Utah State women’s basketball (6-6, 1-0 MW) will travel to Colorado Springs, Colorado, to take on Air Force (4-8, 0-1 MW) on Saturday, Jan. 5. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m.
Saturday’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 StatBroadcast, 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.
USU leads Air Force in the overall series, 9-4. So far this season, Air Force has a record of 4-8 and is 0-1 in Mountain West action after losing to New Mexico, 78-57, on Wednesday. Air Force is averaging 60.4 points per game while shooting 35.7 percent (255-of-714) from the field, 28.2 percent (53-of-188) from the 3-point line and 58.7 percent (162-of-276) at the charity stripe. Two Falcons are averaging double-figure scoring as sophomore guard Kaelin Immel averages 11.7 points per game and freshman guard Briana Autrey averages 10.6 points per game_._ Junior forward Kassady Huffman leads Air Force on the glass, averaging 6.8 boards per game. Autrey leads the team in assists, averaging 1.8 per game.
Defensively, the Falcons allow 66.0 points per game, as opponents shoot 40.1 percent (283-of-704) from the floor, 26.7 percent (46-of-172) from behind the arc and 64.3 percent (180-of-280) at the free-throw line. Huffman leads the team in blocks, averaging 1.4 per game, while sophomore guard Emily Conroe leads the Falcons in steals, averaging 1.8 thefts per game.Comment on this story
Utah State is averaging 64.5 points per game while shooting 41.4 percent (304-of-735) from the field, 30.5 percent (64-of-210) from behind the arc and 72.9 percent (102-of-140) at the free-throw line. Junior guard/forward Shannon Dufficy leads the Aggies in scoring and rebounding, averaging 14.7 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. Junior guard Eliza West leads the team in assists, averaging 5.7 helpers per game.
Defensively, the Aggies allow 60.4 points per game as opponents shoot 38.2 percent (257-of-672) from the field, 27.7 percent (59-of-213) from the 3-point line and 70.4 percent (152-of-216) at the free-throw line. Dufficy leads USU in steals, averaging 2.1 per game, while senior center Deja Mason leads the team in blocks, averaging 1.2 per game.