Utah State Women's Basketball Hosts South Dakota in First Round of the WBI
Thursday, Mar. 21, 2013
USU women's basketball continues its season against South Dakota in the WBI Thursday. (graphic/illustration from Athletics website)
Utah State [University] women's basketball (18-13) had its season extended with an invitation to the Women's Basketball Invitational, taking on South Dakota Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. This is the fourth edition of the WBI with Minnesota taking the championship in 2012, while 2013 WAC regular-season champion, Seattle, made the WBI's final four last season. In 2011, UAB captured the crown with Appalachian State winning the inaugural WBI in 2010.
PILING UP THE POINTS — So far this season, Utah State has scored 2,379 points in 31 games. The Aggies are just 13 points away from tying the school record for points scored in a season. The 1982 team scored 2,392 points.
POSTSEASON AGGIES — This is the third-straight season that Utah State has advanced to the postseason with back-to-back Women's National Invitation Tournament berths. Last season, the Aggies fell in the first round of the WNIT to in-state rival Utah, 69-58. In 2011, USU defeated Arizona, 103-95, for the first USU win in a postseason game since the AIAW Championship in 1977. The Aggies fell in the second round to BYU, 102-63, in Provo, giving USU a 1-2 WNIT record. This is the first time that Utah State has played in the WBI. This is USU's second-ever home postseason game.
AGGIES IN THE POSTSEASON
2011 - WNIT
USU 103, Arizona 95
BYU 102, USU 63
2012 – WNIT
Utah 69, USU 58
2013 – WBI
USU vs. South Dakota
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