March 10, 2006
RENO, Nev. -
Utah State is the first first-year WAC school to advance to the tournament championship game since TCU in 1997 (TCU lost to Utah).
Utah State has now reached the conference tournament championship game in five of the last six years, and USU is looking for its sixth tournament championship in the last seven years. All-time, USU is 6-3 in championship games.
Utah State has now won five straight conference tournament games and improved to 28-21 all-time in conference tournaments, which includes a 10-4 record in semifinal games.
Utah State is now 13-3 all-time as the number two seed in a conference tournament and has won seven straight tournament games when seeded second. USU is now 5-1 all-time in semifinal games as the second seed.
Utah State is now 10-6 all-time against current WAC schools in tournament play.
Utah State has now won its last seven games played at the Lawlor Events Center and improved to 15-8 all-time in the building.
Utah State improved to 2-0 on the year and 23-9 on neutral courts over the last seven years.
Over the last seven years, Utah State is 15-2 in conference tournaments.
Utah State is now 22-3 on the year and 150-17 over the last seven years when leading at the half.
Nate Harris now has 512 points on the season, marking the 41st time in school history that a USU player has scored 500 points in a season.
Nate Harris has now scored in double-figures 28 times this year and 76 times in his career and is now tied with Dean Hunger (1977-80) for sixth all-time in double-figure scoring games.
Nate Harris has now made 16 straight free throws over his last three games.
David Pak scored in double-figures for the eighth time this year and 13th time in his career. He has also scored in double-figures in three of his last four games.
Jaycee Carroll scored in double-figures for 27th time this year and 51st time in his career.
Utah State's 23 wins are tied for the eighth-most in school history, and USU has now won at least 23 games in each of the last seven years.
Utah State shot under 50 percent for just the fourth time in its last 11 games.
Utah State's seven assists is a season-low, while its four made three-pointers is tied for its second-fewest in a single game this year.
Utah State has now out-rebounded six of its last eight opponents.
Utah State has shot over 80 percent from the free throw line in each of its last four games.
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