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Kansas defeats Oklahoma State, 65-60

  • 7 p.m., Jan. 18, 2012
  • Gallagher-Iba Arena, Stillwater, OK

Originally published January 18, 2012 at 09:40p.m., updated January 19, 2012 at 12:26a.m.

KU women notch third Big 12 road win in 65-60 victory over Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State's Lindsey Keller (25) and Kansas' Carolyn Davis (21) dive for the ball during Wednesday's game in Stillwater, Okla.. KU won, 65-60.

Oklahoma State's Lindsey Keller (25) and Kansas' Carolyn Davis (21) dive for the ball during Wednesday's game in Stillwater, Okla.. KU won, 65-60.

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Aishah Sutherland had 22 rebounds and 15 points, and Kansas University’s women’s basketball team handed Oklahoma State its first home loss of the season, a 65-60 decision Wednesday at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Sutherland’s 22 boards were the most by a KU woman since Tracy Claxton had 28 on Nov. 21, 1981.

Her fifth double-double of the season helped KU (15-2 overall, 4-1 Big 12) claim its third-straight road victory and snapped an eight-game home win streak by OSU (10-4, 2-3).

KU’s Carolyn Davis led all scorers with 18 points and had four rebounds.

Junior Monica Engelman and freshman Natalie Knight rounded out KU’s double-digit scorers with 13 and 10 points.

KU’s reserves played just 12 combined minutes and had zero points and zero rebounds.

Kansas held its largest lead of the second half at the 8:24 mark, 54-43. Oklahoma State outscored the Jayhawks 12-2 over the next five minutes to come within one, 56-55, with 3:38 left to play after a jumper from Lindsey Keller.

Kansas responded with a Sutherland layup on the other end. She was fouled on the play and hit the ensuing free throw to complete the traditional three-point play.

Shortly after, junior Angel Goodrich was sent to the foul line and hit two free throws with 1:07 left to put KU up 61-55.

On OSU’s next offensive possession, Engelman came away with a steal and drove the court for a fast-break layup to cap a 9-0 run by the Jayhawks.

But Oklahoma State was not done. Keller hit two free throws for the Cowgirls, and Tiffany Bias hit a shot from just across half-court to make it a one-possession game, 63-60, with 11 seconds remaining. OSU was forced to foul on the KU in-bounds, and Goodrich sank both free throws to seal the victory. She sank all four attempts from the charity stripe on the night and finished with nine points, four assists and four steals.

The Jayhawks shot 77.8 percent at the foul line in the second half and finished 9-for-12 for the game (75.0 percent) compared to OSU’s 54.5 percent. KU also out-shot OSU 48.1 percent to 40.6 percent from the floor. Despite Sutherland’s performance, Oklahoma State topped KU on the boards pulling down 38 rebounds to Kansas’ 34.

KU will host defending national champion (and 13th-ranked) Texas A&M at 7 p.m. Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.

Comments

Jayhawk1116 2 years, 10 months ago

Way to go ladies! I may have to go watch a game.

Cody Stumma 2 years, 10 months ago

Congrats Girls! I'll be sure to make it on Saturday... we need to make it loud in Allen Field House to upset A&M!

ardy682 2 years, 10 months ago

In the words of a wise man, Ron Burgundy : "I am not even mad"

ahpersecoachingexperience 2 years, 10 months ago

Apparently all Bonnie needs is 1.2mill every summer to get her team to perform.

jaywalker 2 years, 10 months ago

Nice. How's life? As bitter and pointless as your post, perhaps?

Congrats ladies! Great year so far, let's keep fighting!

baldwinjhawk 2 years, 10 months ago

True that! She does have some new assistants... Maybe that the difference?

WhoSaidThat 2 years, 10 months ago

I've been waitin' so long! Finally it's Aishah's time!

kubiggestfan 2 years, 10 months ago

Yes it is....She literally has to take things in her own hands....Bonnie tried to slow her down her first two years. GREAT GAME FOR AISHAH

sevenyearhawk 2 years, 10 months ago

Has Aishah dunked in a game yet? I know she could do it in practice and warmups as a freshman ... that would seem to be the only thing to get other KU Basketball "fans" interested in this squad.

We'll have to make the trek to AFH soon, don't think we've been there a season or two ...

MinnesotaJay 2 years, 10 months ago

Congratulations, ladies, again! The work is paying off.

Bangkok_Jayhawk 2 years, 10 months ago

Rock Chalk!!! Great work. Glad to see the women playing some great basketball too!

jayhawker_97 2 years, 10 months ago

this is very encouraging. way to go jayhawk gals! you've played with your hearts, talents, skills, and intellects each game - it's showing now. coach B must be one super proud coach right now. just like we, fans, are. rock chalk!

no_fan 2 years, 10 months ago

Nice win ladies! Glad to see you all are playing well to get over the curse of HCBH that we have watched for 8 years! I put all credit on the ladies. When or if they start losing HCBH will blame the ladies.

nuleafjhawk 2 years, 10 months ago

I'm sorry to say that I don't keep up with women's b-ball like I do with the guys (I'm probably the only one) - but what's the reasoning for a 15-2 team not being in the top 25? Has our schedule been that soft? I'm just asking. Thanks for your input.

KGphoto 2 years, 10 months ago

Unofficially they are 30th in the AP, and 27th in the ESPN/USA Coaches. They were right about here when they lost to K-State at home knocking them to 12-2 and back down into the 40 range probably.

The wins over Iowa St. and Mizzou came last week putting them at 14-2 and 3-1, lifting them to the current rank. Obviously the Okie St. game didn't count towards this weeks ranking.

I would say they've beaten medium-soft conference teams so far. Texas was a good win, Okie St. average, but Mizzy and Iowa St. are bad teams and we lost to the only other good team we played, K-State, at home. Still, If they somehow take care of TAM this week (not likely, but it would be awesome) they'll probably shoot up into the low 20s and top 25 respectively, and be a threat to compete for second in the Big 12 which would be insane! TAM is the meter for the season, and perhaps of Bonnie's KU career.

This team is definitely better with the addition of Angel Goodrich. Without her we are going through another collapse right now, ala every other year under Bonnie. She is elevating the play of those around her, and if she stays healthy we should win 5 more conference games and finally get to dance. If she stays healthy and we get a little luck, we could be looking at a nice little 4-5 seed.

gchawk 2 years, 10 months ago

I'm with you, nuleafjhawk. I've also wondered why the womens AP and Coaches Poll's aren't listed like the mens are on this website. Congrats on an awesome season, keep up the great work ladies!

Andy Tweedy 2 years, 10 months ago

Nice job, ladies!!! Step 1 to getting our non-revenue sports back on the radar!

MorganR 2 years, 10 months ago

Another impressive win! Congratulations to the players and coaches. It's wonderful to have a stellar basketball being played by the men and the women.

FSUJHAWK 2 years, 10 months ago

Great job ladies! Winning on the road in the BIG 12 is always a welcome treat that has to be taken because it certainly isn't given. Keep doing your thing and shock the world.

RCJHGKU!!!

Dyrk Dugan 2 years, 10 months ago

great win for the lady Jayhawks! another tough road outing...and we grind it out. very encouraging. these are the kinds of games where we just melted away in the past.

let's get them Aggies this weekend. Go Jayhawks!

Mike Kendall 2 years, 10 months ago

The ladies did something that the guys have a hard time doing---win at Iba Arena! Nice job and congrats!

Tony Bandle 2 years, 10 months ago

Looking at the rest of the schedule at the 15-2 mark:

Count 2 wins against MU & OSU at home. Count 2 wins away with Texas and away at ISU [they're horrible this year] Count 3 wins/3 losses with splits with OU,TT & TAM [I'll drink the kool-aid] Try for 2 competitive losses against Baylor [unless a real angel comes down from Heaven and joins our Angel in the backcourt!] Count a loss at KSU [if we couldn't beat them here, there looks very doubtful.]

That's 7-6 which totals a conf, record of 11-7 with an overall of 22-9. Add on a win and a loss on the post season tourney so your at 23-10 and in the Dance and Bonnie saves her job.

KGphoto 2 years, 10 months ago

Iowa St. is so horrible that they took us to two overtimes in AFH.

Otherwise I'm pretty close to your guess. I have them winning a minimum of 5 more regular season games, which will get them dancing. That's the absolute minimum for Bonnie to save herself, and by doing just enough she might make me crazy. Hopefully we keep improving and get a 4-5 seed because I'm not totally sure Zenger will be happy with a one-and-done tourney appearance. I know I won't be.

Cody Stumma 2 years, 10 months ago

While I would love to see them make it to the 2nd round, making the tournament is an improvement itself.

KGphoto 2 years, 10 months ago

Only by a fly-away hair on Bonnie's helmet. We've been close to the tourney a couple of times and made the finals of the WNIT recently. We've been there.

Sweet 16 for Bonnie or...

nuleafjhawk 2 years, 10 months ago

KG - funny stuff !

I was a little started to see that Dick Van Patten has a tattoo!

Tony Bandle 2 years, 10 months ago

Looking at this roster, we'll have 10 of 11 girls returning including four starters for 2012-2013. I say, let Bonnie show improvement this season by getting to the NCAAs and up the ante next season by going deep into the playoffs...then we judge.

no_fan 2 years, 10 months ago

I would not count on everyone coming back. HCBH always lose 2-3 players each year. Keena Mays already left. Could be wrong about this year? I am not putting all my eggs in one basket for the season.

I am happy the ladies are starting conference off well! People, look at the schedule they have played? Texas had a HORRIBLE game night. Few more minutes in the game Texas would have come back for the win. They are barely beating the weaker teams in the Big 12.

Now when HCBH have faith in her team and her coaching (cough cough) and schedule Stanford, UCONN, LSU or Tennessee in pre-season and they compete or win then I would be impressed with the overall program. Until then the jury is still out for the season!

Cody Stumma 2 years, 10 months ago

But that is what is different this year from last. Anybody remember Texas Tech last year at home? We blew a 15 point lead with 5 minutes to go and lost in OT. This year, they were able to avoid that loss.

They've played competitively against Kansas State which has already stunned Texas Tech and Texas A&M (both ranked). They are winning road games. Something that the girls are normally substantially horrible at in Conference play. Yet they've won all 3 road games. Granted they aren't Baylor, but they normally lose to almost every team on the road (except for Colorado).

Also, Bonnie's contract ends next year. At this point, let her finish it.

big12ku 2 years, 10 months ago

Nah. Bonnie should have been gone. As a matter of fact unless HCBH completely changes her character and coaching style (for the better), I'd like to see her retire completely from coaching and maybe take a job organizing charity events or commentating for games - something other than being in charge of mentoring youth. However, I do wish the ladies success this season in spite of their coach.

no_fan 2 years, 10 months ago

Code_2008 I agree with you until your last sentence.

big12ku lol commentate? You have to have a personality to be a commentator! HCBH NOT! By what I have read and heard from people who have had 1st hand experience with her, not the right person for that job either! Lol

hawkcat 2 years, 10 months ago

A KU win.....is it true...... tell her to leave after this season. She still can't hold a candle to Kansas ST.

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