Rachel Messer is second in the Pac-12 in three-point field goal percentage.
Dec. 24, 2012
Utah vs. North Dakota (Huntsman Center)
Saturday, Dec. 29, 3:00 p.m. MT
Radio: ESPN 700/espn700sports.com (Play-by-Play Rick Bouillon)
Live video at http://pac-12.com/live/utahutes.aspx
SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah women's basketball team closes out the non-conference campaign against North Dakota on Saturday, Dec. 29, at 3:00 p.m. MT.
The Utes (9-1) have taken a break for the holidays, and return to practice on Dec. 26.
"I think that the break came at a great time both mentally and physically," Utah head coach Anthony Levrets said. "It's great to get five days off as we make our last push towards conference play. We'll get back to practice and leading up to the start of conference we'll be tightening everything up and figuring out how to continue to get better in all the areas we feel like we need to be good at to win games in conference play."
Utah leads the Pac-12 in scoring defense (51.6), three-point field goal percentage (.379) and defensive rebound percentage (.760). The Utes are second in the league in field goal percentage defense (.325), assist/turnover ratio (1.1), defensive rebounds (31.4) and three-point field goals made (6.7).
North Dakota is 4-6 on the season and has dropped its last two games, falling to Southern Utah and Northern Colorado. Madi Buck leads UND with 9.9 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.
Utah and North Dakota have never met in women's basketball.