Jan. 24, 2014
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State women's basketball hits the road to take on San Diego State on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 3 p.m. (MT). The Aggies look to get back on track after suffering their fourth-straight loss to first-place UNLV on Wednesday, 73-67. Utah State's last win also came in the Golden State with a 78-65 win at San José State on Jan. 4.
Overall, Utah State is 8-9 overall and 2-4 in conference games. San Diego State has won three of its last four games. The Aztecs are 6-10 overall and 3-3 in MW action.
The last time that San Diego State and Utah State met was prior to the birth of any player on either team. The last time the team's met was in 1983 when the Aztecs defeated the Aggies, 64-32, in San Diego. Overall, SDSU holds a perfect, 3-0 record against USU. The two teams also met in 1982 in Logan with the SDSU stopping USU, 96-63. The first meeting was in 1980 in San Diego where the Aztecs captured a 79-51 victory. The Aztecs started the season losing their first four games of the season. SDSU also dropped its first two conference games, before bouncing back to take three of its next four.
The Aztecs are led in scoring by Cierra Warren who averages 14.5 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. Warren is fifth in the MW in scoring and is 11th in rebounding. She is also second in the conference in field goal percentage (55.5 percent). Ariell Bostick is 15th in the MW in assists (2.9 apg) and 11th in steals (1.5 spg).
Sophomore guard Stephanie Bairstow has come on strong of late. She has started the last three games and has started four games this season. She scored in double figures in three of the last five games. She scored a career-high 13 points against Nevada on Jan. 11. She also added 10 rebounds against UNLV on Jan. 22. It was the Aggies first double-digit rebound game since Dec. 28 against College of Idaho when Elise Nelson had 13 boards. Over the last five games, she has averaged 9.4 points.
Senior guard Jennifer Schlott moves up to fourth in the USU record books in career scoring with 1,160 points after scoring 24 against UNLV on Jan. 22. She passed Taylor Richards (2005-08) who scored 1,138 points in her Aggie career. With six assists against the Lady Rebels, Schlott is now just 18 away from tying Taylor Richards all-time assist record. Richards had 371 career assists.
Schlott is also second in career free throws made with 316. She is just three free throws away from tying another Aggie-great Devyn Christensen who made 319 free throws from 2010-2013.
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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