Dec. 24, 2012
LOGAN, Utah -
WEEKLY AGGIE UPDATE - DECEMBER 24, 2012
Contact: Zach Fisher - (435) 797-2066
Sat., Dec. 29 --- at UTSA, 5 p.m.
Mon., Dec. 31 --- at Texas State, 3 p.m.
Utah State men's basketball (9-1, 0-0) will begin its final season in the Western Athletic Conference this weekend with a pair of road games at UTSA (4-6, 0-0) on Saturday, Dec. 29 at 5 p.m. (MT) and at Texas State (4-8, 0-0) on Monday, Dec. 31 at 3 p.m. (MT). USU will be playing the Roadrunners and Bobcats for the first time in series history.
WORLD VISION CHALLENGE, sponsored by Gossner Foods
W, 79-72 --- NICHOLLS STATE
W, 73-61 --- UC DAVIS
W, 70-58 --- SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
Utah State posted a 3-0 record last week as it defeated Nicholls State (79-72), UC Davis (73-61) and Southern Illinois (70-58) to when its own 2012 World Vision Basketball Challenge. Senior forward Kyisean Reed was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament, while junior guard Preston Medlin was named to the all-tournament team. Against the Colonels, Reed scored a season-high 20 points to go along with a career-high 12 rebounds for the second double-double of his career and first of the season. Reed also recorded a career-high four blocks in the game to go along with three steals and one assist. Junior center Jarred Shaw added a career-high 19 points to go along with 11 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the year. Junior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield also scored in double-figures as he scored a season-high 14 points. USU finished the game shooting 55.3 percent (26-47), including 30.8 percent from three-point range (4-13) and 67.6 percent at the free throw line (23-34). NSU shot just 37.7 percent (26-9), including 23.3 percent from three (7-30) and 72.2 percent at the line (13-18). Against UCD, Medlin scored a season-high 23 points to go along with four assists, while Butterfield tied his season-high with 14 points and added seven rebounds. Junior guard TeNale Roland also scored in double-figures as he had a season-high 11 points to go along with a season-high tying four rebounds, a season-best four assists, and a season-high tying two steals. USU shot 42.4 percent from the field (25-59), including a season-high 54.5 percent from three-point range (12-22) and 68.8 percent at the free throw line (11-16). UCD shot 46.0 percent (23-50), including 33.3 percent from behind the arc (7-21) and 50.0 percent at the charity stripe (8-16). Against the Salukis, Reed scored a season-high 21 points and Medlin added 16 points and a season-best six assists. USU finished the game shooting a season-high 60.0 percent (24-40), including a season-best 66.7 percent from three-point range (6-9) and 76.2 percent at the free throw line (16-21). SIU shot 42.9 percent (21-49), including 50.0 percent from three (7-14) and 69.2 percent at the line (9-13).
Contact: Kara Fisher - (435) 797-1361
Sat., Dec. 29 --- UTSA, 7 p.m.
Mon., Dec. 31 --- TEXAS STATE, 7 p.m.
Utah State women's basketball (3-8, 0-0) will begin its final season in the Western Athletic Conference this weekend with a pair of home games against UTSA (6-5, 0-0) on Saturday, Dec. 29 and against Texas State (6-4, 0-0) on Monday, Dec. 31, with both games beginning at 7 p.m. USU has never faced UTSA and is 1-0 all-time against TSU.
L, 70-71 --- UC IRVINE
W, 70-69 --- SOUTH DAKOTA
Utah State posted a 1-1 home record last week as it lost to UC Irvine (71-70) and defeated South Dakota (70-69). Against the Anteaters, junior guard Jennifer Schlott scored a career-high 26 points to go along with a career-high tying five rebounds, and season-high five assists and two steals, while senior guard Devyn Christensen had 20 points, six rebounds and four assists. USU shot 41.3 percent (26-63), including 39.4 percent from three-point range (13-33) and 55.6 percent at the free throw line (5-9). Against the Coyotes, Christensen scored 25 points and hit the game-winning three-pointer with 10 seconds to play. The senior guard also tied her season-high with seven rebounds. Senior guard Jenna Johnson added 16 points, while Schlott scored 12 points and dished out a career-high eight assists. Sophomore center Franny Vaaulu also scored in double-figures as she finished with 10 points, seven rebounds and a season-high four steals. USU shot 46.8 percent (29-62), including 33.3 percent from three-point range (7-21) and 55.6 percent at the free throw line (5-9). USD shot just 34.7 percent (26-75), including just 18.2 percent from three (4-22) and 68.4 percent at the line (13-19).
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