Utah State Women's Basketball To Host Fresno State Saturday For Pack The House Night
Jan. 7, 2011
LOGAN, Utah -
GAME #15 Fresno State (9-5, 0-0) at Utah State (7-7, 1-0) Broadcast: 1390 AM www.UtahStateAggies.com UTAH STATE AGGIES (7-7, 1-0 WAC)
TIP OFF - Utah State women's basketball (7-7, 1-0) will host Fresno State (9-5, 0-0) on Saturday, January 8, in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum which is also the WAC Pack The House Night. Everyone wearing blue will receive free admission. The Bulldogs, reigning WAC regular-season champions, will be opening conference action against Utah State. The game will be tape delayed and air on Comcast channel 6 on Monday, Jan. 10 at 5 p.m.
THE OPPONENT - Fresno State (9-5, 0-0) are the defending WAC champions and lead the all time series 2-9 over the Aggies and both of USU wins came in Logan and the most recent was during 2007-08. The Bulldogs have won 18 consecutive WAC regular-season games dating back to the 2008-09 season. FS is led by the WAC Pre-season Player of the Year, Jaleesa Ross who is averaging 15.7 ppg and 5.1 rpg. The Bulldogs have two other players averaging double digits in Hayley Munro (12.7 ppg) and Rosie Moult (12.4 ppg).
LAST TIME OUT - Sophomore guard Devyn Christensen netted a career-high 21 points, while sophomore center Banna Diop tied a school record with eight blocks, two shy of a triple-double as Utah State used a 16-0 first half run to lead the way to a 69-57 win over Boise State Thursday night at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. Thursday was the Western Athletic Conference opener for both women's basketball teams. USU ended the night with a school record 14 blocks.
NEXT UP - The Aggies will finish their three-game homestand hosting Nevada on Saturday, Jan. 15 at 3 pm. The game will be tape delayed and air on Comcast channel 6 on Monday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m.
AGGIES VS FRESNO STATE IN THE WAC 2005-06 Fresno State 60, USU 58 (in Logan) Fresno State 70, USU 52 (in Fresno) 2006-07 USU 81, Fresno State 75, (in Logan) Fresno State 70, USU 61 (in Fresno) 2007-08 Fresno State 69, USU 52 (in Fresno) Utah State 44, Fresno State 40 (in Logan) 2008-09 Fresno State 68, USU 59 (in Fresno) Fresno State 67, USU 54 (in Lgoan) Fresno State 57, USU 54 (in WAC Tournament in Reno) 2009-10 Fresno State 73, USU 46 (in Fresno) Fresno State 69, USU 63 (in Logan) Overall Record: 2-9
WAC OPENERS AND BOISE STATE - The Aggies went head-to-head with Boise State in the 2006-07 WAC season opener and USU suffered a 80-70 loss to the Broncos in Logan but were able to defeat them Thursday, Jan. 6, 69-57. USU is 3-3 in WAC openers.
PERFECT UNDER 50 - The Aggies are 4-0 when holding the opponent to 59 points or less.
THREE-POINTERS TO WIN - USU is 7-0 when shooting better than its opponents from behind the arc. On the season, the Aggies are 55-of-191 (.288) from three-point range.
80 POINTS GAMES - Utah State had two back-to-back 80 point games and was 2-0 in those games, defeating Utah Valley, 80-66 (Dec. 1) and Northern Arizona, 80-75, (Dec. 4) in overtime.
RECORD-SETTING DAY - The Aggies set a school record shooting 60.8 percent from the field against Utah Valley on Dec. 1 in USU's 80-66 win over the Wolverines. The previous record was 58.3 percent against New Mexico State in 1982.
ROAD WARRIORS - USU is 3-3 on the road so far this season. During the 2009-10 season the Aggies went 5-7 on the road overall. The Aggies are only two road wins away from matching their road victory total from last year. USU has won its last three road games. The next road game for USU will be at Louisiana Tech, Jan. 20.
CAREER LEADERS Assists Name Years Asts 1. Taylor Richards 2005-08 371 2. Danyelle Snelgro 2006-09 336 3. Alice Coddington 2007-pres. 259 4. Pam Shirley 1977-79 245 5. Charrise Bremond 1985-86 228 6. Joy Rosenbrook 1980-81 227 7. Corrina Poto 1982-83 202 8. Dorinda Carey 1978-81 191 9. Kim Searle 1983-84 160 10. Camille Brox 2004-07 156
AROUND THE COURT AGGIES IN THE WAC - Senior guard Alice Coddington is second in the WAC in steals (2.92 spg) and is second in assists (4.31 apg), while junior forward Ashlee Brown is sixth in the league in rebounding, averaging 8.5 rpg. As a team, Utah State is second in steals averaging 10.45 per game.
BATTLE OF THE BOARDS - Five times this year, Utah State has out-rebounded its opponent and is 4-1 when winning the battle of the boards, taking the rebound advantage against Utah Valley, 27-24, while holding a 46-41 edge against Northern Arizona and against San Francisco the Aggies nabbed 41 to the Dons' 31 boards. Against Idaho State, USU had 38 rebounds to Idaho State's 32. The Aggies also out rebounded South Dakota State 42-37.
DIOP ON THE BLOCK - Sophomore center Banna Diop joined the career blocks list as she has 59 blocks as an Aggie thus far landing her in seventh in school history. Diop tied the school record of eight blocks in a single game against Boise State (Jan. 7) in Logan.
SCHLOTT ON THE SPOT - Freshman guard Jennifer Schlott seems to have found her rhythm on the hardwood. After warming up in the beginning of the season, Schlott came out on fire at Northern Arizona (Dec. 4) with a career-high 13 points, including three three-point baskets. Schlott continued with 11 points in the game against San Francisco (Dec. 8) and added five assists.
HOME SWEET HOME - Freshman guard Jennifer Schlott looked right at home playing in her home state of Arizona against Northern Arizona on Dec. 4. She upped her career high from two points to a stunning 13 in the Aggies 80-75 overtime win against the Lumberjacks. Playing in front of her family the freshman led the Aggies at the point adding three steals and rebounds to her final total in only 15 minutes of action. Junior forward Ashlee Brown, who is also a native of the Grand Canyon State, also played well in front of family. The forward topped her career-high with 26 points against the Lumberjacks in the come-from-behind win. She also added 10 rebounds for her second double-double of the season. She is the only Aggie to have a double-double this season.
OTHER AGGIE TIDBITS - After coming off the bench for the first two games, while recovering from illness, Ashlee Brown made her first career start against Montana on Nov. 20.
The Aggies are an international team with players from three different countries, including Australia (Stacey Howard, Alice Coddington and Maddy Plunkett), Senegal (Banna Diop) and 11 players from United States, none of whom are from the state of Utah.
COACH PEBLEY - Head coach Raegan Pebley is in her eighth season as head coach at Utah State, which is the longest tenure in the program's history. Five games into 2007-08 season, Pebley overtook the lead for the most games coached in Utah State history (116). She has now coached 213 games for the blue and white. Pebley now has 78 wins as Aggie head coach which places her above Cindy Perkins (51) on the all-time win list.
NEWCOMERS - The Aggies add five newcomers this year from all around the country. Junior transfer Reyneisha Mays joins the squad from Moorpark College (Granada Hills, Calif.) Junior Maddy Plunkett is a transfer from College of Southern Idaho, following in the footsteps of team mate senior LaCale Pringle-Buchanan. The three freshman joining the Aggies this year include Kamie Imai ( Waiakea HS) comes to USU from Pahoa, Hawaii. Jennifer Schlott from Mesa, Ariz. (Mountain View HS) and Stephanie Larson from Tustin, Calif. (Foothill HS).
FOLLOW THE AGGIES ADMISSION - Admission to Utah State's women's basketball games is $5 for adults, $1 for youth. Women's all-sport season passes are available for $75. Contact the USU Athletics Ticket Office at (435) 797-0305 or at 1-888-U-STATE-1 (1-888-878-2831) for more information or visit the Utah State athletic web site at www.UtahStateAggies.com.
AGGIES ON THE RADIO/WEB - All Utah State games can be heard on KLGN (1390 AM) in Logan with Evan Nyman. They can also be heard on the web by going to the Utah State Athletics home page at www.UtahStateAggies.com and clink on the "Listen Live" link.
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ON THE INTERNET - All of Utah State's home games are available to watch live through Utah State TV via the internet at www.UtahStateAggies.com. USU fans can also listen to every game both home and away, via USU's web site.