USU Men's Basketball Post-Game Notes - BYU
Nov. 30, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY -
USU has now won 34 of its last 44 overall games against in-state opponents and is 42-14 against the state of Utah in the last 14 years. During that time period, USU is 7-7 versus Brigham Young, 7-4 versus Utah, 13-3 versus Weber State, 8-0 against Utah Valley and 7-0 against Southern Utah. Overall, USU is 42-19 versus teams from the state of Utah under head coach Stew Morrill.
Utah State and Brigham Young met for the 230th time this weekend, extending the oldest rivalry in USU history. The Aggies trail in the all-time series, 138-92, in what is USU's oldest and most-played series in school history, with BYU now holding a 2-0 neutral court edge, winning both match-ups at EnergySolutions Arena, Saturday and on Dec. 6, 2008. The first game played in the series was on Feb. 23, 1906 with BYU winning 21-14. Overall, the Aggies have won seven of their last 13 games against the Cougars.
USU has led at halftime in five of its six games this season and Saturday was the Aggies' first loss of the season when leading at the break. USU has now won 88 of its last 91 games when leading at the break. Over the last 14 years, USU is 295-26 when holding a lead at intermission. On the flip side, Utah State is 1-0 this list when trailing at the break and a palindromic 48-84 when trailing at the half under head coach Stew Morrill.
Utah State is now 3-4 all-time at EnergySolutions Arena.
USU was a season-low 4-of-6 at the free throw line Saturday, it's fewest since 1-of-3 vs. San Jose State on Feb. 8, 2013.
Utah State has made at least one three-point basket in 235 straight games and 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 entered that game having made at least one three-pointer in 127 games dating back to Dec. 14, 2002 when BYU held USU without a three-pointer in a 66-56 win in Provo.
Senior guard Preston Medlin has scored in double-figures in five of the six games this season and 50 times in career with his 10 points Saturday.
Medlin has made at least one three-pointer in 24 of his last 27 games played, and now has 49 career games with multiple three-pointers.
Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield has posted double-digit scoring in each of last nine games played and 25 of last 29 career games played with his season-high 20 points Saturday... It was his first 20-point outing this season and fourth of his career.
Butterfield also has made at least one three-pointer in 29 of his last 31 games and has 17 multi three-pointer games, with this career-high tying four treys Saturday.
With seven rebounds Saturday, Butterfield has pulled down four or more rebounds a total of 29 times in career, including all six games this season and 21 of last 22 games played.
Sophomore forward Kyle Davis posted double-digits for the second game in a row and third this season with his 16 points Saturday, just missing his second-straight double-double with nine rebounds.
With his 12 points and 13 rebounds, senior center Jarred Shaw recorded his second double-double this season and 11th of his career.
Shaw has now logged double-figures for the third game in a row and fifth in the six games this season. It was his 31st double-digit scoring outing in his 37 career games.
Shaw had two dunks Saturday and he now has a team-leading five dunks this season.