Weekly Aggie Update

Jan. 10, 2010

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WEEKLY AGGIE UPDATE - JANUARY 10, 2010

MEN'S BASKETBALL
Contact: Doug Hoffman - (435) 797-3714

This Week
Mon., Jan. 11 --- HAWAI'I, 7 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 13 --- at Nevada, 9 p.m. (MT)
Sat., Jan. 16 --- BOISE STATE, 7 p.m.
• Utah State (10-6, 0-2) will play three Western Athletic Conference games this week as it hosts Hawai'i (8-8, 1-2) on Monday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m., plays at Nevada (10-6, 2-1) on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 9 p.m. (MT), and hosts Boise State (9-7, 0-3) on Saturday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. USU's game against the Wolf Pack will be televised nationally on ESPN2, while its game against the Broncos will be televised regionally on CW30. USU is 8-4 all-time against the Rainbow Warriors, 28-12 all-time against Nevada and 22-8 all-time against BSU.

Last Week
L, 60-82 --- at Louisiana Tech
• Utah State lost its only game last week, 82-60, at Louisiana Tech. Junior forward Nate Bendall had 14 points, six rebounds and four blocks to lead Utah State, while senior guard Jared Quayle had nine points and junior guard Tyler Newbold added eight points, six rebounds and two steals. Utah State finished the game by shooting 43.1 percent from the field (25-58), but made just 3-of-13 three-pointers (.231). USU did convert 7-of-9 free throws (.778), but was dominated on the glass, 40-27. Louisiana Tech shot 53.3 percent overall, including 50.0 percent from behind the arc (7-of-14) and 11-of-15 from the charity stripe (.733).

INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
Contact: Jackie Banda - (661) 713-4424

This Week
Fri., Jan. 15 --- at Idaho State, All Day
• Utah State's men's and women's indoor track and field teams will begin its 2010 season on Friday, Jan. 15 in Pocatello, Idaho as it competes in the Idaho State hosted Bengal Shoot Out. USU ended the 2009 season with the men finishing second at the WAC Indoor Championships, while the women placed fourth.

MEN'S TENNIS
Contact: Jackie Banda - (661) 713-4424

This Week
Fri., Jan. 15 --- at Brigham Young, 5:30 p.m.
• Utah State's men's tennis team (0-0) will begin its spring season on Friday, Jan. 15 in a dual meet at Brigham Young at 5:30 p.m. USU played in three open tournaments during the fall season and was led by junior Jakob Asplund. Other Aggies who competed in the fall included senior Amit Maharaj, juniors Bryan Marchant, Nikita Ryashchenko and Alex Thatcher, sophomore Nate Ballam, and freshmen Alex Daines, Jose Limon and Sven Poslusny.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Contact: Kara Fisher - (435) 797-1361

This Week
Wed., Jan. 13 --- NEVADA, 7 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 16 --- at Fresno State, 3 p.m.
• Utah State (10-5, 2-0) will continue Western Athletic Conference play this week as it hosts Nevada (8-8, 2-0) on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m., and plays at Fresno State (11-5, 2-0) on Saturday, Jan. 16 at 3 p.m. USU is 5-6 all-time against the Wolf Pack and 2-7 all-time against the Bulldogs.

Last Week
W, 69-66 --- at Louisiana Tech
W, 65-54 --- SAN JOSE STATE
• Utah State went 2-0 last week as it won at Louisiana Tech, 69-66, and then defeated San Jose State at home, 65-54. Against the Lady Techsters, junior guard Amber White scored a game-high 18 points to go along with eight rebounds, while fellow junior guard Alice Coddington had 15 points and five boards. Senior guard Tahara Williams had 14 points and junior guard LaCale Pringle-Buchanan scored 13 points off the bench. For the game, the Aggies shot 41.4 percent from the field (24-58) and 50.0 percent from three (7-14). The Aggies shot 73.7 percent from the charity stripe (14-19). The Lady Tecshters shot 37.1 percent from the field (23-62), while shooting 41.7 percent from three (5-12). LTU shot 68.2 percent from the free throw line (15-22). Against the Spartans, White scored 18 points to lead USU, while Pringle-Buchanan scored 13 points and Coddington had 10 points and seven assists. Senior center Lydia Whitehead also posted a season-high 14 rebounds in the game. USU finished the night at 24-of-57 (42.1 percent) from the field, making half of its three-pointers (7-14). The Aggies were also 62.5 percent (10-16) at the free throw line. SJSU was 35.7 percent (20-56) field goal shooting, also making 50.0 percent of its three-pointers (4-8), as well as hitting 83.3 percent (10-12) at the free throw line.

GYMNASTICS
Contact: Zach Fisher - (435) 797-2066

This Week
Fri., Jan. 15 --- at Central Michigan, 5 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 17 --- at New Hampshire, 11 a.m.
• Utah State's gymnastics team (0-0) will open the 2010 season this weekend with a two-meet road trip, opening at Central Michigan on Friday, Jan. 15 at 5 p.m. (MT) and at New Hampshire on Sunday, Jan. 17 at 11 a.m. (MT). Head coach Jeff Richards is entering his second year at the helm of the Aggie program and has seven returners from last year's squad that registered a 1-19 overall record, posting an 0-9 Western Athletic Conference ledger, finishing sixth in the conference. Utah State returns two gymnasts who qualified for the NCAA North Central Regionals in juniors Lyndsie Boone (all-around) and Jackie Dillon (vault). Those two will combine with the lone returning senior, Heather Heinrich. The Aggies also have three newcomers on the roster and also welcome sophomores Chelsea Marquardt and Rachel Flessner back after they missed last season with injuries.

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