Utah State women's basketball (2-6) will conclude a month of road games this weekend, as it plays at in-state rival Utah Valley (3-6) on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m. The game will be played in Lockhart Arena on the UVU campus.
Saturday’s game at Utah Valley will be streamed online through Wolverine All-Access. 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.
Utah Valley welcomes the Aggies with a 3-6 record. All three of the Wolverines' wins have come at home, as the team defeated Dixie State (72-63) and Southern Utah (69-61). UVU opened the week in a 59-56 win over Air Force.
Like the Aggies, Utah Valley returns all five starters to the court from last season. A year ago, the Wolverines posted a 9-22 record, going 3-11 in WAC competition. Senior guard Taylor Christensen is the leading scorer for Utah Valley, averaging 15.3 points per game. She is also tops defensively, averaging 4.7 rebounds per game. Overall, UVU is scoring an average of 55.7 points per game, while allowing 70.1 points from its opponents. The Wolverines are shooting 35 percent (178 of 509) from the field, 30.4 percent (45 of 148) from the 3-point line and 74.1 percent (100 of 135) from the free-throw line. Cathy Nixon is in her 23rd season as the head coach at Utah Valley, where she has an overall record of 358-316.
Utah State leads the all-time series against Utah Valley, 8-4. The majority of the Wolverines’ success against the Aggies has come in Orem, where the series is tied, 3-3. Last season, the teams met in Logan, with Utah State taking the 56-45 win.
Sophomore guard Olivia West is the leading scorer for the Aggies, averaging 15.8 points per game, while sophomore guard/forward Shannon Dufficy is the top rebounder, averaging 9.3 boards per game. As a team, Utah State is shooting 40.9 percent (193 of 472) from the field, 28.9 percent (41 of 142) from the 3-point line and 66.2 percent (92 of 139) from the free-throw line.
Women's basketball tickets are available now. Fans can purchase season tickets or game by game. 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 buy tickets at the Utah State ticket office, 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.
Megan McCuistion is an Assistant Media Relations Coordinator at Utah State.