Awa Kalmstrom and the Utes take on Arizona State Sunday at 1 p.m. MT.
Feb. 22, 2014
Arizona State Game Information
Match-up: Utah Utes (11-15, 4-11 Pac-12) at No. 20/24 Arizona State Sun Devils (21-6, 10-5 Pac-12)
Date: Sunday, Feb. 23
Tipoff: 1 p.m. MT
Location: Tempe, Ariz.
Arena: Wells Fargo Arena (10,754)
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Game Coverage: Pac-12 Networks will cover Sunday's game at No. 20/24 Arizona State with Matt McConnell (PBP) and Julie Rousseau (Analyst) calling the action from Tempe.
Steve Klauke will have the play-by-play call on ESPN700.com.
Live stats will be available at thesundevils.com.
The University of Utah women's basketball team ends its 2013-14 regular-season road schedule at No. 20/24 Arizona State on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Networks.
Utah is 11-15 overall through 26 games and the Utes are 4-11 in league play. Coming off a 52-47 win over Arizona in Tucson on Feb. 21, the Utes are 4-7 in true road contests this season, including a 2-6 mark in Pac-12 road games.
Arizona Review: Utah defeated Arizona, 52-47, on Feb. 21 in Tucson's McKale Center. The Utes had three players with double-digits in points and earned a 33-30 lead in team rebounding over Arizona.
Utah opened up a 14-2 run to start the second half and shot Utah shot 60.9 (14-23) from the floor in the second frame and held Arizona to a 31.0 (9-29) clip.
Plouffe Does It All: Senior forward Michelle Plouffe (Edmonton, Alberta) ended the Arizona game with her 13th double-double of the season with 14 points and 11 rebounds to go with two assists. Plouffe went 6-for-11 from the floor to go with two assists. She has now scored 10 or more points in 22 of the 24 games she has played in this season and this was her ninth contest in 2013-14 with 10 or more boards.
Exclusive Company: Plouffe is one of three Utes to accumulate over 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds over their respective careers at Utah.
The current members of the club are Kim Smith (2,281 points and 1,015 rebounds from 2002-06), Deb Asper (2,075 points and 1,042 rebounds from 1980-84) and Plouffe (2,002 points and a school-record 1,117 rebounds).
Plouffe is fourth in school history with 2,002 career points and is the fourth player in school history to join the 2,000-point club. She is 73 points away from tying Asper (2,075 from 1980-84) for third place on Utah's all-time scoring list.
Potter Pitches In: Freshman forward Emily Potter (Winnipeg, Manitoba) knocked down six of her nine field goal attempts for 12 points on Feb. 21 at Arizona, while chasing down six boards. She handed out a career-high three assists and had three blocks. Potter is third in the latest Pac-12 statistics (100th in NCAA) in blocked shots (1.5 per game).
Long-Range Wilson: Junior guard Cheyenne Wilson (Seattle, Wash.) ranks fifth in the conference with a .412 (40-97) clip from beyond the arc. She is 13th with 1.5 3's per game. In the league-only stats, Wilson is ninth with a .396 (21-53) mark from distance and tied for 11th with 1.4 3-pointers per game.
Now is the Time for Nawahine: Freshman guard Malia Nawahine (Springville, Utah) shot 3-of-6 from the floor for eight points Feb. 21 at Arizona and tied her career high for the fifth time with five rebounds against the Wildcats.
Dani Distributes: Sophomore guard Danielle Rodriguez (Downey, Calif.) is third in the Pac-12 (111th in NCAA with 4.3 assists per game this season and ranks fourth (62nd in NCAA) in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.9, 112-60). She is also sixth in the Pac-12 in minutes played (35.7 mpg).
Getting Defensive: Utah is 9-3 this season when holding its opponents to fewer than 60 points.