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Women's Basketball Travels to Seventh-Ranked California - Midweek Update

Michelle Plouffe had her second double-double of the year against Stanford.

Michelle Plouffe had her second double-double of the year against Stanford.

Jan. 26, 2013

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Utah vs. California (Haas Pavilion)
Sunday, Jan. 27, 3:00 p.m. PT
Radio: ESPN 700/espn700sports.com (Play-by-Play Rick Bouillon)
Live video at http://pac-12.com/live/calbears.aspx

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The Utah women's basketball team travels to seventh-ranked California on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 2:00 p.m. PT.

Utah will be looking to rebound after a tough loss to sixth-ranked Stanford on Friday night.

The Utes have played five of their first seven games in Pac-12 play against ranked teams, and have upcoming games against ranked opponents Cal and UCLA.

"Basketball seasons are long," Utah head coach Anthony Levrets said. "They are long for a reason. We have to survive this next stretch. We really believe that we have good players, and we're going to keep working and stay positive. I believe in our kids, we believe in our team. My thought process is that the glass isn't half full or half empty, but give us the glass and we'll fill it ourselves. We are where we are right now, and we're the only ones who can get out of it."

Last Time Out
Utah couldn't overcome a hot start by Stanford, falling 65-44 to the sixth-ranked Cardinal on Friday evening.

Michelle Plouffe led Utah with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Paige Crozon had a strong game with 10 points and eight rebounds.

The Utes shot a season-low 25-percent in the contest.

Stanford took a quick 7-0 lead and increased its lead to 14 points, 19-5, with nine minutes left in the first half. The Cardinal led by 16 points at halftime, 35-19. Stanford led by as many as 23 points in the second half.

Utah falls to 10-8 overall and 1-6 in the Pac-12.

California Update
California rallied from a 16-point deficit in the first half to defeat Colorado, 59-56 on Friday evening. Gennifer Brandon led Cal with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Cal raises its record to 16-2, 6-1 in the Pac-12.

News and Notes
Michelle Plouffe had her second double-double of the year and her third 20-point game of the season with 24 points and 10 rebounds against Stanford.
Taryn Wicijowski left the Stanford game midway through the first half with a knee injury. She will be reevaluated before Sunday's game.
• With 10 points against Stanford, Paige Crozon was in double figure scoring for the fourth time in her career. She also tied her career high with eight rebounds and had a career-best three steals.
Rita Sitivi made her first appearance of the season against Stanford.

 

 

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