Jan. 21, 2006
RENO, Nev. - Trouble in the final five minutes sent Utah State's women's basketball team to its ninth straight loss as the Aggies fell at Nevada 64-54 in women's basketball action here Saturday afternoon. With the loss the Aggies fell to 1-14 overall and 0-5 in the Western Athletic Conference. Nevada improved to 5-12 and 1-4.
A Camille Brox basket gave USU a 50-48 lead with five minutes remaining in the game, but the Aggies were then out-scored 16-4 the rest of the way.
"We keep turning the ball over at critical times and we are not doing the things we need to do to get a win," USU post player Brittany Hagen said in a postgame radio interview.
Richards was the only Aggie in double-figures, but she was three of 14 shooting from the field. Lindsey Freeze added nine points and a game-high nine rebounds, but was two of 11 shooting. Nevada was led by Brandi Fitzgerald, who scored a game-best 17 points, while adding five rebounds, three blocks and three steals.
USU shot just 29.6 percent from the field, while Nevada made 37.7 percent of its attempts. USU out-rebounded the home team 43-37, but committed four more turnovers (14-10). The Aggies had just six assists in the game.
Utah State will continue its four-game road swing at Hawai'I on Tuesday with tipoff slated at 10 p.m. MST. The Aggies will return home to host New Mexico State on Feb. 2 for their first home game since Jan. 7.
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