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Women's Basketball Headed To Colorado For Monday Matchup

Dec 12, 2020

Utah Game Notes (PDF)

THE GAME
The University of Utah women's basketball program turns its attention back to Pac-12 play as they travel to Boulder to take on the Colorado Buffaloes on Monday, Dec. 14. The game is set for a 12 p.m. MT tip and will air on the Pac-12 Networks.
 
UTAH vs. THE PAC-12
The Utes are 121-172 all-time against current members of the Pac-12. Since joining the Pac-12 in 2011, Utah is 60-104 in conference play.
 
HOW TO TUNE IN
Utah's game against Colorado will air on Pac-12 Networks with Thad Anderson and Earl Watson on the call. Fans can also tune in on ESPN 700 and listen to play-by-play announcer Tyson Ewing and analyst Amanda Smith on the call.
 
THREE POINTERS
•   Through just three games, Utah has drained 26 three-pointers, which ranks fifth in the Pac-12. They are averaging 8.7 per game, the third year in a row the Utes have averaged over eight per game.  
•   Utah brought in the No. 20-ranked recruiting class by ESPN in freshmen Kennady McQueen (four-star, Top 100 recruit), Peyton McFarland (four-star, Top 100 recruit) and Donna Ntambue (Top 15 recruit in Canada), adding 6-5 Aussie Kelsey Rees in April. 
•   The Utes bring size to the court this season, averaging out at 6-1 between the 14 players on the roster. Ten of Utah's 14 squad members are 6-0 or taller.
 
NEXT UP
Utah will begin a four-game home stand that will go into the new year, starting with Arizona State on Friday, Dec. 18. The game against the Sun Devils will tip off at 3 p.m. MT and air on Pac-12 Networks.
 
STAY HOME, STAY ENGAGED
Per the Pac-12's COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee, fans will not be allowed at games to begin the season with the decision being revisited based upon health and safety considerations in January 2021. Despite not being in the arena, there are several ways to stay up-to-date and engaged in the game. Fans can follow the Utes on Twitter (@UtahWBB) and Instagram (@UtahWBB) along with catching interesting and informative stories on UtahUtes.com.

Last Time Out: Utah played its only regular season non-conference game against the Montana State Bobcats on Friday, Dec. 11, winning 73-63. Through 11 different lead changes, the Utes came out on top after shooting 46-percent from the floor and 44-percent from the arc, holding the Bobcats to just four threes after they dropped 14 in their first game.  
•   Dru Gylten finished with a career-high 13 assists against the Bobcats, just two short of the single-game record at Utah.
•   Utah had four players land in double-digits with Kemery Martín (12), Andrea Torres (11), Brynna Maxwell (11) and Lola Pendande (10) all putting together strong performances.

TEAM NOTES
•   Utah beat No. 15 Oregon State on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, the first win over a Top 25 opponent on the road since they took down No. 19 Arizona State in Tempe on Jan. 19, 2018.
•   Through three games this season, 65-percent of Utah's scoring is coming from the starting lineup (Maxwell, Gylten, Becker, Torres, Pendande) while Utah's sophomore class is accounting for 50-percent of the scoring (Maxwell, Martín, Pendande).
•   Utah has hit eight or more threes in 54 games under the direction of Lynne Roberts, going 42-12 in those games. Utah has hit 10-or-more threes in back-to-back games, knocking down 10 against Oregon State on Dec. 8 and a season-high 12 against Montana State on Dec. 11.
 •  Gylten recorded a career-high 13 assists in Utah's game against Montana State (12/11), passing her previous career-best of 12 that she set against Arizona State last season. Her 13 assists against Montana State was two shy of tying the school record for single-game assists (15, Holly Rawlings vs. BYU, 1981; Monica Starrett vs. Boise State, 1981). It was the most by a Ute in a game since Leilani Mitchell had 13 against UNLV on March 8, 2008.
•   Maxwell has scored 51 points through just three games (17.0 ppg) this season and is 42 points away from breaking the 500-career points mark as a sophomore.