LOGAN, Utah - Utah State women's basketball (6-21, 4-12 MW) begins the final week of the 2017-18 regular season as it hosts San José State (7-20, 4-12 MW) on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 7 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.
San José State opens the final week of the season with a 7-20 record, including a 4-12 Mountain West record. The Aggies and Spartans are currently tied for 10th in the conference standings. SJSU split its week of competition last week with a 57-54 home win over Nevada and an 85-78 loss at San Diego State.
San José State returned just one starter and seven total letterwinners to the bench this season, from a team that went 11-21 overall and 7-11 in Mountain West play last year. Sophomore guard Taylor Turney leads the Spartan offense with 13.6 points per game. Just behind her, senior guard Myzhanique Ladd averages 13.0 points per game, while adding a team-high 6.9 rebounds per game. Overall, SJSU is averaging 69.0 points per game, while giving up 81.7 from its opponents. As a team, the Spartans are shooting 38.4 percent (677-of-1762) from the floor, 32.8 percent (212-of-646) from the 3-point line and 65.6 percent (297-of-453) from the free throw line. Jaime Craighead is in her fifth season as the head coach at San José State, where she has an overall record of 57-94.
With shared time in the WAC and the Mountain West, Utah State and San José State have a long-running history of competition. The Aggies lead the all-time series against the Spartans, 16-10. USU holds a dominating lead (10-2) in games played in Logan, but the Spartans lead, 7-6, in games played in San Jose. The teams opened the Mountain West season against each other in San Jose, with the Spartans earning the 79-66 win.
Sophomore guard Olivia West is the leading scorer for the Aggies, averaging 12.2 points per game, while sophomore guard/forward Shannon Dufficy is the top rebounder, averaging 8.2 boards per game. As a team, Utah State is shooting 38.5 percent (595-of-1546) from the field, 26.6 percent (112-of-441) from the 3-point line and 71.4 percent (272-of-381) from the free throw line.
Women's basketball tickets are available now. 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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