Norma Bertoch | Posted: 26 Nov 2019 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Second straight home game brings in-state rival Utah to the Marriott Center Friday
PROVO, Utah — In its second consecutive home game, BYU women’s basketball hosts in-state rival, the University of Utah this Friday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. The game will be carried live on BYUtv and on the BYUtv App.
- After a 67-50 home victory over Utah State, BYU women's basketball improved its record to 3-1 on the year and is on a two-game win streak
- With 396 total wins, head coach Jeff Judkins is the all-time winningest men’s or women’s BYU basketball head coach. He needs four wins to reach 400 victories, a coaching milestone
- This Friday’s game vs. the Utes is the second team from the Pac-12 that the Cougar women will play; they already played at Washington State and are slated to play Arizona State and Oregon State next month
- In this week’s USA Today Women’s Basketball Coaches Poll, the Cougars play two teams ranked in the top-25; Oregon State (No. 5) and Gonzaga (No. 21); ASU is receiving votes (31)
- Three players are putting up double figures in scoring led by 14.3 points from junior guard Paisley Johnson; senior guard Brenna Chase Drollinger is second with her 12.3 average; Jasmine Moody follows contributing 11 points a game
- The team’s assist leader is junior guard Maria Albiero (3.8 apg); in steals, the team is led by Drollinger (2.5 spg); junior center Sara Hamson leads the way in rebounds (11.3) and blocks (3.3)
- After finishing second in last year’s West Coast Conference race and winning the league’s tournament crown, BYU was selected to finish second in the conference race
- Three Cougar players were named to the 2019-20 Preseason All-WCC Team: Drollinger, Johnson and Hamson
- Utah enters the week on a three-game win streak and a 3-3 record with wins over Eastern Washington, Texas Southern and UTSA
- The Utes were picked to finish seventh in this year’s Pac-12 race
- The team returns five letterwinners and two starters
- Last season, Utah finished the year with a 20-10, 9-9 record including a sixth-place finish in league play
- Head coach Lynn Roberts is in her fifth season at the helm of the women’s program where she has compiled a 75-57 record
UP NEXT FOR BYU
The Cougars take to the road next week, this time to Tempe, Arizona to take on their second of four programs from the Pac-12, Arizona State. BYU and the Sun Devils meet on Friday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. MST. Fans can follow the game on the Pac-12 Network.
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