Nov. 17, 2012
Utah State is 2-1 to start a season for the third-straight season.
Utah State is 72-23 (.758) during the last 13 years following a loss and has dropped back-to-back games just 20 times in the past 13 years. The last time USU lost back-to-back home games was during the 1992-93 season when it lost to UNLV and New Mexico State, a span of 326 games.
With this season's 2-1 ledger at home so far, the Aggies are now 212-19 (.918) overall at home under head coach Stew Morrill, including 106-9 (.922) in non-conference games.
Utah State posted seven season-highs and tied one other Saturday: points (77), field goals made (25), field goal percentage (56.8 percent), free throws made (23), free throws attempted (31), free throw percentage (74.2 percent), assists (21), as well as tying a season-high for blocked shots (5).
The Aggies also had a season-low nine turnovers, their first single-digit turnover game this season.
Utah State continued its streak of making a three-pointer in a game, doing so for the 202nd-straight game. The last time USU did not make a three-pointer in a game was on Dec. 16, 2006 in Provo as BYU defeated the Aggies, 75-62.
USU is now 1-1 all-time against TAMU-CC, avenging last year's 58-55 OT loss at Corpus Christi on Nov. 22, 2011.
The Aggies improved to 23-11 (.676) all-time against teams from the state of Texas.
Utah State also improved to 9-3 (.750) all-time against current members of the Southland Conference and now has at least a .500 record against all the Southland Conference teams its played, as the Aggies are 6-1 against Oral Roberts, 1-0 against Lamar, 1-1 against both Northwestern State and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
USU is 51-18 (.739) during the month of November under head coach Stew Morrill, including 27-2 (.931) at home... The Aggies are now also 6-1 on Nov. 17.
Junior guard Preston Medlin made his 40th consecutive start... It was the 33rd time in his career scoring in double-figures with his season-high 17 points Saturday and seventh-time in his last eight games with multiple three-pointers.
Junior center Jarred Shaw has topped his season-high in each of the Aggies' three games, scoring eight against Idaho State, 15 against Saint Mary's and 17 Saturday against TAMU-Corpus Christi.
Shaw has led USU in rebounding in all three games so far this season.
Senior center Kyisean Reed also topped his season-high for the second time in as many games with 17 points Saturday, for his 20th career double-figure scoring outing.
Junior guard TeNale Roland had career-highs of nine points and seven assists to go with zero turnovers... Roland has now dished out four or more assists for the second time in the last three games, distributing four in the season-opener against Idaho State.
Roland also hit his first three-pointer of his Aggie career.
Roland's seven assists are the most by an Aggie player this season as well as the most by any player in the WAC this season, bettering the six helpers that had been accomplished five different times in the conference so far.
Medlin's season-high four assists give him three or more helpers in all three games this season while his two steals were also a season-high while his 34 minutes played were a season-low.
Senior center Kyisean Reed also posted his second-straight game with multiple blocked shots, tying his career-high four the fifth time of his career with three Saturday night.
Freshman guard Marcel Davis registered his first Aggie career point with his free throw in the second half and Davis also played a season-high 12 minutes.
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