2017–18 BYU Cougars women's basketball team

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2017–18 BYU Cougars women's basketball
BYU Cougars logo.svg
Conference West Coast Conference
2017–18 record 16–14 (11–7 WCC)
Head coach Jeff Judkins (17th season)
Assistant coach Ray Stewart (7th season)
Assistant coach Dan Nielson (5th season)
Assistant coach Ashley Garfield[1] (1st season)
Home arena Marriott Center
Seasons
2017–18 West Coast Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Gonzaga 17 1   .944     27 6   .818
Saint Mary's 13 5   .722     20 11   .645
Loyola Marymount 11 7   .611     19 11   .633
BYU 11 7   .611     16 14   .533
San Francisco 10 8   .556     16 15   .516
San Diego 8 10   .444     17 15   .531
Pacific 7 11   .389     15 17   .469
Pepperdine 5 13   .278     10 21   .323
Santa Clara 5 13   .278     9 21   .300
Portland 3 15   .167     7 23   .233
2018 WCC Tournament winner
As of 17 March 2018; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2017–18 BYU Cougars women's basketball team will represent Brigham Young University during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. It will be head coach Jeff Judkins's seventeenth season at BYU. The Cougars, members of the West Coast Conference, play their home games at the Marriott Center. They finished the season 16–14, 11–7 in WCC play to finish in a tie for third place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the WCC Women's Tournament to San Diego. They missed the postseason tournament for the first time since 2009.

Before the season[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Year Hometown Notes
Jessica Chatman 2 F 6'0 Freshman Ridgefield, Washington
Makenzi Pulsipher 23 G 5'8 RS Senior Draper, Utah Graduated[2]
Kristine Nelson 22 G/F 5'11 RS Senior Crystal Beach, Florida Graduated[3]
Kalani Purcell 32 F 6'2" Senior Hamilton, New Zealand Graduated; Invited to training camp with the Dallas Wings[4]
Micaelee Orton 34 F 6'2 Senior Kearns, Utah Graduated[3]
Brooke Clawson (Romney) 35 F 6'1 RS Junior Dallas, Texas Graduated[3]
Melinda Bendall XX Asst. Coach Murray, Utah Retired from coaching[1]

2017–18 media[edit]

BYU Radio Sports Network Affiliates[edit]

Cougar games that don't conflict with men's basketball or football games will be featured live on BYU Radio, found nationwide on Dish Network 980, on Sirius XM 143, and online at www.byuradio.org. Home games will be a BYUtv simulcast. Select road games will air on TheW.tv powered by Stadium.

Roster[edit]

2017–18 BYU Cougars women's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Year Previous school Hometown
G 1 Brenna Chase 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) So Broomfield Thornton, CO
F 3 Shalae Salmon 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) So Wellington Girls' College Porirua, New Zealand
F 4 Amanda Wayment 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Sr Fremont Ogden, UT
G 5 Maria Albiero 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Fr Neusa Christian Londrina, Brazil
G 11 Liz Eaton 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) So Maple Mountain Mapleton, UT
G 13 Paisley Johnson 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Fr Glacier Peak Everett ,WA
F 15 Malli Valgardson 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Fr Pleasant Grove Pleasant Grove, UT
G 20 Cassie Broadhead 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) RS Sr Scotia Glenville Glenville, NY
C 22 Sara Hamson 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) Fr Pleasant Grove Lindon, UT
G 24 Ashley Beckstrand 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) Fr Desert Hills St. George, UT
F 33 Jasmine Moody 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Jr Radford Honolulu, HI
F 43 Haley Rydalch 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) RS Jr Desert Hills/Purdue St. George, UT
C 50 MaCayla Hanks 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Jr Mountain Crest Millville, UT
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Ray Stewart (Utah Valley)
  • Dan Nielson (BYU)
  • Ashley Garfield (BYU)
  • Kim Parker Beeston- Director of Operations (BYU)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Exhibition
11/02/2017*
7:00 PM, TheW.tv
Colorado Mesa W 86–68 
Marriott Center 
Provo, UT
Non-conference regular season
11/10/2017*
7:00 PM, TheW.tv
Southern Utah
Old Oquirrh Bucket
W 75–67 OT 1–0
Marriott Center 
Provo, UT
11/15/2017*
8:00 PM, P12+ WA
at Washington L 72–80  1–1
Alaska Airlines Arena 
Seattle, WA
11/17/2017*
7:00 PM, Pluto TV 234
at Eastern Washington W 73–69  2–1
Reese Court 
Cheney, WA
11/21/2017*
11:00 AM, BYUtv
Utah Valley
Old Oquirrh Bucket
W 75–54  3–1
Marriott Center 
Provo, UT
11/25/2017*
2:00 PM, BYUtv
Georgia L 63–79  3–2
Marriott Center 
Provo, UT
11/30/2017*
7:00 PM, CET
Pluto TV 241
at Northern Colorado L 74–79  3–3
Bank of Colorado Arena 
Greeley, CO
12/02/2017*
2:00 PM, Stadium
at Colorado State L 54–56  3–4
Moby Arena 
Fort Collins, CO
12/06/2017*
4:00 PM, BYUtv
Utah State
Old Oquirrh Bucket
L 69–76  3–5
Marriott Center 
Provo, UT
12/09/2017*
2:00 PM, BYUtv
Utah
Deseret First Duel/Old Oquirrh Bucket
W 77–68  4–5
Marriott Center 
Provo, UT
12/16/2017*
6:00 PM, P12N BAY
at No. 24 Cal L 45–70  4–6
Haas Pavilion 
Berkeley, CA
12/22/2017*
2:00 PM, BYUtv
Montana State W 75–54  5–6
Marriott Center 
Provo, UT
WCC regular season
12/28/2017
8:00 PM, TheW.tv
at Portland W 72–58  6–6
(1–0)
Chiles Center 
Portland, OR
12/30/2017
3:00 PM, TheW.tv
at Saint Mary's L 49–57  6–7
(1–1)
McKeon Pavilion 
Moraga, CA
01/04/2018
7:00 PM, BYUtv
San Francisco W 70–66  7–7
(2–1)
Marriott Center 
Provo, UT
01/06/2018
2:00 PM, BYUtv
Pacific W 77–65  8–7
(3–1)
Marriott Center 
Provo, UT
01/11/2018
8:00 PM, TheW.tv
at Pepperdine W 73–67  9–7
(4–1)
Firestone Fieldhouse 
Malibu, CA
01/13/2018
2:00 PM, BYUtv
Santa Clara W 65–47  10–7
(5–1)
Marriott Center 
Provo, UT
01/18/2018
1:00 PM, TheW.tv
at Loyola Marymount W 67–55  11–7
(6–1)
Gersten Pavilion 
Los Angeles, CA
01/20/2018
3:00 PM, TheW.tv
at San Diego L 69–70  11–8
(6–2)
Jenny Craig Pavilion 
San Diego, CA
01/25/2018
7:00 PM, BYUtv
Saint Mary's W 63–54  12–8
(7–2)
Marriott Center 
Provo, UT
01/27/2018
3:00 PM, TheW.tv
at Pacific L 76–83  12–9
(7–3)
Alex G. Spanos Center 
Stockton, CA
02/01/2018
7:00 PM, BYUtv
Loyola Marymount W 62–52  13–9
(8–3)
Marriott Center 
Provo, UT
02/03/2018
2:00 PM, BYUtv
Gonzaga L 70–84  13–10
(8–4)
Marriott Center 
Provo, UT
02/08/2018
8:00 PM, TheW.tv
at Santa Clara W 55–34  14–10
(9–4)
Leavey Center 
Santa Clara, CA
02/10/2018
3:00 PM, TheW.tv
at San Francisco L 73–76  14–11
(9–5)
The Sobrato Center 
San Francisco, CA
02/15/2018
7:00 PM, BYUtv
Pepperdine W 78–43  15–11
(10–5)
Marriott Center 
Provo, UT
02/17/2018
2:00 PM, BYUtv
San Diego L 60–66  15–12
(10–6)
Marriott Center 
Provo, UT
02/22/2018
7:00 PM, BYUtv
Portland W 73–35  16–12
(11–6)
Marriott Center 
Provo, UT
02/24/2018
3:00 PM, SWX
TheW.tv
at Gonzaga L 37–62  16–13
(11–7)
McCarthey Athletic Center 
Spokane, WA
WCC Tournament
03/01/2018
7:00 PM, BYUtv
(3) vs. (6) San Diego
Quarterfinals
L 56–61  16–14
Orleans Arena 
Paradise, NV
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Mountain.

Game Summaries[edit]

Exhibition: Colorado Mesa[edit]

Broadcasters: Robbie Bullough & Keilani Unga
Starting Lineups:

  • Colorado Mesa: Erin Reichle, Jaylyn Duran, Kelli Van Tassel, Karina Brandon, Ma'ata Epenisa
  • BYU: Brenna Chase, Shalae Salmon, Amanda Wayment, Malia Nawahine, Cassie Devashrayee

Southern Utah[edit]

Broadcasters: Robbie Bullough & Makenzi Pulsipher
Series History: BYU leads 18–3
Starting Lineups:

  • Southern Utah: Rebecca Cardenas, Ashley Larsen, Breanu Reid, Whitney Johnson, Peyton Torgerson
  • BYU: Brenna Chase, Shalae Salmon, Amanda Wayment, Malia Nawahine, Cassie Devashrayee

Washington[edit]

Broadcasters: Gary Hill Jr. & [Elise Woodward
Series History: Washington leads 6–5
Starting Lineups:

  • BYU: Brenna Chase, Shalae Salmon, Amanda Wayment, Malia Nawahine, Cassie Devashrayee
  • Washington: Fapou Semebene, Amber Melgoza, Khalya Rooks, Jenna Moser, Missy Peterson

Eastern Washington[edit]

Broadcaster: Luke Burns
Series History: BYU leads 3–1
Starting Lineups:

  • BYU: Brenna Chase, Shalae Salmon, Amanda Wayment, Malia Nawahine, Cassie Devashrayee
  • Eastern Washington: Uriah Howard, Symone Starks, Delaney Hodgins, Violet Kapri Morrow, Mariah Cunningham

Utah Valley[edit]

Broadcasters: Spencer Linton, Kristen Kozlowski, & Jason Shepherd
Series History: BYU leads 7–0
Starting Lineups:

  • Utah Valley: Mariah Seals, Britta Spencer, Gabrielle Leos, Taylor Christensen, Leya Harvey
  • BYU: Brenna Chase, Shalae Salmon, Amanda Wayment, Malia Nawahine, Cassie Devashrayee

Georgia[edit]

Broadcaster: Dave McCann & Kristen Kozlowski
Series History: Georgia leads 2–0
Starting Lineups:

  • Georgia:
  • BYU:

See also[edit]

References[edit]