League play continues this week for the Cougar women’s basketball team. BYU (11-6, 3-0) travels to Ft. Worth to take on TCU (12-6, 4-0) Wed. Jan. 18 in an 8 p.m. CT tip off. The team then returns to the Marriott Center for a Sat. Jan. 22 afternoon matchup with CSU (8-8, 1-2) at 3 p.m.
2010-11 STATS SUMMARY
-- Shooting from field: (.417, 449-1076)
-- Shooting from three-point line: (.322, 128-398)
-- Shooting from free-throw line: (.687, 173-252)
-- Average points per game: 70.5
-- Average rebounds per game: 39.9
-- Average assists per game: 19.6
-- Average steals per game: 10.0
-- Average blocks per game: 3.4
-- Average turnovers per game: 15.4
Wednesday's game at TCU airs live at 8 p.m., CT on CBS C
Saturday's game vs. CSU airs live at 3 p.m., MT on BYUtv
Both games this week air live on BYU Radio LISTEN HERE
The Cougars are led in scoring by senior guard Mindy Bonham who averages 11.7 points and 3.2 rebounds per game. Senior forward Coriann Fraughton follows averaging 10.4 points and a team high 6.9 rebounds per contest.
Senior guard Haley Hall tops the assists and steals category with a total of 85 and 37 respectively.
Jazmine Foreman has the team’s best free throw percentage at .824, 28-34 while freshman center Jennifer Hamson is tops in the field goal percentage category at .614, 35-57.
-- BYU head coach Jeff Judkins has compiled an 191-105 record as of Jan. 13 and is nine wins away from picking up his 200th career victory.
-- Mindy Bonham has tallying a total of 1,079 points as of 1/13/11 which puts her in 18th place out of 20 on BYU’s 1,000-Points Club. She needs 44 points to tie for 17th place with Behka Stafford’s 1,123 total points.
-- Bonham has dished out a grand total of 371 career assists as of 1/13/11 which puts her in eighth place all time in career assists. She needs seven more to move into a seventh place tie with Cindy Battistone’s career total of 378.
-- Jazmine Foreman dished out three assists in the home win over Utah on 1/12/11, which gives her a career total of 354. The total places her tied for eighth place with teammate Mindy Bonham on the Cougars all-time assist leaders. Foreman needs 24 to tie with Cindy Battistone’s career total of 378.
-- In BYU’s number of games played category, Bonham and Foreman have played in a total of 108 games as of 1/13/11 which places the two tied for 17th place all time. They need to play in five more games to tie for 16th place with Cassie King’s 113 career contests played.
CSU GAME PROMOTIONS
It’s “Dance Day” vs CSU. Mention the word “DANCE” at the ticket office and receive FREE admission! The BYU Ballroom Dance Team is performing at halftime.
Participate in dance contests during the first and second half to win a dance outfit or swimsuit, courtesy of Lime Ricki.
Compete in a “Just Dance” competition on the Wii. And catch some other prizes and food vouchers thrown into the crowd. The first 100 fans will also receive the Kristen Riley poster.
ABOUT THIS WEEK’S OPPONENTS
The TCU Horned Frogs has compiled a 12-6, 4-0 record to date and is in first place entering this week’s MWC action. TCU returns four starters from last year’s squad that went 22-9, 12-4 and went to the first round of the postseason NCAA tournament. Leading the way in scoring for the Horned Frogs is senior guard Emily Carter who puts up 19.1 points and grabs 5.0 boards a game. She’s followed by another senior, Helena Sverrisdottir who contributes 16.3 points and 6.7 rebounds. Rounding out the double digit scoring output for TCU is sophomore forward Starr Crawford who tallies 11.1 points and grabs a team high 9.1 rebounds per game. Leading the way in assists and in steals is Sverrisdottir with a total of 74 and 44 respectively to date. Head coach Jeff Mittie enters his 12th season with the women’s basketball program.
Overall Series Record: BYU leads 9-7
BYU Record in Provo: 4-3
BYU Record in Ft. Worth : 4-4
BYU Record in Neutral Sites: 1-0
BYU Record under Jeff Judkins: 6-7
During last season’s MWC race, these two teams split the series with each team winning on its home floor. The first meeting was in Ft. Worth where the Horned Frogs picked up the 64-40 victory on Feb. 3. Then on Mar. 6, the homestanding Cougar team captured the 70-65 win.
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY
CSU is in sixth place in the latest MWC standings with a 8-8, 1-2 record. They host UNLV on Tues. Jan. 18 before making the trip to Provo to battle the Cougars on Sat. afternoon. Head coach Kristen Holt is in her third year at the helm of the Rams’s women’s basketball program. On this year’s squad are four returning starters along with eight letterwinners. CSU has three players scoring in double figures led by 16.4 points from junior guard/forward combo Kim Mestdagh. She also grabs 5.3 rebounds per contest. Sam Martin follows with 11.8 points and 6.3 rebounds while teammate Chatilla van Grinsven contributes 10.6 points and a team high 6.4 rebounds per contest. Mestdagh leads the way in both assists (39) and in steals (26).
Overall Series Record: BYU leads 51-22
BYU Record in Provo: 26-6
BYU Record in Ft. Collins: 18-14
BYU Record in Neutral Sites: 7-2
BYU Record under Jeff Judkins: 15-5
These two MWC foes played twice during last year’s conference race with the Cougars sweeping the series. In the first meeting, BYU won 67-58 in Ft. Collins on Jan. 16. In their second matchup in Provo, the Cougars picked up a 72-54 victory on Feb. 17.
After the home game with CSU on Jan. 22, the Cougars travel to San Diego to battle the Aztecs on Jan. 26 before hosting the University of New Mexico on Jan. 29.