Weekly Aggie Update

Dec. 16, 2007

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Last Week W, 77-51 --- PRAIRIE VIEW A&M

This Week Thur., Dec. 20 --- UTAH VALLEY, 8 p.m. Fri., Dec. 21 --- FURMAN/NORTHERN ARIZONA, 5:30 or 8 p.m.

• Utah State (7-5) will continue its five-game homestand as it hosts Furman (0-8), Northern Arizona (6-4) and Utah Valley (4-6) in the 13th annual Gossner Classic on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 20-21. The tournament will begin with Furman and Northern Arizona playing at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday night, followed by Utah State and Utah Valley at 8:05 p.m. The losers of Thursday's games will play in the consolation finals on Friday at 5:30 p.m., while the winners will meet in the championship game at 8:05 p.m. USU's game against the Wolverines will be televised live by KJZZ-TV, as will the championship game on Friday night. USU has never played Furman, but is 2-0 all-time against Utah Valley and 2-1 all-time against Northern Arizona. Last week, Utah State recorded an easy 77-51 home win against Prairie View A&M as senior All-American guard Jaycee Carroll scored a game-high 19 points to go along with six rebounds and three steals. Freshman forward Tai Wesley also played well for the Aggies as he recorded his first career double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds, while senior forward Stephen DuCharme came off the bench and added 12 points and four rebounds. In the game, USU shot 40.3 percent from the field, 30.0 percent from three-point range and 92.9 percent from the free throw line, while Prairie View A&M shot 36.0 percent from the field, 35.7 percent from behind the arc and 58.8 percent from the charity stripe. On the year, Utah State is led by Carroll who is averaging 20.0 points and 6.0 rebounds and shooting 49.7 percent from the field, 48.7 percent from three-point range and 93.3 percent from the free throw line. Two other players are scoring in double-figures for the Aggies as DuCharme is averaging 11.7 points and 6.0 rebounds, while junior forward Gary Wilkinson is averaging 11.1 points and 5.3 rebounds. As a team, USU is scoring 67.8 points and shooting 46.8 percent from the field, 38.3 percent from three-point range and 78.0 percent from the free throw line, while its opponents are scoring 66.6 points and shooting 44.6 percent from the field, 38.0 percent from three-point range and 70.7 percent from the free throw line.

Contact: Ashley McWilliams - (435) 797-1361

Last Week L, 38-70 --- at Utah

This Week Mon., Dec. 17 --- MONTANA STATE, 7 p.m. Sat., Dec. 22 --- ST. MARY'S, 1 p.m.

• Utah State (2-6) will play a pair of home games this week as it hosts Montana State (4-4) on Monday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. and St. Mary's (6-5) on Saturday, Dec. 22 at 1 p.m., with both games being played in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. USU is 2-7 all-time against Montana State and 0-1 all-time against St. Mary's. Last weekend, Utah State had its two-game winning streak snapped as it lost at Utah, 70-38. Against the Utes, junior guard Danyelle Snelgro scored a season-high 17 points. In the game, USU shot just 28.6 percent from the field and 28.6 percent from three-point range, while Utah shot 50.9 percent from the field and 37.5 percent from behind the arc. On the season, Snelgro is leading the team with 12.8 points per game, while senior guard Taylor Richards is averaging 11.0 points. On the season, Utah State is scoring 61.4 points and shooting 38.4 percent from the field, 37.0 percent from three-point range and 77.5 percent from the free throw line, while its opponents are scoring 66.2 points and shooting 43.4 percent from the field, 37.8 percent from three-point range and 71.2 percent from the free throw line.

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