Aggie Women's Basketball Hosts Idaho Saturday Afternoon For Pack the House Day
Feb. 24, 2012
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State's women's basketball team will begin a three-game home stand to end the regular season, hosting Idaho on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m.
Saturday is also Pack the House night and National Girls and Women in Sports Day. USU will be giving away several gift packages from local businesses. Fans will get free admission with men's basketball ticket. Two fans in attendance will win $100 in gas from Maverick gas stations. There will also be post-game autographs with select members of the USU Women's Basketball team.
Utah State is 17-8 overall and 8-3 in Western Athletic Conference action. Last week, the Aggies split games with a win against Nevada and a loss to first-place Fresno State. The Aggies are currently second in the WAC behind the Bulldogs. Utah State is nearing new territory as the Aggies have 17 overall wins and eight WAC wins. Last season, USU set the record for wins in a season when Utah State went 18-15. The Aggies are only one win away from tying that record.
Idaho (9-18, 4-7 WAC) holds a 12-9 overall record against Utah State, but the Aggies are 9-5 against the Vandals since both teams joined the WAC. Utah State has won the last three meeting, including a 78-70 victory in Moscow on Jan. 28. In that game, junior guard Devyn Christensen scored a team-high 22 points. Idaho's Alyssa Charlston scored a game-high 29 points, while adding nine rebounds.
Charlston leads the Vandals in scoring, averaging 14.7 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. Charlston's 14.7 ppg is fourth in the WAC. Stacey Barr is second on the team in scoring with 9.6 ppg. As a team, Idaho averages 61.4 ppg, while allowing 67.6 ppg. The Vandals are second in the WAC in blocked shots behind Nevada, averaging 4.15 bpg.
Idaho is currently sixth in the WAC standings with a 4-7 league record. The Vandals are just behind San Jose State which holds a 4-6 WAC record.
In the most recent NCAA Statistics (Feb. 19), the Aggies are up fifth in the country in three-point field goal percentage (38.2 percent). Richmond leads the nation, shooting 40.0 percent from three. The Aggies sharp shooting continues as they are 21st in the country in field goal percentage, shooting 43.7 percent. Utah State is also in the top 20 in free throw percentage, standing in 11th and shooting 77.2 percent.
All Utah State games can be heard on KLGN (1390 AM) in Logan with Craig Hislop taking the reigns this season. 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 in the right hand column.
Fans can follow USU women's basketball at http://twitter.com/Aggiehoops and Utah State athletics at http://twitter.com/USUAthletics.