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Utah Women Remain Undefeated On The Season, Win Convincingly To Open Pac-12 Play

Dec 14, 2022, 5:01 PM
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(Photo courtesy of Nick Grace, Utah Athletics)

SALT LAKE CITY- The Utah women were on the move again, this time at home in the Huntsman Center as they hosted their first Pac-12 opponent in Colorado. Women’s basketball for the Utes currently sit at No. 13 in the country and undefeated after beating rival BYU last weekend. Their 85-58 win today against the Buffaloes will obviously help them to continue plowing forward in the women’s basketball hierarchy for the 2022-2023 season.

The Utes struggled to gain momentum in the first quarter appearing to be taken aback by Colorado’s physicality. Utah ultimately played through the early frustration and started to pull ahead in the second quarter, never looking back.

Utah By The Numbers, Remains Undefeated

The Utes had another solid outing shooting posting up 57% from the field and 90% from the free throw line. Shooting the three was lower than usual at 40% but was enough to get the job done.

Alissa Pili was the top dog once more in scoring posting up 25 points on the Buffaloes.

Utah also posted a solid night rebounding and assisting on shots with 27 and 22 respectively.

Jenna Johnson was Utah’s rebound queen against Colorado bringing in seven off the glass. Ines Vieira was the Utes’ star in assists, passing the ball around six times.

Wednesday’s contest was not Utah’s cleanest when it came to turnovers with the Utes coughing up the ball 16 times and adding nine easy points for Colorado.

Up Next

The women will be back in the Huntsman Center on Saturday to host UC Riverside at 12 pm MT. The game will be broadcast on Pac-12 Networks.

The Utes will have two more upcoming contests before Christmas. Utah will be on the road next week to visit Weber State on December 20 at 5:30 pm MT and then back at home on December 22 to host Southern Utah at 5:00 pm MT. That game will also be broadcast on the Pac-12 Networks.

 

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

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