USU Men's Basketball Post-Game Notes - Air Force

 

 
 

Jan. 2, 2014

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Utah State Men's Basketball Post-Game Notes
USU at Air Force - Jan. 1, 2014

TEAM NOTES
• Utah State is in its first season in the Mountain West after eight seasons in the Western Athletic Conference. The Aggies are now 1-2 in their inaugural conference games, winning their first PCAA/Big West Game in the 1978-79 season, while losing in their first WAC game in the 2005-06 season and this season's MW opener.

• Overall, Utah State is now 22-13 in its first conference games of the year, as Wednesday's loss snapped a three-game conference opening win streak for the Aggies, who lost just two conference openers in their last six. USU opened league play on the road for the second year in a row after starting WAC action last season on the road. It is the sixth time in the last 10 years that the Aggies have opened conference play on the road.

• USU is now 92-31 during the month of January under veteran head coach Stew Morrill, which includes a 38-25 road record.

• This was USU's first game on a Wednesday this season, and first game played on a Wednesday since falling to Mercer in the 2011-12 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament, on March 28, 2012. USU is also 33-12 in games played on Wednesday under Morrill.

• Wednesday was the Aggies' first game played on Jan. 1 since Jan. 1, 1977, and only the third time playing on New Year's Night since 1962. USU is now 1-2 in known games on Jan. 1, beating Evansville, 90-89, on Jan. 1, 1972, and losing to Utah, 102-78, on Jan. 1,1977.

• Utah State is 134-95 against teams from the state of Colorado, including 22-32 in known games played on Colorado soil.

• USU is now 1-2 this season when trailing at halftime, losing to Pacific (12/7/13), while rallying to beat Weber State (11/26/13).

• Utah State is now 8-2 on the season when scoring 70 or more points, and has now won 100 of its last 108 games when reach 70 points and is 242-33 all-time under head coach Stew Morrill when scoring 70 or more points in a game.

 

 

• USU was out-rebounded for just the third time in 13 games this season and is 2-1 when getting out-rebounded this season... Air Force's +4 advantage was the largest that USU has been out-rebounded this season and the largest since getting out-rebounded by seven at New Mexico State (Jan. 17, 2013), a span of 28 games.

• The Aggies' 21 assists Wednesday was their third-straight game with 20+ helpers, and the fifth game this season with 20 ore more assists... USU is now 8-3 this season when having more assists.

PLAYER NOTES

• Senior guard Preston Medlin has now scored in double-figures 10 times this season and 55 times in career with his 19 points Wednesday.

• Medlin now has 1,154 career points, remaining No. 25 on the Aggies' career scoring list and just 10 points shy of Jimmy Moore (1973-75).

• Medlin has made at least one three-pointer in last 11 games in a row and 31 of his last 31 games played... He also has multi three-pointers in each of his last six games as part of 10 times this season and 55 for his career.

• Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield has posted double-digits scoring in 11 of the 13 games this season and in 30 of last 36 career games played.

• Butterfield has made at least one three-pointer in all 13 games this season and 36 of last 38 games played... Butterfield has made multiple treys in eight games this season and 22 for his career.

• Sophomore forward Kyle Davis logged his second-straight double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds, and his fourth double-double of the season... It was the seventh double-figure scoring outing and fifth double-digit rebounding game this season, including the fourth in last five games.

• Freshman forward Jalen Moore netted a season-high by matching his jersey number with 14 points, posting double-digits for the second time in three games.

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