Here's a story that a lot of people are overlooking, the Utah women's basketball team is 11-4 on the season, and now 3-1 on the road after upsetting No. 21 Cal on the road Sunday night. This is very impressive, considering last season the Utes went 9-21 on the season, and 3-15 in the conference. So they've already matched last year's conference (and overall) win total, in the second week of conference play. After that turbulent season, head coach Anthony Levrets was let go, and Utah athletic director Chris Hill brought in Lynn Roberts, and it appears that's paying some serious dividends.
Utah beat both Washington schools at the Huntsman Center last week, they gave Stanford some fits for more than a half, and now they've beaten a ranked Cal, after trailing by as much as 19 in the 2nd half! Katie Kuklok hit five 3-pointers and scored 22 points, while Emily Potter added 20 points and nine rebounds, and Malia Nawahine contributed 18 points for the Utes. Potter is coming off of missing last season due to an ACL injury, and has been dominate in her come back. On the season she is averaging 16.7 points per game and 11.7 rebounds per game.
Utah had lost nine consecutive games against Cal going into Sunday, and now with only one conference loss, thus far, they find themselves off to a great start. Next up for the Ladies are the Arizona schools, down in Arizona.