Women's Basketball Heads To Boulder For Sunday Matinee
The University of Utah women's basketball team hits the road for a Sunday matinee against the Buffaloes of Colorado. Tip-off is set for 12 p.m. MT.
Date | Time: Sunday, Jan. 30 | 12 p.m. (MT)
Utah (10-7, 1-4 Pac-12) at Colorado (14-4, 3-4 Pac-12)
Location: Boulder, Colo. | CU Events Center
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TV/Stream: Pac-12 Networks
HOW TO TUNE IN
The game at Colorado will be aired on ESPN700 with Tyson Ewing calling the shots, or you can find the game on the Pac-12 Networks with Thad Anderson and Kami Carmann Snyder on the call. Live Stats can be found at UtahUtes.com.
• The reigning Pac-12 Freshman of the Week, Gianna Kneepkens, has made an immediate impact once she was put into the starting lineup. She averages 12.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, and is shooting 42.9 percent from the floor over her past nine games.
• Dasia Young shined on Friday night against the Buffaloes. She scored a season-high 18 points on 6-of-11 shooting. She had a career-high four made three-pointers in the win. Her last three-pointer was the biggest as it sent the game to overtime.
• Sharing is caring! Utah leads in the Pac-12 in assists (290). Utah also leads the Pac-12 in the assist-to-turnover ratio (1.19) and assists per game (17.1). The Utes have tallied an assist on 61 percent of their field goals.
• Friday night was the first overtime game for the Utes since Nov. 29, 2019, when they played at BYU. Utah won the contest at BYU. Utah is 1-6 in overtime games since 2016-17.
• Utah has hit eight or more threes in 74 games under the direction of Lynne Roberts, going 53-21 in those games. Utah has made ten or more threes in eight games this season. Utah averages 10.1 made three-pointers per game and has made 171 on the season. Both of those lead the Pac-12.
• Utah and Colorado meet for the second time this season on Sunday afternoon in the CU Event Center. In the season's first meeting, the Utes and the Buffaloes went to overtime. This was Utah's first overtime game since Nov. 29, 2019.
• Utah has hit eight or more threes in 74 games under the direction of Lynne Roberts, going 53-21 in those games. Utah has made 8+ threes in seven 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, 12 vs. UC Riverside 1/14, 11 vs. #2/#3 Stanford 1/16).
• Dasia Young had herself a game on Friday night. Young scored a season-high 18 points on 6-of-11 shooting. She made a career-high four three-pointers in the game. Young hit the game-tying three that sent the game to overtime on Friday night.
• Gianna Kneepkens has shined on Sundays. Last weekend at Arizona State, she scored 15 of her 20 points in the first half, leading the Utes to their first Pac-12 win of the season. She averages 14.7 points in Sunday games this season. On Monday, she was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week.
• The Utes have had success in Boulder over the past few seasons. Utah is 3-1 in Boulder over the last four trips. Its only loss came last season. The last win at Colorado for Utah was on Jan. 17, 2020, when Utah won 84-69.
• The Pac-12 has been the nation's top-rated conference by RPI in four of the last six seasons, with the Utes facing a Top 25 opponent almost every week. Under the direction of Lynne Roberts, the Utes have knocked off a Top 25 opponent each year, all coming during conference play.
• Kelsey Rees shined on Friday night against Colorado. Rees played a career-high 26 minutes and recorded a career-high five block shots, making her first career start. She was the first player since Peyton McFarland on Dec. 18, 2020, to have five or more blocks in a game.
• 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.
• 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 43, the second-best mark in the Pac-12. Over her three years, Maxwell has made 169 threes, which is the eighth-most in program history.
Utah returns home to host Washington on Friday, Feb. 4, at the Jon M. Huntsman Center. The Utes and the Huskies will square off at 7 p.m. MT. You can catch the game on the Pac-12 Networks or by turning on ESPN700 and listening to Tyson Ewing. The contest against Washington is National Girls and Women in Sports Night at the Huntsman Center.
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