Halie Sawyer has led Utah in rebounding in eight of the last 10 games.
Jan. 8, 2009
Sunday, Jan. 11 - Salt Lake City (Huntsman Center)
Radio: KALL 700 (Play-by-Play by Chris Tunis)
TV: The Mtn. (Commentary by Tracy Warren and Ann Schatz)
Live stats available at UtahUtes.com
Dollar Day for Fans
Utah's game against SDSU is one of several `Dollar Days' for fans. Tickets and selected concessions are all one dollar.
Other upcoming promotions include Military Appreciation Day on Wednesday, Jan. 14 against Air Force. Admission is free with a military ID card.
Scouting San Diego State
San Diego State is receiving votes in the Associated Press Top 25 poll after a 10-3 start. The Aztecs defeated then-No. 4 Texas on Dec. 30 and opened Mountain West Conference play against Air Force with a 79-28 victory.
Paris Johnson leads SDSU in scoring (15.8 ppg) and rebounding (8.4 rpg) and leads the conference with blocks (34). Jene Morris is averaging 15.5 points per game and leads the conference with 42 steals. Both women were on the Preseason All-MWC team.
Last Time Out
Kalee Whipple set a new career-high with 32 points to lead Utah to a 70-52 victory over Wyoming in the Mountain West Conference opener for both teams on Wednesday evening.
The reigning MWC Player of the Week, Whipple broke her career-high for the second time in three games. She also pulled down 10 rebounds for her first double-double of the year.
A pair of 9-0 runs in each half helped Utah pull away for the victory.
Utah had a season-low 12 turnovers on the night.
After starting the season 1-4, Utah is 7-2 in its last nine games. The Utes are on a four-game winning streak, with victories over Oregon, USC, Norfolk State and Wyoming.
The Warburton-Whipple Combo
Morgan Warburton and Kalee Whipple are arguably the best wing combo in the Mountain West Conference. The women are the only two in the conference to have reached 1,000 career points. Each hit career-highs in points against Southern California - Whipple with 31 points and Warburton with 27 points. Whipple then busted that vs. Wyoming with 32 points.
The duo rank first and second, respectively, in the MWC in scoring. Warburton (19.6 ppg) ranks 18th in the country in scoring and is also tied for sixth in the conference in rebounding (6.9 rpg). Whipple (18.1 ppg) ranks third in the conference in steals (2.64 per game). She is the only player in the MWC to have three 30+ point games this year.
Both girls hit the 500 career rebound mark this season - Whipple against Westminster and Warburton vs. Santa Clara.