Southern Utah vs. Utah Tech – Women’s College Basketball Game Preview – Jan. 19, 2023

Two hot teams take the field when the Utah Tech Trailblazers (12-5, 4-2 WAC) host the Southern Utah Thunderbirds (9-7, 5-0 WAC) on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 9:00 p.m ET. The Trailblazers jeopardized their three-game winning streak against the Thunderbirds, who have won five straight games. Breaunna Gillen’s 19 points led Utah Tech to a 67-65 win over New Mexico State in the team’s final action on Saturday. Southern Utah knocked out 60-55 against Sam Houston on Saturday in the team’s most recent game, led by Cherita Daugherty’s 28-point run in the win. Watch live games for more than 25 women’s collegiate basketball conferences this season on ESPN+ and explore the Division 1 top 25 rankings here.

Utah Tech Team Stats

Utah Tech’s 77.9 points per game this season beats the 68.5 points per contest that Southern Utah allows. The Trailblazers are 11-2 if they field more than 68 points. The Trailblazers are overtaking their opponents this season, averaging 46 percent off the field per game versus their opponents’ average of 38.3 percent. If Utah Tech tops their season average, the Trailblazers are 8-0 this year.

Southern Utah Team Stats

The 67.3 points the Thunderbirds average per game is 4.2 fewer than Utah Tech’s average per competition. Southern Utah’s record this season is 4-1 if it scores at least 72 points. The Thunderbirds have averaged 11.9 takeaways per game this season and averaged 17.4 giveaways per contest. Utah Tech is 10-4 this season if he commits more than 12 turnovers.

Utah Tech Players to Watch

Gillen’s 18.8 points and 6.2 assists per game are both team-highs for Utah Tech. Maggie McCord adds 11.6 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.5 steals for the Trailblazers, and Amber Kartchner averages 11.5 points per game. Utah Tech’s three-point shooting attack is led by McCord, who averaged 2.5 three-pointers per game while hitting 36 percent of their shots from beyond the arc.Player stats reflect 17 out of 17 games this season.

Featured players from southern Utah

Daugherty is the top scorer in southern Utah, averaging 16.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and four assists per game. Lizzy Williamson is the leading rebounder with 9.9 rebounds per game and 9.7 points, while Daylani Ballena leads the Thunderbirds with 4.1 assists per game and averaging 11.1 points per contest, while averaging 2.1 threes per game while she has 33 percent of their shots from downtown connects.Player stats reflect 15 out of 15 games this season.Powered by Data Skrive

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