Norma Bertoch | Posted: 29 Jan 2019 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

No 25 BYU women’s basketball travels to LMU and Pepperdine in WCC play this week

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PROVO, Utah— No. 25 BYU women's basketball travels to Los Angeles to takes on LMU Thursday, Jan. 31, at 5 p.m. PST.

On Saturday, the Cougars head to Malibu for a 2 p.m., PST game vs. Pepperdine. Fans can watch a live video stream of both league games on Live stats will be available at:

BYU at LMU Game Notes

No. 25 BYU women’s basketball improved its record to 17-3, 9-0 on the year with a 65-56 road win at San Diego, Saturday.  In this week’s West Coast Conference standings, the Cougars are in first place with a perfect 9-0 record.


  • For the first time since the 2011-12 season, the team made the Associated Press Top 25 Poll, coming in at No. 25, Monday.
  • BYU’s current 11-game win streak ties for third best in school history. The team’s longest win streak occurred during the 2015-16 season when it won 16 straight games.
  • Freshman Shaylee Gonzales, who has scored in double-digits in all games, leads in scoring and assists with 17.3 and 4.3 averages, respectively. Sophomore Paisley Johnson contributes 14.1 points while teammate junior Brenna Chase puts up 12.4 points a contest. Chase leads in steals with a 2.7 average. 
  • Senior forward Jasmine Moody tops the leaderboard in rebounding, averaging 6.0 boards a game. She picked up her first career double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds in the road win at San Diego, Saturday. In that same game, sophomore center Sara Hamson recorded a game-high seven blocks for a season-best in that category. She leads the team in blocks with a 2.1 average. Hamson is third on the team in rebounding pulling down 5.3 boards a game.
  • In the WCC, the Cougars rank second in scoring defense, scoring margin, field goal percentage defense, blocked shots and assist/turnover ratio; third in assists, turnover margin, defensive rebounds, and 3-point field goals made; fourth in 3-point field goal percentage and steals. 
  • In the first meeting with LMU, the Cougars picked up a 55-44 victory in Provo on Jan. 5. BYU has a 16-2 all-time lead in the series with the Lions. In Los Angeles, BYU is 5-2.


  • LMU has compiled an 11-10, 4-5 record.  Heading into this week’s WCC action, the Lions are in sixth place in the league standings.
  • In league play, LMU has picked up wins over Portland, San Diego, San Francisco and Pacific.
  • The Lions are averaging 54.4 points and 41.3 rebounds a contest. The team shoots 38.3 percent from the field, 29.2 percent from 3-point range and 60.5 percent from the charity stripe.
  • Three players are contributing double-digit points for LMU, led by Chelsey Gipson’s 16.2 points. Teammate Gabby Green follows with 14.0 points a contest. Jasmine Jones rounds out the scoring output for the Lions with 10.9 points a game. Bree Alford leads the way in rebounding with a 9.8 average.


  • Pepperdine is 11-8, 5-4 on the season and is in fifth place in the latest WCC standings. They battle San Diego in Malibu on Thursday before hosting the Cougars on Saturday afternoon.
  • In league play, the Waves have recorded wins over Portland, San Diego, Santa Clara, San Francisco and LMU.
  • Saturday’s meeting with the Waves will be the second for the two league foes. BYU hosted Pepperdine on Jan. 3 when the Cougars recorded an 83-58 win.
  • In the series with the Waves, BYU has an 18-2 lead. In Malibu, the Cougars are 6-2 all-time.
  • Senior guard Yasmine Robinson-Bacote leads the way for Pepperdine in scoring and rebounding averaging 19.8 points and 7.3 rebounds a game. Junior guard Barbara Sitanggan is the second player on the squad to tally double-digit points with 10.5 points a game. She also leads the way in the assist category dishing out 4.6 assists a contest.

After the two road games in California, BYU women’s basketball returns to the Marriott Center to host two conference foes. The Cougars play Saint Mary’s on Thursday, Feb. 7 in the annual Kid’s Game, tipping off at 11 a.m. MDT. On Saturday, Feb. 9, Pacific comes to Provo for a matchup with the Cougars at 2 p.m. MDT. Both games are slated to air live on BYUtv and online at


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