Utah State Men's Basketball Post-Game Notes - at Seattle
Feb. 3, 2013
SEATTLE, Wash. -
Seattle's 46 points is a season-low for the USU defense and fewest points allowed since March 5, 2011, holding Louisiana Tech to 30 points.
The 31.0 field goal percentage and 10.0 three-point field goal percentage by Seattle are also season-lows for the Aggie defense, while the 18 field goals ties a season-low for the second time and the two three-pointers allowed ties a season-low for the third time this season.
Utah State is now 6-2 on the road this season after sweeping both games this weekend. USU has won 27 of its last 42 road games (.643) and is 105-83 (.559) in road games under veteran head coach Stew Morrill.
USU has won 44 of its last 55 WAC games (.800) and is 70-19 (.787) against teams from the WAC during the last six seasons. Overall, USU has a 90-31 (.744) regular-season WAC record in its eight years in the league.
The Aggies are 5-1 this season and has won 118 of its last 124 games (.952) when holding its opponents under 60 points. Overall, USU is 183-16 (.920) under Morrill when allowing fewer than 60 points in a game.
Utah State had a double-digit rebounding advantage for the third-straight game and the 12th time this season with its 44-25 rebounding advantage Saturday.
The +19 rebounding advantage Saturday was its second +19 rebounding advantage on the glass in the last three games and is the third +19 outing this season, ranking tied for the second-most this season behind a season-high +22 against Western Oregon (12/8/12).
USU is now 13-4 this season when out-rebounding its opponent, having done so in each of the last five games (2-3).
Utah State is 13-0 this year and has won 79 of its last 81 games (.975) when leading at the half. Over the last 13 years, USU is 286-25 (.920) when holding a lead at intermission.
USU won in Seattle for the first time since 1975, snapping a two-game losing streak to the Redhawks in the Emerald City, as the Aggies now lead the all-time series, 17-14, but the Redhawks still hold a 10-5 advantage on their home court.
The Aggies are now 38-22 (.633) all-time against teams from the state of Washington.
Utah State won its first game of the second month and is now 73-29 (.716) during the month of February under Morrill, which includes a 29-23 (.557) record on the road.
The Aggies are now 8-3 in games played on Saturday this season, breaking a two-game losing streak on Saturday's, but USU is now 143-54 (.726) in games played on Saturday under head coach Stew Morrill.
USU played on Feb. 2 for the second year in a row and now has an 11-3 (.786) all-time record in known games played on Feb. 2.
Junior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield posted his fourth straight double-double w/ his 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Butterfield also hit three three-pointers Saturday for his ninth multi-three-pointer game and his fifth game with three or more treys.
Butterfield now has 11 double-figure scoring outings and four double-digit rebound games, posting double-doubles in all four.
Junior guard TeNale Roland netted a career-high 12 points.
Roland is now averaging 7.1 ppg on the road compared to 3.2 ppg at home.
Junior center Jarred Shaw posted 16 points Saturday for his third-straight double-digit game and 16th of the season.
Sophomore forward Ben Clifford snared a career-high 10 rebounds.
Junior guard/forward Marvin Jean swiped a career-high four steals Saturday and tied a career-best with four assists.
Freshman guard Marcel Davis scored in double-digits for the second game in a row and now has six double-figure scoring games this season.
Davis also dished out three assists for his 13th game with three or more helpers this season.
Roland shared team-high honors with Jean with four assists each, for Roland's ninth game with three or more helpers.
Sophomore center Matt Lopez tied his USU career-high with five rebounds.
Clifford also recorded his seventh rejection in the last four games with one Saturday.
Shaw registered at least one block for the 17th game this season, including each of the last three games after not have a rejection in the previous four contests.
Shaw also took his second charge of the season, both in the last two games.