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Women's Basketball Wraps Up the Weekend against Utah this Sunday

Feb 20, 2021

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State women's basketball team continues its three-game homestand this Sunday, Feb. 21, when the Cougars host Utah. Tip-off from Beasley Coliseum is set for 12 p.m. PT and will stream live on Pac-12 Plus via the WSU live stream.

WASHINGTON STATE (9-10, 7-10 Pac-12) vs. Utah (5-14, 4-14 Pac-12) | Sunday, Feb. 21 | 12 p.m. | Beasley Coliseum
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>> The Cougs come into this Sunday's matchup looking to end a season-long four-game skid. Washington State is coming off a 60-57 loss to Colorado at Beasley on Friday. Freshman Charlisse Leger-Walker collected her second double-double of the season with a 21-point, 13-rebounds performance against the Buffaloes. Washington State comes into the matchup against the Utes with a 9-10 overall record and a 7-10 mark in Pac-12 games.

>> Washington State will be looking to sweep the season series against Utah on Sunday. The Cougars picked up a 79-74 win over the Utes in Salt Lake City back on Jan. 1. WSU hasn't swept a season series against Utah since the 2014-15 season.

>> Sunday's game against Utah will mark the second contest in a three-game homestand for the Cougars. Washington State will also host Washington on Feb. 28 to close out the 2020-21 regular season. WSU is currently 5-5 in games at Beasley Coliseum this season, which includes three wins over ranked opponents.

>> Freshman Charlisse Leger-Walker heads into Sunday's contest as the Pac-12 leader in scoring at 19.6 points per game. Leger-Walker currently holds a slim lead over Arizona'a Aari McDonald (18.8 ppg) and UCLA's Charisma Osborne (18.6 ppg) heading into the final week of the regular season. No freshman has ever ended the season leading the Pac-12 in scoring.

>> Sunday's matchup will be the 26th all-time meeting between Washington State and Utah. The Cougs trail in the all-time series against the Utes, 19-7. WSU will be looking for the season sweep against Utah after picking up a 79-74 win in Salt Lake City back on Jan. 1.

Leading the Pac
Freshman Charlisse Leger-Walker enters this week's slate of games leading the Pac-12 in scoring (19.6 ppg) and points (351). No freshman has ever ended the season leading the Pac-12 in scoring. Leger-Walker also leads the conference in field goal attempts (332), points scored (372), 3-point field goals made (47), free throws made (73) and attempted (94), minutes played (720:34) and steals (41).

Logging the Minutes
Washington State comes into Sunday's matchup with three players ranked inside the top-10 of the Pac-12 in minutes played. Freshman Charlisse Leger-Walker ranks second in the Pac-12 in minutes per game at 37.9 per contest. Redshirt Krystal Leger-Walker is right behind her younger sister, as her 36.2 minutes per game is the third-highest average in the Pac-12. Junior Ula Motuga rounds out the trio, as she checks in at No. 6 in the Pac-12 in minutes played at 35.3 minutes per contest.

The Leger-Walker Leaders
The Leger-Walker sisters lead the Pac-12 Conference in points and assists entering the final week of the season. Freshman Charlisse Leger-Walker leads the conference in points scored at 372, while redshirt senior Krystal Leger-Walker tops the Pac-12 in assists at 84.

Connecting from Deep
The Cougs currently rank second in the Pac-12 in 3-point field goals made with 136 shots made from behind the arc. WSU has made five-or-more 3-pointers in each of its last 11 games. Freshman Charlisse Leger-Walker is currently tied for first in the Pac-12 in 3-point field goals made with 47.

Scouting the Utes
Utah comes into Sunday's game looking to snap a four-game losing streak. The Utes stand at 5-14 overall this season and are 4-14 against Pac-12 teams.

Sophomore Brynna Maxwell leads Utah in scoring at 13.0 points per game. The guard has scored double-digits in six of her last seven games. Fellow sophomore Kemery Martin is the Utes other double-figure scorer at 10.9 points per game. Junior Andrea Torres' 5.3 rebounds per game leads Utah.

As a team, the Utes are averaging 61.1 points per game. Utah is shooting 38.0 percent from the field, while connecting on 30.6 percent of its attempts from behind the arc. The Utes are giving up 71.8 points per game to teams, as the opposition is shooting 42.9 percent from the field against them.

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