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Utah Utes basketball: Women out to extend their win streak

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah women's basketball team puts its four-game winning streak to the test at Wyoming on Sunday.

Utah (17-9, 8-5 MWC) is coming off a 73-48 win over Air Force on Wednesday. The Utes opened the second half on a 26-5 run en route to the victory. Kalee Whipple led Utah with 17 points. Utah had its best shooting output of the season, hitting 58 percent of its shots from the floor.

Wyoming (16-9, 7-6 MWC) is coming off a bye week. The Cowgirls fell to BYU, 51-48, on Feb. 20.

Wyoming has been tough to beat at home this year, going 10-1 at Arena-Auditorium. Its only home loss this season was to Oregon. Wyoming leads the league in 3-point field goal percentage (.384).

Wyoming's Aubrey Vandiver is in the top 10 in the league in both scoring (13.6 points) and rebounding (9.8 rebounds). Hillary Carlson is the team's top scorer with 15.3 points per game.

A strong second half propelled the Utes past the Cowgirls 54-47 on Jan. 27 in the Huntsman Center. Whipple led all players with 25 points.