When Kansas senior guard Angel Goodrich was in high school, her team at Sequoyah High in Tahlequah, Okla., used to make the trip to Norman for the University of Oklahoma’s team camp. By the end of the week, Oklahoma women’s basketball coach Sherri Coale would autograph Goodrich’s T-shirt and leave a personalized message.
By RUSTIN DODD
The Kansas City Star
“To my future point guard,” Goodrich recalls.
After Kansas’ 81-71 victory over No. 22 Oklahoma on Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse, Coale is probably glad she won’t have to think about that possibility much longer. Goodrich finished with 17 points and 10 assists, becoming Kansas’ all-time assists leader with 687 for her career. The record was previously held by former KU guard Lisa Braddy.
“I knew I’d come here (to Kansas) and try and be the person they needed me to be,” Goodrich said.
Senior forward Carolyn Davis added 24 points, while senior Monica Engelman had 21 as the Jayhawks improved to 16-8 and 7-6 in the Big 12. Oklahoma dropped to 18-7 and 8-5. The victory improved Kansas’ NCAA tournament stock as the Jayhawks try to return to the tourney after a Sweet 16 run last season. KU will return to the floor on Wednesday at Texas.
“We need to focus on the next one, and being ready for the next one,” KU coach Bonnie Henrickson said. “And then the whole ‘do your job, and kind of get dialed in ... and get tunnel vision.’ ”