Utah State women’s basketball (7-7, 2-1 MW) hosts Wyoming (9-3, 2-1 MW) on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m., in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
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 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.
Wyoming leads Utah State in the overall series, 20-8. The Cowgirls lost their conference opener, 72-64, at Boise State, but they have won their last two with a 90-62 win over UNLV and an 87-45 victory over San Diego State.
Wyoming is averaging 75.4 points per game while shooting 47.4 percent (338-of-713) from the field, 43.7 percent (111-of-254) from behind the arc and 76.1 percent (118-of-155) at the free-throw line. Three Cowgirls average double figures in senior forward Marta Gomez (14.3 ppg), senior forward Bailee Cotton (11.3 ppg) and junior forward Taylor Rusk (10.9 ppg). Cotton also leads the team on the boards, averaging 8.1 rebounds per game. Rusk leads the team in assists, averaging 3.7 per game, while senior guard Clara Tapia follows closely behind, averaging 3.6 helpers per game.
Defensively, opponents average 60.1 points against Wyoming, shooting 42.6 percent (275-of-645) from the floor, 37.0 percent (100-of-144) from the 3-point line and 69.4 percent (100-of-144) at the charity stripe. Cotton leads the team in blocks, averaging 0.8 per game, while freshman guard Karla Erjavec leads the team in steals, averaging 1.4 thefts per game.Comment on this story
Utah State averages 62.9 points per game while shooting 40.8 percent (343-of-841) from the field, 30.6 percent (75-of-245) from behind the arc and 71.0 percent (120-of-169) at the free-throw line. Junior guard/forward Shannon Dufficy leads the team with a near double-double, averaging 15.3 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. Junior guard Eliza West leads the team in assists, averaging 5.1 per game.
Defensively, opponents are averaging 59.9 points against the Aggies while shooting 38.0 percent (298-of-784) from the floor, 27.5 percent (69-of-251) from the 3-point line and 70.7 percent (174-of-246) at the free-throw line. Senior center Deja Mason leads the team with an average of 1.3 blocks per game, while Dufficy leads the team in steals with an average of 2.1 per game.