Kenny Cox | Posted: 8 Nov 2021 | Updated: 24 Nov 2021

BYU women's basketball opens the season against Lipscomb

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PROVO, Utah – The BYU women's basketball team will host Lipscomb on Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the Marriott Center in the 2021-22 season opener. 

The game will be streamed live on and the BYUtv App. 


  • BYU enters the 2021-22 campaign as the favorite to win the West Coast Conference championship, having received eight first-place votes in the WCC preseason poll by the league's head coaches.
  • All five starters from 2020-21 return, including preseason All-WCC selections Shaylee Gonzales (17.8 ppg), Paisley Harding (14.1 ppg) and Lauren Gustin (11.3 ppg, 12.6 rbg). 
  • BYU's top six scorers all return including the three preseason All-WCC picks, in addition to Tegan Graham (8.3 ppg), Sara Hamson (5.1 ppg) and Maria Albiero (5.0 ppg). 
  • The Cougars went 19-6 in 2020-21, making it to the second round of the NCAA tournament before falling to Arizona, the No. 3 seed who ended up runner-up to the national title.
  • Head coach Jeff Judkins returns for his 21st season after earning his fifth conference coach of the year honor last season. Judkins has a career record of 430-200 at BYU, nine NCAA tournament appearances and has won at least 20 games in 12 seasons.
  • Guard Shaylee Gonzales returns after earning WCC Co-Player of the Year in 2020-21. She led the team in scoring and was second in the WCC at 17.8 points per game. Also led BYU in steals (2.4 spg) and assists (3.6 apg).
  • Forward Lauren Gustin was named to the Becky Hammon Player of the Year Watch List after earning earning a AP All-America honorable mention last year with 11.3 points per game and 12.6 rebounds per game – tops in the WCC and sixth nationally.


Notes, statistics and postgame media availability will be available in this BYU Box folder. 


  • Lipscomb boasted its best record since the 2017-18 season in 2020-2021 going 12-10.
  • Head coach Lauren Sumski is in her third season at Lipscomb
  • The Bisons went undefeated at home, posting a 10-0 record.
  • Lipscomb made the ASUN Semifinal for the first time since 2018 last year, losing to eventual champion, FGCU in the semifinal.
  • Lipscomb returns more than 62% of its scoring from last season.



Following the opener against Lipscomb, BYU hosts Fresno State on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 4 p.m. in the Marriott Center. The game will be streamed live on and the BYUtv App.