By Jesse Newell, ljworld.com
Angel Goodrich has a chance to set the Kansas University women’s basketball single-season assist record during the Jayhawks’ road game against Texas Tech at 7 tonight.
Just don’t expect her to make a big fuss if she does.
“Like I’ve said before, I don’t really care about records. I just care about the outcome of the games,” Goodrich said. “I just give thanks to my teammates, because I wouldn’t be able to have assists if they didn’t make the shots. Without them, I wouldn’t be really making a record.”
With four games left in the regular season, Goodrich already has recorded 200 assists, which is just seven behind Lisa Braddy’s school record of 207 assists set in 1988.
KU coach Bonnie Henrickson said Goodrich has a “phenomenal” ability to get the ball to players in positions where they can take easy shots.
“It’s just who she is. She has a gift,” Henrickson said. “It’s pretty special to watch her. Most of the time, I’ve been around her long enough to know, ‘She’s going to throw it right there,’ and sure enough, she does.”
The 5-foot-4 Goodrich is averaging 7.7 assists this season, which is second nationally.
Her role has changed in the last couple of weeks, though, as she’s being asked to shoot more following forward Carolyn Davis’ season-ending knee injury on Feb. 12.
Even with Goodrich and 6-foot-2 forward Aishah Sutherland as the top two options offensively for KU (17-9 overall, 6-8 Big 12), Henrickson said she needs more out of those behind them as well.