State colleges: Utah falls to No. 11 Arizona in women’s basketball, 85-69

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) University of Utah freshman guard Brynna Maxwell practices with the team Sept. 26, 2019 at the Huntsman Basketball Center.

The University of Utah women’s basketball program’s third-quarter rally fell short against No. 11 Arizona, and the Wildcats prevailed 85-69 Friday at the Huntsman Center.

Freshman Brynna Maxwell led the Utes (12-14, 5-10 Pac-12) with 22 points, shooting 6 of 10 from the floor and 5 of 8 from the arc, and also shooting a perfect 5 for 5 from the free-throw line. She added a career-high five assists while also grabbing four rebounds and a steal.

Arizona led by 17 points early in the third quarter, but the Utes fought back to make it a seven-point game to start the fourth.

The Wildcats went on a 13-0 run to make it 80-60 with under five minutes to go.


Utah 2, Texas A&M Corpus Christi 1, 11 innings • In Corpus Christi, Texas, Chase Fernlund singled with two outs in the 11th inning, scoring Noah Burgarello to give Utah its first lead of the night.

The Islanders got a leadoff single to start the bottom of the 11th, but Dustyn Schramm didn’t give up anything else to give the Utes the win. Schramm allowed two hits in four innings.

BYU 4, Cal Poly • In San Luis Obispo, Calif., Danny Gelalich hit a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, driving in Bryan Call with what proved to be the winning run.

It was the second time in as many nights and the fourth time this season that BYU (4-2) has scored the deciding run in the eighth inning.