At In-state Rival Utah State Saturday

(Photo by Jonathan Hardy/BYU Photo)

With a (9-2) record and on an eight-game win streak, BYU women’s basketball plays one more in-state rival this week.

The Cougars travel to Logan to battle Utah State (5-4) on Sat. Dec. 17 at 3 p.m.

The game airs live on KCSG-TV and on BYU Radio.

2011-12 BYU Probable Starters          
No. Name   Pos. Ht. Yr. PPG RPG
32 Dani Peterson   F 6-1 Sr 7.7 4.4
35 Kristen Riley   C 6-3 Sr 7.3 6.1
33 Haley Steed   G 5-4 Sr 9.6 6.1
04 Kim Parker G 5-11 So 12.7 3.5
21 Lexi Eaton G 5-10 Fr 9.4 2.8

2011-12 Stats Summary
-- Shooting from field: (.430, 288-669)
-- Shooting from three-point line: (.347, 69-199)
-- Shooting from free-throw line: (.726, 156-215)
-- Average points per game: 72.8
-- Average rebounds per game: 40.3
-- Average assists per game: 19.2
-- Average steals per game: 10.8
-- Average blocks per game: 5.3
-- Average turnovers per game: 15.8

About BYU
--The Cougars leading scorer is sophomore Kim Parker who averages 12.7 points per game.
--Kristen Riley and Haley Steed, both seniors and co-captains are tied in the rebound category averaging 6.1 boards a contest. Senior forward Dani Peterson follows grabbing 4.4 boards a contest.
--Steed leads the way in assists and steals with 67 and 25 respectively.
--Jennifer Hamson tops the list in blocks with 24.
-- Peterson has the team’s best field goal percentage (.561, 32-57).
--True freshman Lexi Eaton has the team’s best free throw percentage (.885, 23-26).

Cougs Receiving Votes
With a 9-2 overall record, the BYU women’s basketball is receiving (2) votes in this week’s (12/12/11) Associated Press Poll.

Win Streak
The Cougars have won eight games in a row, which is the longest current winning streak in the West Coast Conference and the sixth longest in the NCAA.

 

SATURDAY OPPONENT
Utah State

Utah State has a 5-4 record so far this year including a 3-0 mark at home. They return 10 letterwinners including three starters from last year’s team that tallied an 18-15 record, finished third in the WAC and advanced to the second round of the WNIT. The Aggies are led by Ashlee Brown who averages 17.2 points and 10.1 boards a game.  She’s followed by Brooke Jackson who puts up 12.4 points and grabs 2.7 rebounds a contest. Devyn Christensen has the most assists for Utah State with 25 while Brown tops the list in steals with a team best 22. The team is shooting 41 percent from the field, 82 percent from the free throw line while averaging 70.1 points per game. Head coach Raegan Pebley is in her eighth season with Utah State’s women’s basketball program. 

2011-12 Utah State Probable Starters          
No. Name   Pos. Ht. Yr. PPG RPG
22 Ashlee Brown   F 6-0 Sr 17.2 10.1
25 Maddy Plunkett   F 6-2 Sr 9.3 3.3
04 Devyn Christensen   G 5-6 Jr 8.5 1.6
03 Jennifer Schlott G 5-6 So 9.0 1.6
11 Jenna Johnson G 5-10 Jr 4.0 2.4

Series Breakdown
Overall Series Record: BYU leads 29-3
BYU Record in Provo: 14-1
BYU Record in Logan: 12-2
BYU Record in Neutral Sites: 2-0
BYU Record under coach Judkins: 5-0
BYU Record in Overtime Games: 1-0

Last Meeting
These two in-state rivals met twice last year. In the regular season game in Provo, the Cougars captured the 84-52 victory on 11/23/10. BYU had six players in double figures including a double-double from Kristen Riley with 13 points and 10 rebounds. The two schools battled again in the second round of the WNIT with BYU getting the 102-63 win on 3/19/11. The Cougars once again had six players with double digits in points led by 19 points a piece from Haley Hall and Kim Parker.

 

What’s Next
The Cougars host one more home game before the Christmas break and prior to beginning play in the West Coast Conference. BYU hosts Nevada on Dec. 22 in a 1 p.m. tip from the Marriott Center. The game can be seen live worldwide on BYUtv.

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