Jan. 15, 2012
LOGAN, Utah -
WEEKLY AGGIE UPDATE - JANUARY 15, 2012
Contact: Doug Hoffman - (435) 797-3714
Thur., Jan. 19 --- at Seattle, 8 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 21 --- at Idaho, 8 p.m.
Utah State men's basketball (10-8, 2-2) will play a pair of road games this week with a non-conference game at Seattle (3-12) on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 8 p.m. (MT), before returning to Western Athletic Conference play at Idaho (9-9, 2-2) on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. (MT). USU is 15-13 all-time against the Redhawks including a 5-8 road record, and 33-13 all-time against the Vandals including a 15-7 road record.
L, 60-80 --- at New Mexico State
W, 69-65 --- at Louisiana Tech
Utah State posted a 1-1 road record last week as it lost at New Mexico State (80-60) and defeated Louisiana Tech (69-65). Against NMSU, junior forward Kyisean Reed scored 18 points and senior point guard Brockeith Pane added 16 points. USU finished the game shooting 40.0 percent (20-50), including 18.8 percent from three-point range (3-16) and 63.0 percent at the free throw line (17-27). NMSU shot 49.2 percent (30-61), including 25.0 percent from three (3-12) and 58.6 percent at the line (17-29). Against the Bulldogs, Pane scored a career-high 24 points, while Reed and sophomore guard Preston Medlin each added 11 points. Medlin also had a career-high nine rebounds and Reed grabbed eight. USU shot 49.1 percent (26-53), including 22.2 percent from behind the arc (2-9) and 65.2 percent at the charity stripe (15-23). LTU finished the game shooting 38.7 percent (24-62), including 41.4 percent from three-point range (12-29) and 50.0 percent at the free throw line (5-10).
Contact: Megan Allen - (307) 707-5340
Fri., Jan. 20 --- at Boise State, 5 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 21 --- vs. Denver, Boise, ID, 10 a.m.
Utah State's women's tennis team (0-0) will begin its 2012 season on Friday, Jan. 20 with a match at Boise State at 5 p.m., followed by a match against Denver in Boise on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. USU competed in three open tournaments during the fall season and was led by freshman McKenzie Davis who had a 5-3 record in singles play. Other Aggies to compete during the fall season include seniors Monica Abella, Romina Nedakovic and Brianna Rowland, juniors Kristina Voytsekhovich, Jaci West and Mersadi Wilkins, and freshman Kimberly Watts.
Contact: Kara Fisher - (435) 797-1361
Thur., Jan. 19 --- FRESNO STATE, 7 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 21 --- NEVADA, 7 p.m.
Utah State women's basketball (11-5, 2-0) continues Western Athletic Conference play this week with a pair of home games against Fresno State (13-4, 1-0) on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m., and against Nevada (4-12, 0-1) on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. USU is 2-12 all-time against the Bulldogs and 7-8 all-time against the Wolf Pack.
W, 74-56 --- at New Mexico State
W, 79-62 --- at Louisiana Tech
Utah State began WAC play last week with a pair of road wins at New Mexico State (74-56) and Louisiana Tech (79-62). Against NMSU, senior guard Brooke Jackson scored 18 points, senior forward Ashlee Brown had 15 points, senior forward Maddy Plunkett scored 13 points and junior guard Devyn Christensen added 12 points. USU finished the game shooting 54.5 percent from the field (30-55), 46.2 percent from three-point range (6-13) and 72.7 percent at the free throw line (8-11). NMSU shot 44.0 percent overall (22-50), including 18.2 percent from three (2-11) and 66.7 percent from the line (10-15). Against the Lady Techsters, Christensen scored 20 points, while Brown and Jackson each scored 17 points. USU shot 56.9 percent (29-51), including 61.5 percent from behind the arc (8-13) and 76.5 percent at the charity stripe (13-17). LTU shot just 34.3 percent overall (23-67), including 17.6 percent from three-point range (3-17) and 59.1 percent at the free throw line (13-22).
Contact: Megan Allen - (307) 707-5340
Tues., Jan. 17 --- at Idaho State, 1:30 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 20 --- vs. Texas A&M - Corpus Christi, Las Cruces, N.M., 2 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 21 --- at New Mexico State, 2 p.m.
Utah State's men's tennis team (0-0) will begin its 2012 season with three matches this week as it plays at Idaho State on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 1:30 p.m., followed by matches against Texas A&M - Corpus Christi and New Mexico State on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20-21, respectively, in Las Cruces, N.M. USU played in three open tournaments during the fall season and was led by junior Sven Poslusny who had a 4-3 singles record. Other Aggies who competed in the fall included senior Nate Ballam, junior Lenny Whiting, sophomores Jordan Barlow, Brandon Nielsen, Fredrick Peterson and Andrew Whiting, and freshmen Marcus Fritz, Matt Sweet and Curran Wearmouth.
INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
Contact: Travis Hansen - (435) 512-5861
Fri.-Sat., Jan. 20-21 --- at New Mexico Invitational, All Day
Utah State's indoor track and field teams will continue its 2012 season on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20-21 when it travels to Albuquerque, N.M. to compete in the Cherry and Silver Invitational.
NTS --- at Idaho State Open
Utah State indoor track & field had a solid weekend at the Idaho State Snake River Open on Saturday collecting eight wins, including seven field events, on the way to 21 top three finishes. Sophomore Chari Hawkins won the Aggies' lone running event by taking the title in the 60m hurdles, breaking the tape in 8.40, and also won the long jump with a leap of 18-7.25 (5.67m). Junior Bri Campbell won the high jump with a height of 5-5.00 (1.65m). Sophomore Keeley Eldredge took top honors in the weight throw with a distance of 53-5.00 (16.29m). Senior Sonia Grabowska won the pole vault with a 12-5.50 (3.80m) mark, while fellow senior Spela Hus won the shot put with a 45-10.00 (13.97m). On the men's side, sophomore Bryce Hall won the weight throw with a distance of 58-6.00 (17.84m), while senior Joe Canavan won the shot put with a mark of 54-1.25 (16.49m). Other women's top marks were freshman Melanie Heslop (40-2.25/12.25m) and Eldredge (39-6.00/12.04m) finishing second and third, respectively, behind Hus in the shot put. Sophomore Sam Nielson finished in second-place in the triple jump with a mark of 39-0.5 (11.90m). Sophomore Daphne Jones was third in the long jump with a distance of 17-8.00 (5.38m). Senior Jennifer Schiess cleared 5-3.75 (1.62m) in the high jump for a third-place finish, matching junior Amber Thompson's place in the pole vault with a height of 11-11.75 (3.65m). Freshman Nic Bowens was second in the 60m dash with a 6.91 time, just ahead of sophomore teammate Silas Pimentel, who was third with a 6.94. Sophomore A.J. Boully was second in the 200m with a time of 22.26. Senior Damian Szade was second in the long jump with a mark of 21-11.50 (6.69m), one spot ahead of freshman teammate Travis Johnson, who had a distance of 21-8.00 (6.60m). Canavan was also fourth in the weight throw with a toss of 53-0.00 (16.16m). Johnson led a 2-3-4 Aggie finish in the triple jump, with a 45-10.75 (13.99m) mark, while sophomore Reagan Ward was third with a 45-5.00 (13.84m) mark and junior Kenny Hamlett was fourth with a jump of 45-00.25 (13.72m).
Contact: Zach Fisher - (435) 213-0318
Sat., Jan. 21 --- at Texas Woman's/Oklahoma, 6 p.m.
Utah State's gymnastics team continues its 2012 season on Saturday, Jan. 21 with a tri-meet at Texas Woman's with Oklahoma.
L 191.925-197.400 --- at #5 Utah
Utah State gymnastics scored a 191.925 in its 2012 season-opener Friday at Utah while the fifth-ranked Utes notched a 197.400. The Aggies recorded a 48.650 on bars, a 47.600 on vault, 47.950 on floor and a 47.725 on beam for their final score of 191.925. The Utes posted a 49.400 on vault, 49.375 on bars, 49.275 on beam and 49.350 on floor for their winning total. Freshman Sarah Landes notched a 38.825 in the all-around to finish third in her collegiate debut. Junior teammate Amelia Montoya posted a 38.000 to place fifth in the all-around. Landes also tied for fourth on the bars with a 9.825 and was the lone Aggie in the top five of any of the four events.
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