Michelle Plouffe is averaging a double-double for the Utes with 11.7 points and 10.0 rebounds per game.
Nov. 21, 2011
Utah vs. Detroit (Convocation Center)
Friday, Nov. 25, 5:00 p.m. CT/4:00 p.m. MT
Radio: 99.1/Rock991.com (Play-by-Play Rick Bouillon)
Utah vs. South Alabama (Convocation Center)
Saturday, Nov. 26, 3:00 p.m. CT/2:00 p.m. MT
Radio: ESPN700/espn700sports.com (Play-by-Play Rick Bouillon)
SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah women's basketball team continues on the road this week in San Antonio for the UTSA Thanksgiving Classic, taking on Detroit and South Alabama on Friday, Nov. 25, and Saturday, Nov. 26.
Utah will be looking to bounce back after dropping two games on the road last week by a combined total of six points, falling to Michigan, 55-50, and Arkansas, 57-56.
"I think that we learned that we can play incredibly hard, we just have to learn how to finish games," Utah head coach Anthony Levrets said. "We are very good defensively, and we are good in spurts offensively, but we need to put together 40 minutes of consistent basketball. The biggest thing this weekend is that we get better and get closer to playing a complete game. Every week we need to improve.
"This weekend, we need to find a few more players who are going to be able to contribute throughout the year and can help us as we move forward with the season."
Detroit is looking for its first win of the season after dropping its first three games of the year by a combined total of nine points, including a pair of two-point losses against Indiana State and Howard. The Titans play Bowling Green on Tuesday before traveling to San Antonio.
South Alabama is 2-1 on the year. The team has wins against Central Florida and Southern, but dropped its last game at Ole Miss, 54-45. The Jaguars play Northwestern State on Monday night.
The matchups mark the first-ever meetings for Detroit and South Alabama against Utah.