Feb. 3, 2005
LOGAN, Utah - Brittany Tressler hit a layup with 40 seconds left to break a 52-52 tie and propel Utah State to a 57-52 victory against Cal Poly in Big West women's basketball action here Thursday night. The Aggies scored the game's final seven points to improve to 11-8 overall and 6-4 in the league, while Cal Poly fell to 9-9 and 3-7.
Cal Poly led most of the second half before USU gained its first lead of the second period at 44-43 with 8:14 left in the game. The teams battled back and forth and were tied for the seventh time of the half at 1:52 after USU's Jessica Freeman hit a short jumper to make the score 52-52.
Ali Aird led the Aggies in scoring as she had 11 of her team-high 12 points in the second half. She was the only USU player in double figures, but Tressler and Freeman, each had nine points.
Freeman produced one of her best games as an Aggie as in addition to her nine points, she pulled down 10 rebounds and blocked six shots, the second-best mark in school history.
USU's backcourt of Taylor Richards and Brox combined for 12 points, nine assists and 13 rebounds.
Cal Poly was led by Jessica Eggleston, who scored 15 points and had seven rebounds. However, Cal Poly shot just 28.6 percent from the field and committed 19 turnovers. USU shot 40 percent and had 23 turnovers, but out-rebounded the Mustangs 49-38.
Utah State will host UC Santa Barbara on Saturday in a rare afternoon tipoff at 2 p.m. Cal Poly will travel to Idaho on Saturday.
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