Dani Rodriguez and the Utes host No. 19 Cal Sunday at 1 p.m. MT.
Jan. 11, 2014
Utah Women's Basketball Updates
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The University of Utah women's basketball team continues its Pac-12 Conference home slate against No. 19 California TODAY at 1 p.m. MT in the Huntsman Center.
The Utes are currently on a three-game skid to start league play. Utah is 7-7 overall through its first 14 games this season. The Utes are 5-2 at home this season with their only losses to No. 15/12 Nebraska on Nov. 15 and No. 4 Stanford on Jan. 10.
Nineteenth-ranked California is on a four-game win streak and 11-3 overall. The Golden Bears carry an unblemished 3-0 record in Pac-12 play and are 2-1 in true road games in 2013-14.
Equality Utah: Utah Women's Basketball has teamed up with Equality Utah to help bring awareness to bullying in our community. Youth and teens coming to the Cal game can sign the pledge to Flip the Script, and stand up to bullying and will receive free admission. For more information on bullying, and ways to prevent it, visit equalityutah.org.
There will also be a halftime performance from the Utah Dance Team.
Plouffe Makes a Move: Senior forward Michelle Plouffe (Edmonton, Alberta) turned in 14 points against the Cardinal on Jan. 10 as she also tied for team-high honors with eight rebounds and she also handed out a team-high five assists. Plouffe has hit double-digits in points in 11 of 12 games that she has played in this season.
Potter Steps Up: Freshman forward Emily Potter (Winnipeg, Manitoba) poured in 16 points and collected eight rebounds on Jan. 10 against No. 4 Stanford. This was her eighth game with 10 or more points in the last nine contests and her 10th of 2013-14. She is fourth in the latest Pac-12 statistics in blocked shots (1.3 per game), 11th in field goal percentage (47.3, 70-148), tied for 18th in rebounding (6.5 per game) and 23rd in the league in scoring (11.8 per game). She leads conference freshmen in blocked shots, ranks second among her classmates in field goal percentage, tied for third in rebounding and fourth in scoring.
Dynamic Dani: Sophomore guard Danielle Rodriguez (Downey, Calif.) is second in the Pac-12 in assists and third in assist-to-turnover ratio. Rodriguez has dished out 5.2 assists per game this season, which is 0.4 off the pace of the league leader. She owns a 2.0 (73-36) assist-to-turnover ratio this season. She is third in the league in minutes (36.1 per game).
Rodriguez had 11 points for the second straight game on Jan. 10 against No. 4 Stanford for her ninth game with 10 or more points this season and for the sixth time in the last seven contests. She poured in 11 points Jan. 5 at USC and also dished out a game-high seven assists to go with five rebounds.
Utes From Distance: Freshman guard Devri Owens (Plano, Texas) is 14th in the Pac-12 with a 38.6 (17-44) percentage from 3-point territory. She tied her season high with nine points for the second straight game on Jan. 10 at No. 4 Stanford after going 3-of-6 from long range against the Cardinal.
Back to work #19 Cal coming to our house tomorrow! Sign flip the script anti bullying pledge for free... http://t.co/13nM383y3F-- Utah Women's Hoops (@utahwbasketball) January 11, 2014