USU Women's Basketball Closing Regular Season at UNLV Friday
Utah State women's basketball (7-21, 5-12 MW) will play its final game of the 2017-18 regular season at UNLV (18-10, 7-4 MW) on Friday, March 2, at 7 p.m. (MT).
Utah State women's basketball (7-21, 5-12 MW) will play its final game of the 2017-18 regular season at UNLV (18-10, 7-4 MW) on Friday, March 2, at 7 p.m. (MT).
March 1, 2018

LOGAN, Utah - Utah State women's basketball (7-21, 5-12 MW) will play its final game of the 2017-18 regular season at UNLV (18-10, 7-4 MW) on Friday, March 2, at 7 p.m. (MT).

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.

UNLV enters the game with an 18-10 overall record, including a 7-4 Mountain West ledger. The Lady Rebels opened the week having their four-game winning streak snapped in a 75-55 loss at Nevada.

The Lady Rebels returned four starters to the court this season, along with six other letterwinners. Last season, UNLV went 22-11 on the year, including a 12-6 conference record. Senior forward Katie Powell is the all-around leader for the Lady Rebels, averaging 15.9 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. As a team, UNLV is averaging 67.7 points per game, while allowing 66.1 points from its opponents. Overall, the team is shooting 40.1 percent (659-of-1642) from the field, 27.9 percent (130-of-466) from the 3-point line and 72.2 percent (447-of-619) from the free throw line. Kathy Olivier is in her 10th season as the head coach at UNLV, where she has an overall record of 156-156.

The series between UNLV and Utah State dates back to the 1975 season, where the Lady Rebels lead the Aggies, 20-4. All four of USU's wins have come in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. The two teams met earlier this season, a 63-54 win for the Lady Rebels in Logan.

Sophomore guard Olivia West is the leading scorer for the Aggies, averaging 12.3 points per game, while sophomore guard/forward Shannon Dufficy is the top rebounder, averaging 8.5 boards per game. As a team, Utah State is shooting 38.9 percent (630-of-1621) from the field, 26.6 percent (115-of-432) from the 3-point line and 72.2 percent (285-of-395) from the free throw line.

 

 

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