USU Women's Basketball Hosts San Diego State Wednesday
Feb. 18, 2014
LOGAN, Utah - After a brief one-game road trip, Utah State women's basketball returns home to take on San Diego State on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m., at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
The regular season is winding down with only five-regular season games remaining prior to the Aggies' first appearance in the Mountain West Tournament.
USU is in the midst of a four-game losing streak. It is the second-longest losing streak of the year for Utah State after dropping five-straight earlier in the season.
Overall, Utah State is 10-14 overall and 4-9 in Mountain West action. San Diego State is currently 9-13 overall and 6-6 in league play. The Aztecs snapped a two-game losing streak with a 77-66 win over Air Force in Colorado Springs on Saturday.
San Diego State is 4-0 all-time against Utah State, including the 88-72 win over the Aggies on Jan. 25 in San Diego. In that game, Jennifer Schlott led the way with 25 points, while Elise Nelson added a team-high eight rebounds. SDSU was led by 22 points from Deajanae Scurry. Prior to the meeting earlier this season, the Aztecs and the Aggies last meeting was in 1983.
Cierra Warren is fifth in the Mountain West in scoring, averaging 14.8 points per game. She and Danesha Long are the only Aztecs to average in double figures with Long scoring 10.1 ppg. San Diego State excels on the boards as it is first in the Mountain West in rebound margin (+6.3). The Aztecs average 40.2 rebounds per game. In conference games, four different SDSU players average in double digits Warren (15.5 ppg), Arielle Bostick (12.6 ppg), Long (11.8 ppg) and Khristina Hunter (10.2 ppg).
Senior guard Jennifer Schlott is just four points away from tying the Mountain West record for points scored during league play. Kim Smith of Utah currently holds the record with 327 scored in a 16-game conference season during the 2005-06 season. With five regular-season games remaining, Schlott already has 323 points, averaging 24.8 ppg. Schlott is one of just four other players in MW history to score over 300 points during Mountain West games, along with Smith, Wyoming's Aubrey Vandiver (2010-11) and UNLV's Kelli Thompson (2012-13). The senior is also on pace to break the scoring record in league contests, averaging 24.8 points per game. UNLV's Linda Fröhlich currently holds that record, averaging 21.1 ppg in 14 MW games. Schlott is just 59 points away from the overall Mountain West record for single-season points held by another player in the Beehive State Kim Smith who scored 655 points during the 2005-06 season.
USU is back in action on Saturday, Feb. 22 against former USU head coach Reagan Pebley and the Fresno State Bulldogs in Fresno at 3 p.m. (MT).
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/.
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.