USU Women's Basketball Hosting Wyoming Wednesday
Utah State women's basketball (8-7, 1-3 MW) returns to the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum for the first of two-straight home games as the Aggies host Wyoming (11-3, 3-0 MW) on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m.
Jan. 10, 2017

LOGAN, Utah - Utah State women's basketball (8-7, 1-3 MW) returns to the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum for the first of two-straight home games as the Aggies host Wyoming (11-3, 3-0 MW) on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m.

Every home and Mountain West game 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 through KVNU. Games will be played on 107.7 FM in Cache Valley with Craig Hislop on the call. Links to each option will be available online prior to every game.

One of just two teams left with perfect records in Mountain West play, Wyoming comes to Logan with an 11-3 overall record, opening league action at 3-0. Last week, the Cowgirls defeated Fresno State, 70-48, at home, before having their first bye of the conference season.

Wyoming returns four starters and 11 total letterwinners from a 2015-16 squad that finished tied for eighth in the Mountain West, posting a 13-16, 6-12 MW record. The Cowgirls’ season ended in a first-round loss to San Diego State in the conference tournament. Junior guard, and defending Mountain West Player of the Week, Liv Roberts leads the Wyoming team, averaging 15.9 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. As a team, Wyoming is shooting 43.0 percent (328-of-762) from the field, 36.9 percent (108-of-293) from the 3-point line and 77.8 percent (182-of-234) from the free throw line, leading the Mountain West in all three categories. The Cowgirls are averaging 67.6 points per game, while allowing an average of 53.6 points from the opposing teams. Joe Legerski is in his 14th season as the head coach at Wyoming, where he has an overall record of 256-159.

The all-time series between Utah State and Wyoming dates back to the 1975 season, when the teams played in the Intermountain Athletic Conference. Wyoming leads the series, 15-8, including a 7-5 advantage in Logan. The Aggies and Cowgirls met just once last season, where USU defeated Wyoming, 84-75, in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

 

 

For Utah State, sophomore guard Rachel Brewster leads the team in scoring, averaging 11.9 points per game. Freshman forward Shannon Dufficy is tops in the rebound column, averaging 8.9 per game. In all, the Aggies are shooting 38.8 percent (355-of-915) from the field, 35.0 percent (69-of-197) from the 3-point line and 68.3 percent (142-of-208) from the free throw line.

Fans can follow USU women's basketball on Twitter, @UtahStateWBB, on Instagram, @UtahStateWBB, as well as on Facebook, at /UtahStateWBB. Aggie fans can also follow Utah State Athletics on Twitter.com, @USUAthletics, on Instagram, @USUAthletics and on Facebook at /USUAthletics.

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