Cougars return to Provo for Monmouth on Wednesday
PROVO, Utah – BYU returns home to host Monmouth in a break from West Coast Conference play on Wednesday at 1 p.m. MST at the Marriott Center. The game will be streamed on the BYUtv App and BYUtv.org.
December is also "Holiday Hoops" month where tickets for all women's basketball home games will be $5 dollars. This includes Dec. 21 vs. Monmouth, Dec. 29 vs. Pacific and Dec. 31 vs. St. Mary's. Visit BYUtickets.com to purchase.
- MONMOUTH (DEC. 21). The Hawks are getting back on the court for the first time in 10 days after suffering a 71-56 defeat vs. Dartmouth Monmouth enters the game 5-5 overall and finishes up its non-conference season at BYU before getting into league play in the Colonial Athletic Association. BYU and Monmouth have never met in women’s basketball.
- LAST GAME. The Cougars had a tough road swing to start West Coast Conference play at Gonzaga and at Portland. BYU fought hard against the No. 23 Zags but fell 67-58 before suffering a 67-45 setback in Portland.
- NEW ERA. BYU has a new head coach in Amber Whiting this year for the first time in 21 seasons after the retirement of Jeff Judkins. Judkins, the winningest coach in school history (455 wins) paved the way for first-time head coach Amber Whiting, a Cougar alum to take the rains in 2022-23. BYU is will also need to replace the WCC Player of the Year (Shaylee Gonzales), another All-WCC First Team selection (Paisley Harding) and an All-WCC Honorable Mention (Tegan Graham). The Cougars are also replacing point guard Maria Albiero who was tied with Paisley Harding for the most played games in school history.
- DOUBLE-DOUBLE MACHINE. Forward Lauren Gustin continues to be a force down low is No. 2 in double-doubles with 11 in 12 games. Her streak of 11 in a row ended at Portland, but she still finished with 12 boards and seven points. BYU Hall of Famer Tina Gunn Robison began the 1979-80 season with 17 double-doubles in a row, finishing with 27 on the year. Gustin is averaging 15.6 points per game and 13.5 rebounds. She is No. 2 nationally in rebounds per game. The junior from Salem, Utah, is No. 2 in total rebounds with 162. Gustin posted a season-high 20 rebounds against No. 16 Oklahoma.
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