(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)
With a decisive 75-60 victory over Denver, the Cougar women’s basketball team (24-8) advanced to the second round of the WNIT.
BYU hosts instate rival Utah State, who improved to 18-14 on the year with a first round home win over Arizona. Tip off for the Cougars and Aggies game is 3 p.m.
USU GAME PROMOTIONS
The first 200 All-Sport Pass holders get in free and will get a free hot dog with the purchase of a large drink (1 per All-Sport Pass).
Following the women’s game, fans are invited to stay for the “Men’s Watch Party” to cheer on the men’s team vs. Gonzaga. Tip off is 5:45 p.m. During the “watch party” All-Sport Pass holders receive a free large popcorn with a large drink purchase (1 per All-Sport Pass). The men’s game will likely be projected onto a white screen on the court.
Ticket prices for Saturday’s game:
All reserved seats: $7
General Admission: $6
Children 5 and under are free
-The Cougars are led in scoring by senior guard Mindy Bonham who averages 12.8 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. Senior forward Coriann Fraughton follows averaging 11.7 points and a team high 7.4 rebounds per contest. She also has the best free throw percentage at .774, 48-62.
-Bonham also tops the list in assists with a total of 163.
-Haley Hall has the most steals on the team with 60.
-Freshman center Jennifer Hamson is tops in the field goal percentage category at .557, 83-149. She also has the most blocks on the team with 44.
-The BYU bench has outscored its opponents 685 to 399 as of 3/18/11. The most points scored by the Cougar bench to date are 44 in the win over BYU-Hawaii on 12/3/10. The most bench points from an opponent on the year are 31 recorded by BYU-Hawaii.
-BYU’s reserves are outrebounding their opponents 434 to 301 as of 3/18/11. The most rebounds by the Cougar bench are 28 vs. Utah State on 11/23/10. The most boards by the opponent bench are Utah State with 24.
ABOUT WNIT SECOND ROUND OPPONENT
UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
Utah State advanced to the second round of the WNIT with an impressive 103-95 victory over the University of Arizona on Thursday night. To date, the Aggies have compiled a 18-14 record and are 7-7 when playing on the road. Junior forward Ashlee Brown tops the list in scoring and in rebounding for the team with 15.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. Devyn Christensen, a 5-6 sophomore guard, follows averaging 12.0 points and 2.3 boards per contest. Another guard, senior Alice Coddington, leads the team in both assists and steals with 136 and 82 respectively. Head coach Raegan Pebley is in her eighth year with the Utah State women’s basketball program.
Overall Series Record: BYU leads 28-3
BYU Record in Provo: 13-1
BYU Record in Logan: 12-2
BYU Record in Neutral Sites: 2-0
BYU Record under Jeff Judkins: 4-0
BYU Record in Overtime Games: 1-0
A home win in the second round of the WNIT would advance the Cougars to the third round. BYU would play the winner of the Southern Cal and Nevada game that is being played on Sun. Mar. 20. The dates for the third round are Mar. 23-25.