Jan. 22, 2014
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -
Utah State is now 2-4 in Mountain West play and 12-6 overall.
USU trailed at halftime for the second game in a row and fourth in its six MW games, and is now 1-5 this season when trailing at halftime, falling to 48-89 when trailing at intermission under head coach Stew Morrill.
USU is now 2-4 on the road this season, having lost its last four after starting 2-0 on road, and Utah State has won 30 of its last 52 road games and is 108-90 in road games under head coach Stew Morrill.
The Aggies are now 3-2 this season following a loss and 77-30 during the last 14 years.
Utah State is 94-34 during the month of January under veteran head coach Stew Morrill, which includes a 56-6 record at home and a 37-27 road record. This is USU's third game on a Wednesday this season, now logging a 1-2 ledger on Wednesday, losing at Air Force on Wednesday, Jan. 1 before bouncing back to beat Colorado State on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 57-50. USU is 34-13 in games played on Wednesday under Morrill. USU played on Jan. 22 for the first time since 2011, when USU won the all-Aggie clash with New Mexico State, 59-59. Utah State is now 10-5 all-time in known games played on Jan. 22.
USU's 42 points matches its fewest since Dec. 7, 1999 at Utah in a 77-42 loss, matching the fewest points for a Stew Morrill-coached Aggie team.
USU is now 1-2 this season, having scored less than 60 points in three of its last four games, and is 27-52 when scoring less than 60 points under Morrill.
USU posted season-lows for points (42), field goals made (16), field goal percentage (.308), three-point field goal percentage (.118) and assists (4), while tying season-lows for three-pointers made (2).
Senior center Jarred Shaw has now scored in double-digits in the last four games as part of 11 games this season and 36th of his career, with his team-high 14 points Wednesday.
With his team-high eight rebounds Wednesday, Shaw has now snared five or more boards in his last eight games played and 12 times this season.
Senior guard TeNale Roland made his eighth start of season, but first since Dec. 7 vs. Pacific after starting the first seven games of the season.
Roland snared a season-high six rebounds.
Freshman forward Jalen Moore made his second start of the year, but also first since Dec. 7 vs. Pacific.
Moore tallied nine points Wednesday, as he has now scored six or more points in 10 games this season.
Moore also posted a season-high two blocks, and he now has seven blocks on the year.
Junior guard Danny Berger's six points off the bench Wednesday was his eighth game scoring five or more point this season.
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