March 14, 2013
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -
Utah State is now 12-6 all-time in the WAC Tournament and 25-9 in conference tournament play under head coach Stew Morrill. All-time, USU is now 38-27 in conference tournaments and 16-16 in quarterfinal games, including 5-2 in the WAC, as it has lost back-to-back quarterfinal games for the first time since 1994 and 1995.
Utah State is now 1-5 all-time as a fifth-seed.
Utah State is now 1-9 on the season and 47-84 under Morrill when trailing at the half.
USU's 11-point halftime deficit was its fourth double-digit deficit, trailing by 11 at Denver, 13 at home vs. Louisiana Tech and 16 at LA Tech.
Utah State's 83 points allowed are its second-most this year (84 at Louisiana Tech) and the most allowed in a conference tournament since Boise State defeated USU, 88-78, in the semifinals of the 2008 WAC Tournament.
Utah State was 15-0 on the season when scoring at least 70 points in game, prior to Thursday's loss. Overall, USU has now won 91 of its last 97 games when scoring at least 70 points and is 233-31 under Morrill when scoring 70-plus points in a game.
Utah State had four players score in double-figures for the third-straight game and ninth time this season.
Utah State shot 50.0 percent from the field (.581) for the second-straight game and 13th time this season.
Utah State's nine made three-pointers are its third-most this year.
Utah State out-rebounded its 27th opponent this year as it had a 30-27 rebounding advantage in the game, and the Aggies are now 18-9 when out-rebounding the opposition.
UT Arlington's 31 field goals is tied for the most made by an Aggie opponent this year, while the Mavericks 10 made three-pointers marks the 10th time this year that USU allowed 10-plus made treys in a game.
Utah State's 49 second-half points are its second-most scored in either half this year, trailing only its 50 second-half points scored against Texas State on Dec. 31.
Of the three meetings between USU and UTA, Thursday was the first time that the Aggies have worn their navy blue jerseys and UTA has worn its whites, as USU wore white and UTA wore blue in the meeting in Logan on Jan. 24 and in the game at Arlington on March 2, UTA hosted a `Blue Out' and wore its blue unis while USU wore its pewter grey uniforms.
Junior guard TeNale Roland scored a career-high 16 points for his seventh double-figure scoring game of the season. It is also the fifth time in his last six games he has scored in double-figures.
Roland matched his career-high of three three-pointers for the second game in a row and fourth time in last six games.
Roland posted his fifth game with multiple three-pointers in the last seven outings with his career-high tying three treys Thursday. It was his 17th game this season with at least one made three-pointer and was his eighth game with multiple treys.
Junior center Jarred Shaw scored in double-figures for the 26th time this year, including 13th-straight game with his 20 points. It is also the fourth time this year he has scored at least 20 points in a game.
With nine rebounds Thursday, it was the sixth time this season that Shaw was one rebound away from a double-double,
Junior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield scored in double-figures for the third-straight game and 19th time this year and 12th time in his last 13 games with his 19 points.
Sophomore forward Ben Clifford scored in double-figures for the 10th time this year, including his third-straight game with his 16 points.
Clifford also netted his career-high four three-pointers, his second multiple three-pointer game this season, with his other time also coming against UT Arlington with three on Jan. 24 at Logan.
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