2012 Women's Basketball Season Review

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BYU Women’s Basketball Season Review (2011-12)

  • 2012 West Coast Conference Tournament Champions with 78-66 win over Gonzaga
  • No. 10 Seed in NCAA Tournament, played at DePaul, the No. 7 seed
  • 26-7 record (sixth 20-win season in 10 years)
  • Team ranked No. 1 in the nation in assists per game
  • First NCAA appearance since 2007 (ninth NCAA tournament appearance and 12th postseason appearance in 15 years)
  • Head Coach Jeff Judkins became winningest women’s basketball coach at BYU picking up his 220th career victory with the 80-56 home win over Pepperdine on Jan. 12, 2012. On that night his record was 220-111 (.665)
  • Concludes season with a 39 RPI
  • Ranked in the polls for the first time since 2006
  • Ranked No. 23 in the AP Poll the week of Jan. 23, 2012
  • Ranked No. 23 in the AP Poll the week of Feb.13, 2012
  • Received votes in the AP Poll on Jan. 16, 2012 and Dec. 26, 2011
  • Received votes in the USA Today ESPN Coaches Poll on Dec. 26, 2011; on Jan. 24, 2012; Jan. 31, 2012; Feb. 7, 2012 and on Feb. 14, 2012

2012 Honors

Records Broken

  • Haley Steed – ranks second all-time in career assists with 559
  • Haley Steed – holds record for assists in a season with 236
  • Haley Steed – ranks eighth all-time in career steals with 220
  • Haley Steed - ranks fourth all-time in career 3-pointers made with 190
  • Kristen Riley – ranks sixth all-time in career rebounds with 744
  • Kristen Riley – ranks fifth all-time in career blocks with 87
  • Kristen Riley – ranks 19th all-time in total career points with 1,042
  • Kristen Riley – ranks second in total games played with 129
  • Jennifer Hamson – ranks fifth all-time in career blocks with 121

NCAA Team Rankings

  • First in assists
  • Sixth in assist/turnover ratio
  • Seventh in blocked shots
  • 13th in field-goal percentage defense
  • 14th in scoring margin
  • 16th in field-goal percentage
  • 19th (tie) in won-loss percentage
  • 30th in 3-point field-goal percentage
  • 32nd in 3-point field goals per game
  • 33rd in scoring offense
  • 38th in free-throw percentage
  • 40th in rebound margin

NCAA Player Rankings

Team Records

  • 22-1 when they were ahead at the half
  • 8-0 when they shot 50% or better
  • 22-4 when they made five or more 3-pointer
  • 18-4 when they outrebounded opponents

Team Ranking in the West Coast Conference

  • First in scoring margin
  • First in field goal percentage defense
  • First in blocked shots
  • First in assists
  • First in assist/turnover ratio
  • First in defensive rebounds
  • Second in scoring offense
  • Second in scoring defense
  • Second in free throw percentage
  • Second in field goal percentage
  • Second in rebounding defense
  • Second in 3-point field goals made
  • Second in defensive rebound percentage
  • Third in 3-point field goal percentage
  • Third in 3-point field goal percentage defense
  • Third in rebounding margin
  • Fourth in rebounding offense
  • Fourth in steals
  • Fourth in turnover margin
  • Fifth in offensive rebounds
  • Fifth in offensive rebound percentage