Cougar women are at SUU Tuesday and at UVU Thursday
PROVO, Utah — With a 5-1 record and a four-game win streak, BYU women’s basketball gets set to play two road games vs. in-state teams.
The Cougars travel to Cedar City to take on SUU (1-3), Tuesday, Nov. 27 in a 6:30 p.m. MST tipoff. They then play at Utah Valley University on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 11 a.m. MST. The game between BYU and UVU will be played at Lockhart Arena. Live video streams and live stats will be available for both games.
- The Cougars are 5-1 on the year and are off to their best start since starting 9-0 during the 2013-14 season.
- BYU is coming off two wins at the SDSU Thanksgiving Classic. In the tournament, the Cougars beat TCU 61-58 and CBU 76-69.
- BYU is shooting 40.5 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from the 3-point line and 68.2 percent when shooting from the free throw line.
- Freshman Shaylee Gonzales leads the team in scoring with a 16.5 average. Junior Brenna Chase is next with 14.2 points with teammate Paisley Johnson contributing 13.7 points.
- Junior forward Shalae Salmon tops the leaderboard in the rebounds category pulling down 6.5 boards a game. Chase tops the stat sheet in two categories. In assists, she averages 5.1 per contest and in steals, she gets 3.0 per game
- The Thunderbirds have compiled a 1-3 record to date with a win over West Coast Conference foe San Diego.
- SUU was selected to finish in last place in the Big Sky Preseason Poll. The Thunderbirds are the second of three teams BYU will play from the Big Sky Conference. They already played Eastern Washington and will host Northern Colorado on December 21st.
- The Wolverines have a 4-1 record heading into Thursday’s game with BYU. They have wins over UC Santa Barbara, University of La Verne, Ottawa University Arizona and Arizona Christian. Their lone loss was to West Coast Conference foe Portland.
- UVU scores 75.0 points, grabs 40.8 rebounds while shooting 46.3 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from behind the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line.
- Three players put up double-digit points for the Wolverines, led by 14.2 points from Jordan Holland, Eve Braslis follows with 13.6 points. Alexis Cortes rounds out their scoring output with 11.2 points a game. Braslis is their rebounds leader with 7.4 boards a contest.
- UVU was selected to finish eighth in the 2018-19 Western Athletic Conference preseason poll. They return eight letterwinners and two starters from a squad that went 11-19, 9-6 last season.
UP NEXT FOR BYU
BYU will round out its three-week, six-game road swing with a game against in-state rival Utah. The Cougars and Utes will play in the Huntsman Center on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. The game will be carried live on the Pac-12 network.