2001 Utah Starzz season

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2001 Utah Starzz season
Head Coach Fred Williams
Candi Harvey (interim)
Arena Delta Center
Attendance 6,907 per game
Results
Record 19–13
(.594)
Place 3rd (Western)
Playoff Finish Lost First Round (2-0) to Sacramento Monarchs
Utah Starzz seasons
< 2000 2002 >

The 2001 WNBA season was the 5th season for the Utah Starzz. The Starzz entered the WNBA Playoffs for the first time in franchise history, where they lost in the first round to the Sacramento Monarchs.

Offseason[edit]

WNBA Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/School/Team
1 8 Marie Ferdinand (G)  United States LSU
2 24 Michaela Pavlickova (F/C)  Czech Republic Denver
3 40 Shea Ralph (G/F)  United States Connecticut
4 56 Cara Consuegra (G)  United States Iowa

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Western Conference W L PCT Conf. GB
Los Angeles Sparks x 28 4 .875 19–2
Sacramento Monarchs x 20 12 .625 13–8 8.0
Utah Starzz x 19 13 .594 11–10 9.0
Houston Comets x 19 13 .594 13–8 9.0
Phoenix Mercury o 13 19 .406 8–13 15.0
Minnesota Lynx o 12 20 .375 9–12 16.0
Portland Fire o 11 21 .344 5–16 17.0
Seattle Storm o 10 22 .313 6–15 18.0

Season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result Record
May 30 @ Phoenix 81-62 Win 1-0
June 2 Portland 71-76 Loss 1-1
June 5 Houston 68-72 Loss 1-2
June 7 Orlando 82-79 Win 2-2
June 9 Seattle 65-73 Loss 2-3
June 14 @ Charlotte 73-59 Win 3-3
June 21 Sacramento 75-87 Loss 3-4
June 23 Minnesota 87-80 Win 4-4
June 25 Seattle 47-65 Loss 4-5
June 27 @ Miami 68-63 Win 5-5
June 29 @ Washington 64-74 Loss 5-6
July 2 Miami 59-69 Loss 5-7
July 3 @ Los Angeles 71-84 Loss 5-8
July 6 Cleveland 73-69 Win 6-8
July 8 @ Portland 65-63 Win 7-8
July 10 Los Angeles 67-79 Loss 7-9
July 12 @ Sacramento 67-69 Loss 7-10
July 14 Sacramento 69-57 Win 8-10
July 18 @ Indiana 61-57 Win 9-10
July 21 @ Phoenix 50-59 Loss 9-11
July 24 @ Houston 76-67 Win 10-11
July 26 New York 71-63 Win 11-11
July 28 Minnesota 68-60 Win 12-11
July 30 @ Portland 79-73 Win 13-11
August 1 @ Houston 71-63 Win 14-11
August 3 @ Seattle 64-61 Win 15-11
August 4 Indiana 65-54 Win 16-11
August 7 @ Detroit 76-69 Win 17-11
August 8 @ New York 63-82 Loss 17-12
August 10 Phoenix 69-57 Win 18-12
August 12 @ Minnesota 62-69 Loss 18-13
August 13 Los Angeles 80-78 Win 19-13

Playoffs[edit]

Game Date Opponent Score Result Record
Western Conference Semifinals
1 August 17 Sacramento 65-89 Loss 0-1
2 August 19 @ Sacramento 66-71 Loss 0-2

Player stats[edit]

Player GP REB AST STL BLK PTS
Natalie Williams 31 308 55 41 10 439
Marie Ferdinand 32 86 79 40 4 366
Margo Dydek 32 243 64 25 113 349
Adrienne Goodson 28 152 58 27 0 343
Jennifer Azzi 32 98 171 22 10 276
Korie Hlede 27 40 43 25 1 151
Amy Herrig 32 81 14 8 14 121
Kate Starbird 23 30 21 8 1 109
LaTonya Johnson 26 19 7 2 1 50
Cara Consuegra 15 6 10 4 0 2
Michaela Pavlickova 10 6 1 0 2 1

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