Jan. 7, 2013
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State men's basketball is among others receiving votes in this week's USA Today/Coaches Top 25 Poll, marking the first time the Aggies have been in the poll since being ranked No. 25 in the final poll of the 2010-11 season.
USU, which is 13-1 on the season, was one of four teams to receive one vote each to tie for 37th, joining Arizona State (13-2), Temple (10-3) and Virginia (11-3). There are four teams in the country who are still unbeaten, No. 1 Duke (14-0), No. 2 Michigan (15-0), No. 3 Arizona (14-0) and No. 25 Wyoming (13-0). Utah State is one of 12 teams in the nation with one loss.
Overall, USU has now won 12-straight games to rank tied for the seventh-longest winning streak in school history, including being tied for the sixth-longest under veteran head coach Stew Morrill.
The USA Today Sports Board of Coaches is made up of 31 head coaches at Division I institutions. All are members of the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
The Aggies are also in first-place in the Western Athletic Conference with a 4-0 league mark. After four games in a span of a week last week, Utah State only has one game this week, wrapping up a three-game homestand by hosting San Jose State (8-6, 3-1) on Friday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. The game will be televised regionally on KMYU.
For USU men's basketball ticket information, fans can contact the USU Athletics Ticket Office over the phone by calling 1-888-USTATE-1 or 435-797-0305 during regular hours of operation. Fans can also buy their tickets in person at the USU Ticket Office inside the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum or online by clicking on the "Buy Tickets" tab at www.UtahStateAggies.com.
Fans can follow the Aggie men's basketball program at twitter.com/AggieHoops. USU fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program at twitter.com/USUAthletics or on facebook at Utah State University Athletics.
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