Dec. 30, 2013
LOGAN, Utah -
WEEKLY AGGIE UPDATE - DECEMBER 30, 2013
Contact: Zach Fisher - (435) 797-2066
Wed., Jan. 1 --- at Air Force, 6 p.m. (ROOT Sports)
Sat., Jan. 4 --- SAN JOSÉ STATE, 7 p.m.
Utah State men's basketball (10-2, 0-0) will continue its 2013-14 season this week as it begins Mountain West play with a road game at Air Force (6-5, 0-0) on Wednesday, Jan. 1 at 6 p.m., followed by a home game against San José State (6-6, 0-0) on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. USU's game at Air Force will be televised regionally on ROOT Sports (Comcast Ch. 52/693HD, Dish Network Ch. 414, DirecTV Ch. 683). All-time, USU is 10-2 against the Falcons including a 4-2 road record, and 51-21 against the Spartans including a 30-4 home record.
W, 84-53 --- SAN DIEGO CHRISTIAN
Utah State posted a 1-0 record last week with an 84-53 home win against San Diego Christian. Sophomore forward Kyle Davis recorded his third double-double of the season with 15 points and a career-high 15 rebounds, while senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield recorded his second double-double of the season with 11 points and a season-high 13 rebounds. Senior guard Preston Medlin added 17 points, while junior center Jordan Stone scored a career-high 12 points. USU finished the game shooting 50.0 percent (30-60), including 34.6 percent from three-point range (9-26) and 62.5 percent at the free throw line (15-24). SDCU finished the game shooting 34.7 percent (17-49), including 36.0 percent from behind the arc (9-25) and 58.8 percent at the charity stripe (10-17).
Contact: Kara Fisher - (435) 797-1361
Wed., Jan. 1 --- AIR FORCE, 7 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 4 --- at San José State, 3 p.m. (MT)
Utah State women's basketball (6-5, 0-1) will continue its 2013-14 season this week as it begins Mountain West play with a home game against Air Force (1-9, 0-0) on Wednesday, Jan. 1 at 7 p.m., followed by a road game at San José State (6-5, 0-0) on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 3 p.m. (MT). USU is 1-1 all-time against the Falcons and 12-5 all-time against the Spartans.
L, 81-86 --- COLLEGE OF IDAHO
Utah State lost its only game of the week at home to the College of Idaho, 86-81. Senior guard Jennifer Schlott recorded her second double-double of the season with 26 points and 10 assists, while junior guard Elise Nelson recorded her first-career double-double with 10 points and a career-high 13 rebounds, to go along with a career-high nine assists and a career-best eight steals. Junior center Franny Vaaulu recorded her first double-double of the season with 13 points and 13 rebounds, while sophomore guard Makenlee Williams had 14 points. Senior guard Cristal Turner added 10 points and junior forward Ingrida Strikas grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds. USU finished the game shooting 34.0 percent (32-94), including 20.7 percent from three-point range (6-29) and 68.8 percent at the free throw line (11-16). COI shot 45.7 percent overall (32-70), including 40.0 percent from three (14-35) and 57.1 percent at the line (8-14).
Contact: Doug Hoffman - (435) 797-3714
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
W, 21-14 --- vs. #24 Northern Illinois
Utah State football (9-5, 7-1 MW) ended its 2013 season with a 21-14 win against No. 24 Northern Illinois in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl. Senior running back Joey DeMartino was named the Offensive Most Valuable Player as he rushed for 143 yards on 23 carries including a 1-yard touchdown and a 58-yard rush, which is a new Poinsettia Bowl record for longest rushing play. It was DeMartino's seventh 100-yard outing this season and his career. Senior linebacker Jake Doughty was named the Defensive Most Valuable Player for his eight tackle, one fumble recovery outing. Doughty added 1.5 tackles for loss. Utah State ended the game with 289 total yards, on 168 rushing and 121 passing. Senior safety Brian Suite led the Aggies' defensive with a game-high 11 tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery. Junior linebacker Zach Vigil added nine stops, while redshirt-freshman linebacker Nick Vigil and junior safety Frankie Sutera had seven tackles apiece. The Aggie defense limited NIU to a season-low 315 yards of total offense, tallying 216 passing and a season-low 99 yards rushing. The 14 points was also a season-low for the Huskies.
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