Weekly Aggie Update
Utah State's winter sports continue this week as women's basketball hosts a pair of home games against in-state foes Utah Valley and BYU.
Dec. 12, 2016

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WEEKLY AGGIE UPDATE - DECEMBER 12, 2016

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

Next Week
Mon., Dec. 19 --- NEW ORLEANS, 7 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 21 --- WEBER STATE, 7 p.m.
• Utah State men’s basketball (5-4) continues its 2016-17 season with two home games next week as it hosts New Orleans (4-4) on Monday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m., and then hosts Weber State (3-6) on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. Live streaming of both home games is available at www.UtahStateAggies.com/videos. USU is 1-1 all-time against the Privateers, including a 0-1 home record, and 42-26 all-time against the Wildcats, including a 25-8 home record.

Last Week
W, 84-51 --- GREAT FALLS
W, 80-79 (OT) --- at Utah Valley
• Utah State won both of its games last week with an 84-51 victory at home over Great Falls, followed by an 80-79 overtime victory at Utah Valley. Against the Argos, senior guard Shane Rector led the Aggies with 16 points and added three rebounds, two assists and two steals as USU shot a season-high 60.8 percent (31-of-51), including 33.3 percent (6-of-18) from behind the arc and 64.0 percent (16-of-25) at the free throw line. Great Falls shot 31.1 percent (19-of-61), including 11.1 percent (3-of-27) from three and 62.5 percent (10-of-16) at the charity stripe. Against the Wolverines, Rector hit a pair of free throws with 1.6 seconds in overtime as part of a season-high 18 points, while adding a career-high tying five rebounds along with two assists and two steals. USU shot 40.8 percent (29-of-71) from the floor, 28.6 percent (6-of-21) from three and 66.7 percent (16-of-24) at the free throw line. Utah Valley shot 44.4 percent (28-of-63), including 20.0 percent (4-of-20) from behind the arc and 76.0 percent (19-of-25) at the free throw line.

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

This Week
Thur., Dec. 15 --- UTAH VALLEY, 7 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 17 --- BYU, 2 p.m.
• Utah State women’s basketball (6-2) continues its 2016-17 season this week with two in-state games as it hosts Utah Valley (3-8) on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m., and BYU (5-4) on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. Live streaming of both home games is available at www.UtahStateAggies.com/videos. USU is 7-3 all-time against the Wolverines and 3-34 all-time against the Cougars.

Last Competition
W, 69-56 --- IDAHO STATE
L, 58-65 --- at Utah
• Utah State posted a 1-1 record last week as it defeated Idaho State at home (69-56) before falling to Utah on the road (65-58). Against the Bengals, sophomore guard Rachel Brewster led the Aggies with a career-best 22 points, the second 20-point game of her career. Freshman guard Olivia West joined her in double figures, also recording a career-high with 15 points. Freshman guard Shannon Dufficy led the team with eight rebounds. Overall, USU shot 39.3 percent (24-of-61) from the field, including a season-high 58.3 percent (7-of-12) from the 3-point line, and was 58.3 percent (14-of-24) from the free throw line. ISU shot 34.0 percent (18-of-53) from the field, 27.3 percent (6-of-22) from behind the arc and 70.0 percent (14-of-20) from the free throw line. Against the Utes, Dufficy led the Aggies with 11 points. She was joined in double figures by Brewster, who tallied 10 points despite fouling out halfway through the third quarter. Brewster and senior forward Antoina Robinson were the top rebounders for the Aggies, adding five apiece. Against the Utes, USU shot 43.1 percent (25-of-58) from the field, including 16.7 percent (2-of-12) from the 3-point line, and was 85.7 percent (6-of-7) from the free throw line. Utah shot 37.9 percent (22-of-58) from the field, 25.0 percent (5-of-20) from behind the arc and 66.7 percent (16-of-24) from the free throw line.

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