Norma Bertoch | Posted: 3 Dec 2019 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

On the road this week at ASU Friday

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Otuafi dribbles the ball against Utah

PROVO, Utah— BYU women’s basketball is back on the road this week for one game. The Cougars will play their second-straight Pac-12 team, taking on Arizona State in Tempe, on Friday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. MST. The game will have a live video stream on the Pac-12 Network.

BYU vs. ASU Game Notes


  • The Cougars (3-2) look to get back to winning after a disappointing closely-fought overtime loss to in-state rival Utah 77-73
  • With 396 total wins, head coach Jeff Judkins is the all-time winningest men’s or women’s BYU basketball head coach. He needs four wins to reach 400 victories, a coaching milestone
  • Friday’s game at ASU is the third of four teams from the Pac-12 that the Cougar women will play; they are slated to play Oregon State on Dec. 19
  • In this week’s USA Today Women’s Basketball Coaches Poll, the Cougars play two teams ranked in the top-25; Oregon State (No. 5) and Gonzaga (No. 21); ASU is receiving votes (31)
  • Three players are putting up double figures in scoring led by 15.2 points from junior guard Paisley Johnson; senior guard Brenna Chase Drollinger is second with her 11.4 average; Jasmine Moody follows contributing 11 points a game
  • The team’s assist leader is junior guard Maria Albiero (4.0 apg); in steals, the team is led by Drollinger (2.6 spg); junior center Sara Hamson leads the way in rebounds (11.3) and blocks (3.3)
  • After finishing second in last year’s West Coast Conference race and winning the league’s 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


  • Arizona State enters this week’s action with a 5-2 record after taking third place in the Gulf Coast Showcase in Florida; WCC foe Gonzaga won the tournament
  • The Sun Devils were picked to finish fifth in the 2019-20 Pac-12 race
  • When playing at home, ASU is 3-0 on the season
  • The team returns 10 letterwinners, including two starters
  • Senior transfer Ja’Tavia Tapley tops the leaderboard in scoring with a 12.9 average; Jayde Van Hyfte grabs the most boards on the team averaging 7.1 rebounds a game
  • Head coach Charlie Turner Thorn is in her 23rd season at the helm of ASU’s program where she has compiled a 449-259 record

BYU leads the series 6-3. When playing in Tempe, the Cougars have a 5-2 mark. The last time the two teams met was on March 23, 2010, in the second round of the postseason WNIT. In that contest, the Cougars picked up the 61-53 victory at Wells Fargo Arena. Head coach Jeff Judkins has a 1-0 record in the series with ASU.

The Cougars remain on the road, traveling to Boise, to take on the Broncos on Wednesday, Dec. 11, before returning home to host in-state foe UVU on Saturday, Dec. 14. The Cougars and Wolverines take the court at 2 p.m. in a game that will be carried live on BYUtv and on the BYUtv App.

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