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

BYU women back home for WCC games, host St. Mary’s and Pacific, Thursday and Saturday

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PROVO, Utah— BYU women’s basketball is 13-9, 8-4 on the season and hosts two conference games this week. The Cougars play St. Mary’s Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. MST and battle Pacific on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 2 p.m. MST. Both home games will be carried live on BYUtv and on the BYUtv App.



  • Thursday, Feb. 13 – Pink sock giveaway to the first 200 people
  • Saturday, Feb. 15 – Daddy/Daughter Day, free shirts to first 250 dads and daughters
  • Special concessions deal: Get 2 drinks, 2 hot dogs and 2 popcorns for only $20
  • Team autographs after the game


  • BYU women’s basketball has compiled a 13-9, 8-4 record on the season; is tied with San Diego for second place in this week’s WCC standings; it is averaging 60.4 points and 39.7 rebounds a game; is 13-4 when it gets more blocks than its opponents; is 12-1 when dishing out more assists than opponents; is 12-1 when leading at the half
  • The Cougars are nationally ranked third in field goal percentage defense (32.5); fourth in blocked shots per game (6.3); sixth in blocked shots (139); 20th in scoring defense (55.3)
  • Paisley Johnson is one of two players scoring in double digits for BYU with a 14.1 average; Brenna Drollinger is tallying 11.6 points; she ranks 24th all-time in career points with 1,205; leads in assists and steals with 4.2 and 1.9 averages, respectively
  • Sara Hamson leads in rebounds and blocks, with 8.2 boards and 4.36 blocks; ranks first in the nation in blocked shots (96) and in blocked shots per game (4.36); leads the WCC in field goal percentage (59.7) and blocks (4.4)
  • The Cougars are holding opponents to just 55.3 points and are allowing only 37 rebounds a game
  • The series with St. Mary’s is tied at 10-10; SMC is 3-6 when playing in Provo; in this year’s first matchup between the two league foes, BYU picked up the 65-55 win in Moraga on Jan. 18; last season each team won on the road


  • St. Mary's has compiled an 11-13, 6-7 record on the year; the Gaels are in seventh place in this week's WCC standings; they are coming off a 70-60 upset win over No. 11 Gonzaga in Moraga, last Saturday
  • SMC’s offensive presence has four players scoring in double figures led by Sam Simons who’s is tallying 15.6 points a game; Emily Codding is next with 14.7 points a contest; she’s followed by Madeline Holland who is contributing 13.2 points; Taycee Wedin rounds out the scoring averaging 13 points a game
  • Codding leads the way in rebounds, pulling down 8.4 boards a game; Holland leads in assists with a 4.8 average; Brianna Simonich tops the list in steals with a 1.4 average
  • St. Mary’s is averaging 70.5 points and pulls down 38.7 rebounds a contest
  • The Gaels were picked to finish fourth in this year’s WCC race; Simons was named to the 10-member 2019-20 Preseason All WCC team
  • Head coach Paul Thomas is in his 14th season at the helm of the women’s basketball program at St. Mary’s where he has compiled a 267-173 record


  • Pacific has a 14-10, 7-6 record so far this season; the Tigers are in a three-way tie for third place with Portland and Pepperdine in the latest WCC standings; they travel to San Diego Thursday for a matchup against the Toreros
  • Valerie Higgins is one of two players on the team that puts up double-digit points with a 16.7 average; Brooklyn McDavid is next tallying 15 points a game; Higgins also leads in rebounds (9.3), assists (3.8), steals (4.0) and blocks (0.88)
  • Pacific was picked to finish third in this year’s WCC race; Higgins was named to the 10-member 2019-20 Preseason All WCC team
  • In the series with the Tigers, the Cougars have a 14-4 advantage; Pacific has a 2-6 record when playing in Provo, last winning on Jan. 2, 2014, a 75-62 Tiger victory; in the first meeting this year, BYU recorded a 76-66 overtime win in Stockton on Jan. 16, 2020
  • Bradley Davis is in his fifth season as Pacific’s head coach where he has compiled a 71-78 overall record

BYU women’s basketball will take its final WCC road trip in 2020, traveling to northern California for two games. The Cougars play at Santa Clara on Thursday, Feb. 20 and are at San Francisco on Saturday, Feb. 22



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