College hoops: state of the state

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 31 2012 11:53 p.m. MST

Rating percentage index: 254 (moved up 3 spots)

This week: The Great West-leading Wolverines can go perfect in the first half of the conference season with two wins.

Player to watch: UVU will have to keep an eye on Brandon Provost, who is shooting 47 percent from 3-point land.

Women

BYU (20-3, 8-1)

AT PEPPERDINE (10-10, 5-4)

Thursday, 8 p.m.

VS. SAINT MARY'S (16-7, 7-3)

Saturday, 1 p.m.

Note: The Cougars moved up one spot in the AP poll after winning for the 19th time in their last 20 games.

UTAH (10-10, 3-6)

AT OREGON (11-10, 3-6)

Thursday, 8 p.m.

AT OREGON STATE (13-7, 4-5)

Saturday, 3 p.m.

Note: Utah head coach Anthony Levrets was born in Eugene, Ore., and raised in Bandon, Ore.

UTAH STATE (13-6, 4-1)

AT SAN JOSE STATE (8-12, 3-2)

Thursday, 8 p.m.

AT HAWAII (8-12, 3-2)

Saturday, 8 p.m.

Note: This week is a key road trip for the Aggies, who are in second place in the WAC standings.

WEBER STATE (2-19, 0-8)

AT PORTLAND STATE (11-9, 3-5)

Thursday, 8 p.m.

AT N. COLORADO (12-9, 4-4)

Saturday 2 p.m.

Note: The Wildcats stormed back from a 18-point halftime deficit to nearly beat Big Sky-leading Idaho State.

SOUTHERN UTAH (5-17, 1-10)

VS. IUPUI (9-13, 4-6)

Saturday, 5 p.m.

VS. WESTERN ILLINOIS (7-13, 4-6)

Monday, 7 p.m.

Note: Tayler Anderson leads the Thunderbirds in assists (52) and steals (21).

UTAH VALLEY (10-10, 2-1)

VS. TEXAS-PAN AM. (9-12, 2-1)

Thursday, 7 p.m.

VS. HOUSTON BAPTIST (0-3, 1-18)

Saturday, 3 p.m.

Note: The Wolverines are in a three-way tie for the conference lead. HB has the 3rd-worst record in Division I.

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