Off to a 2-0 start at Allen Fieldhouse, the Kansas University women’s basketball team faces its first road challenge of the season at 1 this afternoon, when the Jayhawks face Wake Forest at Lawrence Joel Memorial Coliseum, in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Though junior KU forward Carolyn Davis made her season debut and scored 14 points in the Jayhawks’ Wednesday victory over Creighton at Allen, Kansas coach Bonnie Henrickson said Davis, a preseason All-Big 12 forward, would be evaluated daily to check out the status of a still-healing stress fracture in her right foot. Davis might very well play (and even start) against the Demon Deacons (2-0), but is not listed as a probable starter. As was the case entering the Creighton game, sophomore forward Tania Jackson is listed in place of Davis (who started in KU’s 73-59 victory against the Bluejays).
With Davis not yet back to full strength, senior forward Aishah Sutherland has led Kansas through two games, averaging 15 points and 11 rebounds. Junior shooting guard Monica Engelman (14.5 points), junior guard Angel Goodrich (12.5 points) and Jackson (11 ppg) also have averaged double-figure points for KU.
The Jayhawks’ ACC foe has defeated Monmouth and Coppin State in its two games.
Kansas and Wake Forest have played each other just once — on Dec. 30, 1988, at Allen Fieldhouse. KU won, 105-100, in triple overtime.