OUT
Kansaslast faced TCU on March 8, 2013 in the first round of the Big 12 Championship.Forward ChelseaGardner recorded her third double-double of the 2012-13 season afterrecording 11 points and a career-high 19 rebounds in the Jayhawks' 83-61 winover the Horned Frogs. Guard AsiaBoyd gave KU a spark off the bench with 12 points on 5-for-7shooting.
SCOUTINGTHE HORNED FROGS
TCUenters the game 10-4 on the season and with a Big 12 mark of 1-1. The HornedFrogs sit in a tie for fourth place in the league standings after openingconference action with a 71-49 loss to Iowa State and a 65-54 win on the roadagainst Texas Tech. TCU is led by sophomore Zahna Medley, who is averaging ateam-high 17.1 points per game. She also has a team-best 53 assists on theyear. Defensively, senior Latricia Lovings has swatted away a team-high 50blocks in 14 games. The Horned Frogs are shooting 41.7 percent from the fieldand averaging 70.2 points per game. TCU is averaging 6.3 blocked shots and 10.4steals per game.
Kansas' defense held Baylor to its lowest offensive output of the season, and 23 points under its season average of 98.6. The Jayhawk defense also held BU to 32 points in the first half, which is the lowest total for the Lady Bears this season.
Junior forward Chelsea Gardner rejected three shots against Baylor, bringing her within one block of 90 for her career and 10th on the all-time Kansas blocks list.
Freshman Jada Brown had a career night against Baylor in her first start for the Jayhawks. Brown scored a career-high five points and grabbed a career-best eight rebounds against the Lady Bears.
THIS DAY IN KANSAS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL HISTORY
OnJan. 8, 1995, Kansas defeated Nebraska, 77-64, on the road. The Jayhawks shot23-of-30 from the free throw line in the victory over the Huskers. FourJayhawks contributed double-digit scoring, who were led by Tamecka Dixon's 19points. The win extended KU's win streak to six games.
ALONE STAR STATE OF MIND
Afteropening Big 12 play at home against West Virginia, the Jayhawks are set to playfive-straight games against opponents from Texas. Three of those five games,Kansas travels to the Lone Star state, which is home to ChelseaGardner, CeCeHarper, LamariaCole and BunnyWilliams. KU opens and closes the Texas swing with No. 7 Baylor. Inthat span, Kansas also travels to TCU and Texas, while hosting Texas Tech andBaylor.
Juniorforward ChelseaGardner leads the Jayhawks with 24 blocks on the season and has 89 inher career. She needs one more to become the 11th KU player to reach 90 career blocksand move her into a tie for 10th place in the all-time record book. Gardner isaveraging 1.7 blocks per game which is fifth in the Big 12.
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