LOGAN, Utah - Utah State women's basketball (5-21, 3-12 MW) returns to Mountain West action this weekend, as it hosts Air Force (3-23, 3-12 MW) on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m.
All regular-season home and Mountain West games will continue to be broadcast as a USU Athletics Production on the Mountain West Network. Live stats and play-by-play information will be available through GameTracker, while updates will also be provided through the team’s social media outlets. Utah State women’s basketball games are also broadcast on the radio on 92.3 KBLU, with Jaden Johnson on the call. The games will be streamed on the air and online. Links to each option will be available online prior to every game.
Air Force enters Saturday’s game with a 3-23 overall record, and is tied with Utah State in the Mountain West standings with a 3-12 ledger. The Falcons opened the week in a 56-48 win at San Diego State, sweeping the Aztecs on the season.
Air Force returned four starters and two additional letterwinners to its roster this season. A year ago, the Falcons posted a 4-25 overall record, going 2-16 against Mountain West opponents. Freshman guard Kaelin Immel is the leading scorer for Air Force this season, averaging 14.4 points per game. Senior forward Dee Bennett is the top rebounder, averaging 6.3 boards per game. Overall, the Falcons are averaging 55.2 points per game, while giving up an average of 63.5 points. As a team, Air Force is shooting 35.1 percent (527-of-1503) from the field, 25.5 percent (94-of-369) from the 3-point line and 66.4 percent (288-of-434) from the free throw line. Chris Gobrecht is in her third season as the head coach at Air Force, where she has an overall record of 8-76.
Utah State leads the all-time series against Air Force, 8-3, in games dating back to the 2004-05 season. The teams met earlier this season in a game at the Air Force Academy, with the Falcons taking the 57-50 win.
Sophomore guard Olivia West is the leading scorer for the Aggies, averaging 12.0 points per game, while sophomore guard/forward Shannon Dufficy is the top rebounder, averaging 8.0 boards per game. As a team, Utah State is shooting 38.7 percent (576-of-1487) from the field, 26.9 percent (112-of-416) from the 3-point line and 70.5 percent (253-of-359) from the free throw line.
Women's basketball tickets are available now. Fans can purchase season tickets, or on a game-by-game basis. A women's sports pass is also available for $75, giving fans access to all home volleyball, women's basketball and gymnastics events. Fans can purchase tickets at the Utah State ticket office, located on the first floor of the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. Tickets are also available online at utahstateaggies.com/tickets, or by calling the ticket office at (435) 797-0305 or (888)-USTATE-1.
Fans can follow USU women's basketball on Twitter, @USUWBasketball, on Instagram, @USUWBasketball, as well as on Facebook, at /USUWBB. Aggie fans can also follow Utah State Athletics on Twitter, @USUAthletics, on Instagram, @USUAthletics and on Facebook at /USUAthletics.
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