HONOLULU — Utah State's women's basketball team fell 79-63 to Hawaii Sunday afternoon at the Stan Sheriff Center. The game was postponed from Saturday night due to travel issues for Utah State in getting to Hawaii.
The loss snaps USU's three-game win streak, its longest since the 2004-05 season, and the Aggies are now 10-14 overall and 6-6 in WAC play. Utah State was tied for third in the conference standings after Thursday's win over Nevada but slipped to sixth with Sunday's loss.
Hawaii won its sixth in a row in improving to 13-12 overall and 7-6 in WAC play, moving up to fifth in the league standings.
The win gives Hawaii the season sweep over USU, as the Rainbow Wahine beat the Aggies, 62-57, at Logan on Jan. 27 — and is the fourth win in a row in the series.
Both teams were without their head coaches Sunday, as USU head coach Raegan Pebley did not make the trip after having a baby on Jan. 30. Assistant coach George Brosky was the acting head coach for the fifth time this season, as USU is now 2-3 under Brosky.
Hawaii coach Jim Bolla has been on medical leave since Feb. 3, and associate coach Pat Charity is the interim head coach.
Junior guard Taylor Richards led Utah State with 19 points, including 12 in the second half. Richards, the shortest player on the Aggies' roster at 5-foot-4, also led the team with seven rebounds.