Utah State women's basketball (1-6) continues its month-long road swing in an in-state rivalry game as it plays at BYU (3-4) on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m.
Wednesday’s game at BYU will be televised live on BYUtv, as well as through an online stream. Live stats and play-by-play information will be available through StatBroadcast, 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.
BYU opens the week with a 3-4 record. The Cougars are on a three-game losing streak, most recently dropping road contests to Northern Colorado (79-74 OT) and Colorado State (56-54). BYU’s three wins have come over Southern Utah, Eastern Washington and Utah Valley.
BYU returns two starters and six total letterwinners from last season, while welcoming eight new players to the roster. A year ago, the Cougars posted a 20-12 record, including a 13-5 ledger in West Coast Conference play, finishing second in the league. Senior guard Cassie Devashrayee leads the BYU offense with 19.3 points per game. Defensively, sophomore forward Shalae Salmon is the top rebounder, averaging 10.4 boards per game. As a team, BYU is averaging 69.4 points per game, while allowing and average of 69.1 points from its opponents. The Cougars are shooting 42.3 percent (175-of-414) from the floor, 33.3 percent (48-of-144) from the 3-point line and 68.8 percent (88-of-128) from the free throw line. Jeff Judkins is in his 17th season as the head coach at BYU, where he has a career record of 354-166.
The Cougars lead the all-time series with the Aggies, 35-3, winning the last 28 contests. Utah State’s last win over BYU came on Dec. 7, 1978, and the Aggies have not beaten the Cougars in Provo since Feb. 9, 1974. The teams played in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum last season, where BYU topped USU, 60-40.
Sophomore guard Olivia West is the leading scorer for the Aggies, averaging 15.3 points per game, while sophomore guard/forward Shannon Dufficy is the top rebounder, averaging 9.1 boards per game. As a team, Utah State is shooting 39.4 percent (163-of-414) from the field, 27.9 percent (34-of-122) from the 3-point line and 66.4 percent (83-of-125) 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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