Michelle Plouffe scored 29 points against Denver, one away from her career high.
Nov. 12, 2012
Utah vs. Southern Utah (Jon M. Huntsman Center)
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7:00 p.m. MT
Radio: ESPN 700/espn700sports.com (Play-by-Play Rick Bouillon)
SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah women's basketball team plays its first home game of the season against Southern Utah on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7:00 p.m. MT. Radio is available on ESPN 700 AM.
The Southern Utah game is a prelude to a contest against Michigan from the Big 10.
"It's a really big week for us, playing an in-state rival and a Big 10 team," Utah head coach Anthony Levrets said. "The Southern Utah staff has done a fabulous job building that program. They have turned into a very good team. Watching them on film, it's going to be a challenge. Looking ahead to Michigan, any time you play a Big 10 opponent, they are big, strong, physical teams. It's an exciting week for us. We're looking forward to the challenge."
Utah opened its season with a 75-60 win over Denver. The Utes had three players in double-figure scoring, led by 29 points from Michelle Plouffe.
"I thought we executed really well offensively, and shot a really high percentage, which is nice this time of year," Levrets said about the win over Denver. "We weren't quite as crisp and sharp on the defensive end of the floor. I might be asking quite a bit because we have two seniors and two juniors who are starting and I expect them to be a little bit further along, but I would expect to see some improvement in the next couple of weeks."
Southern Utah opened its season with a 99-71 victory over Southern Oregon on Saturday, led by 21 points from JC transfer Sofia Hepworth. The Thunderbirds are entering their first season as a member of the Big Sky Conference, and were picked to finish 11th in the preseason poll.