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Women's Basketball Hosts Washington State on Sunday

Feb 5, 2022

THE GAME
The University of Utah women's basketball team plays its second of three straight home games on Sunday when it hosts the Cougars of Washington State. Tipoff is set for 12 p.m. MT. 
   
SUNDAY'S MATCHUP
Date | Time: Sunday, Feb. 6 | 12 p.m. (MT)
Utah (12-7, 3-4 Pac-12) vs. Washington State (14-6, 6-3 Pac-12)
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah | Jon M. Huntsman Center
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TV/Stream: Pac-12 Networks
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HOW TO TUNE IN
The game against Washington State will be aired on ESPN700 with Tyson Ewing and Milee Enger calling the shots, or you can find the game on the Pac-12 Networks with Krista Blunk and Amanda Smith on the call. Live Stats can be found at UtahUtes.com.
 
GAME PROMOTION
The contest against Washington State is our Power in Pink Game. Fans who were pink will receive FREE admission.
    
OPENING TIP
• For the second straight week, Gianna Kneepkens was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week. Over the three games, Kneepkens averaged 12.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game. She shot 41.7 percent (20-48). She hit at least one three-pointer in every game and now has made a three in nine-straight contests.
• Sophomore Peyton McFarland had a career-day against the Huskies of Washington on Friday night. McFarland scored a career-high 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting to lead the Utes to the victory. She also led the team with five rebounds in the game.
• Sunday's contest between the Cougars of Washington State and the Utes of Utah will feature the top two three-point teams in the Pac-12.    
• Utah leads the Pac-12 in three-point attempts this season with 516 on the year. The Utes are averaging 27.2 three-point attempts per game. While the Cougars are attempting the second-most threes this season in the Pac-12 (443)
• The Utah Women's Basketball program has an 80-percent winning percentage when playing in Salt Lake City, holding an all-time record of 516-127. The Utes have nine seasons without a loss at the Jon M. Huntsman Center, also posting a 28-game home winning streak that lasted from Jan. 12, 1995, to Feb. 8, 1997.
• Utah has hit eight or more threes in 75 games under the direction of Lynne Roberts, going 54-21 in those games. Utah averages 9.7 made three-pointers per game and has made 185 on the season. Both of those lead the Pac-12.
    
TEAM NOTES
• Freshman Gianna Kneepkens has been named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week award for the second straight week, the conference announced on Monday. This is the fourth time she has claimed this honor this season. Over the three games, Kneepkens averaged 12.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game. She shot 41.7 percent (20-48). She hit at least one three-pointer in every game and now has made a three in nine-straight contests.
• Utah has hit eight or more threes in 75 games under the direction of Lynne Roberts, going 54-21 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). 
• The Utah Women's Basketball program has an 80-percent winning percentage when playing in Salt Lake City, holding an all-time record of 516-127. The Utes have nine seasons without a loss at the Jon M. Huntsman Center, also posting a 28-game home winning streak that lasted from Jan. 12, 1995, to Feb. 8, 1997. The Utes are 8-3 at home this season.  
• Sophomore Peyton McFarland had a career-day against the Huskies of Washington on Friday night. McFarland scored a career-high 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting to lead the Utes to the victory. She also led the team with five rebounds in the game. Over the past two games, McFarland has been a factor inside for the Utes. She is averaging 15.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. Over the last two games, McFarland has been shooting 75 percent (12-of-16) from the field. 
• Sunday's contest between the Cougars of Washington State and the Utes of Utah will feature the top two three-point teams in the Pac-12. Utah leads the Pac-12 in three-point attempts this season with 516 on the year. The Utes are averaging 27.2 three-point attempts per game. While the Cougars are attempting the second-most threes this season in the Pac-12 (443). Utah leads the Pac-12 in made threes (185) and made threes per game (9.7). Washington State ranks third in made threes (141) and fourth in made threes per game (7.0).
• 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. 
• 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 47, the second-best mark in the Pac-12. Over her three years, Maxwell has made 173 threes, which is the eighth-most in program history.  
• In collaboration with the Pac-12 Conference and USC, Utah's women's basketball game against the Trojans has been rescheduled to Wednesday, Feb. 9, and will take place at the Jon M. Huntsman Center at 2 p.m. MT. The USC and Utah contest will be streamed on the Utah Utes Live Stream. Live Stats can be found at UtahUtes.com. The game will also be aired on ESPN700 with Tyson Ewing on the call. 
 
NEXT UP
Utah hosts Southern California on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at the Jon M. Huntsman Center. The Utes and the Trojans will tip-off at 2 p.m. MT. You can turn on ESPN700 and hear Tyson Ewing on the call. The contest will also be streamed on UtahUtes.com.
 
FOLLOW THE UTES!
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