USU Men's Basketball Post-Game Notes - at Colorado State

 

 
 

Feb. 11, 2014

Recap |  Box Score

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -

TEAM NOTES

• Utah State is now 5-7 in Mountain West play and 15-9 overall, winning its last three games, its longest MW win streak of the season.

• USU is now 3-5 on the road this season, as Tuesday was the Aggies' first road MW win after five losses, as well as going 2-0 on the road before conference play. Utah State has won 31 of its last 55 road games and is 109-91 in road games under head coach Stew Morrill.

• USU head coach Stew Morrill now has 599 career wins, needing one more to become the 14th active Division I head coach and the 41st all-time Division I head coach with 600 wins. Tuesday's Aggie victory gave Morrill 301 career conference wins, with 49 at Montana, 61 at Colorado State and currently 191 at Utah State.

• Utah State and Colorado State met for the 89th time in school history, which is USU's fifth-oldest rivalry in school history. The Aggies and Rams, who also used to be known as Aggies, first met during the 1925-26 season, with USU winning, 39-23. Tuesday was USU's first trip to Fort Collins since Jan. 3, 1998. Utah State now holds a 54-35 series advantage. The Aggies' 57-50 win earlier this season on Jan. 15 snapped the Rams' five-game win streak in the series. USU is now 6-17 in known games played at Fort Collins, as Tuesday's win snapped a four-game losing streak there, as the Aggies' previous win at CSU was on Jan. 14, 1976, 72-62.

• Morrill is now 5-1 in the USU-CSU series as he is currently 2-1 in the series as the Aggies' head coach and he was 3-0 against USU during his time at Colorado State.

• Utah State is now 12-5 on the season when it out-rebounds its opponent as it had a 40-27 advantage Tuesday, for its fourth rebounding advantage in a row and second double-digit in the last three.

 

 

• Utah State improved to 12-3 this season and has won 104 of its last 113 games when scoring at least 70 points, and is now 246-34 under Morrill when scoring at least 70 points in a game.

• USU is now 13-1 this season when leading at the half, and has won 97 of its last 100 games when leading at the break... Over the last 14 years, USU is 304-26 when holding an intermission advantage.

• Utah State is now 81-33 during the month of February under Morrill, including a 32-25 on the road.

• USU is 3-1 this season on Tuesdays and 26-9 in games played on Tuesday under Morrill.

• The Aggies are now 5-8 in known games on Feb. 11, playing on the date for the second time in three years.

PLAYER NOTES

• With his first three-pointer of the game at 17:31, senior guard Preston Medlin became fifth Aggie player w/ 200 career three-pointers, joining Jaycee Carroll, Tony Brown, Reid Newey & Jay Goodman.

• Medlin's 18 points Tuesday move him up to No. 16 on USU's career scoring list, now w/ 1,293 career points... Medlin started the night at No. 19 with 1,275 points, passing Spencer Nelson (1999, 2003-05) with 1,283 points forNo. 18, Shaler Halimon (1967-68) with 1,284 points for No. 17 and Mike Santos (1975-78) with 1,287 points.

• Medlin netted 18 points Tuesday, for his sixth-straight double-figure scoring game, as well as his 19th game this season and 64th time in his career.

• Medlin has hit a three-pointer in 21 games this season and in 40 of his last 45 games played... He also has multiple three-pointers in each of his last three games and five of his last six as part of 18 times this season and 63 times in his career.

• Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield posted double-digit points for the fourth game in a row and 19 times this season and 38 of last 47 games played with his 12 points Tuesday.

• Butterfield's two three-pointers Tuesday give him 100 for his career, becoming the 12th Aggie player with 100 career three-pointers.

• Butterfield also has 15 multiple three-pointers games this season, including nine of last 13 games as part of 29 career multi treys.

• Sophomore forward Kyle Davis posted double-figures for the third-straight game and 11th in the last 17 games and 12 total times.

• Senior center Jarred Shaw snared double-digit rebounds for the third game in a row and the sixth time this season... However, it was the first time this season pulling down double-figure rebounds that he did not score in double-figures for a double-double, as he had eight points Tuesday.

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