Utah State visits the Marriott Center on Tuesday
PROVO, Utah – BYU women's basketball welcomes in-state foe Utah State to the Marriott Center for a 12 noon game on Tuesday, Nov. 23. The game will be broadcast on BYUtv.org and the BYUtv App.
- LAST GAME: The Cougars dominated Boise State 84-40 to move to 4-0. Four players scored in double figures.
- SERIES: BYU leads the series 38-4 and have won the last three games. BYU beat the Aggies 87-66 last year.
- BYU was picked win the WCC title, receiving eight first-place votes in the preseason poll.
- The Cougars are 4-0 to start the year for the first time since the 2013-14 season. BYU started 9-0 that year and finished 28-7 and made a run to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
- Paisley Harding was named the WCC Player of the Week after 25 vs. Arizona State and 12 against Boise State.
- Head coach Jeff Judkins returns for his 21st season after earning his fifth conference coach of the year honor last season. He has a career record of 434-200, nine NCAA tournaments and has won at least 20 games 12 times.
Utah State (2-2)
- The Aggies are 2-2 with wins over Westminster and Cal State Fullerton. Utah State returns eight letterwinners from last year’s squad. Headlining the returners include senior Emmie Harris, who averaged 8.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game in 22 contests. Junior Faith Brantley also returns having averaged 7.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game a season ago.
- The Aggies made several changes to the coaching staff for the 2021-22 season. Jauwan Scaife remains as assistant coach while also taking on the responsibility of recruiting coordinator. Taylor Ignoto officially joins the staff as an assistant coach after spending last season as director of basketball operations. Marc Wilson also joins as an assistant coach, bringing 21 years of Division-I coaching experience with him. Claire Gritt makes her coaching debut as graduate manager after concluding her playing career at Denver, which included three seasons under current USU head coach Kayla Ard.
Consistent with current Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and BYU requirements, BYU Athletics will require masks in indoor venues when physical distancing isn’t maintained. This includes a requirement for those attending indoor athletic events, such as volleyball in the Smith Fieldhouse, basketball inside the Marriott Center and inside the loges at LaVell Edwards Stadium. Wearing a mask will be required for entry to indoor BYU venues. Masks will not be required for outdoor BYU venues.
BYU strongly urges students, employees and campus guests to follow recent counsel from the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to get vaccinated and wear masks.