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Women's Basketball 12/5/2023 10:16:00 AM Jonathan Match, ISU Media Relations
Women's Basketball 12/5/2023 10:16:00 AM Jonathan Match, ISU Media Relations

Women's Basketball Home for Game with UVU

POCATELLO, Idaho – After a four-game road trip the Bengals are back home in Reed Gym to take on the Utah Valley Wolverines. Tip is set for Wednesday, December 6 at 7:00 PM.

The Bengals are ringing in the holiday season and invite fans to wear their best holiday sweaters. Idaho State women's basketball ornaments will be given out to the first 200 households in attendance.

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Bengal Bites

· The Idaho State Bengals have a new roster heading into the 2023-24 season. Of the 14 total Bengals on the squad, seven are new to the program this season.

· Returning for the Bengals is all-conference forward Laura Bello and newcomers to keep an eye on are NJCAA all-American Tasia Jordan and sharpshooter Maria Dias from Lisbon, Portugal.

· This is a young Bengal team, there are no seniors on the squad this season.

· 97 points scored against Park University is the most since Feb. 10, 2022, when the Bengals defeated the Idaho Vandals 103-68 in Reed Gym

· The Bengals had a +30 rebound margin over the Park Buccaneers, outrebounding Park 57-27. The Bengals had 21 offensive boards to Park's 6

· In the Bengal's 70-64 win over UC Santa Barbara, the Bengals and Gauchos had an extremely even contest with 15 ties and 16 lead changes.

· The Bengals shot 90.5 percent from the free throw line against UCSB, the best in a game with 10+ Free throw attempts since 12/30/2021 when the Bengals went 10-for-10 against Montana

· The Bengals have only been out-rebounded once this season, a -5 40-to-35 at Arizona State

· Idaho State went 1-2 at the 2023 Rainbow Wahine Showdown. In their 3rd game, facing Air Force, the Bengals came back from a 29-20 halftime deficit to win the game.

· Maria Dias was named to the Rainbow Wahine Showdown all-tournament team posting 10.3 PPG, 3.7 rebounds per game and shooting 400 from the field.

· The Bengals lead the Big Sky Conference on the glass, holding a +7 rebound margin and averaging 41.14 rebounds per game.

Quick Look – Utah Valley

· This is the 17th all-time meeting of the Bengals and Wolverines with the series starting between the two teams in 2004.

· Idaho State leads the series 11-5 and in Reed Gym the Bengals hold a 7-1 advantage over the Wolverines.

· the previous meeting of the two teams came on 12/7/2022. The Bengals defeated Utah Valley 64-48 in Orem behind a 14-point 11 rebound game out of Callie Bourne.

· Utah Valley is 3-4 on the season with wins against Weber State, Westminster, and Idaho. The Wolverines have fallen to BYU, St. Thomas, Seattle and Utah Tech

· Utah Valley averages 58.7 points per game, shooting .385 percent from the floor. They average 5.3 made three-point shots per game.

· The Wolverine defense is allowing 59.4 ppg through the first 7 games.

· Opponents are shooting .313 percent from three-point range.

· ON the glass the Wolverines are getting outrebounded to an -11.7 margin, only bringing down 28.7 boards per game while opponents are averaging 40.4

· The Wolverines are wily on defense, averaging 12.4 steals per game and 4.4 blocks per game.

· #24 Kaylee Byon leads UVU in scoring, averaging 9.6 points per game shooting .391 from the field.

· #1 Kylee Mabry leads the Wolverines in steals, grabbing 3 per game on the season.

Next Up - Next Up, the Orange and Black head south to Provo, Utah to take on the BYU Cougars Saturday, December 16 at 2:00 PM.