USU Women's Hoops Welcomes Nevada Saturday
Franny Vaaulu and the Aggies host Nevada Saturday on Jan. 11 at 7 p.m.

 
Franny Vaaulu and the Aggies host Nevada Saturday on Jan. 11 at 7 p.m.
 
 

Jan. 10, 2014

LOGAN, Utah - - In their only game this week, the Aggie women's basketball team will host Nevada on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

Utah State women's basketball (8-5) has started Mountain West play strong with wins both in Logan and in San Jose. For the third-straight season, Utah State has begun conference play 2-0 after going 2-0 the last two seasons in the Western Athletic Conference.

Senior guard Jennifer Schlott, junior guard Elise Nelson and junior forward Franny Vaaulu have all scored in double figures in both of USU's MW wins.

Utah State holds a 10-8 overall record against Nevada, but the teams were tied with an 8-8 mark when playing in the WAC together. The last time the teams met was in the WAC Tournament in Las Vegas, Nev., on March 7, 2012 when the Aggies won 75-66 behind an 18-point performance from Devyn Christensen. Nevada was led by 21 points from Kate Kervorken. The Aggies have won the last five meeting between the two teams.

Nevada is 6-8 overall this season an 1-2 in Mountain West games after a 57-49 loss to in-state rival UNLV in Reno on Jan. 8. The Wolf Pack have dropped their last two games against UNLV and Wyoming. Nevada captured its conference opener against San José State on Jan. 1 at home.

The Wolf Pack have three players averaging in double figures led by Danika Sharp who scores 12.7 points to go along with 4.5 rebounds per game. Terilyn Moe is second in scoring, averaging 12.5 ppg, while Mimi Mungedi scores 11.3 ppg. Nevada is second in the MW in rebound margin (+3.4) and are first in defensive rebounds, averaging 30.2 per game. Mungedi is first in the league in field goal percentage, shooting 57.5 percent from the field. She is also first in blocks, averaging 2.2 bpg.

 

 

Schlott is still first in the MW in scoring, averaging 23.4 ppg. Sophomore guard Makenlee Williams is third, averaging 18.0 ppg. Williams is also tied for fourth in field goal percentage (50.0 percent). The Aggies have three players in the top 12 in the conference in steals per game led by Nelson (3.2 spg) and Schlott (2.3 spg) who are first and second, respectively. Vaaulu is seventh, averaging 1.8 spg.

After facing the Wolf Pack, the Aggies take to the road to face undefeated Colorado State on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. The Rams are tied for first in league with Fresno State with 3-0 records. All USU home games are streamed on the Aggie Digital Network in conjunction with the Mountain West Digital Network. Fans can watch the streaming by going http://www.utahstateaggies.com/videos/. Live stats will also be available by clicking on the "Live Stat" link on the USU web site.

Fans can follow USU women's basketball at www.twitter.com/UtahStateWBB, as well as on facebook, at www.facebook.com/USUWBB. Aggie fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program at twitter.com/USUAthletics or on Facebook at facebook, at www.facebook.com/USUAthletics. Utah State women's basketball is now also on instagram at www.instagram.com/USUWbasketball.

Aggie women's basketball tickets will be available by contacting 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 athletics web site at www.UtahStateAggies.com.

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