Dec. 26, 2011
LOGAN, Utah -
WEEKLY AGGIE UPDATE - DECEMBER 26, 2011
Contact: Doug Hoffman - (435) 797-3714
Sat., Dec. 31 --- at #17 Mississippi State, 1 p.m.
Utah State men's basketball (8-5) will play one game this week at No. 17 Mississippi State (12-1) on Saturday, Dec. 31 at 1 p.m. (MT). This will be the first-ever meeting between the two teams.
W, 73-69 --- UT ARLINGTON
W, 72-47 --- SAINT PETER'S
W, 81-62 --- KENT STATE
Utah State went 3-0 last week as it defeated UT Arlington (73-69), Saint Peter's (72-47) and Kent State (81-62) to win its own Athletes in Action Classic. Sophomore guard Preston Medlin was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament, while senior forward Morgan Grim and junior forward Kyisean Reed were both named to the all-tournament team. Against the Mavericks, Medlin scored a career-high 27 points to go along with a career-best eight assists, while Reed tied his career-high with 13 points and sophomore guard/forward Danny Berger tied his career-high with 12 points. USU shot 49.0 percent in the game (25-51), including 44.0 percent from three-point range (11-25) and 66.7 percent at the free throw line (12-18). UTA shot 44.3 percent (27-61), including 26.1 percent from three (6-23) and 69.2 percent at the line (9-13). Against the Peacocks, Grim recorded his second double-double of the season with 17 points and 10 rebounds, while senior guard Brockeith Pane had 12 points. USU finished the game shooting 48.1 percent from the field (25-52), 40.0 percent from three-point range (4-10) and 78.3 percent at the free throw line (18-23). SPC shot 32.1 percent (18-56), including 26.7 percent from three (4-15) and 53.8 percent at the line (7-13). Against the Golden Flashes, Reed scored a career-high 27 points, while Medlin added 20 points and Grim recorded his second straight double-double with 14 points and a career-high 14 rebounds. USU finished the game shooting 56.6 percent from the field (30-53), 38.5 percent from three-point range (5-13) and a season-best 84.2 percent at the free throw line (16-19). KSU shot 34.2 percent (25-73), including 20.8 percent from three (5-24) and 50.0 percent at the line (7-14).
Contact: Kara Fisher - (435) 797-1361
Tues., Jan. 3 --- ASBURY, 7 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 7 --- UTAH VALLEY, 2 p.m.
Utah State women's basketball (7-5) returns to action on Tuesday, Jan. 3 when it hosts Asbury (7-8) at 7 p.m. Utah State will also host Utah Valley (6-5) on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. USU is 4-3 all-time against UVU and will be playing Asbury for the first time ever.
W, 70-51 --- NORTHERN ARIZONA
W, 64-52 --- at Boise State
Utah State posted a 2-0 record last week as it defeated Northern Arizona (70-51) at home and Boise State (64-52) on the road. Against the Lumberjacks, senior forward Ashlee Brown recorded her fifth double-double of the season with 21 points and 10 rebounds, while junior guard Devyn Christensen and senior forward Maddy Plunkett each scored 13 points. USU finished the game shooting 40.0 percent from the field (20-50), 46.2 percent from three-point range (6-13) and 77.4 percent at the free throw line (24-31). NAU shot 33.3 percent overall (21-63), including 21.4 percent from three (3-14) and 40.0 percent at the free throw line (6-15). Against BSU, Plunkett scored a career-high 17 points and Christensen also finished with 17 points, while Brown added 12 points. USU shot 40.7 percent from the field (22-54), 37.5 percent from three-point range (6-16) and 77.8 percent at the free throw line (14-18). BSU shot 35.2 percent overall (19-54), including 33.3 percent from behind the arc (6-18) and 61.5 percent at the foul line (8-13).
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