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Final

Utah 49

(18-13, 10-6 MW)

BYU 55

(23-8, 12-4 MW)

    5:30 PM ET, March 9, 2007

    1 2 T
    UTAH 22 2749
    BYU 30 2555

    Top Performers

    Utah: K. Whipple 10 Pts, 6 Reb

    Brigham Young: M. Gillespie 9 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    BYU, Wright down Utah in Mountain West semis

    Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS -- Dani Wright scored a game-high 14 points and had six rebounds to lead BYU over Utah 55-49 in the Mountain West Conference women's semifinal round Friday afternoon.

    Mallary Gillespie added 13 points and nine rebounds, while Melinda Johnsen had 12 points for the top-seeded Cougars (23-8).

    BYU will play No. 3 New Mexico, a 65-53 winner over Wyoming, in the championship game Saturday afternoon.

    Kalee Whipple led the Utes (18-13) with 12 points and seven rebounds. Joh-Teena Filipe and Marie Warner each had 10 points for Utah, which won the conference tournament last year.

    After the Cougars led 30-22 at halftime, the Utes went on a 17-4 run. Utah built two five-point leads, the last at 41-36 with 9:23 remaining. But BYU answered with an 8-0 run, taking the lead for good, 42-41 with 5:29 left.

    The Cougars won despite shooting making just 3-of-17 from 3-point range. Utah, meanwhile, shot 13-of-13 from the free throw line.

    The teams split the regular-season meetings, including BYUs 59-55 win 10 days earlier.

    Last year in the championship game, Utah defeated BYU 84-60.

    Except for a brief one-point Utah lead early, the Cougars led throughout the first half, once building a 28-15 advantage, their largest of the game.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UTAH
    BYU
    Points 49 55
    FG Made-Attempted 10-28 (.357) 14-30 (.467)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-11 (.455) 2-11 (.182)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-9 (1.000) 4-8 (.500)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 9 (0/0) 10 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 13

    Game Leaders

     
    UTAH
    BYU
    PointsK. Whipple 10M. Gillespie 9
    ReboundsK. Whipple 6M. Gillespie 5
    AssistsM. Warburton 2J. Keele 4
    StealsM. Warburton 1M. Johnson 3

    2006-07 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 27, 2007 @UTAH 64, BYU 54Recap | Box Score
    Feb 28, 2007 @BYU 59, UTAH 55Recap | Box Score
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