Dec. 27, 2010
LOGAN, Utah -
WEEKLY AGGIE UPDATE - DECEMBER 27, 2010
Contact: Doug Hoffman - (435) 797-3714
Wed., Dec. 29 --- HAWAI'I, 7 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 30 --- SAN JOSE STATE, 7 p.m.
Utah State (11-2, 0-0) begins Western Athletic Conference play this week with a pair of home games as it hosts Hawai'i (9-3, 0-0) on Wednesday, Dec. 29 and San Jose State (8-3, 0-0) on Friday, Dec. 31 with both games beginning at 7 p.m. USU is 10-4 all-time against Rainbow Warriors including a 7-1 home record, and 44-21 all-time against the Spartans including a 27-4 home mark.
W, 71-48 --- IDAHO STATE
W, 78-57 --- WESTERN MICHIGAN
W, 80-39 --- TROY
Utah State went 3-0 last week as it won its own World Vision Invitational as it defeated Idaho State (71-48), Western Michigan (78-57) and Troy (80-39). Senior reserve guard Brian Green was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament as he averaged 15.3 points and shot 57.7 percent from the field (15-26), 60.0 percent from three-point range (12-20) and 66.7 percent at the free throw line (4-6). Senior forward Tai Wesley and senior guard Tyler Newbold joined Green on the all-tournament team. Against the Bengals, Green scored 17 points, while Wesley had 11. Junior forward Brady Jardine just missed a double-double as he finished with nine points and 10 rebounds. USU shot 53.3 percent overall (24-45), including 56.3 percent from three-point range (9-16) and 73.7 percent at the free throw line (14-19). ISU shot 47.5 percent for the game (19-40), including 40.0 percent from three (6-15) and 40.0 percent at the free throw line (4-10). Against the Broncos, senior guard Pooh Williams had 18 points, junior guard Brockeith Pane scored 14 points, Wesley had 13 points and Newbold scored 12 points to go along with a season-high tying six assists. USU finished the game by shooting 50.0 percent (23-46), including 58.3 percent from three (7-12) and 75.8 percent at the free throw line (25-33). WMU shot 40.4 percent overall (21-52), 28.6 percent from behind the arc (4-14) and 78.6 percent at the free throw line (11-14). Against the Trojans, Green scored a career-high 23 points as he was 7-of-13 from the field, 6-of-12 from three-point range and 3-of-3 at the free throw line. He also added a career-high tying six rebounds to go along with five assists. Newbold and Pane both scored 10 points, while Wesley had nine points and 12 rebounds. USU shot 45.2 percent for the game (28-62), 36.4 percent from three-point range (12-33) and 75.0 percent at the free throw line (12-16). Troy shot a woeful 19.7 percent (12-61), including 19.2 percent from behind the arc (5-26) and 55.6 percent at the charity stripe (10-18).
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Sat, Jan. 1 --- at Utah, 3 p.m.
Utah State (6-6) will have one game this week as it plays at Utah (6-7) on Saturday, Jan. 1 at 3 p.m. USU is 2-28 all-time against the Utes.
W, 60-57 --- SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
L, 50-80 --- WYOMING
Utah State went 1-1 last week in a pair of home games as it defeated South Dakota State (60-57) and lost to Wyoming (80-50). Against SDSU, sophomore guard Devyn Christensen scored 14 points off the bench, while fellow sophomore guard Jenna Johnson added 12 points and senior guard Alice Coddington finished with 11 points and six rebounds. Junior forward Ashlee Brown had six points, 11 rebounds, five assists and three blocks in the game. USU finished the contest by shooting 34.6 percent (18-52), including 33.3 percent from three-point range (4-12) and 80.0 percent at the free throw line (20-25) as it made a season-high 20 free throws. SDSU shot 35.5 percent (22-62), including 15.0 percent from behind the arc (3-20) and 76.9 percent at the free throw line (10-13). Against the Cowgirls, Coddington scored a season-high 14 points and Brown had 12 points to go along with eight rebounds. USU shot 29.9 percent overall (20-67), including 18.8 percent from three-point range (3-16) and 77.8 percent at the free throw line (7-9). UW finished the game by shooting 48.5 percent (32-66), including 52.4 percent from behind the arc (11-21) and 83.3 percent at the free throw line (5-6).
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