Shelby Dalton and the Utes take on Arizona TONIGHT at 7 p.m.
Oct. 12, 2012
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The Utah volleyball team begins its final weekend of a four-match homestand at Crimson Court with a pair of Pac-12 Conference matches as the Utes face Arizona TONIGHT at 7 p.m. MT.
The match will be televised live on the Pac-12 Network (National) with Chris Marlowe (PBP) and Al Scates (analyst) covering the match.
In Salt Lake City, Pac-12 Networks is carried on Comcast. Pac-12 Mountain is channel 37, the national Pac-12 Network is channel 410 and Pac-12 Mountain HD is channel 757.
Utah split the first two matches of its Pac-12 homestand last weekend and is now 10-9 overall and 1-5 in Pac-12 play.
The Utes fell in four sets to No. 2 Washington on Friday, but came back with a 3-1 win over Washington State on Saturday night.
Keep up with the Utes: Along with television coverage of the match, live stats for both contests will also be available on Gametracker at utahutes.com.
Set-by-set summaries for both matches will also be available if you `Like' Utah Volleyball at facebook.com/UtahVolleyball.
Fans can also `Follow' Utah Volleyball on Twitter, @UtahVolleyball.
Commanding Crimson Court: The home of Utah volleyball since 1994, Crimson Court has been one of the most intimidating competition venues in the country.
Thanks to a 4-1 start this season (the match against Stanford was held in the Huntsman Center), Utah has racked up a 186-58 (.762) record at Crimson Court and has tallied a 109-30 (.784) mark in conference matches during that span.
Looking for Conference Win 200: Utah head coach Beth Launiere can secure her 200th conference victory on Friday against Arizona.
In her 23rd season at the helm for the Utes, Launiere is 199-131 (.604) in conference matches over her career.
Utes in the NCAA Blocking Rankings: Utah is fourth in the NCAA and second in the Pac-12's latest statistical rankings with a 3.15 block-per-set average as a team.
Utah is also tied for third in the league statistics with 3.25 blocks per set during Pac-12 matches.
The Utes have outblocked their foes in 13 matches this season and currently hold a 9-4 mark in those contests.
Tjasa Time: After arriving on campus a few days after preseason camp started, freshman outside hitter Tjasa Kotnik (Ljubljana, Slovenia) appears more comfortable in the Utah offense over the last three matches.
Kotnik has averaged 1.75 kills and 1.00 blocks per set against Oregon State, Washington and Washington State.
Kotnik set new career highs in kills and blocks for the second straight match as she posted seven kills and five blocks Friday against No. 2 Washington.