Malia Nawahine and the Utes host Utah Valley on Wednesday at 7 p.m. MT.
Dec. 9, 2013
Utah Women's Basketball Updates
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The University of Utah women's basketball team hosts Utah Valley in the Huntsman Center on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. MT.
The Utes are 3-4 through their first seven games of this season. Utah picked up its first road win of the season, 66-59, at UNLV on Nov. 26 before dropping a pair of contests at the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout. The Utes lost to Butler, 66-54, Nov. 29 before a 72-65 setback to Marquette on Nov. 30.
Utah Valley finds itself on a seven-game losing streak. The Wolverines' only win this season came in a 114-27 decision over Walla Walla on Nov. 9 in Orem.
Utah Valley Game Coverage: For fans who can't make the Huntsman Center, Rick Bouillon will have the play-by-play call of the action at ESPN700. Links to a live video stream as well as live stats will be available on the right-hand side of the women's basketball schedule page at utahutes.com.
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Nevada Recap: After holding an early double-digit lead, free throws down the stretch helped lift Utah to a 61-57 win over Nevada on Saturday in Salt Lake City. The Utes held a .418-.339 advantage in team shooting percentage over the Wolf Pack to go with a 43-35 rebounding edge.
Knock Down Nakia: Utah redshirt freshman forward Nakia Arquette (Spokane, Wash.) tripled her previous career high with 12 points during Utah's win over Nevada. Arquette also recorded career highs with five rebounds in 21 minutes, which was also a personal best. Arquette also handed out the first three assists of her career without a turnover and came up with her first block of the season against the Wolf Pack.
Plenty of Potter: Freshman forward Emily Potter (Winnipeg, Manitoba) tied for team-high honors with 12 points to go along with seven rebounds during the Utes' 61-57 win over Nevada last Saturday. She connected on four of her six shots from the field (.667) against the Wolf Pack. This season, Potter is averaging 9.6 points and 5.0 rebounds in 23.3 minutes per game. She was 11th in the latest Pac-12 statistical rankings and has six blocks in seven games this season for a 0.9 block-per-game average, which was fourth among all Pac-12 freshmen in blocked shots. She is also 15th in the league with a .470 shooting percentage (25-53). Potter has hit double-figures in points four times through seven games this season and is third on the team with 9.2 points per game.
Plouffe Pride: Senior forward Michelle Plouffe (Edmonton, Alberta) scored 10 points on Saturday against Nevada and also had a game-high eight rebounds to go with three assists. Plouffe has four double-doubles in seven games this season and 38 over her career. She has been in double-figures in points in all seven contests in 2013-14 and has had 10 or more rebounds four times. She leads the Pac-12 with 8.6 defensive rebounds per game and is third in the league in total rebounds with 11.0 per game.
Red Hot Rodriguez: Sophomore guard Danielle Rodriguez (Downey, Calif.) leads the Pac-12 in assists per game and is sixth in assist-to-turnover ratio. Rodriguez has dished out 5.3 assists per game this season, which is 0.2 more than second-place Brittany Boyd of Cal. She also ranks fifth in the league in minutes (34.1 per game), sixth with a 2.1 assist-to-turnover ratio (37-18) and 14th in the conference with a .760 (19-25) percentage from the free throw line.
Utah at the Charity Stripe: After making 74 of their 106 free throw attempts as a team, the Utes rank third in the Pac-12 with a .698 percentage.
All-Time Series: Utah has a 4-0 edge in the all-time series with Utah Valley. Three of the games have been held in the Huntsman Center. The first meeting was on Dec. 2, 2004 (W, 88-66).