LOGAN, Utah - Utah State women's basketball (3-13, 1-4 MW) returns to the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum this weekend as it hosts Nevada (9-6, 2-2 MW) on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 2 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.
Nevada opens the weekend with a 9-6 overall record, including a 2-2 Mountain West ledger. Last week, the Wolf Pack fell at Wyoming, 66-60, but defeated Air Force at home, 70-60. Nevada will come to Logan off its first bye of the conference season.
Nevada returned seven letterwinners, including three starters, to the floor this season from a team that went 11-19 overall and 5-13 in conference play a year ago. Senior forward Teige Zeller leads the Wolf Pack on both ends of the floor, as she is averaging 13.7 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. Overall, Nevada is averaging 69.5 points per game, just outscoring its opponents, who average 68.4 points per game. As a team, the Wolf Pack is shooting 41.6 percent (380-of-913) from the field, 35.2 percent (83-of-236) from the 3-point line and 69.2 percent (200-of-289) from the free throw line. Amanda Levens is in her first season as the head coach at Nevada.
Longtime rivals, the series between Utah State and Nevada dates back to the 1979-80 season. The Aggies lead the series, 16-11, including a 9-4 advantage in home games. Utah State has won the last five contests against Nevada, sweeping the meetings in each of the last two seasons.
Sophomore guard Olivia West is the leading scorer for the Aggies, averaging 14.3 points per game, while sophomore guard/forward Shannon Dufficy is the top rebounder, averaging 8.4 boards per game. As a team, Utah State is shooting 39.2 percent (360-of-918) from the field, 26.6 percent (75-of-282) from the 3-point line and 67.2 percent (166-of-247) 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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