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Women's Basketball Ready For No. 6 Arizona Sunday

Dec 19, 2020

Utah Game Notes (PDF)

The University of Utah women's basketball program will host the No. 6 Arizona Wildcats on Sunday, Dec. 20 in the Jon M. Huntsman Center for its second-straight home contest. The game is set to tip off at 12 p.m. MT, airing on Pac-12 Networks.
The Utah Women's Basketball program has an 81-percent winning percentage when playing in Salt Lake City, holding an all-time record of 507-118. The Utes have nine seasons without a loss at the Jon M. Huntsman Center, also posting a 28-game home winning streak that lasted from Jan. 12, 1995 to Feb. 8, 1997.
Utah's game against Arizona will air on Pac-12 Networks on Sunday with Krista Blunk and Amanda Smith on the call. Fans can also tune in to ESPN 700 with Tyson Ewing giving play-by-play action on the radio. Live stats for the game will be available on on the women's basketball schedule page.
•   Utah's aggressiveness on defense has been a highlight through five games, ranking in the top-40 nationally and third in the Pac-12 in blocks per game (5.2), also ranking fourth in the Pac-12 in steals per game (9.2).    
•   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.
Utah will turn its attention to the Washington schools to bring in the New Year, playing against Washington State on Jan. 1 and Washington on Jan. 3 with times and TV selections being announced at a later date.  
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

•   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.
•   Utah's sophomore class (Brynna Maxwell, Lola Pendande, Kemery Martín) has scored 133 of Utah's 299 points this season (45%) with all three starting at least one game each.
•   Dru Gylten currently leads the Pac-12 in total assists (25) and assists per game (5.0).
•   Maxwell is 22-of-23 from the free throw line this season, which ranks 30th nationally and second in the Pac-12.
•   Peyton McFarland recorded a career-high six blocks against Arizona State (12/18), the most by a Ute since Kristi Rose put up a school record nine against Colorado State on Feb. 8, 1997. McFarland now ranks second all-time at Utah in single-game blocks behind Rose.