Aggie Women's Basketball Opens Two-Game Road Swing at Nevada Wednesday
Feb. 4, 2014
LOGAN, Utah - - This week, the Aggie women's basketball team hits the road for a pair of games, beginning in Reno against Nevada on Wednesday, Feb, 5 at 7:30 p.m. (MT). Utah State has won two-straight games with wins against New Mexico and Wyoming last week.
USU concludes the week at Boise State on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. The game against the Broncos will be played at Bronco Gym instead of Taco Bell Arena.
Overall, Utah State is 10-10 overall and 4-5 in Mountain West action. Nevada is also 10-10 this season with a 5-4 conference record. The Wolf Pack most recently defeated Air Force in overtime, 84-74.
Utah State holds a slight 10-9 series advantage against Nevada. Earlier this season, the Wolf Pack stopped the Aggies 76-72 in Logan. Terilyn Moe was one of three Nevada players in double figures with 18 points. Utah State was led by 22 points from senior guard Jennifer Schlott.
The Wolf Pack are 6-5 overall at home this season and 3-1 in league games at the Lawlor Events Center. Nevada is third in the MW in rebound margin (+3.7) and second in field goal percentage defense (37.6 percent).
Danika Sharp is tied for 12th in the Mountain West in scoring, averaging 12.8 ppg, while Moe is 17th with 11.9 ppg. Mimi Mungedi is seventh in the league in rebounding, averaging 6,7 rpg. Mungedi is also first in the conference in field goal percentage, shooting 56.6 percent.
Junior forward Franny Vaaulu has scored in double figures in eight of the last 10 games. Whether in the starting lineup of coming off the bench, Vaaulu has averaged in double figures for the bulk of the season. Coming into the season she had averaged 5.8 ppg. This season, she her season average has increased that to 11.1 ppg. She has also seen a drastic increase in her free throw percentage. This season, she is among the best in the conference with a 84.6 free throw percentage (44-of-52). She was a career 52.8 percent free throw shooter (28-of-53) coming into this season.
All USU Mountain West 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/.
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.