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April 5, 2009

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• Saturday’s announced attendance of 16,113 fans easily eclipsed the previous KU women’s record of 13,352 established in 1994 in a regular-season game against Colorado.

• However, the crowd was only the second-largest in WNIT history. New Mexico drew 18,108 for the 2001 title contest.

• KU’s Danielle McCray established a tournament rercord with 147 points, surpassing Wisconsin’s Jolene Anderson, who amassed 129 in 2007.

• Although McCray, a junior who is currently ninth on KU’s career scoring list, is regarded as a future pro, the WNBA does not take underclasswomen, meaning she has only one option for 2009-2010. “I’ll be back next year,” she said.

• McCray and teammate Sade Morris were joined on the all-tournament team by USF’s Shantia Grace and Jazmine Sepulveda, Boston College’s Carolyn Swords and Illinois State’s Kristi Cirone. Grace earned the MVP award.

• Kansas ended at 22-14, its best overall record in a decade.

• KU set a tourney record with 31 blocked shots in its five games.

• The Jayhawks had more assists (14) than turnovers (11) for the 11th time this season. They were 9-2 in those games.

• In 18 games against Big 12 foes — 16 regular season and two in the league tourney — KU scored 70 or more points just twice. In the WNIT, they were scored in the 70s in all five games.

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