Shannon Dufficy named Mountain West Player of the Week

Utah State Women's Basketball hosts the Nevada Wolf Pack on Wednesday, Jan. 2 in the Dee Glen Spectrum Arena in Logan, Utah. The Aggies beat the Wolf Pack 79-76 in double overtime.

LOGAN, Utah – Utah State junior guard/forward Shannon Dufficy has been named the Mountain West Player of the Week it was announced Monday by the league office. It is the first time this season and the first time in her career Dufficy has earned the conference weekly accolade.

Dufficy led the Aggies to a 2-0 start in Mountain West play last week with a 79-76 double-overtime home win against Nevada and a 48-44 road win at Air Force. This marks the first time USU has started 2-0 in conference play since the 2013-14 season.

Against the Wolf Pack, Dufficy had 20 points, 13 rebounds and a career-high six blocks, to go along with two steals and an assist.

Against the Falcons, she scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, while recording three blocks and three steals. Dufficy scored 18 of the Aggies’ 22 second-half points at Air Force.

For the week, Dufficy averaged 22.0 points, 13.0 rebounds, 4.5 blocks, 2.5 steals and 0.5 assists per game, and shot 65.4 percent (17-of-26) from the field, 50.0 percent (2-of-4) from behind the arc and 72.7 percent (8-of-11) at the free throw line.

Utah State travels to Fresno, Calif., to take on Fresno State (9-4, 2-0 MW) on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 8 p.m. (MT).

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