USC vs. Utah – Game Preview – February 9, 2022

The USC Trojans (9-11, 9-0 Pac-12) will look to snap a five-game losing streak when they visit the Utah Utes (13-7, 4-4 Pac-12) on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. game airs at 4:00 p.m. ET.

Utah beat Washington State 72-66 in the team’s last outing on Sunday. Brynna Maxwell scored a team-high 11 points in the win.

USC lost to Stanford 83-57 in the team’s final action on Sunday despite a team-high 20 points from Jordyn Jenkins.

Utah team stats

Utah has averaged 77.3 points per game this season while USC is giving up 63.6 per game. The Utes are 10-4 when scoring over 64 points.

The Utes have hit 77% of their free throws as a team, the second-highest mark in the Pac-12 and 22nd-best in the nation. Jenna Johnson is shooting 1.9 free throws per game to lead Utah while connecting on 71% of her attempts on the line.

USC Team Stats

USC heads into Wednesday’s game averaging 63.2 points per game, 3.5 shy of the 66.7 Utah allows per game. When they score over 67, the Trojans are 6-0 this season.

The Trojans have forced 13.8 takeaways per game this season while averaging 16.5 giveaways per game. Utah is 6-3 this season in committing more than 14 turnovers.

Utah players to watch

Gianna Kneepkens leads Utah in scoring and averages 12.2 points per game. Dru Gylten leads the team with 5.5 assists and averaging 6.5 points, while Johnson leads the Utes with 4.6 rebounds per game and adds 9.8 points.

Maxwell’s 2.3 three-point shots per contest make her Utah’s most prolific three-point shooter. She makes 40% of her shots from beyond the arc.

Player stats reflect 18 of 18 games this season.

USC players to watch

USC’s leading scorer, Jenkins, is averaging 14.5 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. Rayah Marshall paces the Trojans with 7.6 rebounds per game and adds 9.6 points, while Tera Reed leads the team with 3.5 assists per game averaging 6.6 points.

Alyson Miura leads USC’s three-point shooting efforts, hitting 1.6 treys per game while connecting on 42 percent of his shots from downtown.

Player stats reflect 18 of 17 games this season.

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