Danielle Rodriguez ranks second in the NCAA in assist/turnover ratio (4.0).
Dec. 10, 2012
Utah vs. Houston Baptist (Huntsman Center)
Saturday, Dec. 15, 3:00 p.m. MT
Radio: ESPN 700/espn700sports.com (Play-by-Play Rick Bouillon)
Live video at http://pac-12.com/live/utahutes.aspx
SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah women's basketball team hosts Houston Baptist on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 3:00 p.m. MT.
Utah suffered its first loss of the season last week against BYU, 53-48. The Utes struggled to score, shooting just 25 percent from the floor and only making one three.
"We look at each game, win or lose, and evaluate how we played, what we're doing, and how we can get better," Utah head coach Anthony Levrets said. "As you play better teams, the things that you are deficient in become clearer. Against BYU, we didn't shoot well, but we did defend them well. We'll go back and figure out how we can get better."
Utah is 20th in the NCAA in field goal percentage (45.2) while ranking 15th in three-point field goal percentage (38.2). The Utes are 11th nationally in fewest turnovers per game (13.0) while ranking 13th in assist/turnover ratio (1.14).
With the University beginning finals week on Monday, the Utes will have a lighter week of practice.
"It's really important for the student part of student-athlete to be taken care of," Levrets said. "We'll give them three days off so that they have the ability to get through the student part of that, and have some short practices so that we can keep up with our conditioning."
Houston Baptist is 2-8 on the year, and has lost its last five games. Shanice Steenholdt is averaging 17.8 points and 10.6 rebounds per game to lead the Huskies.
Utah and HBU have never faced each other in women's basketball.