LOGAN — Utah State women's basketball (5-6, 0-0 MW) opens its Mountain West slate this week as the Aggies host Nevada (4-7, 0-0 MW) on Wednesday, Jan. 2, at 7 p.m., in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
Wednesday's game will be streamed live on the Mountain West Network. Radio coverage will be provided by 92.3 KBLU, with Jaden Johnson on the call. Live stats and play-by-play information will be available through Sidearm, while updates will also be provided through the team's social media outlets. Links to each option will be available online prior to every game.
Utah State leads the overall series against Nevada, 17-12, including winning six of the last seven matchups. So far in the 2018-19 season, Nevada is 4-7 and has won three of its last four games. Nevada averages 64.0 points per game while shooting 37.7 percent (261-of-692) from the field, 27.4 percent (51-of-186) from behind the arc and 65.8 percent (131-of-199) at the free-throw line.
The Wolf Pack has two players averaging double figures in senior forward Terae Briggs, who averages 15.6 points per game, and senior guard Jade Redmon, who averages 12.9 points per game. Briggs also leads Nevada in rebounds and assists, averaging 7.2 and 1.8 per game, respectively.
Defensively, the Wolf Pack allows 71.5 points per game, with opponents shooting 44.1 percent (304-of-689) from the floor, 31.6 percent (66-of-209) from the 3-point line and 64.0 percent (112-of-175) at the charity stripe. Briggs leads the team in blocks and steals, averaging 1.5 and 1.8 per game, respectively.1 comment on this story
Utah State averages 63.2 points per game while shooting 41.0 percent (273-of-666) from the field, 30.8 percent (60-of-195) from behind the arc and 71.2 percent (89-of-125) at the free-throw line. Junior guard/forward Shannon Dufficy leads the Aggies in scoring and rebounding, averaging 14.2 points and 8.9 boards per game. Junior guard Eliza West leads the team in assists, averaging 5.5 helpers per game.
Defensively, the Aggies allow 59.0 points per game as opponents shoot 38.8 percent (233-of-601) from the floor, 28.5 percent (55-of-193) from the 3-point line and 68.8 percent (128-of-186) at the charity stripe. Dufficy leads the Aggies in steals, averaging 2.1 thefts per game, while senior center Deja Mason leads the team in blocks, averaging 1.2 per game.