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USU basketball: Aggies travel to in-state rival Utah on Tuesday

By Doug Hoffman

For the Deseret News

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 27 2012 11:39 a.m. MST

Utah State women’s basketball has won two-straight games after winning the Great Alaska Shootout in Anchorage. The Aggies (2-3) take on Utah on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. Both teams have been on a roll as of late.

This is the first of two games for USU this week, as the Aggies play their first home game Saturday, Dec. 2, against Montana State at 2 p.m. USU will have started the season with six-straight road games after the matchup against the Utes.

Utah holds a 2-30 record against Utah State in 32 meetings. The last time the Aggies and Utes met was in the first round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament on March 15, 2012. Utah came out on top in that battle with a 69-58 win in Salt Lake City. The Aggies were led by Ashlee Brown’s 14 points. Utah had five players reach double digits, including 15 form both Taryn Wicijowski and Michelle Plouffe. Wicijowski and Plouffe are back for the Utes this season.

Utah has been off to a fast start so far this year with a 5-0 start. Plouffe is Utah’s leading scorer, averaging 17.8 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. Wicijowski is second on the team in scoring with 14.6 ppg. The Utes have a +17.0 scoring margin in their five wins this season.

In the game against PVAMU, senior guard Devyn Christensen became the seventh Aggie to break the 1,000-point plateau. She now has 1,033 points in her Utah State career, which places her sixth on the all-time scoring list.

In the first NCAA statistics, Christensen is first in the nation in three-point field goals made per game, averaging 4.0 per game in the Aggies first five games. She is also second in points per game (25.0 ppg) and fourth in steals per game (4.8 spg).

Live stats will be available for most Utah State women’s basketball games through the women’s basketball page online by clicking on "GameTracker" in the current events box. All home games can be viewed by clicking on “Watch Live”, while they can be heard by clicking on “Listen Live.” Both can be accessed on the front page of the USU athletic website or the women’s basketball page.

For tickets, contact 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 USU athletic website.

Doug Hoffman is the assistant athletic director for Utah State University Athletic Media Relations.

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