Lauren Gustin breaks BYU’s all time rebounding record in 60-46 win over Texas Tech

Provo, Utah – 

There is a saying that records are meant to be broken. 1, 482 was the rebounding record originally set by Tina Gunn Robison in 1980.

BYU forward Lauren Gustin had been knocking on the door of breaking that record for the past couple of seasons. Gustin finally opened the door and became BYU’s all-time rebounding record set by Tina Gunn Robison 44 years ago helping BYU take down the Texas Tech Red Raiders 60-46 Saturday afternoon at the Marriott Center in Provo, UT.

Lauren Gustin registered her 73rd career double-double scoring 17 points shooting 8-of-17 from the field and grabbing 14 rebounds.

Now that Gustin has broken the all-time rebounding record, the question is how many rebounds will finish with a the end of her BYU career. Gustin currently is at 1,493 rebounds now all-time. She is the nation’s leading rebounder averaging 15.2 rebounds per game. The Cougars have 11 games remaining in the 2023-24 season. It’s safe to say that this new record will be held for a while.

Kailey Woolston came along for the ride as well on Saturday afternoon adding 15 points, going 5-of-9 from the field and 2-of-5 from 3-point range, added four rebounds and two assist. The freshman from Alpine, Utah has been on a tare this season scoring double digits in 15 of the 19 games she’s started and played in this season.

Never a good sign for any college basketball team when the bench players outscore the starters 25-21. Guards Jasmine Shavers, Loghan Johnson, and Ashley Chevalier outscored all five starters for Texas Tech. BYU would also hold Tech to their worst shooting performance of the season at 27%. The Lady Red Raiders went 14-of-52 as a team from the field and 26% percent from 3-point range.

A scary moment for the Cougars came with 14.3 seconds left in the 4th quarter as Freshman guard Amari Whiting went down with an injury. Whiting was visibly in pain grabbing her right ankle. The freshman was helped off the court by the team’s athletic training staff, and she appeared to put the smallest amount of weight on her ankle while leaving the court. There was no update given in the postgame press conference.

BYU will now have a week off before they hit the road to play No. 7 Kansas State next Saturday January 27th at 4pm CST. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN+.

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