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Queens of the Court


The roar of 6,289 fans—the most to ever attend a BYU women’s basketball game in the Marriott Center—shook the stands as the Cougars defeated Gonzaga 63–39 on Feb. 19, clinching a perfect home record for the second consecutive season just weeks before claiming the WCC regular-season championship. The team is now just four victories away from beating the program’s 41-year-old 33-win streak at home. “I’m proud,” says head coach Jeff Judkins. “They all had to sacrifice to make this team successful.” 

Senior guard Paisley Johnson Harding shoots a basket as a player from the opposing team tries to block her.
Photo by Jaren Wilkey

Senior guard Paisley Johnson Harding (BS ’21) led the women’s basketball team to a 26–4 record. 

No. 6: The team earned this seed on Selection Sunday ahead of the NCAA tournament—the highest in the team’s history. 

#15: The Cougars finished their regular season with their highest national ranking ever.

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