The No. 16-ranked Boise State gymnastics stays home this week to take on No. 44-ranked Utah State on Friday, March 2 in a 7:00 p.m. (MT) match-up at Taco Bell Arena. This will be the second meeting between these teams this season with USU holding a 1-0 record over the Broncos in 2012.
Tickets can be purchased at the Boise State Taco Bell Arena Box Office the day of the event. Prices are as follows: Adults, $6; Junior/Senior, $4; Students get in free with valid ID. You can also purchase a Bronco Sports Pass for $50, granting access to all regular season home games for volleyball, soccer, wrestling, women's basketball, gymnastics, outdoor track and field and softball.
Fans can follow the action with live gymnastics scores by going to: http://www.broncosports.com/fls/9900/20120302.htm. Live video streaming can be found at: https://www.nmnathletics.com/PremiumVideo.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=9900 for a fee.
Utah State and Boise State will meet for the 82nd time in series history on Friday (March 2). Utah State holds a 55-26 lead over the Broncos, including a win in their last meeting on Jan. 27, 2012, when they topped the Broncos 194.050-193.525.
Boise State "Broncos":
Boise State (6-4) remains at No. 16 in the nation this week after the polls shifted to the regional qualifying score (RQS) rankings February 27. The Broncos hold a 195.405 RQS this week and rank No. 4 in the West Region.
As a team, Boise State sits at No. 12 on vault (49.125 RQS), No. 14 on bars (48.940), No. 24 on beam (48.555) and No. 24 on floor (48.835).
Individual rankings shifted quite a bit this week with the move to RQS scoring. Five Broncos hold seven top-100 rankings this week with Brittany Potvin-Green and Lindsay Kazandjian leading the way with two rankings each. Potvin-Green ties for No. 34 on vault (9.855) and sits in a tie for No. 60 on bars (9.805), while Kazandjian ties for No. 70 on bars (9.795) and ties for No. 99 on beam (9.735). Amanda Otuafi joins the rankings on vault, sitting in a tie for No. 74 (9.810) while Ciera Perkins and Kelsey Morris tie for the No. 47 spot on bars (9.815).
Utah State "Aggies":
Utah State (3-8) enters the week at No. 44 in the nation with an RQS of 193.160. They most recently scored a 193.625 in a triangular meet with BYU and Southern Utah on February 25, placing third.
As a team, Utah State ranks No. 50 on vault (48.220), is tied for No. 26 on bars (48.675), is No. 47 on beam (47.755) and is No. 49 on floor (48.410).
Two Aggies rank in the nation's top-100 this week. Sarah Landes is the only Aggie ranked in the all-around, tying for 57 th with a 38.610 RQS. Amelia Montoya ranks in an individual event, sitting in a tie for No. 95 on bars with a 9.775 RQS.