Jan. 13, 2011
BOISE, Idaho -
UTAH STATE BASKETBALL Post-Game Notes vs. Boise State (1/13/11)
Utah State has now won 10 straight games, which is a season-high, and 30 of its last 32 regular season games dating back to last season.
Utah State has now won 18 straight Western Athletic Conference games dating back to last season, including eight straight on the road.
Utah State's 15-2 record is its sixth-best start to a season in school history. It is also the fourth time under head coach Stew Morrill that USU has won at least 15 of its first 17 games.
Utah State is 4-0 to start WAC play for the third time in its six years in the league and 4-0 to start conference play for the sixth time under Morrill. Overall, it is the 11th time in school history that USU has won its first four league games.
Utah State has now won 18 straight WAC games, which is the second-longest conference winning streak in school history. Overall, USU has won 36 of its last 40 WAC games and is 44-8 in WAC play during the last four years.
Utah State is now 89-70 in road games under Morrill including a 62-40 record against conference opponents and a 25-17 WAC mark. During the last four years, USU is 24-10 on the road and 28-14 away from home.
Utah State improved to 12-0 this year and has won 36 straight games when leading at the half.
Utah State improved to 14-0 this year when out-rebounding its opponent as it out-rebounded Boise State, 41-36. Overall, USU has out-rebounded each of its last 10 opponents.
Utah State's bench is now 10-2 on the season when it outscores its opponents bench.
Utah State shot 51.0 percent from the field (26-51) marking the sixth time this year USU has shot at least 50 percent overall.
Utah State is now 10-0 this year and has won 18 straight games when allowing less than 60 points.
Utah State had a season-high 22 turnovers which are the most by a USU team since committing 22 turnovers in a 61-59 win at UC Santa Barbara on Nov. 17, 2008.
Utah State has now held 11 of its 17 opponents this year to less than 40 percent shooting as Boise State shot 32.3 percent overall.
Utah State did not score 70 points for the first time in its last 10 games.
Senior forward Tai Wesley did not score in double-figures for the first time in four games and for just the fourth time this year.
Junior guard Brockeith Pane scored in double-figures for the sixth straight game and for the 10th time this year with his 19 points.
Senior guard Brian Green scored in double-figures for the eighth time this year and 16th time in his career.
Junior forward Brady Jardine took two charges tonight to give him three on the season. He also had his team-leading 17th dunk of the season.
Junior forward Morgan Grim took his team-leading eighth charge of the season tonight.
Senior guard Tyler Newbold played 31 minutes tonight and now has played 3,425 minutes in his career to move ahead of Nate Harris (3,422) and into sixth-place all-time at USU.
Seniors Tyler Newbold and Tai Wesley both played in their 122nd career game at USU ranking them fourth all-time in school history.
Senior Pooh Williams played in his 114th career game which is tied with Kendall Youngblood (1989-92) and Kevin Nixon (1985-88) for 13th all-time in school history.
Newbold started his 112th career game which ranks tied for third all-time in school history along with Tony Brown (1999-2002), while Wesley started his 111th career game to rank fifth all-time.
Wesley took his fourth charge of the season and Newbold took his second charge of the season.
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