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Women's Basketball To Host Washington Sunday at 2 p.m.

Jan 2, 2021

Utah Game Notes (PDF)

THE GAME
The University of Utah women's basketball program will have a quick turnaround as they host the Washington Huskies on Sunday, Jan. 3. The game will tip off at 2 p.m. MT in the Jon M. Huntsman Center, airing on Pac-12 Mountain and Pac-12 Washington.

HOME SWEET HUNTSMAN
The Utah Women's Basketball program has an 81-percent winning percentage when playing in Salt Lake City, holding an all-time record of 507-120. 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.

HOW TO TUNE IN
Utah's game against Washington will air on Pac-12 Mountain and Pac-12 Washington 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 UtahUtes.com on the women's basketball schedule page.

STARTING FIVE
•    Utah currently ranks in the top-half of the Pac-12 in blocks per game (5th, 4.9) and steals per game (5th, 9.3).     
•    Utah's underclassmen (3 sophomores, 4 freshmen) have scored 266 of Utah's 433 points (61%) this season.
•    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 has knocked off a Top 25 opponent every season under the direction of Lynne Roberts.
•    Utah will look to take extend its winning streak against Washington to 3-0 with a victory Sunday.

NEXT UP
Utah will head to California for its first series against the L.A. schools. The Utes take on USC on Friday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks) and UCLA on Sunday, Jan. 10 at 2 p.m. MT (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 this season. 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.

TEAM NOTES
•    Utah has hit eight or more threes in 55 games under the direction of Lynne Roberts, going 42-13 in those games. Utah hit 10-or-more threes in back-to-back games this season, knocking down 10 against Oregon State on Dec. 8 and a season-high 12 against Montana State on Dec. 11.
•    Utah's sophomore class (Brynna Maxwell, Lola Pendande, Kemery Martín) has scored 175 of Utah's 433 points this season (40%) with all three starting at least one game each.
•    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), Donna Ntambue (Top 15 recruit in Canada) and Kelsey Rees (Australian National Team member).
The Utes currently have nine players on the roster that come from outside the United States (14 total roster members).
•    Andrea Torres only has two games this season where she didn't have over five rebounds, including tying her career-high of nine against Washington State (1/1).
•    Dru Gylten is one of just three juniors among active players in Division I women's basketball that has broken the 350 career assist mark.
•    Brynna Maxwell has scored double-digits in 25 of her 38 career games and four times this season.