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Utah Women's Basketball Hosts Utah Valley on Saturday

Dec 16, 2021

THE GAME
The University of Utah women's basketball team plays its final home non-conference game on Saturday, Dec. 18, when they host Utah Valley. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. MT from the Jon M. Huntsman Center.
 
SATURDAY'S MATCHUP
Date | Time: Saturday, Dec. 18 | 2 p.m. (MT)
Utah (7-2) vs. Utah Valley (5-4)
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah | Jon M. Huntsman Center
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GAME DAY PROMOTION
Fans, Saturday afternoon, is Salt Lake City Appreciation Day at the Jon M. Huntsman Center! All Salt Lake City Residents will receive free admission to the game against Utah Valley! Come out and support the Utes. 
 
HOW TO TUNE IN
The game against Utah Valley will have a live video stream and live stats provided on UtahUtes.com. Fans can also tune into 105.5 KOOL FM and listen to play-by-play announcer Tyson Ewing and analyst Amanda Smith calling the shots.
 
STARTING FIVE
• Senior point guard Dru Gylten continues to pick up awards. Earlier this season, Gylten was named to the Nancy Liebermann Award Watch List, and this week she was a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award. Last week, the Rapid City, S.D. native, moved into fifth on Utah's all-time career assists list. She now has 453 assists for her career.
• On Monday afternoon, freshman Jenna Johnson was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week. Johnson put up career numbers on her way to her first double-double. She had a career-high in points (23) and rebounds (10).
• Utah holds an 81-percent winning percentage when playing in Salt Lake City, holding an all-time record of 529-128. Utah looks to improve on that mark this Saturday when they host Utah Valley.
• Sharing is caring! Utah leads the Pac-12 in assists (181) and assists per game (20.1). Utah is second in the nation in assists per game and fourth in the country in assists to turnover ratio (1.51). Utah has picked up an assist on 64 percent of its made baskets.
• Utah has hit eight or more threes in 69 games under the direction of Lynne Roberts, going 51-18 in those games. 
 
SEASON TICKETS
Season tickets for the 2021-22 season are now available. Floor seats are priced at $100 while general admission tickets at $25. Call the Utah ticket office at 801-581-UTIX or visit www.UtahTickets.com.  
 
WINNING AT HOME
The Utah Women's Basketball program has an 81-percent winning percentage when playing in Salt Lake City, holding an all-time record of 529-128. The Utes have nine seasons without a loss at the Jon M. Huntsman Center, also posting a 28-game home winning streak
 
TEAM NOTES
• Utah has hit eight or more threes in 69 games under the direction of Lynne Roberts, going 51-18 in those games. Utah has made 8+ threes in five games this season, including five with 10+ (19 vs. Lipscomb, 11/10, 14 vs. Xavier, 11/13, 12 at Hawaii, 11/27, 16 vs. Eastern Illinois, 11/28, 12 vs. BYU, 12/4, 15 vs. Cal State Fullerton, 12/10). 
• Utah has hit ten or more three-pointers in four straight games. This is the third-longest streak of consecutive games with ten or more three-pointers since 1999-00 for a Pac-12 team. The longest streak for most consecutive games with ten or more threes by a Pac-12 team is six by Washington in 2016-17.
• Utah is averaging 88.7 points per game this season, the third-most in the nation. The only teams in front of the Utes are Oklahoma and DePaul. Utah is the highest-scoring team in the Pac-12 and the only Pac-12 team in the top 20. 
• On Monday, freshman Jenna Johnson earned her first career Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honors. She posted career-highs in points (23) and rebounds (10) for her first collegiate double-double.
• Besides posting her first double-double and earning Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honors, Johnson is shooting 61.5 percent from the floor, the second-best in the Pac-12 and 9th best mark in the nation.
• The Utes continue to shine from behind the arc this season. Utah is making 12.1 threes per game, the second-most in the nation. They have made 109 three-pointers this season, the fifth most. Eleven of Utah's 13 players have made a three-pointer.
• Utah opened the season with back-to-back 100-point games. This was the second time in program history that Utah scored 100 or more in back-to-back games. The first time this happened was during the 1978-79 season.
• The Utes rank second in the nation in assists per game (20.1) and fourth in the NCAA in assists to turnover ratio (1.51). This season, the Utes offense has assisted on 64 percent of their made field goals. Leading the team in assists is Dru Gylten with 52.
• Dru Gylten moved up to fifth all-time on the Utah career assists list. She dished out five assists in the contest against Cal State Fullerton. For her career, Gylten has 453 assists.
• Brynna Maxwell continues to shine for the Utes. She is one of the best three-pointer shooters in the country. She leads the team in made threes this season with 29, the best in the Pac-12 and the 22nd most in the nation. Over her three years, Maxwell has made 155 threes.
• In the win over Cal State Fullerton, Maxwell hit five three-pointers. This was the fourth time she has hit five threes in a game this season. The five threes gave her 155 for her career and moved her into 10th place on the Utah career all-time made three-pointers list.
 
NEXT UP
Utah returns to action on Tuesday, Dec. 21, when they travel to Norman, Okla., to face the University of Oklahoma in non-conference action. Tip-off from the Lloyd Noble Center is set for 5 p.m. MT. 
  
FOLLOW THE UTES!
Fans can follow along during the 2021-22 season on social media (Twitter: @UtahWBB | Instagram: @UtahWBB | Facebook: Facebook.com/UtahWBB).