After a 16-1 overall record and 5-1 in conference play, the Utah Women’s basketball team has finally jumped into the AP Poll. This is the first time the Utes have been ranked since the 2008 season, when the Utes went 27-5 and 16-0 in Mountain West Conference play.
This Utah team has only lost their one game to a ranked Arizona State team on a buzzer beating shot. Other than that, the Utes have been rolling and really blowing almost everyone out, and they’re doing it banged up. The Utes were down to 8 players playing a week ago, and another player got banged up. Utah is also doing it with a nice combination of youth and experience, and Coach Lynn Roberts has really jump started this program.
Per the official release by the Utah SID, Utah ranks in the top-25 nationally in assist turnover ratio (16th), assists per game (19th), field goal percentage (9th), rebound margin (25th), scoring margin (16th) and three-point percentage (15th). The play a beautiful brand of basketball, and a brand everyone should watch.
It was a big blow when senior Daneesha Provo went down with a knee injury, but the youngsters like Dre’una Edwards, Andrea Torres and Dru Gylten all stepping up.
Now the Utes will host the Bay Area schools this week to try and keep the train rolling.