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Utah State Women's Basketball Hosts South Dakota in First Round of the WBI


Thursday, Mar. 21, 2013


graphic illustration for Utah State women's basketball post-season play
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

 

Total: 1-2

 

Read much more in the full summary on the Athletics website.

 

USU vs. South Dakota Notes

 

South Dakota Notes

 

Additional Aggie sports news is available at the Athletics website.



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