LOGAN, Utah - Utah State women's basketball (3-12, 1-3 MW) returns to the road to open the week of competition at Colorado State (10-5, 2-2 MW) on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m.
All regular-season home and Mountain West games will continue to be broadcast as a USU Athletics Production on the Mountain West Network. Live stats and play-by-play information will be available through GameTracker, while updates will also be provided through the team’s social media outlets. Utah State women’s basketball games are also broadcast on the radio on 92.3 KBLU, with Jaden Johnson on the call. The games will be streamed on the air and online. Links to each option will be available online prior to every game.
Colorado State welcomes the Aggies to Moby Arena with a 10-5 overall record, having gone 2-2 in the first Mountain West games. Last week, the Rams defeated San Diego State, 65-63, and fell to Fresno State, 56-45. Wednesday will be the sole regular season meeting between Utah State and Colorado State.
Colorado State returned three starters and six total letterwinners from last year’s roster. A year ago, the Rams went 25-9 on the year, including a 15-3 Mountain West record to claim the conference title. Redshirt freshman guard Grace Colaivalu leads the Rams in scoring, averaging 12.1 points per game, while junior forward Annie Brady is the leading rebounder, tallying 8.1 boards per game. As a team, Colorado State is averaging 62.7 points per game, while holding its opponents to an average of 56.6 points. The Rams are shooting 42.0 percent (361-of-860) from the field, 32.2 percent (94-of-292) from the 3-point line and 65.4 percent (125-of-191) from the free throw line. Additionally, CSU is holding its opponents to a conference-low 34.0 percent field goal percentage and 25.5 percent 3-point percentage. Ryun Williams is in his sixth season as the head coach at Colorado State, where he has an overall record of 125-51.
Colorado State leads the all-time series against the Aggies, 17-10, including an 11-4 advantage in games played in Fort Collins. The teams split the pair of contests last season, with each team winning on its home court. Utah State’s win snapped a 12-game series run for the Rams and was the first since 1985.
Sophomore guard Olivia West is the leading scorer for the Aggies, averaging 14.7 points per game, while sophomore guard/forward Shannon Dufficy is the top rebounder, averaging 8.7 boards per game. As a team, Utah State is shooting 39.4 percent (343-of-871) from the field, 26.7 percent (70-of-262) from the 3-point line and 67.2 percent (160-of-238) from the free throw line.
Women's basketball tickets are available now. Fans can purchase season tickets, or on a game-by-game basis. A women's sports pass is also available for $75, giving fans access to all home volleyball, women's basketball and gymnastics events. Fans can purchase tickets at the Utah State ticket office, located on the first floor of the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. Tickets are also available online at utahstateaggies.com/tickets, or by calling the ticket office at (435) 797-0305 or (888)-USTATE-1.
Fans can follow USU women's basketball on Twitter, @USUWBasketball, on Instagram, @USUWBasketball, as well as on Facebook, at /USUWBB. Aggie fans can also follow Utah State Athletics on Twitter, @USUAthletics, on Instagram, @USUAthletics and on Facebook at /USUAthletics.
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