The BYU women’s basketball team travels to the University of San Diego to play the Toreros to begin its second week of West Coast Conference play on Thursday.
The Cougars are looking to build off of their first WCC win from last week as they play their first out-of-state game since November.
Last week, BYU defeated San Francisco 80–58 in the Marriott Center led by forward Morgan Bailey and guard Ashley Garfield. Both had double-doubles with 14 points apiece and 13 and 10 rebounds. The offense shone against San Francisco with five players scoring in double digits for the first time this season.
San Diego is fresh off of a road win against Portland, winning 69–63 after losing to Gonzaga 77–57 in Spokane earlier that week. This is the Toreros’ first WCC home game of the season, and they are currently 6–2 at home in the Jenny Craig Pavilion.
The Cougars are led by guard Haley Steed and center Jennifer Hamson. Steed averages a team high in assists with 3.9 per game, and Hamson leads the team with 13.5 points per game.
Rebounding could be a key factor in this match up. BYU has out-rebounded opponents in its last seven games and nine times total this season. Hamson leads the team with 8.8 rebounds per game. San Diego’s leader in rebounds is Klara Wischer with 7.9 rebounds per game.
The Cougars take on the Toreros at 7:00 p.m. PST in San Diego, Calif., at the Jenny Craig Pavilion.