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Date Opponent/Result Location

Nov. 19 BYU 76, Southern Utah 56 Provo

Nov. 24 BYU 81, Nevada 64 Provo

Nov. 27 Arizona 76, BYU 73 Provo

Nov. 30 BYU 70, Portland 35 Portland, Ore.

Dec. 6 BYU 76, George Washington 70 Provo

Dec. 10 BYU 62, SE Missouri State 52 Honolulu

Dec. 11 Hawaii 56, BYU 44 Honolulu

Dec. 18 BYU 76, Southern Cal 73 Provo

Dec. 20 Vanderbilt 86, BYU 47 Malibu, Calif.

Dec. 21 Wright State 64, BYU 56 Malibu, Calif.

Dec. 30 BYU 63, Weber State 46 Provo

Jan. 4 BYU 80, Montana State 42 Provo

Jan. 8 BYU 77, Portland State 50 Provo


Date Opponent Location

Jan. 13 Wyoming Provo

Jan. 15 Colorado State Provo

Jan. 20 at New Mexico Albuquerque

Jan. 22 at Air Force Colorado Springs, Colo.

Jan. 29 Utah Provo

Feb. 3 San Diego State Provo

Feb. 5 UNLV Provo

Feb. 10 at Colorado State Fort Collins, Colo.

Feb. 12 at Wyoming Laramie, Wyo.

Feb. 17 Air Force Provo

Feb. 19 New Mexico Provo

Feb. 24 at Utah Salt Lake City

March 3 at UNLV Las Vegas

March 5 at San Diego State San Diego

March 9-12 Mountain West Tournament Denver


JULIE SULLIVAN, SENIOR, GUARD: Yes, the Cougars can — and do — ride the coattails of a different player each game. But BYU plays its best with Sullivan on the court. Offensively, she sets the rhythm, directs the offense, distributes the ball (4.1 assists a game) and drives and scores when necessary (9.6 ppg — third-best average on the team). Defensively, she leads the team in steals (22) and blocks (6) and is fifth in rebound (3.2 rpg).


POINTS PER GAME: Ambrosia Anderson (11.6)

REBOUNDS PER GAME: Danielle Cheesman (9.2)

FG SHOOTING: Kristen Kozlowski (.628)

3-POINT SHOOTING: Mallary Gillespie (.391)

FT SHOOTING: Julie Sullivan (.825)

STEALS: Julie Sullivan (22)

BLOCKS: Julie Sullivan (6)

ASSISTS: Julie Sullivan (53)


BYU needs to continue to win at home (7-1 in preseason) and become just as effective on the road (only 1-3 this season). Picked No. 5 in the preseason Mountain West poll after last year's struggles, the Cougars have a blend of just about everything — experience, youth, physical inside players, quickness and shooting on the perimeter. They are most effective when they rebound, run and get everyone involved in an inside-out offensive attack.