San Diego vs. BYU – Women’s College Basketball Game Preview – January 7, 2023
The BYU Cougars (7-8, 2-2 WCC) will look to stay hot and build on a three-game win streak when they host the San Diego Toreros (8-7, 2-2 WCC) on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at Marriott Center. The matchup is at 4:00 PM ET.Nani Falatea’s 24 points led BYU to a 66-41 victory against Saint Mary’s (CA) on Saturday in the team’s last outing.San Diego knocked off Pacific 84-74 on Saturday in the team’s most recent action, led by Kiera Oakry’s 15-point scoring effort in the victory.Watch live games this season for 25+ women’s college basketball conferences on ESPN+ and explore Division 1 Top 25 rankings here.
BYU team stats
BYU’s 63.3 points per game this season out-paces the 63 points per contest San Diego allows. The Cougars are 7-1 when they score over 63 points.The Cougars have forced 10.6 turnovers per game this season and are averaging 17.3 giveaways a contest. San Diego is 8-5 this season when committing more than 11 turnovers.
San Diego Team Stats
San Diego enters the game averaging 62.7 points per game, 0.5 more than the 62.2 BYU gives up per contest. The Toreros are 5-1 in games where they put up more than 62 points.Led by Laura Erikstrup’s 2.3 offensive rebounds a game, the Toreros have crashed the offensive glass well this season, averaging 14.5 per game. That totally is the best in the WCC.
BYU Players to Watch
Lauren Gustin is the leader for BYU in both scoring and rebounding with 15.5 points and 14.7 boards per game. Falatea also contributes with 13.7 points and 5.1 assists for the Cougars, and Rose Bubakar averages 10.1 points per game.BYU’s three-point shooting attack is led by Kaylee Smiler, who averages 1.3 made three-pointers per game while hitting 44 percent of her shots from downtown.Player stats reflect 15 of 15 games this season.
San Diego Players to Watch
Oakry paces the San Diego’s scoring effort, averaging 10.3 points per game. Ayanna Khalfani is the team’s top passer, dishing out 2.9 assists to go with 6.1 points per game. The toreros’ leading rebounder is Kasey Neubert, who grabs 6.2 boards per game in addition to averaging 6.7 points.Jess Finney has a 37 percent shooting percentage from downtown and paces the squad in made threes per game, drilling 1.3 three-pointers per contest. Player stats reflect 15 of 15 games this season.Powered By Data Skrive