Top 25 Showdown on Wednesday when #25 Utah takes on #16 Oklahoma
It is an AP Top 25 Showdown on Wednesday night at the Jon M. Huntsman Center when the No. 25 Utah Utes take on the No. 16 Oklahoma Sooners. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.
Date | Time: Wednesday, Nov. 16 | 7 p.m. (MT)
#25 Utah (3-0) vs. #16 Oklahoma (2-0)
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah | Jon M. Huntsman Center
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GAME DAY PROMOTIONS
Join us for our Muss Appreciation game and our Wear White game. The first 500 fans will get a free white long-sleeve Utah t-shirt. There will be post-game autographs, be sure to pick up this year's Utah Women's Basketball poster.
HOW TO TUNE IN
The game against No. 16 Oklahoma will be aired on the Pac-12 Networks with Krista Blunk and Mary Murphy on the call. Fans can also tune into ESPN700 and listen to play-by-play announcer Tyson Ewing and analyst Milee Enger calling the shots. Live stats can be found at UtahUtes.com.
Season tickets for the 2022-23 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.
• For the first time since Feb. 4, 2019, the Utah women's basketball team is in the AP Top 25 Poll. Utah came in at No. 25 in the first regular-season edition of the poll. They are one of four Pac-12 teams in the AP Top 25.
• Sharing is caring! On Sunday night, the Utes assisted on 29 of the 35 made field goals against Southeastern Louisiana. Utah has assisted on 65 percent of its field goals for the season. Utah has 65 assists on the season, with every player on the roster having at least one. Utah is averaging 21.5 assists per game.
• Sophomore Gianna Kneepkens was named to the Jersey Mike's Naismith Award Watch List. She is 1-of-50 players on the watch list. This is awarded to the best player in the nation.
• Sophomore small forward Gianna Kneepkens was named to the Cheryl Miller Award Watch List. She is 1-of-20 small forwards named to the watch list.
• Junior Alissa Pili joins the Utes this season after transferring from USC. She was named to the Katrina McClain Award Watch List. She is 1-of-20 power forward to be named to this watch list. Before her sophomore season, Pili was named to this watch list.
HOME SWEET HUNTSMAN
The Utah Women's Basketball program has an 80-percent winning percentage when playing in Salt Lake City, holding an all-time record of 538-131. 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 returns to action on Monday, Nov. 21, when they open up play at the Baha Mar Hoops Pink Flamingo Championship. Utah will take on Alabama on Monday at 12:30 p.m. MT from the Bahamas. Tyson Ewing will have calls for the two contests from the Bahamas. Live Stats can be found at UtahUtes.com.
• Utah scored a season-high 99 points in the win Sunday evening against Southeastern Louisiana. Utah has scored 80 or more points in all three games this season as they average 94.7 points per game, the 9th best in the nation. Last season, the Utes led the Pac-12 in scoring, averaging 75.9 points per game.
• Since the 2019-20 season, the Utes have scored 80 or more points in 20 games and are 18-2 in those games. This includes an 85-79 victory over No. 15 Oregon State on Dec. 8, 2020.
• Utah has hit eight or more threes in 88 games under the direction of Lynne Roberts, going 63-25 in those games. The Utes had their first game with 8+ made threes this year as they hit 11 against Utah Valley and 17 threes against Southeastern Louisiana. The 17 made threes in a game are the second most in school history and the third most in an NCAA game this season.
• Since the 2015-16 season, when coach Lynne Roberts took over the program, the Utes are 43-5 when scoring 80 or more points in a contest. In the 48 games where Utah scores over 80 points, the Utes average 10.1 made three-pointers a game.
• The Utes locked down on the defensive end of the court against Utah Valley. The Utes forced 32 turnovers, the most in program history since 1990-00. Utah is forcing 24.5 turnovers per game, the most in the Pac-12. They forced turnovers and limited the Wolverines to 27 points for the game. This is the seventh-fewest allowed in a game this season.
• The Utes had a 21-win season last year. This was the first time since 2018-19 and the 29th 20-win season in program history.
• Junior Alissa Pili made an immediate impact as she scored 27 points on 12-of-14 shooting in the season opener against Idaho. Her 27 points are the 6th most scored by a player in their first game with a team dating back to the 1999-00 season. She is shooting 70.6 percent from the floor this season.
• Utah collected 60 rebounds in the win over Idaho. This was the first time the Utes had 60 or more rebounds in a single game since Nov. 14, 2014, when they collected 63 rebounds against San Jose State. Utah averages 46.3 rebounds per game, the third most in the Pac-12.
• Utah is coming off its first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2011. This was the 18th trip in the program's history of making the NCAA Tournament, and they are looking for the 19th trip to the NCAA Tournament during the 2022-23 season. The school record for rebounds in a game is 74, which was set on Feb. 18, 1984, against Utah State.
• On Nov. 13, the Utes men's and women's programs were in action. They combined with having a 98-point margin of victory, the fourth-highest in Pac-12 history dating back to 1999 when both programs played on the same day.
• The Utes had three players earn Preseason All-Conference honors. Kneepkens and Jenna Johnson were named to the Preseason All-Conference team, while Kennady McQueen earned Pac-12 Honorable Mention honors. All three return to the Utes this season.
• Sophomore Gianna Kneepkens scored in double-figures in 21 of the 36 career games she has played in. She scored 20 or more points in five games last season, including a career-high 29 points against rival BYU.
• Sophomore Kennady McQueen is one of the best three-point shooters in the country, and she has shown that this season over the first three games. Over her career with Utah, McQueen has made three or more threes in 12 games. Over these 12 games, Utah is 10-2. In those 12 games, McQueen is shooting 58.5 percent from downtown. She has made three or more threes in two of the three games this season.
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