Utah State (10-10, 4-3 WAC) at Nevada (14-6, 3-4 WAC)
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UTAH STATE AGGIES (10-10, 4-3 WAC)
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TIP OFF - Utah State women's basketball (10-10, 4-3 WAC) will hit the road for the first of a two-game road trip to take on the Nevada Wolf Pack (14-6, 3-4 WAC), Thursday, Feb. 3 in Reno, Nev. After going an even 4-4 in the Month of January, the Aggies open February action on the road against Nevda and at Boise State, Saturday, Feb. 5.
THE OPPONENT - The Wolf Pack and the Aggies met in Logan on Feb. 3 and USU won 81-69. Nevada leads the all-time series 6-8 overall and 4-8 in WAC. Nevada has two players averaging in double figures including Tahnee Robinson with 20.7 and Shavon Moore, 14.9 ppg. In their most recent action the Wolf Pack ended a three-game losing skid with a 75-62 win at Hawai'i on Monday, Jan. 31.
LAST TIME OUT - On a night when Utah State women's basketball was supporting the relief efforts from the recent flooding in Australia, one of the Aggie Australians had a career night as junior forward Maddy Plunkett netted a career-high 10 points to lead USU to a 72-57 win over San Jose State on Jan. 29 night. The Aggies won their second in a row and evened their record at 10-10 while improving to 4-3 in WAC play.
AGGIES VS NEVADA IN THE WAC
Nevada 64, USU 54 (in Reno)
Nevada 67, USU 51 (in Logan)
USU 59, Nevada 44 (in Logan)
Nevada 61, USU 49 (in Reno)
Nevada 61, USU 60 (WAC Tournament in Las Cruces)
Nevada 75, USU 55 (in Reno)
USU 56, Nevada 48 (in Logan)
Nevada 56, USU 49 (in Logan)
USU 63, Nevada 52 (in Reno)
Nevada 69, USU 58 (in Logan)
Nevada 77, USU 66 (in Reno)
USU 81, Nevada 69 (in Logan)
Overall Record: 4-8
D FOR DEFENSE - USU's defense forced 20 Hawai'i turnovers on Jan. 27 and forced 23 turnovers in the following win against San Jose State, Jan. 29, which is the ninth time this season USU has caused 20 or more miscues.
PERFECT UNDER 59 - The Aggies are 6-0 when holding the opponent to 59 points or less.
THREE-POINTERS TO WIN - USU is 10-0 when shooting better than its opponents from behind the arc. On the season, the Aggies are 81-of-274 (.296) from three-point range, which is seventh in the WAC.
80 POINT GAMES - Utah State had back-to-back 80 point games and was 2-0 in those games, defeating Utah Valley, 80-66 (Dec. 1) and Northern Arizona, 80-75, (Dec. 4) in overtime. The Aggies are 3-0 in games when they score at least 80 points as they also defeated Nevada, 81-69 (Jan. 15).
RECORD-SETTING DAY - The Aggies set a school record shooting 60.8 percent from the field against Utah Valley on Dec. 1 in USU's 80-66 win over the Wolverines. The previous record was 58.3 percent against New Mexico State in 1982.
ROAD WARRIORS - USU is 3-5 on the road so far this season. During the 2009-10 season the Aggies went 5-7 on the road overall. The Aggies are only two road wins away from matching their road victory total from last year. USU has won its last three road games. The next road game for USU will be at Nevada, Feb. 3.
BLOCK PARTY - The Aggies set a new school record with 14 blocks in a 69-57 win against Boise State (Jan. 6). The Aggies' 14 blocks topped their school record of 11 set twice last year vs. North Dakota State and San Jose State.
BROWN DOUBLE-TROUBLE - Junior Ashlee Brown nabbed her eighth double-doubles this season setting a modern-era record for more double-doubles in one season knocking off Ali (Aird) Marchant who nabbed second in 2003-04. Brown has eight 20+ point games including a career-high 26 points at Northern Arizona (Dec. 4).
FRIENDLY CONFINES - USU is 3-2 in WAC action in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum and 7-5 overall on the season. The Aggies are 278-of-708 (39.3 percent) from the field at home and 64.8 percent (169-of-261) from the free-throw line. Utah State has 133 steals in the Spectrum compared to 107 by its opponents.
PEBLEY'S 80TH WIN - In her eighth year at the helm of the Aggies, head coach Raegan Pebley notched her 80th win as the Aggies defeated Hawai'i, 54-41 on Jan. 27. Pebley is the most winningest coach (81) above Cindy Perkins (51) on the all-time win list.
NEXT UP - Following Nevada, USU will head to Boise State on Saturday, Feb. 5 in Boise, Idaho. The Aggies have already defeated Nevada and Bosie this season.
Name Years Asts
1. Taylor Richards 2005-08 371
2. Danyelle Snelgro 2006-09 336
3. Alice Coddington 2007-pres. 286
4. Pam Shirley 1977-79 245
5. Charrise Bremond 1985-86 228
6. Joy Rosenbrook 1980-81 227
7. Corrina Poto 1982-83 202
8. Dorinda Carey 1978-81 191
9. Kim Searle 1983-84 160
10. Camille Brox 2004-07 156
Name Years Stls.
1. Danyelle Snelgro 2006-09 216
2. Alice Coddington 2007-pres. 207
3. Margaret Johns 1980-83 175
4. Taylor Richards 2005-08 172
5. Carol Garrison 1980-81 145
6. Dorinda Carey 1978-81 123
7. Pam Shirley 1977-79 122
8. Sharon Epps 1982-83 121
9. Brenda House 1978-81 119
10. Corrina Poto 1982-83 117
Name Years Blks.
1. Nicole Johnson 2007-10 133
2. Jessica Freeman 2003-06 127
3. Ali Marchant 2003-06 74
4. Banna Diop 2008-pres. 71
5. Jill Swainston 1987 70
6. Lydia Whitehead 2008-10 65
7. Candy Cashell 1982-84 60
8. Maryln Harmer 1985-86 55
9. Brenda House 1978-81 50
10. Sharon Epps 1982-83 46
AROUND THE COURT
AGGIES IN THE WAC - Senior guard Alice Coddington is first in assists (4.42 apg) and second in the WAC in steals (2.68 spg), while junior forward Ashlee Brown is third in the league in rebounding, averaging 9.0 rpg and fourth in scoring with 15.3 ppg. As a team, Utah State is second in steals averaging 11.0 per game. Christensen leads the WAC in free-throw percentage at 86.4 and Diop leads the conference in blocked shots averaging 1.7 bpg.
BATTLE OF THE BOARDS - Six times this year, Utah State has out-rebounded its opponent and is 4-2 when winning the battle of the boards, taking the rebound advantage against Utah Valley, 27-24, while holding a 46-41 edge against Northern Arizona and against San Francisco the Aggies nabbed 41 to the Dons' 31 boards. The Aggies also out-rebounded South Dakota State 42-37. In a loss to Idaho State, USU out-rebounded the Bengals, 38-32 and fell to the Lady Techsters with one more rebound.
DIOP ON THE BLOCK - Sophomore center Banna Diop joined the career blocks list as she has 71 blocks as an Aggie thus far landing her fourth in school history. Diop tied the school record of eight blocks in a single game against Boise State (Jan. 7) in Logan.
SCHLOTT ON THE SPOT - Freshman guard Jennifer Schlott seems to have found her rhythm on the hardwood. After warming up in the beginning of the season, Schlott came out on fire at Northern Arizona (Dec. 4) with a career-high 13 points, including three three-point baskets. Schlott continued with 11 points in the game against San Francisco (Dec. 8) and added five assists.
WAC OPENERS AND BOISE STATE - The Aggies went head-to-head with Boise State in the 2006-07 WAC season opener and USU suffered a 80-70 loss to the Broncos in Logan but were able to defeat them on Thursday, Jan. 6, 69-57. USU is 3-3 in WAC openers.
HOME SWEET HOME - Freshman guard Jennifer Schlott looked right at home playing in her home state of Arizona against Northern Arizona on Dec. 4. She upped her career high from two points to a stunning 13 in the Aggies 80-75 overtime win against the Lumberjacks. Playing in front of her family the freshman led the Aggies at the point adding three steals and rebounds to her final total in only 15 minutes of action.
Junior forward Ashlee Brown, who is also a native of the Grand Canyon State, also played well in front of family. The forward topped her career-high with 26 points against the Lumberjacks in the come-from-behind win. She also added 10 rebounds for her second double-double of the season. She now has nine double-doubles this season.
CLOSING IN ON HISTORY - Alice Coddington is closing in on two Utah State records. She is none steals away from the school record 216 career steals set by current Aggie assistant coach Danyelle Snelgro (2005-09). Coddington is also third in USU history for most assists with 286 currently, also behind Snelgro in second with 336 and Taylor Richards (2005-08) 371. Sophomore Banna Diop is already in fourth for career blocked shots with 71. Leading the list is Nicole Johnson (2007-10) with 133 blocks during her career.
OTHER AGGIE TIDBITS -
After coming off the bench for the first two games, while recovering from illness, junior forward Ashlee Brown made her first career start against Montana on Nov. 20.
While Ashlee Brown was sick, senior forward Stacey Howard made her first career start against Dixie State and also started against North Dakota State.
The Aggies are an international team with players from three different countries, including Australia (Stacey Howard, Alice Coddington and Maddy Plunkett), Senegal (Banna Diop) and 11 players from United States, none of whom are from the state of Utah.
COACH PEBLEY - Head coach Raegan Pebley is in her eighth season as head coach at Utah State, which is the longest tenure in the program's history. Five games into 2007-08 season, Pebley overtook the lead for the most games coached in Utah State history (116). She has now coached 221 games for the blue and white. Pebley now has 81 wins as Aggie head coach which places her above Cindy Perkins (51) on the all-time win list.
NEWCOMERS - The Aggies add five newcomers this year from all around the country. Junior transfer Reyneisha Mays joins the squad from Moorpark College (Granada Hills, Calif.) Junior Maddy Plunkett is a transfer from College of Southern Idaho, following in the footsteps of team mate senior LaCale Pringle-Buchanan. The three freshman joining the Aggies this year include Kamie Imai ( Waiakea HS) comes to USU from Pahoa, Hawaii. Jennifer Schlott from Mesa, Ariz. (Mountain View HS) and Stephanie Larson from Tustin, Calif. (Foothill HS).
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ADMISSION - Admission to Utah State's women's basketball games is $5 for adults, $1 for youth. Women's all-sport season passes are available for $75. 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.
AGGIES ON THE RADIO/WEB - All Utah State games can be heard on KLGN (1390 AM) in Logan with Evan Nyman. They can also be heard on the web by going to the Utah State Athletics home page at www.UtahStateAggies.com and clink on the "Listen Live" link.
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