San Francisco vs. BYU – Game Preview – January 29, 2022
The BYU Cougars (17-1, 7-0 WCC) will look to build on a nine-game winning streak when they host the San Francisco Dons (10-10, 7-0 WCC) at 4:00 p.m. ET Saturday, January 29 2022. The Dons have won three games in a row.
BYU beat Santa Clara 76-44 in last team action Thursday, led by Tegan Graham’s team-high 16 points.
Jasmine Gayles’ 22 points lifted San Francisco to a 70-56 win over Saint Mary’s (CA) in the team’s final outing on Thursday.
BYU Team Stats
BYU heads into the game averaging 80.1 points per game, 12.5 more than the 67.6 San Francisco allows per contest. The Cougars are 12-1 in games where they have 68+ points.
In the 2021-22 campaign, the Cougars are averaging 20.6 assists and 13.7 turnovers per game. When BYU has a better assist-to-rotation ratio than its season mark of 1.5, the Cougars are 8-0.
San Francisco Team Stats
San Francisco enters the game averaging 68 points per game on the season, 9.6 more than BYU’s allowed 58.4 per game. The Dons are 8-1 in games when they have at least 58 points.
The Dons are outpacing their downtown opponents this season, connecting on 8.1 three-pointers per game while allowing opponents 6.8 three-pointers. When San Francisco averages beyond the arc this season, the Dons are 4-4.
BYU players to watch
Shaylee Gonzales paces BYU’s scoring effort, averaging 18.3 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 2.1 steals per game. Graham is the team’s leading passer, with 4.9 assists for 10.6 points per game. The Cougars’ leading rebounder is Lauren Gustin, who catches 12.4 boards per game in addition to averaging 11.5 points.
Graham is BYU’s most prolific shooter, knocking down 2.6 three-pointers per game while shooting 41 percent from downtown.
Player stats reflect 14 of 14 games this season.
San Francisco players to watch
Ioanna Krimili paces San Francisco’s scoring effort, averaging 17.7 points per game. Jessica McDowell-White is the team’s leading passer, with 3.9 assists for 5.9 points per game. The Dons’ leading rebounder is Kennedy Dickie, who catches 6.5 boards per game in addition to averaging 8.4 points.
Krimili is making the most threes per game for San Francisco, shooting 33% from downtown while hitting 2.4 three-pointers per game.
Player stats reflect 17 out of 17 games this season.
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