Utah State women's basketball (1-3) is set to open a full week of action as it plays at Idaho State (4-1) on Monday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m.
Monday's game will be streamed online live and for free on Pluto.tv. 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 every option will be available online prior to every game.
Idaho State welcomes the Aggies to Pocatello with a 4-1 record. The Bengals opened the year with four-straight wins, just one of which was at home, before suffering their first loss at Pepperdine (80-74) last Tuesday.
Idaho State returns two starters and five letterwinners from a year ago, a team that went 19-14 on the season, including a 10-8 Big Sky ledger. The coaching staff added nine players to the roster in the offseason. Redshirt senior guard Brooke Blair leads the Bengal offense, averaging 16.6 points and 3.6 assists per game. Redshirt junior guard Grace Kenyon is the top rebounder for ISU, as she is averaging 6.8 rebounds per game. As a team, Idaho State is averaging 78.8 points per game, while allowing 62.4 points from its opponents. The Bengals are shooting 47.6 percent (137-of-288) from the floor, 48.3 percent (43-of-89) from the 3-point line and 62.6 percent (77-of-123) from the free-throw line. Seton Sobolewski is in his 10th season as the head coach at Idaho State, where he has an overall record of 154-132.
The all-time series between the Aggies and the Bengals is a close one, with Idaho State holding a 16-15 lead. The series dates back to the 1978-79 season, and the teams have met in all but three seasons since the USU program was reinstated. The Bengals hold the advantage in Pocatello (10-5), but the Aggies lead in games played in Logan (10-6). Last season, Utah State hosted Idaho State in the Spectrum, taking the 69-56 win.
Sophomore guard Olivia West is the leading scorer for the Aggies, averaging 19.8 points per game, while sophomore guard/forward Shannon Dufficy is the top rebounder, averaging 12.3 boards per game. As a team, Utah State is shooting 44.0 percent (109-of-248) from the field, 35.8 percent (24-of-67) from the 3-point line and 66.7 percent (50-of-75) from the free-throw line.
Megan McCuistion is an Assistant Media Relations Coordinator at Utah State.