Norma Bertoch | Posted: 11 Nov 2019 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Cougar women play home opener vs. Texas A&M Kingsville, Thursday

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PROVO, Utah — BYU women’s basketball looks to bounce back from a road loss at Washington State, as it returns home for its home opener vs. Texas A&M Kingsville.

The game tips off at 7 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 14, and will be carried live on the BYUtv App.

BYU vs. Texas A&M Kingsville Game Notes

Texas A&M Kingsville vs. BYU Game Notes


  • BYU is 0-1 on the year after a disappointing 67-50, loss at Washington State on Nov. 9.
  • With 393 total wins, head coach Jeff Judkins is the all-time winningest men’s or women’s BYU basketball head coach. He needs seven wins to reach 400 victories, a coaching milestone
  • Senior Jasmine Moody has the most playing experience on this year’s team (98 total games)
  • The Cougars return 10 letterwinners and three starters, while adding five newcomers and one redshirt freshman
  • Junior guard Paisley Johnson leads the team in scoring with a 19.0 average; senior forward Jasmine Moody tops the leaderboard in rebounds, pulling down 8.0 per game; freshman Leilani Otuafi leads the way in assists with a 4.0 average
  • After finishing second in last year’s West Coast Conference race and winning the WCC tournament  crown, BYU was selected to finish second in the conference race
  • Three Cougar players were named to the 2019-20 Preseason All-WCC Team; Brenna Chase Drollinger,   Paisley Johnson and Sara Hamson
  • In the USA Today Sports Top 25 Preseason Coaches Poll, BYU received 10 votes and is playing three teams that are in the top-25 poll. Cougar opponent Boise State received 12 votes


  • Texas A&M Kingsville comes to Provo with a 1-1 record after a 63-57 victory over Chadron State and a 65-37 loss at Black Hills State. They also played an exhibition contest losing 85-55 to Prairie View.
  • This is the first meeting between the Cougars and Javelinas
  • The Javelinas were picked to finish 13th in the Lone Star Conference Preseason Poll; there are 18 schools in the league
  • Senior guard Brynae Thompson tops the stats in points for TA&MK with a 23.0 average; teammate and junior forward Anastacia Mickens grabs a team-best 8.0 rebounds per contest; junior guard Ravae Payne is the assist leader with a 4.5 average


This will be the first meeting between the two women’s basketball programs


After the home contest vs. Texas A&M Kingsville, the Cougar team takes its second road trip of the season to Fresno, California to take on the Bullldogs. The game will be played on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 6 p.m. PT in the Save Mart Center.

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