Nov. 12, 2013
LOGAN, Utah -
Utah State is 2-0 to start a season for the first time in six years (2008-09) and for the seventh time in Stew Morrill's 16 seasons as head coach.
Utah State shot a season-high 58.3 percent from the field, for its best shooting percentage from the field in its last 14 games dating back to last year.
Utah State shot a season-high 62.5 percent from three-point range, for its best shooting from behind the arc in its last 24 games dating back to last season.
Utah State's 29 made free throws are its most since making 32 free throws against Loyola Marymount on Mar. 21, 2012, a span of 36 games. Furthermore, USU's 38 free throw attempts are its most since attempting 39 against Utah on Nov. 24, 2010, a span of 101 games.
Utah State limited Southern Utah to just 30.2 percent shooting, which is the lowest by a USU opponent since San Jose State shot 26.5 percent on Feb. 8, 2013, a span of 12 games.
Utah State's 90 points are its most since defeating Oakland, 105-81, on March 25, 2012, a span of 35 games.
Utah State's 22 rebounds allowed are its fewest since Denver has just 19 rebounds on Feb. 14, 2013, a span of 11 games, while its 20 rebound advantage is its largest since out-rebounding Western Oregon by 22 (43-21) on Dec. 8, 2012, a span of 28 games.
Utah State has now won 28 straight home games against in-state opponents and is now 30-1 all-time at home against teams from the state of Utah under Morrill.
Utah State has now won 33 of its last 42 overall games against in-state opponents and is 41-13 against the state of Utah in the last 15 years, including a 7-0 record against Southern Utah.
Utah State has now won 65 of its last 74 home games and improved to 226-22 all-time in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum under Morrill.
Utah State improved to 201-100 all-time against current members of the Big Sky Conference, while Morrill is now 74-21 against the Big Sky Conference, including a 27-7 record at USU.
USU has won seven of its last nine and 121 of its last 127 games (.953) when holding its opponents under 60 points. Overall USU is 186-16 (.921) under Morrill when allowing fewer than 60 points in a game.
Utah State has won 86 of its last 88 games when leading at the half and is now 293-25 over the last 15 years when leading at the half.
Utah State is 2-0 this year and has won 93 of its last 99 games when scoring 70-plus points. Overall, USU is now 235-31 under Morrill when scoring 70 or more points in a game.
Senior forward Jarred Shaw scored in double-figures for the second time this year and 28th time in his career with his season-high 24 points. Overall, it is the fifth time in his career that he has scored 20-plus points in a game.
Senior forward Jarred Shaw recorded his first double-double of the season and 10th of his career with his 10 rebounds. Overall, it is the 10th time in his career he has recorded double-digit rebounds.
Senior forward Jarred Shaw had career-highs in both free throws made (10) and attempted (12).
Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield scored in double-figures for the second time this year and 20th time in his career with his 11 points.
Sophomore forward Kyle Davis tied his career-high with three blocked shots.
Senior guard TeNale Roland scored in double-figures for the first time this year and eighth time in his career with his 10 points.
Sophomore guard Marcel Davis recorded a season-high six assists, marking the 10th time in his career he has recorded five or more assists in game.
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