Jan. 23, 2013
LOGAN, Utah - This week, USU women's basketball heads to the Central Time Zone and the relative warmth of Arlington, Texas. The Aggies will face UT Arlington on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. (MT) at the College Park Center.
Utah State (8-10, 5-2 WAC) hits the road after a very successful homestand that saw the Aggies come away with wins against New Mexico State (65-63) and Denver (85-69).
Utah State has won two-straight games and six of its last eight games, dating back to a win against South Dakota on Dec. 20. The Aggies will now play four of their next seven games on the road.
This is the first-ever meeting between Utah State and UT Arlington. The Mavericks are in their first season in the Western Athletic Conference. The teams will have one season in the WAC before the Aggies head to the Mountain West Conference, and the Mavericks move to the Sun Belt Conference.
UT Arlington is 3-14 overall and 1-6 in WAC play. The Mavericks have wins against Houston Baptist, North Texas and New Mexico State. UTA is in the midst of a season-high six-game losing streak. Last week, UT Arlington lost to both Seattle and Idaho on the road.
The Mavericks do not have any players averaging in double figures. UTA's leading scorer is Laila Suleiman, averaging 8.7 points and 3.4 rebounds per game. Malaika Green is second in scoring with 8.1 ppg and 1.9 rpg. UT Arlington scores 54.4 ppg, while allowing 71.4.
With a win against Denver on Jan. 19, Utah State improved to 5-2 at home this season and a perfect 4-0 in WAC games. In home games this season, USU out-scores its opponents, 73.7 to 68.3. At the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, the Aggies double up their opponents in blocks with 4.7 bpg compared to 2.1 bpg by their opponents.
USU will then travel to Ruston, La., to face Louisiana Tech on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. (MT).
Fans can follow USU women's basketball and Utah State athletics at http://twitter.com/USUAthletics, as well as on facebook, at https://www.facebook.com/USUAthletics.
Live stats will be available for most Utah State women's basketball games through the women's basketball page on www.utahstateaggies.com, by clicking on GameTracker in the current events box. All home games can be viewed by clicking on "Watch Live", while they can be heard by clicking on "Listen Live." Both can be accessed on www.utahstateaggies.com on the front page or the women's basketball page.
For tickets contact 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 athletic web site at www.UtahStateAggies.com.
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