Junior libero Nikki Sim and the Utes face No. 3 TODAY at 11 a.m. MT.
Oct. 28, 2012
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The Oregon match will be televised live on the Pac-12 Network with Kevin Barnett (PBP) and Mike Dodd (Analyst) calling the action from Crimson Court.
In Salt Lake City, Pac-12 Networks is carried on Comcast and Dish. Pac-12 Mountain is channel 37, the national Pac-12 Network is channel 410 and Pac-12 Mountain HD is channel 757. Dish is channel 413.
Keep up with the Utes: Along with television coverage of Sunday's Oregon match, live stats for the contest will also be available on Gametracker at utahutes.com at the links below:
Oregon State Recap: Utah earned a 3-1 win over Oregon State (25-20, 25-12, 19-25, 25-18) on Friday.
The Utes outhit the Beavers, .328 to .139 and also claimed a 46-41 edge in digs, while team blocks were even at nine apiece.
Bragging on Bailey: Utah sophomore middle blocker Bailey Bateman (Hooper, Utah) is second in the Pac-12 and ninth in the NCAA with 1.55 blocks per set this season and is second in the conference with 1.55 blocks per set in league matches only.
With 126 block assists this season, Bateman is 21 shy of tying Lori Baird (147 in 2008) for the 10th-highest single-season total in school history.
Bateman owns 132 total blocks this season and needs to average 4.9 blocks per match to tie Sheila Cottrell-Sorensen (1985) and Linda Byington (1991) for 10th place in the Utah single-season record book. Bateman has led or tied for the team lead in blocking 16 times this season.
Nikki Digs In: Junior libero Nikki Sim (Salt Lake City, Utah) has popped up 10 digs in Utah's last two matches and now has 10 double-digit-dig efforts this year, which were her first such performances since turning up 16 digs against Stanford on Sept. 21.
Sim has reached double-figures in digs 37 times during her career and is turning in a team-high mark of 2.73 digs per set this season and has 623 digs during her Utah career.
Efficiency Wins: Utah has turned in a higher hitting percentage than its opponents in 11 of its 12 victories this season.
On the flip side, the Utes are 0-12 this year when failing to compile a higher efficiency on the attack.