Aggie Women Make Mountain West Debut Against Air Force on Wednesday
Dec. 31, 2013
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State women's basketball will begin the New Year taking on Air Force on Wednesday, Jan. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. After eight seasons in the Western Athletic Conference, USU (6-5) will now begin MW action against the Falcons (1-9).
The Aggies completed the 2013 portion of the 2013-14 schedule against College of Idaho on Dec. 28. USU has lost two-straight games and four of its last five. The Aggies look to move on after a 1-5 record in December.
Utah State and Air Force have only met two times, splitting the two games. The Aggies defeated the Falcons in Colorado Springs, 72-68, on Dec. 4, 2004. Air Force returned the favor the next year with a 60-56 win over USU in Logan on Dec. 8, 2005. The two teams, both former members of the WAC, have not met since 2005.
Air Force is currently 1-9 this season with its lone win coming against North Dakota State, 82-63, on Dec. 6. The Falcons have lost four-straight games, last falling to Eastern Illinois 76-44 on Dec. 21. Air Force is 0-5 on the road so far this season. Andrea Williams is in her fourth season as the Falcons head coach.
The Falcons have two players averaging in double figures, led by Jimi Blagowsky, who averages 11.3 points and 3.1 rebounds per game. Cherae Medina scores 10.0 ppg and is the team's leader in assists, averaging 3.1 apg. As a team, the Falcons score 53.3 ppg, while allowing 73.2 ppg.
Senior guard Jennifer Schlott continues to make her mark in the Utah State record books. With 316 assists, Schlott is just 55 helpers away from the USU record for career assists. Aggie-great Taylor Richards (2005-08) holds the career record with 371.
Schlott is also second in career free throws made with 278. She is just 41 free throws away from tying another Aggie-great Devyn Christensen who made 319 free throws from 2010-2013.
Live stats will be available by going to www.utahstateaggies.com. Live audio for both games is available by going to the "Listen Live" link on the front page of the Utah State web site at www.utahstateaggies.com. Live streaming is also available by going to the "Watch Live" link on the USU web site. Fans can follow USU women's basketball at www.twitter.com/UtahStateWBB, as well as on facebook, at www.facebook.com/USUWBB. Aggie fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program at twitter.com/USUAthletics or on Facebook at facebook, at www.facebook.com/USUAthletics. Utah State women's basketball is now also on instagram at www.instagram.com/USUWbasketball.
Aggie women's basketball tickets will be available by contacting the USU Athletics Ticket Office at (435) 797-0305 or at 1-888-U-STATE-1 (1-888-878-2831) for more information or visit the Utah State athletics web site at www.UtahStateAggies.com.