Josh Carter | Posted: 12 Feb 2021 | Updated: 13 Feb 2021

Cougars Close Out Road Trip at Saint Mary’s

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Graham Drive vs. SMC 2020-21

MORAGA, Calif. — BYU women’s basketball will close its three-game California road trip when it faces Saint Mary’s on Saturday, Feb. 13, at the University Credit Union Pavilion. Tip-off is scheduled for 12 p.m. PST and the game will be streamed live on the WCC Network.

BYU at Saint Mary's Game Notes

ABOUT BYU (13-3, 9-2)

  • The Cougars, fresh off a 65-52 road win over Pacific on Thursday, have won four straight and seven of their last eight
  • BYU remains in 2nd place in the WCC standings, 2.5 games behind No. 17 Gonzaga and a game ahead of third-place San Diego
  • Lauren Gustin is the nation’s second-leading rebounder (12.9 rpg) and ranks 15th in the country for double-doubles with nine
  • Sara Hamson is averaging 2.8 blocks per contest, good for 15th in the NCAA
  • Shaylee Gonzales, the WCC’s second-leading scorer, leads the team in scoring (17.9 ppg), assists (3.9 apg) and steals (2.5 spg)
  • Following Gonzales, Paisley Johnson Harding (12.6 ppg), Gustin (11.9 ppg) and Tegan Graham round out BYU’s top four scorers
  • As a team, the Cougars rank 13th in the nation in field-goal percentage defense (.346) and 17th in assists per game (17.2)

ABOUT SAINT MARY’S (5-15, 3-11)

  • The Gaels, who lost 82-73 to San Diego at home on Thursday, have lost five straight and currently sit in 9th place in the WCC standings
  • Junior guard Taycee Wedin (12.3 ppg) and senior guard Madeline Holland (11.9 ppg) pace Saint Mary’s in scoring
  • Senior guard Brianna Simonich leads the Gaels in rebounds (8.7 rpg), assists (2.7 apg) and steals (1.5 spg)
  • As a team, the Gaels rank fifth in the WCC in field-goal percentage (.414) and three-point field goal percentage (.329). They also rank third in the conference in three-pointers per game (6.9)
  • Last season, Saint Mary’s finished 7th in the WCC regular season standings. The Gaels were picked to finish 5th in the 2020-21 WCC Preseason Poll


  • BYU holds a 13-10 all-time series lead over the Gaels
  • The Cougars are 4-6 when playing Saint Mary’s in Moraga
  • Earlier this season, BYU defeated the Gaels 80-63 in the Marriott Center


BYU returns to the Marriott Center next week for its final homestand of the regular season, taking on No. 17 Gonzaga on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 6 p.m. MST. The contest will be broadcast live on BYUtv and on the BYUtv App. 

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