Weekly Aggie Update
Utah State's winter and spring sports continue this week with men and women's basketball, gymnastics, men and women's indoor track & field, and men's tennis all in action.

Jan. 20, 2014

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WEEKLY AGGIE UPDATE - JANUARY 20, 2014

MEN'S BASKETBALL
Contact: Zach Fisher - (435) 797-2066

This Week
Wed., Jan. 22 --- at UNLV, 9 p.m. (MT) (CBS Sports Network)
Sat., Jan. 25 --- #7 SAN DIEGO STATE, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
• Utah State men's basketball (12-5, 2-3) will continue Mountain West play this week with a road game at UNLV (11-7, 2-3) on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 9 p.m. (MT) on CBS Sports Network (Comcast Ch. 269/753HD, Dish Network Ch. 158, DirecTV Ch. 221), and a home game against No. 7 San Diego State (16-1, 5-0) on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 9 p.m. on ESPNU. USU is 3-27 all-time against the Rebels including a 1-14 road record, and 3-0 all-time against the Aztecs including a 1-0 home record.

Last Week
W, 57-50 --- COLORADO STATE
L, 74-78 --- at Boise State
• Utah State posted a 1-1 record last week with a 57-50 home win against Colorado State and a 78-74 road loss at Boise State. Against the Rams, senior center Jarred Shaw recorded his third double-double of the season and 12th of his career with 17 points and 10 rebounds, while senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield also scored 17 points, and senior guard Preston Medlin added 12 points and a career-high tying eight assists. USU finished the game shooting 39.6 percent (19-48), including 52.4 percent from three-point range (11-21) and 66.7 percent at the free throw line (8-12). CSU shot 36.2 percent (17-47), including 26.3 percent from three (5-19) and 55.0 percent at the line (11-20). Against the Broncos, Shaw tied his season-high with 24 points, while Medlin scored 16 points and Butterfield added 10 points. USU shot 51.9 percent (28-54) overall, including 50.0 percent from three (9-18) and 75.0 percent at the line (9-12). BSU shot 43.9 percent (25-57), including 35.7 percent from behind the arc (10-28) and 78.3 percent at the charity stripe (18-23).

GYMNASTICS
Contact: Megan Allen - (435) 797-8584

This Week
Fri., Jan. 24 --- BYU, 7 p.m.
• Utah State gymnastics (2-0) continues its 2014 season with a dual meet against BYU (2-3) in its home opener on Friday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m.

Last Week
W, 194.150-193.975 --- at Southern Utah
• Utah State continued its strong start to the season in Cedar City last weekend as the Aggies topped Southern Utah, 194.150-193.975. Overall, Utah State scored a 48.800 on vault, 48.775 on bars, 48.075 on beam and 48.350 on floor for its 194.150. Southern Utah notched a 48.875 on vault, 48.025 on bars, 48.325 on beam and 48.750 on floor, for a total of 193.975. In all-around action, it was an all-Aggie show, as Southern Utah did not have any all-around competitors. Freshman Bailey McIntire finished first with a 38.800, followed by junior Sarah Landes with her 38.550. Utah State did not claim any individual event titles, but several athletes finished in the top three. Freshman Katie Brown and sophomore Miranda Kerr tied for second-place on the vault with their scores of 9.825. Sophomore McKinzey Martinez finished second on bars with a 9.850, while freshman Charly Belliston tied for second-place on beam with her 9.800 performance.

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

This Week
Wed., Jan. 22 --- UNLV, 7 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 25 --- at San Diego State, 3 p.m. (MT)
• Utah State women's basketball (8-8, 2-3) will continue Mountain West play this week with a home game against UNLV (7-10, 4-1) on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m., and a road game at San Diego State (5-10, 2-3) on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 3 p.m. (MT). USU is 2-13 all-time against the Rebels and 0-3 all-time against the Aztecs.

Last Week
L, 78-88 --- at Colorado State
L, 68-71 --- BOISE STATE
• Utah State dropped a pair of Mountain West games last week with an 88-78 loss at Colorado State and a 71-68 home loss to Boise State. Against the Rams, senior guard Jennifer Schlott scored 24 points, while junior center Franny Vaaulu and sophomore guard/forward Stephanie Bairstow each scored 10 points. USU finished the game shooting 34.3 percent (23-67), including 31.8 percent from three-point range (7-22) and 80.6 percent at the free throw line (25-31). CSU shot 51.6 percent (33-64), including 40.9 percent from three (9-22) and 72.2 percent at the line (13-18). Against the Broncos, Schlott scored 31 points and Vaaulu added 10 points. USU shot 46.4 percent (26-56) overall, including 14.3 percent from behind the arc (2-14) and 77.8 percent at the charity stripe (14-18). BSU shot 36.5 percent (23-63), including 37.5 percent from three (9-24) and 80.0 percent at the line (16-20).

MEN'S TENNIS
Contact: Sean O'Sullivan - (435) 797-8584

This Week
Mon., Jan. 20 --- IDAHO STATE, 11 a.m.
Fri., Jan. 24 --- vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 1 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 25 --- at New Mexico State, 11 a.m.
• Utah State men's tennis (0-1, 0-0) will continue its 2014 season with three matches this week. USU will begin the week with its home opener against Idaho State (0-0) on Monday, Jan. 20 at 11 a.m. at the Sports Academy & Racquet Club, followed by a pair of road matches versus Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (0-0) in Las Cruces, N.M. on Friday, Jan. 24 at 1 p.m. (MT) and at New Mexico State (0-0) on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 11 a.m.

Last Competition
L, 3-4 --- at BYU
• Utah State began its 2014 spring season with a 4-3 loss at No. 45 BYU last weekend. In singles play, senior Fredrik Peterson posted a three-sets win at No. 2 singles (5-6, 6-4, 6-5), junior Marcus Fritz posted a straight sets win at No. 3 singles (6-2, 6-3), and junior Matt Sweet won in three-sets at No. 4 singles (5-6, 6-3, 6-5). Other Aggies who competed against the Cougars include senior Andrew Whiting, junior Sean Levesque, and freshmen Dennis Baumgartner and Tomas Cosmai.

INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
Contact: Mitch Praxl - (435) 797-8584

This Week
Fri.-Sat., Jan. 24-25 --- at Boise State Invitational, All Day
• Utah State's indoor track & field teams will continue its 2014 season at the Boise State hosted Jacksons Invitational this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 24-25.

Last Week
NTS --- at New Mexico Invitational
• Utah State's men and women's track & field teams kicked off the 2014 indoor campaign with a strong showing at the University of New Mexico hosted Lobo Collegiate Invite last weekend as USU collected 21 top-five finishes. Junior Chari Hawkins built off of her strong sophomore season by clearing 1.80m (5-10.75) en route to winning the high jump. In doing so, Hawkins set a new personal best and tied with Amanda Hopkins for the second-best mark in school-history. In addition to winning the high jump, Hawkins set a personal-record and grabbed the second-best spot in school-history in the 60m hurdles, finishing in fifth with a time of 8.54. Junior Rachel Orr put in her own impressive performance in the high jump, placing second with a mark of 1.71m (5-07.25). The USU women dominated the mile run, taking three of the four top spots, including the top two. Freshman Cierra Simmons opened her collegiate career by winning the mile with a time of 5:03.03. Fellow freshman Tori Parkinson (5:06.05) and junior Brittany Bushman (5:16.33) weren't far behind, placing second and fourth, respectively. Junior Melanie Heslop (13.19m/43-03.25) and sophomore Maci Bingham (13.08m/42-11.00) kept things going for the Aggie women with second and fourth-place finishes, respectively, in the shot put. Senior Keeley Eldredge placed second in the weight throw with a mark of 17.22m (56-06.00) and junior Melanie Heslop followed with a throw of 15.95m (52-04.00), good for fifth. For the Aggie men, senior Bryce Hall led the way in the weight throw with a toss of 18.11m (59-05.00) and a second-place finish, while junior Michael Cardinal (16.97m/55-08.25) and sophomore Kevin Allen (15.65m/51-04.25) earned the third and fifth spots, respectively. Sophomores Briton Page (1:51.29) and Cole Lambourne (48.25) also earned second-place finishes, running in the 800m and 400m, respectively. Senior Alex Williford tied five others for third in the high jump with a jump of 2.00m (6-06.75) and fellow senior Silas Pimentel chipped in with a third-place finish in the 200m with a time of 21.64. Sophomore Parker Bluth finished right behind the Brazilian, finishing one 100th of a second behind for fourth-place. The time ranks as the 10th-fastest in school-history and is a new personal-record for Bluth. Juniors Nic Bowens and Eric Shellhorn wrapped up the top performances for USU by turning in fifth-place performances in the 60m dash and 800m with times of 6.74 and 1:53.33, respectively.

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