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Women's Basketball Ready For Road Match At USC Friday

Jan 5, 2021

Utah Game Notes (PDF)

THE GAME
The University of Utah women's basketball program will head to L.A. for a pair of games, starting with the USC Trojans on Friday, Jan. 8. The game will take place inside the Galen Center at 7 p.m. MT, airing on Pac-12 Network, Pac-12 Mountain and Pac-12 Los Angeles.

HOW TO TUNE IN
Utah's game against USC will air on Pac-12 Network, Pac-12 Mountain and Pac-12 Los Angeles with Anne Marie Anderson and Tammy Blackburn on the call. Fans can also tune in to ESPN 700 with Tyson Ewing and Amanda Smith 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 steals per game (5th, 9.5). Utah has four games with 10+ steals this season.
•    Utah's underclassmen (3 sophomores, 4 freshmen) have scored 311 of Utah's 517 points this season (60%).  
•    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.
•    The last time Utah beat USC in L.A. Jan. 1, 2017 (58-53). The last five games against USC have been determined by an average of 3.4 points (2 OT games).  

NEXT UP
Utah will stay in California as they take on the No. 9 UCLA Bruins on Sunday, Jan. 10. The game will air on Pac-12 Mountain and Pac-12 Los Angeles and will tip off at 2 p.m. MT.

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.

RECENTLY…
•    In the first five games, Utah was only averaging 59.8 points per game. In the last three games, Utah has averaged 73.0, including scoring season-high point totals in back-to-back games (74 vs. Washington State, 1/1/21; 84 vs. Washington, 1/3/21).
•    Utah knocked down 24 free throws against Washington (1/3), the most by the Utes this season and their second time hitting 20-or-more (21 at Oregon State, 12/8). Utah's 24 against the Huskies is the second-most by a Pac-12 team this season.
•    Utah's 53 second half points against Washington (1/3) is the most in a half by the Utes this season and the second time they've scored 50+ in a half (50 in second vs. Oregon State, 12/8). It was the most points in a half by the Utes since Utah recorded 58 in the second half against Washington on Feb. 18, 2018.
•    Utah's 29 points in the fourth quarter against Washington (1/3) is the most by the Utes in a quarter this season. It is the most the Utes have scored in a single quarter since they dropped 34 in the fourth against UCLA on Feb. 10, 2019.
•    Utah's bench has scored 30+ points in back-to-back games (34 vs. Washington State, 1/1; 30 vs. Washington, 1/3) and has scored 30-or-more in four games this season (38% of Utah's scoring in 2020-21).