Morgan Warburton is the sixth-leading scorer in the Mountain West Conference.
Dec. 28, 2006
Utes Face Hoyas Saturday in D.C.
The University of Utah women's basketball team returns to action Saturday, after more than a week off. The Utes are in Washington, D.C. for a Saturday afternoon matchup with Georgetown University. Tipoff with the Hoyas is slated for 3 p.m. EST.
Utah's last action was back on Dec. 20, when the Utes defeated Northwestern 80-69 at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City. Utah returned to the practice floor on Wednesday, before traveling to the nation's capital Thursday. The Utes will practice at Georgetown Thursday and Friday in preparation for their final non-conference matchup of the regular season.
Georgetown also played its last contest Dec. 20. The Hoyas defeated Savannah (Ga.) State by a count of 77-50. GU opened with a pair of losses, followed by seven straight wins. The Hoyas have split their last four.
Utah Fast Breaks
Utah is 7-0 this season when scoring 66 points or more.
Five Utes have fouled out of games this season, compared to 10 for the opponents.
This is Utah's first game in the Eastern Time Zone since Dec. 21, 2005, when the Utes played at Eastern Michigan. It is Utah's second trip to the Eastern Time Zone in the past four seasons.
The Utes are averaging 13.8 offensive boards per game, compared to 10.3 for the opposition.
Saturday's game is the final non-conference matchup of the regular season for the Utes. The Mountain West Conference slate begins Jan. 4 at home with San Diego State.
This is the last game of December. The Utes are 5-1 this month coming into the game.
Utah vs. The Big East
Georgetown is a member of the Big East Conference. This is Utah's second game against a Big East opponent this season. The Utes dropped a 59-51 decision to Pittsburgh back on Nov. 24 at the Oregon Duck Invitational.
Utah holds a 2-7 all-time record against schools from the Big East and has only faces six of the league's 16 teams. Big East schools and Utah's record against them: Cincinnati 0-0; Connecticut 0-0; DePaul 1-0; Georgetown 1-0; Louisville 0-1; Marquette 0-0; Notre Dame 0-2; Pittsburgh 0-2; Providence 0-0; Rutgers 0-0; St. John's 0-2; Seton Hall 0-0; South Florida 0-0; Syracuse 0-0; Villanova 0-0; West Virginia 0-0.
Utes Pane on the Glass
Utah has been dominant on the boards for much of the 2006-07 season so far. The Utes have won or tied in the rebounding battle in 11 of 12 games. Utah has out-rebounded the opposition by seven or more in nine of its 12 contests. Utah's average rebound margin of +8.2 is the best in the Mountain West Conference. Utah's 10-rebound edge against Northwestern marked the fifth time Utah has held a double-digit advantage on the boards. The Utes are also tops in the MWC in rebounding defense, giving up just 31.6 caroms a contest.