March 8, 2007
LAS CRUCES, N.M. -
Utah State has now won six straight quarterfinal games in tournament play, including two straight in the WAC. Overall, Utah State is now 13-14 all-time in quarterfinal games and 29-22 in tournament play
Utah State is now 16-3 in tournament play over the last eight years and11-7 all-time in tournament play against current WAC teams.
Stew Morrill is now 23-16 all-time in tournament play, including a 16-4 record at Utah State.
Utah State improved to 7-3 on the season and 42-11 over the last eight years following a loss.
As a number four seed in conference tournaments, Utah State is now 4-5 overall.
Utah State has now won 22 games in each of the last eight seasons and is now one of just five teams in the nation to win at least 22 games in each of the last eight seasons. Overall, those 22 wins are tied for the 10th most in school history.
Utah State improved to 4-0 on the year in games played on a neutral court.
Utah State is now 1-1 on the season when it is tied at the half, and both of those games were against Hawai'i. USU is also 2-2 on the year in day games.
In its first three conference games against Hawai'i, the Rainbow Warriors blocked 29 Utah State shots and USU was 1-2 in those games. In the last two games against UH, it has blocked just six Utah State shots and the Aggies won both of those games.
Utah State recorded its 43 charge of the season, including the sixth by Nick Hammer.
Jaycee Carroll recorded a career-high 13 rebounds. It is his fourth double-double of the season and fifth of his career. He has now scored in double-figures 31 times this year and 83 times in his career. He also has 18 20-point games this year and 31 in his career.
Chaz Spicer has scored 20-plus points in each of his last two games and in four games this year. It is also the 17th time this year and 26th time in his career he has scored in double-figures.
Durrall Peterson scored in double figures for the second straight game, for the 11th time this year, and 19th time in his career.
Stephen DuCharme scored in double-figures for the 17th time this year.
Utah State has now been out-rebounded in five of its last six games.
Utah State's eight assists is its second-lowest of the season (7 vs. BYU).
Utah State did not record a block for the fourth time this year.
Utah State held an opponent below 40 percent from the field for the first time in seven games and for the seventh time this year.
Utah State's nine three-point attempts is its second-fewest of the year (8 vs. CS Bakersfield).
Utah State's 19 made free throws is its most since it was 28-31 against New Mexico State (a span of nine games).
With his 24 points, Jaycee Carroll now has 674 points this year, which ranks fourth all-time in school history behind Wayne Estes (821), Cornell Green (745), and Marvin Roberts (718). It is the most points scored by an Aggie in a single season since Roberts had 718 during the 1968-69 campaign.
Carroll has now made 588 career field goals to move into seventh all-time at Utah State.
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