Utah State Women's Basketball Begins Two-Game Homestand Against Hawai`i Thursday
Feb. 29, 2012
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State's women's basketball team continues its homestand against Hawai`i on Thursday, March 1 at 7 p.m.
Thursday is also "Thirsty Thursday," where fans can get a free small soda with a concession purchase of $3 or more.
Utah State is 18-8 overall and 9-3 in Western Athletic Conference action. Last week, USU defeated Idaho in Logan. The Aggies are currently second in the WAC behind Fresno State which has already earned the No. 1 seed in the upcoming WAC Tournament. Last week, USU tied the school record with its 18th win of the season.
In the most recent NCAA statistics, the Aggies are up to third in the country in three-point field goal percentage (38.5 percent). Richmond leads the nation, shooting 39.7 percent from three. The Aggies' sharp shooting continues as they are 17th in the country in field goal percentage, shooting 43.9 percent. Utah State is also in the top 20 in free throw percentage, standing in seventh and shooting 77.7 percent.
Junior guard Devyn Christensen is now fifth in the nation in free throw percentage with a stellar 89.5 percentage. She is behind Richmond's Abby Oliver, who has a remarkable 94.2 free throw percentage. Senior guard Brooke Jackson ranks 13th in the country with a free throw percentage of 88.5.
Hawai`i (11-16, 6-6 WAC) is 9-8 overall against Utah State in 17 meetings. The Rainbow Wahine are 8-5 against the Aggies since USU joined the WAC. Last season, the teams both won games at home with Utah State winning in Logan, 52-41, while Hawai`i won in Honolulu in overtime, 72-71. Earlier this year, USU won its first game in Honolulu since the 2008-09 season with a 69-55 win over the Rainbow Wahine.
For the year, Kamiliah Jackson is the team's leading scorer, averaging 13.1 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. Vicky Tagalicod is second in scoring with 10.1 ppg. As a team, the Rainbow Wahine average 59.2 ppg, while allowing 66.4 ppg. Hawai`i is third in the WAC in free throw percentage (.694).
USU will the end the regular season against San Jose State on Saturday, March 3 at 7 p.m. Against the Spartans, Utah State will say thank you to six seniors, Chelsea Burns, Ashlee Brown, Banna Diop, Brooke Jackson, Maddy Plunkett and Reyneisha Mays.
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.