Utah State women's basketball (7-6, 2-0 MW) continues its Mountain West schedule as the Aggies take on Fresno State (9-4, 2-0 MW) in Fresno, California, on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 8 p.m. MT.
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 before each game.
Fresno State leads Utah State in the overall series, 21-4. Fresno State opened up Mountain West play with a 77-48 win over San José State and a 66-55 win at Colorado State. The Bulldogs are averaging 72.6 points per game, shooting 42.4 percent (357-of-841) from the field, 32.7 percent (107-of-327) from behind the arc and 78.8 percent (123-of-156) at the free-throw line. Three Bulldogs are averaging double figures in scoring as senior guard Candice White averages 17.8 points per game, sophomore guard Aly Gamaz averages 10.9 points per game and sophomore forward Maddi Utti averages 10.8 points per game. Utti also leads the team on the glass, averaging 6.7 rebounds per game. Sophomore guard/forward Bree Delaney leads Fresno State with an average 3.5 assists per game.
Defensively, Fresno State allows 60.6 points per game, with opponents shooting 40.5 percent (296-of-730) from the floor, 31.9 percent (82-of-257) from the 3-point line and 67.1 percent (114-of-170) at the free-throw line. Utti leads the Bulldogs in blocks, averaging 0.8 per game, while Utti and White lead the team in steals, each averaging 2.0 per game.Comment on this story
Utah State averages 63.2 points per game while shooting 41.2 percent (322-of-781) from the field, 30.6 percent (67-of-219) from behind the arc and 70.7 percent (111-of-157) at the free-throw line. Junior guard/forward Shannon Dufficy leads the Aggies in scoring and rebounds, averaging 15.4 points and 9.5 boards per game. Junior guard Eliza West leads USU in assists, averaging 5.4 helpers per game.
Defensively, opponents average 59.2 points against the Aggies while shooting 37.2 percent (272-of-732) from the floor, 26.6 percent (61-of-229) from the 3-point line and 70.1 percent (164-of-234) at the charity stripe. Dufficy leads the team in steals, averaging 2.2 per game, while senior center Deja Mason averages a team-best 1.3 blocks per game.