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Utah Women's Basketball Opens Pac-12 Play at UCLA

Freshman guard Malia Nawahine and the Utes take on UCLA in Los Angeles on Friday.

Freshman guard Malia Nawahine and the Utes take on UCLA in Los Angeles on Friday.

Dec. 31, 2013

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Game Information
Match-up: Utah Utes (7-4, 0-0 Pac-12) at UCLA Bruins (6-7, 0-1 Pac-12)
Date: Friday, Jan. 3
Tipoff: 6 p.m. PT
Location: Los Angeles
Arena: Pauley Pavilion (12,289)

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The University of Utah women's basketball team will open its Pac-12 Conference schedule at UCLA on Friday at 6 p.m. PT in Pauley Pavilion.

The Utes are in the midst of a five-game win streak after a home win over UC Santa Barbara (66-57) on Dec. 30. Utah is 7-4 through its first 11 games this season. The Utes are 2-1 in true road games this season with wins at UNLV on Nov. 26 (66-59) and BYU on Dec. 14 (82-74 in 2 OT).

UCLA is 6-7 after dropping a 56-54 decision to USC in its Pac-12 opener on Dec. 30. The Bruins are 3-2 in Pauley Pavilion this season.

Game Coverage: The UCLA game will be televised live on Pac-12 Networks with Anne Marie Anderson (PBP) and Tammy Blackburn (Analyst) calling the action.

Rick Bouillon will have the play-by-play call of the action at ESPN700.

Live stats will be available once the game begins at uclabruins.com.

Follow the Utes: Get a behind the scenes look at the Utah women's basketball program as well as in-game updates by keeping up with the Utes' social media accounts. Be sure to `Like' the Utes on Facebook and `Follow' on Twitter and Instagram.

Potter Stands Out: Freshman forward Emily Potter (Winnipeg, Manitoba) turned in her sixth straight double-figure point game and eighth this season with 16 points on Dec. 30 against UC Santa Barbara. She was 8-of-16 from the floor and hit her first two shots for four points and two blocks before the first media timeout. She ended the game with six rebounds and three blocks, her third game with at least three blocks this season.

In 15 minutes on the floor on Dec. 21 against Samford, Potter tied her career high with 18 points. Potter also had five rebounds and blocked a shot against the Bulldogs for her second contest with 10 or more rebounds.

Potter, named the Pac-12's Freshman Player of the Week on Dec. 16, posted a team-high .692 shooting percentage from the floor (9-for-13) and tied her season high with 18 points for the second consecutive game.

This season, Potter was fourth in the latest Pac-12 statistics in blocked shots (1.5 per game), tied for eighth in field goal percentage (50.0, 57-114), and 21st in the league in scoring (12.3 per game). She leads conference freshmen in blocked shots and was third in scoring and shooting percentage.

Dani Deals: Sophomore guard Danielle Rodriguez (Downey, Calif.) is second in the Pac-12 in assists per game and is fourth in the league in assist-to-turnover ratio. Rodriguez has dished out 5.4 assists per game this season, which is 0.5 off the pace of Brittany Boyd of Cal. Rodriguez handed out six assists against UC Santa Barbara on Dec. 30. She also scored 13 points and made three of her four attempts from the field against the Gauchos.

Long-Range Wilson: Junior guard Cheyenne Wilson (Seattle, Wash.) was the third Ute in double-figures on Dec. 30 against UCSB as she connected on her first three and first two 3-point shots and ended with 10 points after hitting four of her six shots, including a 2-of-3 effort from 3-point land. This was Wilson's third double-figure-point effort of the year.

All-Time Series: The Utes face a 5-3 deficit in the all-time series with the Bruins. Utah won three of the first four meetings between the schools, but UCLA has now won the last four, including three contests as Pac-12 foes. Utah's last win in the series came on Dec. 1, 2001 in Salt Lake City by a score of 89-42.


 

 

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