BYU women’s basketball is heading into the upcoming season without last year’s top scorer Shaylee Gonzales. The guard suffered a season-ending knee injury in July and will be redshirting the 2019-20 season. Last year, Gonzales was ranked No. 2 nationally for points per game as a freshman, averaging 17.
In the highly anticipated third meeting of the rivalry trilogy against No. 12 Gonzaga, BYU’s women’s basketball team clinched the West Coast Conference title and series sweep with a commanding 82-68 victory in Las Vegas.
Highlighted by a dominant second half, the BYU women’s basketball team stormed back from a 13-point deficit in the third quarter to defeat the Pepperdine Waves 68-63 in the West Coast Conference semi-final on March 11. The Cougars will advance to the WCC championship game tomorrow against an injury-riddled Gonzaga team that came into the tournament as the No.1 seed.
Both the men's and women's basketball teams finished their regular season schedules with wins March 2. With the postseason on the horizon, the two teams will now set their focuses on Las Vegas and the WCC tournament.
BYU Women’s basketball finished its regular season on a high note, logging a six game winning streak. Facing Santa Clara University on March 2, the Cougars scraped by with a 69-64 win, bringing their 2019 regular season record to 23-6.