WEEKLY AGGIE UPDATE - JANUARY 12, 2015
Contact: Kyle Cottam - (435) 797-2066
Sat., Jan. 17 --- AIR FORCE, 4 p.m. (ROOT)
Utah State men's basketball (9-7, 2-2) continues its 2014-15 season this week with a Mountain West home game against Air Force (8-7, 1-3) on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 4 p.m. in a game that will be televised regionally on ROOT Sports (Comcast Ch. 52/693HD, Dish Network Ch. 414, DirecTV Ch. 683). USU is 10-3 all-time against the Falcons, including a 6-0 home record.
L, 52-61 --- at Fresno State
L, 60-66 --- NEW MEXICO
Utah State posted a 0-2 Mountain West record last week with a 61-52 road loss at Fresno State and a 66-60 home loss to New Mexico. Against the Bulldogs, sophomore wing Jalen Moore scored 17 points and redshirt freshman forward David Collette had 16 points. USU finished the game shooting 41.2 percent (21-51), including 38.5 percent from three-point range (5-13) and 38.5 percent at the free throw line (5-13). FS finished the game shooting 48.1 percent (25-52), including 17.6 percent from behind the arc (3-17) and 57.1 percent at the charity stripe (8-14). Against the Lobos, Moore scored a career-high 22 points and tied his career-high with three blocked shots, while freshman guard Julion Pearre scored a career-high 18 points. USU finished the game shooting 46.5 percent (20-43), including 45.0 percent from three-point range (9-20) and 55.0 percent at the free throw line (11-20). UNM finished the game shooting 44.2 percent (23-52), including 42.9 percent from behind the arc (6-14) and 70.0 percent at the charity stripe (14-20).
Contact: Sean O'Sullivan - (435) 797-8584
Sat., Jan. 17 --- at Denver, 6 p.m.
Utah State gymnastics (1-0, 0-0) continues its 2015 season this week with a dual match at Denver (1-0, 0-0) on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 6 p.m.
W, 193.975-186.675 --- AIR FORCE
Utah State opened its 2015 campaign with a dominating 193.975-186.675 home win against Air Force last weekend. USU registered a 48.900 on the vault, a 47.750 on the uneven bars, a 48.600 on the beam, and a 48.725 on the floor on their way to their final score of 193.975. Air Force grabbed a 46.025 on the uneven bars, a 47.075 on the vault, a 45.925 on the floor and a 47.650 on the beam to finish the meet at 186.675. Sophomore Bailey McIntire led the way for the Aggies, as she won the all-around with a career-high tying score of 38.800, after posting a 9.800 on vault, 9.500 on the uneven bars, a 9.650 on the balance beam and a 9.850 on the floor. Senior Sarah Landes also competed in the all-around, earning a 38.450, good for second. Sophomore Charly Belliston won the event title on the uneven bars with a 9.750, redshirt sophomore Hayley Sanzotti returned from a 2014 season-ending injury to win the balance beam event title with a 9.800, and McIntire won the floor event by posting a 9.850.
Contact: Megan Allen - (435) 797-5547
Sat., Jan. 17 --- at Air Force, 2 p.m.
Utah State women's basketball (3-13, 0-4) continues its 2014-15 season this week with a Mountain West road game at Air Force (1-14, 0-4) on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. USU is 2-1 all-time against the Falcons. Live streaming of the game is available at utahstateaggies.tv.
L, 64-70 --- FRESNO STATE
L, 59-60 --- at New Mexico
Utah State posted a 0-2 Mountain West record last week with a 70-64 home loss to Fresno State and a 60-59 road loss at New Mexico. Against the Bulldogs, freshman guard Funda Nakkasoglu scored 19 points to go along with five assists, while senior guard/forward Jasmine Porter had a career-high 14 points and senior forward Ingrida Strikas added 12 points and seven rebounds. USU finished the game shooting 41.1 percent (23-56), including 33.3 percent from three-point range (4-12) and was a perfect 14-for-14 at the free throw line. FS shot 43.9 percent (25-57), including 25.0 percent from behind the arc (4-16) and 69.6 percent at the charity stripe (16-23). Against the Lobos, Nakkasoglu scored a career-high 28 points and Strikas had nine points. USU finished the game shooting 47.7 percent (21-44), including 53.8 percent from three-point range (7-13) and 58.8 percent at the free throw line (10-17). UNM shot 40.7 percent (24-59), including 20.0 percent from behind the arc (3-15) and 64.3 percent at the charity stripe (9-14).
Contact: Sean O'Sullivan - (435) 797-8584
Sat., Jan. 17 --- vs. Eastern Washington, Spokane, Wash., 10 a.m. (MT)
Sat., Jan. 17 --- at Gonzaga, 3 p.m. (MT)
Utah State men's tennis (1-0, 0-0) will continue its 2015 spring season this weekend with a pair of matches in Spokane, Wash., as it faces Eastern Washington on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m., and then plays at Gonzaga later that day at 3 p.m.
W, 4-3 --- at BYU
Utah State began its spring season with a 4-3 win at BYU, snapping a 50-match losing streak to record its first-ever win against the Cougars. Sophomore Dennis Baumgartner posted a straight sets win at No. 3 singles (6-3, 6-4), sophomore Karan Salwan posted a straight sets win at No. 4 singles (6-2, 6-1), freshman Jaime Barajas posted a straight sets win at No. 5 singles (7-6, 6-3) and sophomore Sebastian Schneider posted a three-sets win at No. 6 singles (2-6, 7-6, 6-3). In doubles play, Baumgartner and senior Marcuz Fritz posted a 6-2 win at the second position. Other Aggies to compete in the match included senior Matt Sweet and sophomore Jack Swindells.
INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
Contact: Lea Williams - (435) 797-8584
Fri.-Sat., Jan. 16-17 --- at Boise State Invitational, All Day
Utah State's indoor track & field teams will begin its 2015 season at the Boise State hosted Ed Jacoby Invitational on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 16-17. Last season, the Aggie men placed fourth at the Mountain West Indoor Championships, while the Aggie women placed sixth. USU's top returner on the men's side is senior sprinter Nic Bowens who was named the league's Outstanding Performer at last year's Indoor Championship as he won both the 60m (6.61) and 200m (21.11) setting school records in both events. The top returner for the Aggie women is senior multi-eventer Chari Hawkins who earned second-team All-America honors in the pentathlon after finishing 14th at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Hawkins was also named the league's Outstanding Performer at last year's Indoor Championship as she won the pentathlon with a school and meet record 4,173 points, while also placing second in both the high jump (1.74m/5-08.50) and 60m hurdles (8.44). Hawkins was also named the Mountain West Indoor Track and Field Female Athlete of the Year.
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