Jan. 21, 2014
LOGAN, Utah - - Utah State women's basketball will be back in action against UNLV on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
The Aggies look to snap a season-long, three-game losing streak against the Lady Rebels. USU won their first two Mountain West games before losing home games to Nevada and Boise State and a road game to Colorado State.
Overall, Utah State is 8-8 overall and 2-3 in conference games. UNLV comes to Logan with a four-game winning streak. The Lady Rebels are 7-10 overall and 4-1 in MW action.
This will be the first meeting between the Aggies and the Lady Rebels since USU joined the Mountain West. UNLV holds a 13-2 series lead against Utah State. The Aggies won the last meeting in Logan on Jan. 2, 2010 when USU captured a 78-70 victory. USU's other win against UNLV came in its first meeting in 1974 when the Aggies stopped the Lady Rebels, 70-63.
UNLV as won four-straight games after dropping its first conference game to first-place Fresno State. The Lady Rebels earned road wins against Air Force and Nevada and home wins against New Mexico and San Diego State. The Aggies and the Lady Rebels have three common non-conference teams. UNLV was 0-3 against BYU, Utah and Loyola Marymount, while Utah State was 2-1 against those teams, beating both Utah and LMU.
The Lady Rebels have three players who average in double figures led by Danielle Miller, who averages 13.6 points per game, which is eighth in the Mountain West. Alana Cesarz is second in scoring with 13.4 ppg, while Mia Bell scores 11.6 ppg. UNLV scores 65.8 ppg and allows the exact same amount of points per game.
USU is now eighth in the NCAA statistics in steals, averaging 11.9 spg. Sacramento State leads the nation with 13.3 spg. The Aggies are having another stellar season from the charity stripe, standing 21st in the nation (75.6 percent). The Aggies are also 22nd in scoring offense behind Oregon which leads the nation with an amazing 96.5 ppg.
Individually, senior guard Jennifer Schlott is up to sixth in the country in points per game (23.8 ppg). Baylor's Sims is first in the nation with 31.1 ppg. Schlott is also 15th in assists per game (6.4 apg). Junior guard Elise Nelson is ninth in the nation in assist/turnover ratio (3.17). Following the game against the Lady Rebels, Utah State takes to the road to face San Diego State on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. (MT).
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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