Weekly Aggie Update
Utah State's winter sports continue this week with men's and women's basketball both in action.
Nov. 28, 2016

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WEEKLY AGGIE UPDATE - NOVEMBER 28, 2016

MEN’S BASKETBALL
Contact: Kyle Cottam - (435) 797-2066

This Week
Wed., Nov. 30 --- vs. BYU, Salt Lake City, Utah, 7 p.m. (BYUtv)
Sat., Dec. 3 --- INDIANA STATE, 7 p.m.
• Utah State men’s basketball (3-2) continues its 2016-17 season with two games this week as plays in-state rival BYU (4-2) on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m., in Salt Lake City at Vivint Smart Homes Arena, and then hosts Indiana State (2-4) on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. USU’s game against the Cougars will be televised live on BYUtv (Comcast Ch. 21/647HD, Dish Network Ch. 9403, DirecTV Ch. 374) and its home game against ISU will have a live stream available at www.UtahStateAggies.com/videos. USU is 92-140 all-time against BYU, including a 0-2 record on neutral courts, and 1-0 all-time against Indiana State, which includes a 1-0 home record.

Last Week
Cancun Challenge, Cancun, Mexico
L, 64-85 --- vs. Purdue
L, 51-75 --- vs. Texas Tech
• Utah State lost both of its games in Cancun, Mexico, last week, wrapping up its games in the Cancun Challenge with an 85-64 loss to Purdue, followed by a 75-51 loss to Texas Tech. Against the Boilermakers, senior wing Jalen Moore led the Aggies with 16 points, shooting 7-of-11 from the floor, and redshirt sophomore wing Alexis Dargenton was just behind with a near double-double of 14 points and nine rebounds. As a team, USU shot 49.0 percent (25-of-51) from the floor, 41.2 percent (7-of-17) from behind the 3-point line and 50.0 percent (7-of-14) from the free throw line. Purdue shot 49.1 percent (27-of-55) from the floor, 55.0 percent (11-of-20) from behind the 3-point line and 74.1 percent (20-of-27) from the free throw line. Against the Red Raiders, Moore led the Aggies again with 21 points and six rebounds, shooting 8-of-15 from the floor. Overall, USU shot 39.6 percent (19-of-48) from the floor, 26.1 percent (6-of-23) from behind the 3-point line and 63.6 percent (7-of-11) from the free throw line. Texas Tech shot 53.7 percent (29-of-54) from the floor, 41.2 percent (7-of-17) from behind the 3-point line and 71.4 percent (10-of-14) from the free throw line.

FOOTBALL
Contact: Doug Hoffman - (435) 797-3714

Last Week
L, 10-28 --- at BYU
• Utah State’s football team (3-9, 1-7 MW) concluded its 2016 season with a 28-10 loss at BYU last weekend. Junior QB Kent Myers was 12-of-23 passing for 103 yards and one interception. Junior WR Braelon Roberts and freshman WR Rayshad Lewis had three catches apiece, and senior TE Wyatt Houston had two catches for 22 yards as he caught at least one pass in every game this season and finished his stellar Aggie career by catching a pass in 18 straight games. USU finished with 200 yards of total offense, but only 46 in the second half. BYU recorded 355 total yards, including 249 on the ground. The Cougars dominated the time of possession, 36:48 to 23:12. Defensively, the Aggies were led by senior LB Anthony Williams, who had a game-best 12 tackles, including 1.0 sack. It’s the fourth straight game he has recorded double-digit stops. Playing against his former team, redshirt junior BS Dallin Leavitt had one of two interceptions by the Aggies, with the other coming from junior CB Jalen Davis.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Contact: Megan Allen - (435) 797-5547

This Week
Thur., Dec. 1 --- IDAHO STATE, 7 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 3 --- at Utah, 2 p.m.
• Utah State women’s basketball (5-1) continues its 2016-17 season this week with two games as it hosts Idaho State (2-3) on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m., and then plays at in-state rival Utah (5-0) on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. Live streaming of its home game is available at www.UtahStateAggies.com/videos. USU is 14-16 all-time against the Benglas and 4-31 all-time against the Utes.

Last Week
L, 54-70 --- SOUTHERN UTAH
at Montana Classic
W, 79-46 --- vs. Incarnate Word
W, 65-47 --- at Montana
• Utah State posted a 2-1 record last week, as it fell to Southern Utah (70-54) at home before sweeping competition at the Lady Griz Classic with wins against Incarnate Word (79-46) and Montana (65-47). Against the Thunderbirds, freshman guard Eliza West led the team with 11 points, while sophomore center Deja Mason had seven rebounds. Overall, USU shot 33.3 percent (20-of-60) from the field, including 33.3 percent (7-of-21) from the 3-point line, and was 77.8 percent (7-of-9) from the free throw line. SUU shot 46.6 percent (27-of-58) from the field, 43.8 percent (7-of-16) from behind the arc and 52.9 percent (9-of-17) from the free throw line. The Aggies opened the Lady Griz Classic against Incarnate Word, where sophomore guard Rachel Brewster matched her season-high with 18 points. Joining her in double figures were freshman guard Olivia West with 14 points and freshman forward Shannon Dufficy with 10. Dufficy was also tops in rebounding with nine, while Mason added eight. Against the Cardinals, USU shot 53.7 percent (29-of-54) from the field, including 55.6 percent (5-of-9) from the 3-point line, and was 76.2 percent (16-of-21) from the free throw line. Incarnate Word shot 24.6 percent (15-of-61) from the field, 23.1 percent (6-of-26) from behind the arc and 71.4 percent (10-of-14) from the free throw line. Against the Grizzlies, West had a career-best 18 points in 34 minutes on the court. Freshman guard Jessie Geer ended the game with nine points, all of which came from the 3-point line, tying her career-high. Dufficy was again the top rebounder for the team, finishing the day with 14, which matches her career-best. West was named tournament MVP, while Brewster and Dufficy joined her on the all-tournament team. Overall, USU shot 46.6 percent (27-of-58) from the field, including 41.2 percent (7-of-17) from the 3-point line, and was 44.4 percent (4-of-9) from the free throw line. Montana shot 21.6 percent (11-of-51) from the field, 20.0 percent (3-of-15) from behind the arc and 66.7 percent (22-of-33) from the free throw line.

VOLLEYBALL
Contact: Kyle Cottam - (435) 797-2066

Last Week
W, 3-0 --- WEBER STATE
• Utah State’s volleyball team (13-16, 8-10 MW) concluded its 2016 season with a 3-0 home win against Weber State last week. Against the Wildcats, junior outside Lauren Anderson led the Aggies with 18 kills and was followed by senior outside Kaylie Kamalu-Smith and junior right side Kayla DeCoursey with 11 and 10, respectively. As a team, Utah State hit .363 (43-13-91) to Weber State’s .121 (30-18-99).

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