Utah Women Clinch Nail-Biter In Baha Mar Pink Flamingo Championship

Nov 23, 2022, 9:09 PM

Kennady McQueen - Utah Utes vs. Xavier...

(Photo courtesy of Nick Grace, Utah Athletics)

(Photo courtesy of Nick Grace, Utah Athletics)

SALT LAKE CITY- The University of Utah women’s basketball team advanced to 6-0 on the season at the Baha Mar Pink Flamingo Championship after clinching a nail-biter against Ole Miss. Guard Kennady McQueen hit two-free throws in the waning seconds of the game to put the Utes on top, 69-67 Wednesday evening. Utah has had a great week moving up to No. 17 in the latest AP Top 25 while also handling business against Alabama.

“What a game,” head coach Lynne Roberts said. “I am so proud of our team for finding a way to win. Ole Miss did a good job dictating the game’s tone with their defense and physicality. We didn’t shoot well, got outrebounded, and still just found a way. It’s been an incredible week for us here, and the past few games have really tested us and shown us what we’re good at and what we need to keep working on, but I love this team!”

Who Lead The Way For The Utah Women

Four Utes had a double-digit night with Alissa Pili being the top dog in points with 21. Jenna Johnson was next with 16 and McQueen and Gianna Kneepkens both added another 10 each.

Johnson was the highest rebounder collecting 10 off the boards against the Rebels along with her second double-double.

Looking at assists, three Utes were dominant in Wednesday’s affair with Ole Miss in Pili, Johnson and McQueen all notching three.

All together the Utes shot 46% from the floor. This is the sixth straight game Utah has shot above 45% from the floor in the early part of the season.

Individually, Pili was a cool 57% from the floor shooting while Johnson was hitting at 60% to end the night.

Up Next For The Utes

The Utes won’t return to the court until next Thursday, December 1st. Utah will be on the road once more, this time in Itta Bena, Mississippi to take on Mississippi Valley State in the Pac-12/SWAC Legacy Series. The ladies will tip-off at 4:30 pm MT with live stats available on UtahUtes.com.


Michelle Bodkin is the Utah Utes Insider for KSLsports.com and host of both the Crimson Corner Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and The Saturday Show (Saturday from 10 a.m.–12 p.m.) on The KSL Sports Zone. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @BodkinKSLsports


  • Utah Utes Scoreboard

  • Utah Utes Team Leaders

  • Utah Utes Standings

Utah Utes


Michelle Bodkin

Alissa Pili Gets Nostalgic Reviewing Last Minute Of Utah’s Game Against UCLA

Utah women's basketball star Alissa Pili gets nostalgic taking fans through last minute of the Utes' game against No. 9 UCLA.

2 days ago


Michelle Bodkin

Utah Athletics Adds Accelerate Sports Ventures To NIL Resources Arsenal

Utah Athletics announced the addition of Accelerate Sports Ventures to their arsenal of NIL resources Tuesday afternoon.

2 days ago


Michelle Bodkin

What Early Previews Say About Utah Football In 2023

Utah football just started summer workouts as pundits take an early stab at what they think the Utes will look like in 2023.

2 days ago


Michelle Bodkin

Utes Bulletin: Things Happening In Utah Athletics (Week Of 6/5/23)

It's officially summer "break" for Utah Athletics, but the Utes Bulletin will continue on with key points of interest as they come.

3 days ago


Kyle Ireland

Former Utah Football Standouts Sign With Browns, Commanders

A pair of former University of Utah football players joined new NFL teams after signing with the Cleveland Browns and Washington Commanders.

3 days ago


Michelle Bodkin

Alex Smith, Eric Weddle Up For 2024 College Football Hall Of Fame

Utah quarterback Alex Smith and safety Eric Weddle are up for the 2024 College Football HOF nearly 20 years after "Busting" the BCS.

3 days ago

Sponsored Articles

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.


KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.

Football soccer ball on grass field on stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

Everything You Need to Know to Watch the 2022 World Cup

Find out where and when to watch the upcoming games and final match for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, including where to find live updates.

ksl sports logos...

KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.


KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Jimmy Buffett

Get your Hawaiian shirts ready.

Utah Women Clinch Nail-Biter In Baha Mar Pink Flamingo Championship