Go Utes!
Go Utes!
Jan. 20, 1998

Women's Basketball Game Notes

Game #15: (#13) Utah Utes vs. Air Force Falcons
Jan. 22 @ 7:00 p.m.
Salt Lake City (Jon M. Huntsman Center)

Game #16: (#13) Utah Utes vs. UNLV Lady Rebels
Jan. 24 @ 3:00 p.m.
Salt Lake City (Jon M. Huntsman Center)

Utah Probable Line-Up:

Pos. No. Name Ht. Yr. Hometown Statistics G 10 Alli Bills 5-7 Sr. Sandy, Utah 11.9 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 8.9 apg G 33 Julie Krommenhoek 5-9 Sr. American Fork, Utah 20.6 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 2.6 apg C 44 Kristi Rose 6-4 So. Palmdale, Calif. 8.5 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 1.9 bpg F 11 Amy Alcorn 5-8 Sr. Oregon City, Ore. 3.8 ppg, 1.1 rpg F 42 Angie Thill 6-0 Sr. Belt, Mont. 12.9 ppg, 8.1 rpg Off The Bench: Pos. No. Name Ht. Yr. Hometown Statistics G 14 Rosie Shelley 5-9 Jr. American Fork, Utah 1.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg F 15 Lindsay Sodja 6-1 Fr. Taylorsville, Utah 2.5 ppg, 1.0 rpg F 21 Kristina Andersen 6-1 Fr. Eugene, Ore. 2.9 ppg, 2.3 rpg G 22 Tiana Fuertes 5-3 So. Honolulu, Hawaii 1.1 ppg, 1.1 apg F/G 24 Amy Ewert 6-0 Fr. Vancouver, B.C. 2.9 ppg, 2.6 rpg G 25 ReShawnda Richardson5-7 So. Long Beach, Calif. 1.3 ppg, 0.7 rpg G 30 Janna Whitman 5-10 So. Magna, Utah 0.3 ppg. 0.3 rpg F/C 35 Laura Ross Allen 6-2 Sr. Sparks, Nev. 5.4 ppg, 4.5 rpg

Air Force Probable Starters

G - 10 Kallie Quinn 5-7 Sr. Littleton, Colo. 5.9 ppg, 4.0 apg G - 14 Julia Karlstad 5-10 Jr. Tuscaloosa, Ala. 8.5 pgg, 3.1 rpg C - 42 Sara Fortna 6-0 Jr. Littleton, Colo. 4.7 ppg, 6.1 rpg F - 34 Elycia Hall 5-10 Jr. Grass Lake, Mich. 15.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg F - 35 Moillie Peters 6-0 So. LeMars, Iowa 6.4 ppg, 5.6 rpg

UNLV Probable Starters

G - 11 Kristen Pool 5-6 Jr. Provo, Utah 7.8 ppg, 2.6 rpg G - 24 Toby Girard 5-5 Sr. Tempe, Ariz. 6.3 ppg, 2.9 apg C - 15 Liz Wolfe 6-3 Jr. Coquitlam, B.C. 6.4 ppg, 5.1 rpg F - 21 Angalete Dye 6-1 Jr. Vacaville, Calif. 8.7 ppg, 9.2 rpg F - 33 Taneisha Gossett 5-9 Sr. Phoenix, Ariz. 11.7 ppg, 5.4 rpg

Utah vs. Air Force Preview

Scouting The Falcons:
Air Force is 5-10 overall and in eighth place in the Western Athletic Conference Mountain Division with an 0-5 record. The Academy lost to New Mexico, 77-42, and UTEP, 75-63, at home last weekend. Junior Elycia Hall ranks 13th in the conference in scoring (15.1 ppg). Heather Meyer is second on the team in scoring (9.9 ppg) and rebounds (5.5), but will sit out this week with mononucleosis. Junior Julia Karlstad averages 8.5 points per game, and ranks 11th in the WAC in three-point field goal percentage (.417) and 13th in three-pointers per game (1.6). Air Force has been outscored (70.5 to 59.5) and outrebounded (43.5 to 37.9) in its first 15 games this season.

Air Force Head Coach Marti Gasser
Is 232-162 in 15 years with the Falcons and has a 294-222 career record in 19 seasons. Gasser was the head coach at Southwest Missouri State from 1979-83. She is a 1976 graduate of Ohio State.

Series Notes:
Utah and Air Force will meet for the first time on Thursday night.

Utah vs. UNLV Preview

Scouting The Lady Rebels:
UNLV enters Thursday night's game at Brigham Young with a 2-14 overall record and a 1-4 mark in Western Athletic Conference games, tied for sixth place in the Mountain Division with the Cougars. Last weekend, the Lady Rebels lost to UTEP, 60-59, and New Mexico, 77-60, at home. Senior Taneisha Gossett leads the team in scoring with an average of 11.7 points per game. Junior 6-1 forward Angalete Dye leads the WAC in rebounding (9.2), ranks seventh in the league in blocked shots (1.0) and is second on the team in scoring (8.7 ppg). Junior Kristen Pool is the Lady Rebels' third-leading scorer (7.8 ppg) and ranks 19th in steals (1.9). UNLV was outscored (72.2 to 60.2) and outrebounded (41.4 to 39.8) in its first 16 games this season.

Unlv Head Coach LaDonna Mcclain
Is 6-37 in her second year with the Rebels and has a 66-140 career mark in eight seasons. McClain went to UNLV after spending six seasons at Austin Peay, leading the Lady Governors to the 1996 NCAA Tournament.

Series Notes:
Utah and UNLV meet for the 13th time on Saturday. UNLV leads the overall series, 8-4. Utah has a 4-1 edge in games played in Salt Lake City. The Lady Rebels won the last meeting, 67-53, on March 15, 1989 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Las Vegas, Nev.

GAME DATA:
Utah (14-0, 5-0 WAC), ranked 13th by USA Today/ESPN and 14th by A.P., concludes the first half of its Western Athletic Conference schedule at home this week. The Utes host Air Force (5-10, 0-5 WAC) on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. and UNLV (2-14, 1-4 WAC) on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. in the Jon M. Huntsman Center (15,000).

ON RADIO:
KALL-910 AM, the flagship station of the Utah Sports Network, will broadcast the Air Force game tape-delayed on Thursday at 10:30 p.m. following the Utah menis basketball game. KALL will also carry the UNLV game live on Saturday, beginning with the pre-game show at 2:45 p.m. KALL Sports Director Brad Stone (play-by-play) and former Ute Reggie Wright-Jewkes (color) call the action. Each broadcast concludes with The Elaine Elliott Postgame Show.

A QUICK LOOK AT UTAH:
The Utes, 14-0 overall and off to the best start in school history, are in sole possession of first place in the Western Athletic Conference Mountain Division with a 5-0 record. Utah posted two impressive WAC wins on the road last week, winning at Wyoming, 74-63, on Thursday and at Colorado State, 69-68, on Sunday.

Senior guard and All-America candidate Julie Krommenhoek leads the Utes in scoring with an average of 20.6 points per game. Krommenhoek is also averaging a team-best 3.4 three-pointers per game and is shooting 41.7 percent from three-point range. Senior point guard and postseason honors candidate Alli Bills leads the team in assists (8.9 apg) and is third in scoring (11.9 ppg). Senior forward Angie Thill is the team leader in rebounding (8.1 rpg) and is second in scoring (12.9 ppg). Sophomore center Kristi Rose is fourth in scoring (8.5 ppg), second in rebounds (6.5 rpg) and first in blocked shots (1.9 bpg).

Utah is outscoring the opposition 69.4 to 54.3 points per game and has a 36.7 to 34.6 advantage in rebounding. The Utes are shooting 46.3 percent from the field, 39.5 percent from three-point range and 72.8 percent from the free throw line.

IN THE POLLS:
Utah moved into the top 15 in both the USA Today/ESPN and Associated Press polls for the first time in school history this week. Utah is also the highest ranked Western Athletic Conference team ever. The undefeated Utes (14-0) are ranked No. 13 by USA Today/ESPN with 678 points, moving up from 16th last week. Utah is also ranked No. 14 in the A.P. poll with 421 points, moving up from 17th. The highest Utah had been ranked in any previous season was 27th by A.P. on Dec. 4, 1995. The highest any WAC team had previously climbed in the polls was San Diego State, which climbed to No. 21 in the A.P. poll during the 1994-95 season.

HOOPS U.:
Entering this week, the University of Utah is the only NCAA Division I athletics program to have both an undefeated womenis and menis basketball team. The Utah men's team is 15-0 and ranked No. 4 in both this week's USA Today/ESPN and A.P. polls. Along with Tennessee, the Utah women are just one of two major Division I programs still undefeated.

COMING UP:
Utah begins the second half of its Western Athletic Conference season on the road next week, playing at New Mexico on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. and UTEP on Saturday at 6:00 p.m.

Utah Team Notes

Record-Setting Start To Season:
Utah, 14-0 following its wins over Wyoming and Colorado State last week, is off to the best start in school and Western Athletic Conference history. The Utesi previous all-time best start was 6-0 during the 1976-77 season. Utah went 5-0 to begin the 1988-89 campaign. The all-time best start to a season by a WAC team was 9-0 by New Mexico last season.

UTES Closing In On Second-Longest Winning Streak:
With a win over Air Force on Thursday, Utah would tie the second-longest winning streak of 15 games in the Utah record books. The Utes also won 15 games from Dec. 29, 1980 through Feb. 21, 1981. Utah broke the third-longest winning streak in school history with its win at Wyoming last Thursday. The Utesi previous third-longest winning streak was 12 games from Dec. 20, 1996 through Feb. 6, 1997 and from Jan. 20 through March 3, 1989. The longest winning streak in both Utah and Western Athletic Conference history is 18 games. The Utes set the school record during the 1976-77 season and San Diego State established the conference mark in 1994-95.

Home Sweet Home:
Utah has won all six of its home games this season and eight in a row dating back to last season. The Utes' last loss at the Jon M. Huntsman Center was on Feb. 8 to Colorado State, 79-68, in triple overtime. The Utes have won 36 of the last 37 home games since a loss to Western Athletic Conference rival San Diego State on Jan. 12, 1995.

From The Training Room:
Sophomore forward Lori Red will sit out this season with a medical redshirt and return next season with three years of eligibility remaining.

Game #13 Recap:
Alli Bills equalled a career-high with 23 points as Utah shook off a pesky Wyoming team on the road, 74-63, last Thursday in Laramie, Wyo. Bills went 6-of-11 from the floor, 2-of-5 from three-point range and 9-of-11 from the free throw line in 36 minutes. She also had six assists, four steals and four assists. Julie Krommenhoek bounced back from a 2-for-11 first half to score 12 points in the second half and finish with 18 for the game. Krommenhoek also pulled down seven boards. Angie Thill had 15 points and four rebounds. Utah was outshot, 43.4 to 40.0 percent, and outrebounded, 39 to 34; however, Utah got 11 steals and scored 22 points off of 21 Wyoming turnovers.

Utah led 34-26 at halftime and opened the second half with a 7-2 run in the first three and a half minutes. The Utes' lead grew to 19 points (55-36) with 10:36 to play. Rebecca Tomlin led Wyoming with a game-high 24 points and 9 rebounds. Courtney Stapp had 19 points.

Game #14 Recap:
Julie Krommenhoek scored 16 points and Kristi Rose added 13, including the game-winning layup with 11 seconds left, as Utah held off Colorado State, 69-68, on Sunday afternoon at Moby Arena in Fort Collins, Colo. Roseis basket halted a 12-1 run that saw Colorado State erase a 10-point deficit with 4:30 left and take a 68-67 lead on Sara Farmeris driving lay-up with 23 seconds to play. It was the Rams' first lead since they were ahead 4-3 three minutes into the game. The Utes shot 49 percent (27-of-55) from the floor and made 8-of-15 three-pointers as they held off Colorado Stateis attempt to take over first place in the division.

Amy Alcorn scored 14 points and Angie Thill added 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Utes, who shot 54 percent in the first half en route to a 33-25 edge at the break. Alli Bills contributed nine points and nine assists.

Becky Hammon led all scorers with 17 points and Heather Haanen added 16 points off the bench for the Rams, who shot 37.5 percent overall and went a dismal 4-of-24 from three-point range. Hammon was 0-of-7 from behind the arc.

Head Coach Elaine Elliott
Is the winningest coach in Utah women's basketball history. Elliott, now in her 15th season as Utah's head coach after spending four years as an assistant coach at the U., could record her 300th career victory this season. Elliott has 295-127 career record and a 143-38 mark in conference games entering this weekend. Her number of career wins and winning percentage (.699) is the best of any coach in the Western Athletic Conference. Her coaching tenure is also the longest among the league coaches. She has had nine 20-win seasons and three 19-win campaigns, averaging 20 wins in the 14 previous years at the U. Elliott was named the WAC Mountain Division Coach of the Year last season after guiding Utah to the Mountain Division title. Utah won the WAC regular-season title under Elliott in 1995-96 and the WAC Tournament championship in 1995. Elliott has coached teams to a total of four regular-season conference crowns (1986, 87, 89, 96), one divisional title (1997) and four league tournament championships (1989, 90, 91, 94). Seven of her teams have advanced to the NCAA Tournament (1986, 89, 90, 91, 95, 96, 97).

Quoting Elliott:
On the win at Wyoming - "I wasn't really happy with our intensity and focus. We never seem to play well there for whatever reason, so I wasn't really surprised by that. I was happy with our guard play. They really played hard. Julie bounced back from a rough first half and Alli really stepped it up for us offensively."

On the win at Colorado State - "That was a great win for us. When games are close, emotions always run high. Especially when you win a game like that one. But, we have to realize that we're still in the first half of our WAC schedule. We have lots of games to go."

"I challenged our inside players to step it up after the Wyoming game, and they responded. We did a nice job of limiting their outside shooting, and lot of that had to do with the perimeter defensive play of our guards. To not allow Becky Hammon and Katie Cronin a three-point shot is a solid effort."

Bills Becomes WAC Career Assists Leader:
Senior point guard Alli Bills dished out nine assists against Colorado State on Sunday to break the Western Athletic Conferenceis career assists record. Bills now has 524 career assists, breaking the old mark of 523 held by Colorado Stateis Dee Dee Dominguez (1992-96). Bills has averaged 8.9 assists in the first 14 games this season and is ranked second in the NCAA.

Bills is also the Utes' all-time leader in assists, breaking the record in essentially two and a two-thirds seasons after missing the last 20 games of her sophomore year with a torn ACL. She took over first place from Karen Alcorn (1988-92), who had 440 career assists. Bills set the Utah career assists record by dishing out 10 against Kansas State on Dec. 6 in the championship game of the Commerce Bank Wildcat Classic.

The Sandy, Utah, native owns two of the top three single-season assists totals in school history. She dished out 160 assists, the third-most in the Utah record books, as a freshman in 1994-95. Bills ranked first in the nation with 7.6 assists per game in 1996-97, recording a school record 213 on the season.

Bills Contending For Postseason Awards:
Alli Bills is having a solid final season to her Utah career. Bills has posted three double-doubles, most recently getting 11 points and 10 assists against then-No. 24 Arkansas on Dec. 21. She also posted 15 points and 11 assists against UC Irvine on Nov. 28 and 10 points and 10 assists, to go along with seven rebounds, against Kansas State on Dec. 6.

Bills has scored in double figures in 10 of the first 14 games. Her best offensive output of the year was 23 points to equal her career high against Wyoming on Jan. 15. Bills went 6-of-11 from the field, 2-of-5 from three-point range and 9-of-11 from the free throw line. She has had double-figure assists in five games and posted a season-high 12 against Idaho on Dec. 29. She had 11 assists against Brigham Young on Jan. 10.

Bills, who was named to the Western Athletic Conference all-defensive team in 1996-97, posted 10 assists or more seven times last season. She had the first triple-double in school history against Colorado State on Feb. 26, with 13 points, a career-best 14 rebounds and 10 assists. She narrowly missed her second career triple-double against UTEP on Jan. 1 with 15 points, nine assists and nine rebounds.

Krommenhoek Closing In On Wac Career Scoring:
Senior guard Julie Krommenhoek continues to climb the Utah and Western Athletic Conference career charts, solidifying herself as one of the all-time best players in both school and conference history. Krommenhoek needs just 18 more points to become the WACis all-time scoring leader. She currently has 1,831 points and needs to the surpass the mark of 1,848 points set by Colorado State's Teresa James from 1992-96 to set the conference record.

Krommenhoek is also in second place in career scoring at Utah. She needs 245 more points to take over the top mark of 2,075 held by Deb Asper (1980-84).

Krommenhoek already tops the Utah and WAC career charts for three-point field goals made (312) and attempted (724), and owns the top three single-season marks in both three-point categories. She set school and conference single-season records last season with 103 three-pointers made and 233 attempted. The American Fork, Utah, native has also already set the all-time steals mark at Utah (231) and ranks fifth in the WAC.

Krommenhoek Shooting For All-America Honors Once Again:
Julie Krommenhoek, a Kodak honorable mention All-American the past two seasons and a District VII All-American in '94-95, is once again one of the top players in the country in '97-98. Through the first 14 games, Krommenhoek has already had six 20-point games. She missed her career high by two with a season-best 33 points against No. 24 Arkansas on Dec. 21, going 11-for-19 from the field and 6-for-9 from three-point range. She also had 29 points against UTEP on Jan. 1 and at Idaho State on Dec. 9., and tossed in 25 against Wisconsin-Green Bay on Dec. 5. Krommenhoek has scored in double figures in every game, averaging 20.6 points per game to rank 18th in the nation. She is also averaging 3.4 three-pointers per game to rank third in the NCAA rankings released on Jan. 6. Krommenhoek is also shooting 41.7 percent from behind the arc.

Thill Saves Her Best For Last:
Senior forward Angie Thill, who had not started a single game since her freshman year prior to this season, has blossomed into one of the top power forwards in the Western Athletic Conference this season. The Belt, Mont., native, ranks 19th in the WAC in scoring (12.9 ppg) and 10th in rebounding (8.1 rpg). Thill has posted three double-doubles this year, most recently getting 11 points and 11 boards against Colorado State on Jan. 18. She has scored in double figures in nine of the 12 games she has played in, missing the UTEP (Jan. 1) and New Mexico (Jan. 3) games to start the conference season with a dislocated knee cap. Thill has also scored over 20 points twice, including a career-high of 23 against UC Irvine on Nov. 28. She has had 10 rebounds or more four times, and hauled in a career-high 12 boards against Weber State on Nov. 21 and Bradley on Nov. 29.

NCAA Individual Statistical Rankings (Released Jan. 13):
Scoring             Julie Krommenhoek   13th (21.3)
Assists             Alli Bills          2nd (9.1)
3-Point Field Goals Julie Krommenhoek   3rd (3.5)
NCAA Team Statistical Rankings (Released Jan. 13):
Scoring Defense         1st (52.4)
Scoring Margin         18th (16.7)
3-Point FG Percentage   9th (40.3)
WAC Team Statistical Rankings (Released Jan. 19):
Scoring                 6th (69.4)  
Rebounds               14th (36.7)
Scoring Defense         2nd (54.3)  
Opponents' Rebounds     1st (34.6)
Scoring Margin          4th (15.1)  
Rebound Margin          6th (2.1)
Field Goal Percentage   3rd (46.3)  
Blocks                  5th (2.7)
Field Goal Pct. Defense 2nd (37.2)  
Steals                 10th (9.3)
3-Point FG Percentage   1st (39.5)  
Turnover Margin         7th (-2.6)
3-Point FG Per Game     4th (5.9)   
Free Throw Percentage   2nd (72.8)  
WAC Individual Statistical Rankings (Released Jan. 19): 
Scoring                 Julie Krommenhoek   2nd (20.6); Angie Thill 19th (12.9)
Field Goal Percentage   Angie Thill         5th (55.0); Julie Krommenhoek   16th (44.4)
3-Point Percentage      Julie Krommenhoek   4th (41.7)
Free Throw Percentage   Julie Krommenhoek   4th (79.5); Alli Bills  6th (78.3); Angie Thill 8th (.775); 
Rebounds                Angie Thill        10th  (8.1); Kristi Rose 18th (6.9)
Assists                 Alli Bills          1st  (8.9)
Blocked Shots           Kristi Rose         2nd  (1.9)
Steals                  Julie Krommenhoek   6th  (3.2); Alli Bills  9th (2.6)
3-Point Field Goals     Julie Krommenhoek   1st  (3.4)
   
The Elliott ERA
Year    Overall  Pct.   WAC  Pct.    Finish
1983-84 19-12   .613    9-3 .750     2nd-T
1984-85 16-12   .571    8-4 .667     2nd-T
1985-86 21-8    .724   11-1 .917     1st
1986-87 20-7    .741   10-2 .833     1st-T
1987-88 19-9    .679    9-1 .900     2nd
1988-89 24-6    .800    9-1 .900     1st
1989-90 20-10   .667    6-4 .600     3rd
1990-91 20-10   .667    9-3 .750     2nd
1991-92 22-8    .733   10-4 .714     3rd
1992-93 19-10   .655    9-5 .643     2nd-T
1993-94 12-14   .462    9-5 .643     3rd
1994-95 23-7    .767   12-2 .857     2nd
1995-96 21-8    .724   12-2 .857     1st-T
1996-97 25-6    .806   15-1 .938    *1st
1997-98 14-0    1.00    5-0 1.00
Totals  295-127 .699 143-38 .790
*Denotes Division Finish    
Top 25 Poll Watch
Date    USA Today   A.P.
Dec. 29 25th        ---
Jan. 5  22nd        22nd
Jan. 12 16th        17th
Jan. 19 13th        14th
Career Charts
Scoring
    1.  Deb Asper          1980-84  2,075
    2.  Julie Krommenhoek  1994-97  1,831
    3.  Anne Handy         1981-85  1,760
    4.  Mikki Kane-Barton  1989-93  1,690
Field Goals Made
(Min. 300 Field Goals)
    1.  Deb Asper          1980-84   850
    2.  Anne Handy         1981-85   688
    3.  Mikki Kane-Barton  1989-93   639
    4.  Julie Krommenhoek  1994-97   617
    5.  Lori Parrish       1976-79   587
    6.  Jane Quimby        1977-81   576
    7.  Sandy Kovach       1979-83   527
Field Goals Attempted
    1.  Deb Asper          1980-84  1,685
    2.  Mo Eckroth         1975-79  1,411
    3.  Anne Handy         1981-85  1,398
    4.  Julie Krommenhoek  1994-97  1,386       
    5.  Jane Quimby        1977-81  1,359
    6.  Mikki Kane-Barton  1989-93  1,279
    7.  Lori Parrish       1976-79  1,203
    8.  Karen Alcorn       1988-92  1,173
3-Point Field Goals
    1.  Julie Krommenhoek  1994-97  312
    2.  Andrea Herold      1991-95  127
    3.  Alli Bills         1994-97   87
    4.  Gina Butters       1985-89   75
    5.  Karen Alcorn       1988-92   64
3-Point Field Goal Attempts
    1.  Julie Krommenhoek  1994-97  724
    2.  Andrea Herold      1991-95  339
    3.  Alli Bills         1994-97  231
    4.  Melanee Brooks-McQueen, 1987-91 193
    5.  Karen Alcorn       1988-92  191
Free Throws Made
    1.  Mikki Kane-Barton, 1989-93  402
    2.  Anne Handy         1981-85  384
    3.  Karen Alcorn       1988-92  379
    4.  Deb Asper          1980-84  375
    5.  Gina Butters       1985-89  301
    6.  Julie Krommenhoek  1994-97  285
    7.  Lori Parrish       1976-79  258
Assists
    1.  Alli Bills         1994-97  524
    2.  Karen Alcorn       1988-92  440
    3.  Gina Butters       1985-89  416
    4.  Reggie Wright      1983-87  413
    5.  Monica Starrett    1979-82  402
Steals
    1.  Julie Krommenhoek  1994-97  231
    2.  Alli Bills         1994-97  196
    3.  Reggie Wright      1983-87  185
        Melanee Brooks-McQueen, 1987-91 183
    5.  Gina Butters       1985-89  169
    6.  Karen Alcorn       1988-92  162
    7.  Holly Rawlings     1979-81  161
USA TODAY/ESPN Poll
(Released Jan. 20)
    Rk. School
    1.  Tennessee (60)  
    2.  Connecticut 
    3.  Old Dominion    
    4.  Louisiana Tech
    5.  Texas Tech  
    6.  Illinois    
    7.  N.C. State
    8.  Vanderbilt
    9.  Arizona
    10. Virginia
    11. North Carolina  
    12. Florida
    13. Utah    
    14. Stanford    
    15. Wisconsin   
    16. Washington  
    17. W. Kentucky
    18. Georgia 
    19. Nebraska    
    20. Florida International   
    21. SW Missouri State   
    22. Clemson
    23. Duke    
    24. Purdue  
    25. Hawaiii
A.P. Poll
(Released Jan. 19)
    Rk. School                     
    1.  Tennessee (39)
    2.  Old Dominion
    3.  Connecticut 
    4.  Louisiana Tech
    5.  Texas Tech  
    6.  Illinois
    7.  Arizona
    8.  N. C. State 
    9.  Vanderbilt
    10. Florida 
    11. North Carolina
        Virginia
    13. Stanford
    14. Utah
    15. Washington
    16. W. Kentucky
    17. Wisconsin
    18. Georgia
    19. Clemson
    20. SW Missouri St.
    21. Nebraska
    22. Florida International
    23. Purdue
    24. Duke
    25. Stephen F. Austin
Upcoming RADIO games
Jan. 22 Air Force       10:30 p.m. (Delayed)
Jan. 24 UNLV             2:45 p.m. (Live)
Jan. 29 at New Mexico   10:30 p.m. (Delayed)
Jan. 31 at UTEP          5:35 p.m. (Live)
Feb. 4  at Brigham Young 6:45 p.m. (Live)
Feb. 7  Rice             7:00 p.m. (Delayed)
Feb. 12 Wyoming         10:30 p.m. (Delayed)
Feb. 14 Colorado State   2:35 p.m. (Live)
Feb. 19 at UNLV          7:45 p.m. (Live)
Feb. 21 at Air Force     1:35 p.m. (Live)
Feb. 26 at Rice         10:00 p.m. (Delayed)
(All Times Mountain)

AMY ALCORN - 11
Started all 14 games ... first start of her career against Weber State on Nov. 21 ... season-high 14 points, going 5-for-8 from the field and 3-for-3 from three-point range in 28 minutes against Colorado State on Jan. 18 ... 7 points (3-5 FG, 1-2 3pt. FG) in 19 minutes against Idaho ... 4 points (2-5 FG) and 3 assists in 22 minutes against BYU (Jan. 10) ... 2 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists in 23 minutes against New Mexico (Jan. 3) ... 4 points (2-3 FG) and 3 assists in 27 minutes against UC Irvine ... scored 6 points (2-3 FG) and had 1 rebound in 18 minutes versus Bradley ... 3 points (1-4 3pt. FG) and 2 assists is 26 minutes at Montana ... 2 points, 2 assists and 1 board against Kansas State.

LAURA ROSS ALLEN - 35
Played in all 14 games, starting 2 ... season-high 11 points (5-7 FG) and 5 rebounds in 24 minutes at Montana ... first start of the season against UTEP (Jan. 1), posting 7 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 blocks in a season-high 29 minutes ... 8 points (3-7 FG) and a season-high 9 boards in 25 minutes as a starter against New Mexico (Jan. 3) ... 10 points on 4-for-6 field goal shooting and 3 boards in 17 minutes in the season opener at Weber State ... 6 points (3-5 FG) and 5 boards in 19 minutes against BYU (Jan. 10) ... 8 boards and 4 points in 20 minutes against Wisconsin-Green Bay ... 6 points (3-5 FG) and 4 rebounds at Kansas State ... 4 points (2-5 FG) and 4 rebounds in 14 minutes against Colorado State (Jan. 18) ... 4 points and 6 rebounds in 23 minutes against UC Irvine.

KRISTINA ANDERSEN - 21
Played in 10 games ... career-highs with 13 points, going 5-for-8 from the field and 2-for-2 from three-point range, and 7 rebounds in 23 minutes against New Mexico (Jan. 3) ... 6 points (2-5 FG, 2-3 3 pt. FG) and 3 rebounds in 16 minutes against UTEP (Jan. 1) ... 7 points, going 3-for-5 from the field and 1-for-3 from three-point range, with 2 rebounds in 9 minutes against Idaho ... in 10 minutes against Bradley, grabbed 4 boards and scored 1 point (1-3 FT) ... 2 points (1-2 FG) and 1 rebound in 3 minutes against Weber State.

ALLI BILLS - 10
Started all 14 games ... team leader in assists in every game, posting 10 or more 5 times ... tied her career-high with 23 points, going 6-for-11 from the floor, 2-for-5 from three-point range and 9-for-11 from the free throw line, in 36 minutes against Wyoming on Jan. 15 ... broke WAC career assists record with nine against Colorado State on Feb. 18 ... 11 assists, 6 points and 3 steals against BYU (Jan. 10) ... season-high 12 assists, 8 points, 5 rebounds and 4 steals against Idaho ... went 3-for-3 from the field and 2-for-2 at the free throw line versus the Vandals ... nearly missed a triple-double with 15 points (6-9 FG, 3-5 3 pt. FG), 9 assists and 9 rebounds in 39 minutes against UTEP (Jan. 1) ... 13 points, (4-4 FT), 8 assists and 4 steals in 40 minutes against New Mexico (Jan. 3) ... double-double with 11 points and 10 assists in 39 minutes against No. 24 Arkansas on Dec. 21 ... broke Utah all-time assists record with 10 against Kansas State on Dec. 6 ... also had 10 points (4-7 FG) and 7 rebounds in 37 minutes against KSU to post a double-double ... 9 assists, 3 steals and 3 points in a season-high 39 minutes against Wisconsin-Green Bay on Dec. 5 ... named to the all-tournament team of Kansas Stateis Commerce Bank-Wildcat Classic (Dec. 5-6) ... 12 points (2-5 3pt. FG), 9 boards, 6 rebounds and 3 steals in a season-high 40 minutes at Montana ... double-double with a season-high 15 points and 11 assists, as well as 3 rebounds in 32 minutes against UC Irvine ... went 5-for-6 from the field, 3-for-3 from three-point range and 2-for-2 from the free throw line against UCI ... 13 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds at Idaho State ... 15 points (3-3 3pt. FG), 8 assists and 4 rebounds against Bradley ... 14 points, 7 assists and 5 steals in 35 minutes against Weber State.

AMY EWERT - 24
Played in all 14 games ... career-high 9 points (3-5 FG), career-high 5 boards and 2 assists in 19 minutes against BYU (Jan. 10) ... career-high 6 rebounds and 7 points (3-5 FG) in 18 minutes against Wyoming (Jan. 15) ... 7 points (2-3 FG) and 4 rebounds in 20 minutes against Idaho ... 2 points, 2 rebounds and 2 blocked shots in a season-high 22 minutes against UTEP (Jan. 1) ... 4 points (2-2 FG) and 2 assists in a season-high 22 minutes against No. 24 Arkansas ... 3 points and 3 rebounds in 9 minutes against Wisconsin-Green Bay ... career-best 4 assists and 3 rebounds in 14 minutes at Montana ... 2 points and 3 rebounds in 20 minutes at Idaho State ... scored 2 points (2-2 FT) and 2 rebounds in 11 minutes against Bradley ... 2 points and 4 rebounds in 12 minutes at Weber State.

TIANA FUERTES - 22
Has played in 12 games ... 6 points (6-8 FT) and 1 assist in 9 minutes at Weber State ... 4 points (1-3 FG) and 4 assists in 11 minutes against Bradley ... made a three-pointer at the halftime buzzer against Kansas State ... 2 assists and 2 rebounds in 7 minutes against Colorado State on Jan. 18.

JULIE KROMMENHOEK - 33
Started all 14 games ... double-figures in points in all 14 games ... six 20-point games ... 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 steals in 39 minutes against Wyoming (Jan. 15) ... 19 points, (5-8 3pt. FG) and 6 rebounds in 39 minutes against BYU (Jan. 10) ... named WAC Mountain Division Player of the Week on Jan. 5 ... 29 points (12-21 FG, 4-9 3pt. FG), 5 assists and 3 steals in 37 minutes against UTEP (Jan. 1) ... 22 points (9-17 FG) in 34 minutes against Idaho (Dec. 29) ... 16 points (3-6 3 pt. FG) and 6 steals in 38 minutes against New Mexico (Jan. 3) ... named WAC Mountain Division Player of the Week on Dec. 22 after scoring a season-high 33 points in Utahis win over No. 24 Arkansas ... went 11-for-19 from the field, 6-for-9 from three-point range and 5-for-5 at the line in 40 minutes against the Lady Razorbacks ... 29 points, going 10-for-22 from the field and 4-for-9 from three-point range in 38 minutes at Idaho State ... also had a career-high 6 steals, 6 rebounds and 5 assists against the Bengals ... named the MVP of the Commerce Bank Wildcat Classic (Dec. 5-6) ... averaged 20.5 points 3.5 steals and shot 40 percent (8-10) from three-point range against Wisconsin-Green Bay and Kansas State ... 25 points (8-21 FG, 4-10 3pt. FG) and 3 steals against UWGB ... 16 points, 4 assists and 4 steals against KSU ... 24 points (9-17 FG, 6-9 3pt. FG) and 3 assists in 30 minutes against Bradley ... set JMHC single-game record for three-pointers made against BU ... 15 points (5-11 FG) and 3 assists at Montana in a season-high 40 minutes ... 16 points in 38 minutes against UC Irvine.

LORI RED - 32
Will sit out this season as a medical redshirt ... played only in the season opener at Weber State, scoring 6 points (2-4 FG) in 14 minutes.

ReSHAWNDA RICHARDSON - 25
Has played in 6 games ... 4 points (1-3 FG), 4 assists and 1 rebound in 7 minutes against Bradley ... 2 points, making her only shot, and 1 block in 4 minutes against UTEP (Jan. 1) ... 2 points and 1 rebound in 6 minutes against Idaho.

KRISTI ROSE - 44
Has started all 14 games ... 13 points (6-8 FG), 5 rebounds and 3 blocked shots in 31 minutes against Colorado State (Jan. 18) ... 10 points (4-8 FG) and 9 boards against BYU (Jan. 10) ... season-high 14 points (6-11 FG, 2-4 3pt. FG), 7 rebounds and 3 blocked shots in 26 minutes against Kansas State on Dec. 6 ... 12 points and 7 boards against Wisconsin-Green Bay on Dec. 5 ... in first collegiate start at Weber State, had 13 points (6-13 FG), 7 rebounds and 2 assists in a season-high 35 minutes ... 4 blocked shots in 32 minutes against New Mexico (Jan. 3) ... 7 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocks in 26 minutes against UTEP (Jan. 1) ... 11 boards, 3 blocked shots and 6 points at Idaho State ... 9 points, 4 rebounds and 2 blocks in 25 minutes against Idaho ... 9 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocked shots in 30 minutes against No. 24 Arkansas.

ROSIE SHELLEY - 14
Played against Bradley ... 1 point, 1 rebound and 1 assist in 2 minutes versus BU.

LINDSAY SODJA - 15
Has played in 6 games off the bench ... scored a season-high 11 points (5-6 FG), and had 3 steals and 2 rebounds in 9 minutes against Bradley ... 2 points (2-2 FT), 2 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal in 9 minutes against UTEP (Jan. 1) ... 2 points in 7 minutes at Weber State.

ANGIE THILL - 42
Has started 12 games ... missed the UTEP (Jan. 1) and New Mexico (Jan. 3) games after suffering a patellar dislocation in her left knee early in the second half against Idaho ... returned to the line-up with 9 points and 8 rebounds in 28 against BYU (Jan. 10) ... third double-double of the season with 11 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists in 35 minutes against against Colorado State on Jan. 18 ... 15 points (5-6 FG) at Wyoming on Jan. 15 ... career-high 23 points (8-11 FG, 2-3 3pt. FG, 5-7 FT) and 8 rebounds in 27 minutes against UC Irvine ... 21 points (9-for-14 FG) and 7 rebounds in 23 minutes at Idaho State ... 18 points (8-13 FG, 1-2 3pt. FG) and 8 rebounds in season-high 34 minutes at Montana ... first double-double in three seasons with 15 points (6-9 FG) and a career-best tying 12 rebounds in 22 minutes against Bradley ... career-best 12 rebounds in 28 minutes at Weber State ... double-double with 10 points (5-9 FG) and 10 rebounds in a career-best 37 minutes against No. 24 Arkansas ... 16 points (4-6 FT) and 6 rebounds in 33 minutes against Kansas State ... 14 points (6-6 FT) and 6 rebounds against Wisconsin-Green Bay.

JANNA WHITMAN - 30
Has played in 4 games ... 1 point (1-2 FT) in 1 minute against Idaho ... 1 board and 1 steal in 5 minutes against Bradley.

Krommenhoek Named WAC Player of the Week:
Julie Krommenhoek, a senior from American Fork, Utah, was named the Western Athletic Conference Mountain Division Player of the Week on Monday. She led the Utes with a season-high 33 points, shooting 11-of-19 (.579) from the field, 6-of-9 (.667) from three-point range and a perfect 5-of-5 from the free throw line. Krommenhoek also pulled down three boards, had three assists and recorded three steals in Utahis only game last week.

Krommenhoek Named WAC Player of the Week:
Julie Krommenhoek was named the Western Athletic Conference Mountain Division Player of the Week on Monday. It was the second time she has been honored with the award this season. In three wins last week, Krommenhoek averaged 22.3 points, 2.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 4.0 steals per game. The American Fork, Utah, native also shot 25-of-49 (.510) from the field, 9-of-22 (.409) from three-point range and 8-of-12 (.667) from the free throw line.

For Openers:
Utah is beginning its eighth season in the Western Athletic Conference. Since 1991, Utah is 4-3 in conference season openers, with two of those loses coming to San Diego State. Utah has opened league play twice against UTEP, winning, 62-43, last season on Jan. 2 in El Paso, Texas. Utah lost to the Miners, 75-71, on Jan. 14, 1993 in Salt Lake City.

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