Post-Game Notes

 

 
 

March 13, 2011

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. -


UTAH STATE BASKETBALL
Post-Game Notes vs. Boise State (3/12/11)

TEAM NOTES
• Utah State is now 15-4 all-time in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament and has won two tournament championships (2009, 2011). It was USU's fifth tournament championship game in its six years in the WAC. All-time, USU is now 8-6 in conference tournament championship games, including a 2-3 record in the WAC.
• Utah State is now 16-6 in conference tournament play as the No. 1 seed.
• Utah State is now 25-7 in conference tournaments under head coach Stew Morrill and has won six tournament championships in the last 12 years. Overall, USU has played in the championship game of its conference tournament in 10 of the last 12 years.
• All-time, Utah State is now 38-25 in conference tournaments.
• Head coach Stew Morrill is now 32-18 all-time in conference tournament play.
• Utah State improved to 36-18 on neutral courts under Morrill.
• Utah State's 30 wins are tied with the 2008-09 USU team for the most in school history.
• Utah State is now 24-7 as a ranked team under Morrill, including a 12-1 record this year.
• Utah State is now 25-0 this year and has won 49 straight games when leading at the half. Under Morrill, USU is now 256-23 when leading at the half.
• Utah State improved to 21-1 this year and has now won 62 of its last 64 games when scoring at least 70 points.
• Utah State improved to 25-1 on the season when it out-rebounds its opponents as it had a 36-26 advantage on the boards.
• Utah State shot 50 percent from the field (.531) for the fifth time in its last seven games and for the 12th time this year. Overall, USU has now won 53 straight games when shooting 50 percent from the field.
• Utah State's bench was out-scored for just the 10th time this year (21-16), but is 9-1 in those games.
• Utah State held Boise State to 39.7 percent shooting from the field, marking the 19th time this year that USU has held its opponents to less than 40 percent shooting from the field.

PLAYER NOTES
• Senior forward Tai Wesley scored in double-figures for the 26th time this year and 100th time in his career with 19 points.
• Wesley was named to the WAC's all-tournament team for the third-straight year.
• Senior forward Nate Bendall scored in double-figures for the eighth time this year and 25th time in his career with his season-high 16 points.
• Senior guard Brian Green scored in double-figures for the 16th time this year and 24th time in his career with 12 points.
• Junior guard Brockeith Pane scored in double-figures for the 21st time this year with 19 points.
• Senior guard Tyler Newbold took his seventh charge of the season.
• Senior forward Tai Wesley took his team leading 13th charge of the season.
• Junior forward Morgan Grim had his third dunk of the season.

 

 

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