Women’s Basketball Heads to Pac-12 Media Day
SALT LAKE CITY – Women's basketball head coach Lynne Roberts and student-athletes Brynna Maxwell and Kemery Martín from the University of Utah will represent the Utes at the 2021 Pac-12 Women's Basketball Media Day on Tuesday, Oct. 12 in San Francisco, Calif.
The day will be filled with photo shoots, press conferences, TV segments and interviews all from the Pac-12 headquarters in downtown San Francisco.
Utah fans can follow the action on Tuesday through Twitter (@UtahWBB, @Pac12, @Pac12Network), Instagram (@UtahWBB, @pac12conference) and on Facebook (search Utah Women's Basketball and Pac-12 Conference). Fans will also be able to search hashtags #GoUtes, and #Pac12WBB for content during the event.
All 12 conference teams will be featured in the Pac-12 Women's Basketball Media Day show, set to air on Pac-12 networks starting at 1 p.m. MT. Press conferences will also be livestreamed on Pac-12.com and on the Pac-12 Now App.
The 2020-21 season was filled with unprecedented events, all highlighting the bright future for the program.
Twelve of the Utah players saw action during the 2020-21 season, and the majority were underclassmen. Maxwell and Martín led the Utes in points per game, averaging 12.8 and 11.1 points, respectively, while second-leading rebounder (4.4) and top shot-blocker (1.1) was freshman Peyton McFarland.
Maxwell and Martín earned Pac-12 All-Conference honorable mention honors last season. The duo combined to score 501 of Utah's 1,264 points (40%). They reached double-figures in 13 games each, with both reaching the 20-point mark at least twice this season. This was the second straight season Maxwell earned All-Pac-12 honorable mention nod after receiving the recognition as a freshman.
Utah finished the season after playing 19 games, second only to Stanford (21) and tied with Washington State of the Pac-12 Conference. Nine of those games were against top-15 teams, and seven were top-five.
The Utes played nine games against top-15 opponents. On Dec. 8, 2020 Utah beat No. 15 Oregon State, for 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 win over Oregon State last season was the 27th win over a Top 25 opponent in program history and the highest ranked win since Stanford (#6) in 2019.
This season, the Utes welcome five newcomers to the team: Inês Vieira, Gianna Kneepkens, Jenna Johnson, Maka Jackson and Dasia Young. Jackson and Young transferred into the Utah program from UT Martin and Texas Tech, while Vieira, Kneepkens and Johnson are all freshmen.
The Utes open the season on Friday, October 29, when they host Westminster (Utah) in an exhibition contest at the Jon M. Huntsman Center. Utah's non-conference schedule can be found by clicking here.