One Home MWC Game Against Air Force On Tap

Cougar fans set to cheer for team Wednesday when the Air Force Academy comes to the Marriott Center (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

The first half of MWC play concludes this week for BYU’s women’s basketball team (14-5, 4-3). On Wed., Feb. 4, the Cougars host the Air Force Academy (4-16, 0-7). The game starts at 7 p.m., and is scheduled to air live on BYUTV.

Game Information

When:02/02/09 Who: vs.AF Tip: 7 p.m. MST Arena: Marriott Ctr.

Broadcast Plans

Television: The game between BYU and the Air Force Academy will air live worldwide on BYUTV. Jarom Jordan and Cougar standout Kristen Kozlowski will call the action.

Internet: Live audio streaming is available for both games via the internet at BYU Radio with Jay Monsen calling the action. A link is available by going to http://www.byucougars.com/basketball_w/

Stats: Live stats through GameTracker are available as well. A link is available by logging on to the BYU women’s basketball home page at http://www.byucougars.com/basketball_w/

BYU Probable Starters

No. Name Pos. Ht. Yr. PPG RPG

03 Jazmine Foreman G 5-5 So 7.2 3.7

22 Mindy Nielson G 5-10 So 11.3 4.2

32 Shawnee Slade F 5-11 Sr 10.3 4.3

45 Keilani Moeaki F 6-2 So 6.4 3.6

54 Cassie King C 6-3 Sr 7.2 5.8

Off the Bench

No. Name Pos. Ht. Yr. PPG RPG

23 Coriann Wood F 6-1 So 7.4 4.7

35 Kristen Riley C 6-3 Fr 3.8 3.5

14 Sarah Hostetter G/F 5-11 Sr 2.9 0.8

24 Dani Peterson F 6-1 Fr 1.6 1.6

21 Stephanie Buhler F 6-1 Fr (rs) 1.6 0.1

55 Megan Marks F 6-3 So 1.4 1.3

01 Jenteal Jackson G 5-7 Fr 0.9 0.7

13 Jaime Judkins G 5-6 Jr 0.8 0.2

2008-09 Cougar Stats Summary --

-- Shooting from the field: (.389, 439-1128)

-- Shooting from the free-throw line: (.722, 195-270)

-- Shooting from three-point line: (.274, 90-328)

-- Average points per game: 61.2

-- Average assists per game: 13.7

-- Average steals per game: 9.6

-- Average blocks per game: 3.5

-- Average turnovers per game: 17.4

Head Coach - Jeff Judkins

Overall Record: 153-83

2008-09: 14-5, 4-3

This Week's MWC Opponent

Air Force Academy (Feb. 4, 2009) in Provo, UT - 7 p.m. (MST)

The Air Force Falcons come to Provo with a 4-16, 0-7 record and are in last place in the MWC standings. After the game with BYU on Wednesday, they return home to host SDSU. The Falcons rank fourth in the country in free throw percentage shooting 78.7 from the charity stripe. Raimee Beck and Brooke Cultra are the two players for the Air Force that are scoring in double figures. Beck scores 12.9 points and 5.7 rebounds while Cultra contributes 12.7 points and 6.8 boards a game. Kim Kreke tops the list in the rebound category with 9.7 boards per contest. Anna Gault is the team’s assist leader with a total of 72 to date and Beck is at the top in steals with 26 so far this year. Head Coach Ardie McInelly is in her eighth season at the helm of the women’s basketball program at the Academy.

Air Force Probable Starters

No. Name Pos. Ht. Yr. PPG RPG

54 Liz Dunsworth F 6-2 So 3.7 4.1

43 Kim Kreke C 6-4 Sr 9.5 9.7

34 Brooke Cultra F/G 6-0 Sr 12.7 6.8

22 Raimee Beck G 5-8 So 12.9 5.7

04 Anna Gault G 5-5 Fr 2.0 1.6

Stat Comparison

Category BYU AF

Points: 61.2 51.5

FG: .389 .341

FT: .722 .787

3FG: .274 .297

Reb: 37.7 36.7

Series Information

Record: BYU leads the series 20-1

Last Meeting: Both league foes met twice during last season’s MWC race with each team winning on its home court. On Jan. 30, the Cougars grabbed a 52-47 victory in the Marriott Center. At Clune Arena in Colorado Springs, the Academy picked up a 54-49 win on Mar. 1, for the first time in the series between the two schools.

What’s Next

After the home game with the Air Force Academy, the second half of league action begins with BYU traveling to Ft. Collins to battle CSU on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. On Sat., Feb. 14 the team hosts TCU in a 3 p.m., tip off from the Marriott Center. The contest with the Horned Frogs is scheduled to air live worldwide on BYUTV.

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