Feb. 7, 2014
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State women's basketball concludes its two-game road swing against 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. The Aggies look to get back on track after a tough, 70-66, loss to Nevada on Feb. 5 in Reno.
Overall, Utah State is 10-11 overall and 4-6 in Mountain West action. Boise State is 12-9 this season with a 7-3 conference record. The Broncos are tied for second in the league standings with Fresno State. In its last game, Boise State fell to San Diego State, 75-65, in San Diego on Wednesday.
Boise State holds a 17-8 series advantage against Utah State. Earlier this season, the Broncos edged the Aggies 71-68 in Logan. In that game, Jennifer Schlott led the way with 31 points, despite a season-high 12 turnovers. Franny Vaaulu also added 10 points. The Broncos were led by 19 points from Lexie Der who also added 11 rebounds. Miquelle Askew added 13 points, while Deanna Weaver scored 12. The Broncos drained nine threes in the win.
The Broncos are 9-2 overall at home this season and a perfect 4-0 in league games at Taco Bell Arena. This game will be held at Bronco Gym instead of Taco Bell Arena due to a scheduling conflict.
Miquelle Askew leads the team in scoring, averaging 13.1 points per game which is good for 11th in the Mountain West. Lexie Der is 27th in scoring, averaging 10.7 ppg. In league games, Kayla Reinhart is first in three-point field goal percentage, shooting 65.5 percent.
USU is now 16th in the NCAA statistics in steals, averaging 10.9 spg. Sacramento State leads the nation with 13.2 spg. The Aggies are have another stellar season from the charity stripe, standing 16th in the nation (76.5 percent). The Aggies are also 29th in scoring offense (78.4 ppg) behind Oregon which leads the nation with an amazing 95.3 ppg.
Individually, senior guard Jennifer Schlott is fifth in the country in points per game (25.2 ppg). Baylor's Odyssey Sims leads the country in scoring, averaging 30.0 ppg. Junior guard Elise Nelson is 24th in the nation in assist/turnover ratio (2.48).
Live stats will be available this week by going to www.utahstateaggies.com. Live audio for both games is available by going to the "Listen Live" link on the front page of the Utah State web site at www.utahstateaggies.com.
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- -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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