Aggie Men's Hoops Welcomes Wolf Pack To Spectrum Wednesday
Utah State (12-9, 2-7 MW) men's basketball tips off the second half of its Mountain West schedule by hosting Nevada (12-10, 7-2 MW) on Wednesday, Feb. 5. USU is playing its first of two home games, which are its third and fourth home games during a five-game stretch. Tip-off between the Aggies and Wolf Pack from the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum (10,270) is slated for 7:05 p.m. (MT) and will be televised on ROOT Sports.
 
Utah State (12-9, 2-7 MW) men's basketball tips off the second half of its Mountain West schedule by hosting Nevada (12-10, 7-2 MW) on Wednesday, Feb. 5. USU is playing its first of two home games, which are its third and fourth home games during a five-game stretch. Tip-off between the Aggies and Wolf Pack from the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum (10,270) is slated for 7:05 p.m. (MT) and will be televised on ROOT Sports.
 
 

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Utah State Men's Basketball Loses At Nevada, 62-54, Saturday
Utah State's men's basketball struggled shooting the ball and suffered a 62-54 loss at Nevada Saturday evening at the Lawlor Events Center.

Nevada (12-10, 7-2 MW) at Utah State (12-9, 2-7 MW)
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 • 7:05 p.m. (MT) • Logan, Utah
Dee Glen Smith Spectrum (10,270)
Aggie Sports Radio Network • Al Lewis - Play-By-Play/Rod Tueller - Analysis
ROOT Sports • Jerry Schemmel - Play-By-Play/Joe Cravens - Analysis

GAME DAY HEADLINES
• Utah State (12-9, 2-7 MW) men's basketball tips off the second half of its Mountain West schedule by hosting Nevada (12-10, 7-2 MW) on Wednesday, Feb. 5. USU is playing its first of two home games, which are its third and fourth home games during a five-game stretch. Tip-off between the Aggies and Wolf Pack from the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum (10,270) is slated for 7:05 p.m. (MT) and will be televised on ROOT Sports. Jerry Schemmel will provide play-by-play, with analysis from Joe Cravens. The live stream of Wednesday's game will not be available within the regional ROOT Sports coverage area. The game will also be aired on the radio and audio streamed online on the Aggie Sports Network.

• The Aggies have an overall record of 1,512-1,041 (.592) in their 2,553 games played in their 109th season of basketball. USU became the 52nd team in NCAA history to reach the 1,500 total win plateau.

• Utah State is in its first season in the Mountain West after eight seasons in the Western Athletic Conference. The Aggies are 2-7 in their inaugural season in the conference.

• USU is 10-3 at home this season, having its seven-game home winning streak snapped with the loss to San Diego State on Jan. 25. The Aggies have won 73 of their last 85 games (.859) in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum after having their 33-game win streak snapped on Nov. 30, 2011 with a loss to Denver. That 33-game win streak started after a 37-game win streak was halted by Saint Mary's on Dec. 5, 2009. Overall, USU has won 109 of its last 122 home games (.893).

• Utah State has won 90.3 percent of its home games (234-25) under head coach Stew Morrill, including a 129-15 (.896) record at home against league competition. The Aggies have won 262 of their last 289 games (.907) in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. USU has registered a 528-118 (.817) all-time record in its 44th year in the facility.

• The Aggies are 3-5 this season and 77-33 (.700) during the last 14 years following a loss.

• Utah State and Nevada will be playing for the 48th time this week in what is the 18th-oldest rivalry in school history. The Aggies own a 31-16 advantage, which includes a 16-3 home mark. Overall, USU has won nine of the last 14 games played in the series, including five of the last six in Logan. Nevada has won the last three meetings, winning this season's first meeting, 62-54, in Reno on Jan. 11, along with sweeping the season series in 2012, winning at Logan on Jan. 7, 2012, 78-71, snapping USU's school-record 33-game WAC home winning streak, and at Reno on Feb. 2, 2012, 53-52. The last time Utah State won a game in the series was on Feb. 2, 2011, winning 67-45.

• Wednesday is the second of USU's eight games in the month of February, currently 0-1 in the second month of the calendar. The Aggies are 78-33 (.703) during the month of February under veteran head coach Stew Morrill, which includes a 48-7 (.873) home record. This is USU's fourth game on a Wednesday, posting a 1-2 mark so far, currently on a lost, won, lost pattern. USU is 34-13 (.723) in games played on Wednesday under Morrill. The Aggies are playing on Feb. 5 for the first time since 2011 and are 11-3 (.769) all-time in known games played on Feb. 5, winning their last seven games in a row on the date, including beating Nevada, on Feb. 5, 1998, 74-52.

• USU senior guard Preston Medlin became the 36th player in USU history to reach the 1,000 career points plateau, and now with 1,242 career points, has climbed up to No. 21 and enters Wednesday needing 13 points to crack the top 20, as Rich Haws (1973-75) holds the No. 20 position with 1,255 points, as well as 24 points for the No. 19 spot, held by Bob Lauriski (1971-73) with 1,266 points.

• Medlin needs one three-pointer to move up to No. 5 on USU's career three-pointer list and senior center Jarred Shaw needs one block to move up to No. 14 on the Aggie's career blocked shots list.

ON TAP
Utah State (12-9, 2-7 MW) men's basketball tips off the second half of its Mountain West schedule by hosting Nevada (12-10, 7-2 MW) on Wednesday, Feb. 5. USU is playing its first of two home games, which are its third and fourth home games during a five-game stretch. Tip-off between the Aggies and Wolf Pack from the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum (10,270) is slated for 7 p.m. (MT) and will be televised on ROOT Sports. Jerry Schemmel will provide play-by-play, with analysis from Joe Cravens. The live stream of Wednesday's game will not be available within the regional ROOT Sports coverage area. The game will also be aired on the radio and audio streamed online on the Aggie Sports Network. Live stats will also be available through the "GameTracker" link, and updates will also be available on Twitter - @Aggiehoops.

WHAT'S UP NEXT?
The Aggies continue their two-game homestand and wrap up their stretch of four home games during a five-game span by hosting Boise State on Saturday, Feb. 8 in a 4 p.m. tip-off, in another nationally televised game, airing on CBS Sports Network

ON THE AIRWAVES
Utah State basketball games are broadcast on the Aggie Sports Network on KVNU (610 AM/102.1 FM) and KLZX (95.9 FM) in Logan, on KZNS (1280 AM) in Salt Lake City, KVEL (920 AM) in Vernal, KRPX (95.3 FM) in Price, and KLZX (105.3 FM) in Montpelier, Idaho, as well as on the Internet at www.UtahStateAggies.com. Al Lewis serves as the play-by-play announcer while former USU head coach and athletics director Rod Tueller serves as the analyst during home games and select road games.

LISTEN LIVE ON THE INTERNET
Fans can also listen to all Utah State men's basketball games on the Internet by clocking on the "Listen Live" link at www.utahstateaggies.com, the official web site of USU athletics.

ON TV
Wednesday's battle between the Aggies and Broncos will be nationally televised on ROOT Sports Network TV (Comcast Ch. 52/693HD, Dish Network Ch. 414, DirecTV Ch. 683/687). Jerry Schemmel will provide play-by-play, with analysis from Joe Cravens.

LIVE VIDEO ON THE INTERNET
Internet live video streaming for Wednesday's game will be available by clicking on the "Watch Live" link at www.UtahStateAggies.com. The live stream of Wednesday's game will not be available within the regional ROOT Sports coverage area.

LIVE STATS
Live stats for all USU home games and most road games are available via "Gametracker" links at www.utahstateaggies.com, the official web site of USU athletics.

BEING SOCIAL
Utah State men's basketball news and information is available on twitter @Aggiehoops. Fans can also get USU men's basketball highlights on youtube at youtube/UtahStateAthletics. Aggie fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program at twitter.com/USUAthletics, on facebook at facebook.com/USUAthletics, or on Instagram at instagram.com/USUAthletics.

VOTE FOR UTAH STATE FOR NCAA'S 6TH FAN CONTEST
The NCAA has launched the NCAA 6th Fan contest, an exciting nationwide online competition that will determine which Division I school has the most school pride and supportive fans. Utah State fans can learn all the details at www.ncaa.com/6thfan, including how to win great fan prizes and how to help Utah State be awarded over $100,000 in general scholarship contributions.

Utah State fans can vote at www.ncaa.com/6thfan by casting votes directly, or votes can be submitted through ncaa.com to Facebook and Twitter. Fans also can vote directly on Twitter by Tweeting or Retweeting the #6thFan hashtag and Utah State's hashtag: #UTST.

A GLANCE AT UTAH STATE
Utah State men's basketball is entering its first season in Mountain West with four returning starters as part of eight returning lettermen from last year's squad that started out 14-1, but lost all three of its returning starters to season-ending injuries by mid-season, as USU finished 21-10 overall and 11-7 in Western Athletic Conference play. Last year was USU's eighth and final season in the WAC before joining the Mountain West on July 1, 2013. The 2012-13 campaign was USU's 14th-straight 21-win season, as Utah State is just one of just five teams in the country to win at least 21 games in each of the past 14 seasons along with Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas and Syracuse. Furthermore, it was the 23rd time in school history that USU had won 20 or more games in a season.

LOOKING AT UTAH STATE
USU brings a 12-9 overall and 2-7 Mountain West ledger into Wednesday's match-up with Nevada. The Aggies were dealt a 74-57 loss at Wyoming Saturday evening in Laramie. The Cowboys pulled away from a 23-all tie with 5:11 to go in the first half, closing the first frame with a 12-5 spurt as part of a 23-8 stretch continuing in the first 2:36 of the second half to open a 46-31 lead, and the Aggies couldn't recover. Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield netted three three-pointers on the way to a team-high 12 points, while classmate, guard Preston Medlin tallied 11 points. Medlin moved up to No. 21 on USU's career scoring list with 1,242 points, passing Max Perry (1959-61) with 1,236 points and Jim Boatwright (1972-74) with 1,238 points. Medlin needs 13 points to crack the top 20, as Rich Haws (1973-75) holds the No. 20 position with 1,255 points. Butterfield and Medlin were the only two Aggies in double-figures, while freshman guard JoJo McGlaston logged a career-high seven points. Three USU players shared the rebounding lead, with Butterfield, sophomore forward Kyle Davis and freshman forward Jalen Moore all snaring five boards apiece, helping USU to a 32-26 rebounding advantage.

The Aggies have three players averaging in double-figures for the season, led by Shaw with 14.5 points per game, while Butterfield tallies 13.2 ppg and Medlin adds 13.0 ppg to match his jersey number. Shaw is also averaging 7.4 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game. He is shooting 49.2 percent (90-of-183) from the field, in addition to a team-high 84.2 percent (48-of-57) at the free throw line. Shaw was suspended for a violation of team rules and missed five games from 12/14/13 - 1/1/14, but was reinstated on Jan. 3 and returned to action against San José State on Jan. 4. Butterfield and Medlin are each shooting over 45 percent from three-point range, shooting nearly identical from outside the arc than inside it, and both shooting over 75 percent at the free throw line. Butterfield is shooting 47.0 percent (47-of-100) from distance and 46.6 percent (96-of-206) field goal shooting, along with 83.0 percent (39-of-47) at the free pitch stripe. Additionally, Butterfield averages 6.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. Medlin is netting 45.9 percent (50-of-109) behind the arc, as part of 45.6 percent (88-of-193) overall field goal shooting, adding 75.4 percent (46-of-61) at the charity stripe. Medlin is also averaging 4.24 assists and has a 3.07 assist-turnover ratio. Davis, who missed the UNLV and San Diego State games with an injury before returning in the New Mexico game, adds 9.4 ppg, and leads the team with 8.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game. Davis is shooting 61.4 percent (62-of-101) from the field, along with 45-of-73 (61.6 percent) at the free throw line.

As a team, USU is averaging 71.0 points per game, while making just under half of its field goals at 46.6 percent (528-of-1132), including 41.5 percent (153-of-369) from beyond the arc, as well as 73.3 percent (283-of-386) at the free throw line. Defensively, the Aggies are limiting the opposition to 66.3 ppg, while holding them to 42.2 percent (481-of-1141) field goal shooting, including just 32.0 percent (124-of-388) from three-point range, as well as 72.9 percent (306-of-420) at the charity stripe. USU has a +6.7 rebounding margin (36.2-29.5), while averaging 16.9 assists, 4.1 blocks and 3.2 steals per game, as well as committing 11.5 turnovers per contest.

DOUBLE-DIGIT HOME WINS
Utah State's 57-50 win over Colorado State on Jan. 15 was the Aggies' 10th home win this season, improving to 10-1 at home this year. It is USU's 21st-straight season that they have won double-digit home games, as well as the 43rd time since the 1957-58 season.

SMALL SCREEN SUPERSTARS
The Aggies will be playing on national television for the fifth-straight game and the eighth of 15 times this season. So far Utah State is 2-5 in nationally televised games, beating USC, 78-65 on Nov. 8 (CBS Sports Network) and Southern Utah, 90-57, on Nov. 12 (ROOT Sports), while losing at Air Force, 73-72 on Jan. 1 (ROOT Sports) and at UNLV, 62-42, on Jan. 22 (CBS Sports Network), along with at home to No. 7 San Diego State, 74-69, on Jan. 25 (ESPNU) and home to New Mexico, 78-65 on Jan 28 (ESPNU), then at Wyoming, 74-57, on Feb. 1 (ROOT Sports).

SHARING THE SCORING LEAD
USU has had six different players lead or share the team lead in scoring in a game, after senior guard TeNale Roland led the Aggies in the scoring category for the first time this season with his career-high 20 points in the win over San José State on Jan. 4. Senior center Jarred Shaw has led the team or shared the team lead in scoring in each of the last five games, and now tops the team with nine games leading the team in scoring. Senior guard Preston Medlin has led the team in scoring six times, followed by five times by senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield. Junior forward Danny Berger and sophomore forward Kyle Davis are joined by Roland in leading the team in scoring once each.

TOP REBOUNDER HONORS
The Aggies have had five different players lead or share the honor of top rebounder, with sophomore forward Kyle Davis have top honors in 11 games, while senior center Jarred Shaw has led the team in rebounding in eight games. Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield has led in five games, while freshman forward Jalen Moore has led in two games and junior forward Danny Berger has led once.

DISHING THEM OUT
USU has had nine different players lead the team or share the team lead as the top assist man, with senior guard Preston Medlin leading the way with 11 games, while sophomore guard Marcel Davis is close behind with six. Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield has led the team in three games, senior guard TeNale Roland and freshman forward Jalen Moore in two games, while junior forward Danny Berger, sophomore forward Kyle Davis, junior forward Ben Clifford and freshman guard JoJo McGlaston and with one game each.

AGGIES TOP MW OVERALL STATISTICS IN FOUR CATEGORIES
USU leads the Mountain West overall statistics in three-point field goal percentage (.415), rebound margin (+6.7), assists (16.9) and assist-turnover ratio (1.5). The Aggies are also second in free throw percentage (.733) and field goal percentage (.466), while ranking third in three-point field goal percentage defense (.320), as well as fourth in scoring defense (66.3). USU is also fifth in field goal percentage defense (.422) and rebounds (36.2), as well as sixth in blocks (4.1), seventh in scoring margin (+4.8), eighth in scoring (71.0) and 11th in steals (3.2).

Individually, senior guard Preston Medlin is second in the league in assists (4.2) and third in assist-turnover ratio (3.1), while ranking tied for third in three-point field goals made (2.4). Senior center Jarred Shaw is 14th in the conference in scoring (14.5), ranking third in free throw percentage (.842), fourth in field goal percentage (.482), eighth in blocks (1.3) and 10th in rebounding (7.7). Fellow senior, guard/forward Spencer Butterfield is 20th in scoring (13.2), 14th in rebounding (6.1) and seventh in three-point field goals made (2.2). Senior guard TeNale Roland is second in the league in assist-turnover ratio (3.7). Sophomore forward Kyle Davis is sixth in blocks (1.6) and eighth in rebounds (8.2). Fellow sophomore, guard Marcel Davis, is fourth in assist-turnover ratio (2.9) and eighth in assists (3.2).

TEAM FOR THREE
While Utah State leads the MW team stats in three-point field goal percentage at 41.5 percent, the Aggies do not have a single player in the individual three-point field goal percentage rankings. Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield is shooting a team-high 47.0 percent (47-of-100) and fellow senior, guard Preston Medlin is netting 45.9 percent (50-of-109) behind the arc, which would hold the first two spots in the league stats, respectively, but they don't reach the minimum requirement of 2.5 makes per game, as Medlin has 50 treys in 21 games (2.38) and Butterfield has 47 three-pointers in 21 games (2.24 pg).

USU FIRST IN ONE MW ONLY STATISTICS CATEGORIES
In the MW only stats, the Aggies are first in three-point field goal percentage (.410), while ranking second in assists (15.7) and assist-turnover ratio (1.4). Utah State is also fourth in field goal percentage (.432) and sixth in free throw percentage (.712), along with seventh in field goal percentage defense (.436), rebound margin (-0.1), and blocks (3.4). USU is also eighth in scoring defense (68.7), three-point field goal percentage defense (.366) and rebounds (33.1), while ranking tied for ninth in scoring (64.0), ninth in scoring margin (-4.7) and 11th in steals (3.1).

Individually, senior guard Preston Medlin is second in the conference in assists (4.8) and sixth in assist-turnover ratio (2.7), along with tied for fifth in three-point field goals made (2.2), tying with teammate, senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield. Senior center Jarred Shaw is eighth in field goal percentage (.422), 10th in free throw percentage (.808), 13th in rebounds (7.1) and 20th in scoring (12.9).

Senior guard TeNale Roland leads the league in assist-turnover ratio (7.8) and is eighth in assists (3.4). Sophomore guard Marcel Davis is fifth in assist-turnover ratio (2.8) and 10th in assists (3.1).

UTAH STATE AMONG TOPS IN MOUNTAIN WEST IN REBOUNDING PERCENTAGES
In addition to leading the Mountain West in rebounding margin (+6.7), USU is second in offensive rebounding percentage, gathering 239 offensive rebounds while their opposition has 426 defensive rebounds, for a 35.9 offensive rebounding percentage. The 426 opponents defensive rebounds are the fewest allowed in the league. The Aggies are also fourth in defensive rebounding percentage, collecting 522 defensive rebounds, while their opponents have just 194 offensive rebounds, for a 72.9 defensive rebounding percentage. The 194 opponent offensive rebounds are third in the league.

AGGIES HAVE FOUR TOP 20 MARKS IN NCAA STATS RANKINGS
Utah State has four top 20 marks in the recent NCAA statistical categories, released Feb. 3, including ranking fourth in the country in three-point field goal percentage (.415) and ninth in assists per game (16.9).

Additionally, USU is 16th in assist-turnover ratio (1.47) and 17th in total assists (355), as well as ranking 21st in rebounding margin (+6.7). The Aggies also are 52nd in free throw percentage (.733), 68th in field goal percentage (.466), 73rd in scoring defense (66.3) and 75th in three-point field goal percentage (.320).

Individually, senior guard TeNale Roland is sixth in the nation in assist-turnover ratio (3.71), while senior guard Preston Medlin is 15th (3.07) and sophomore guard Marcel Davis is 23rd (2.90). Medlin is also 97th in three-point field goals per game (2.38). Sophomore forward Kyle Davis is 81st in rebounds per game and 98th in double-doubles (5). Senior center Jarred Shaw is 93rd in free throw percentage (.842).

AGGIES ONLY TEAM WITH MULTIPLE PLAYERS IN TOP 30 OF ASSIST-TO
Utah State is the only team with more than one player in the top 30 of the NCAA stats for assist-turnover ratio, and the Aggies have three players, all in the top 23 of the rankings. Senior guard TeNale Roland is sixth in the nation in assist-turnover ratio (3.71), while senior guard Preston Medlin is 15th (3.07) and sophomore guard Marcel Davis is 23rd (2.90).

SCOUTING NEVADA
The Wolf Pack enter Wednesday's game with 12-10 overall and 7-2 MW marks, winning their last two games and three of their last four. Nevada played its third overtime game in its last four and fifth of the season in a 69-56 win over Air Force on Saturday, outscoring the Falcons, 15-2 in the extra session. Senior guard Jerry Evans, Jr., and junior forward AJ West posted double-doubles, with Evans logging 17 points and 10 rebounds, while West logged 10 points and 12 boards, adding four blocks. Sophomore forward Cole Hoff added 13 points, while senior guard Deonte Burton tallied 10 points and dished out seven assists. Nevada bounced back from a 64-62 OT loss at Wyoming on Jan. 25 with a palindromic 76-67 win over Colorado State on Jan. 29.

Burton leads the Wolf Pack as well as the Mountain West, along with ranking 16th in the nation in scoring at 21.0 ppg. He also leads the MW in minutes played (38.8), as well as ranking third in steals (1.6), fourth in assists (4.0), fifth in the MW in field goal percentage (.477, 154-of-323) and eighth in assist-turnover ratio (1.9). Burton is shooting 32.2 percent (38-of-118) from three-point range as well as 76.3 percent (116-of-152) at the free throw line, adding 4.2 rebounds per game. Evans is 19th in the MW in scoring (13.5) and ranks 13th in rebounding (6.4), in addition to shooting 45.8 percent (97-of-212) field goal shooting, 35.7 percent (30-of-84) behind the arc and 78.9 percent (60-of-76) at the charity stripe. Junior guard Michael Perez is third in the MW in minutes (35.9), seventh in assists (3.3) and 10th in assist-turnover ratio (1.8). He averages 11.5 ppg, netting 37.6 percent (88-of-234) of his field goals, 31.9 percent (36-of-11) from distance and 76.4 percent (42-of-55) at the free pitch stripe. Huff is the fourth Wolf Pack player averaging in double-digits at 11.5 ppg, shooting 43.7 percent (80-of-183) from the field, 39.3 percent (35-of-89) behind the arc and 39.3 percent (35-of-89) at the charity stripe.

In MW only stats, Burton is third in scoring (18.8), as well as second in minutes played (38.6), fourth in assists (4.1), fifth in field goal percentage (.500, 60-of-120), tied for seventh in steals (1.3) and ninth in assist-turnover ratio (1.9). Huff is 17th in scoring (13.4), tied for 18th in rebounding (5.8), as well as tied for fifth in three-pointers per game (2.2) and ninth in free throw percentage (.818). West is sixth in the league in rebounding (8.9) and second in blocked shots (3.1). Perez is third in minutes played (37.8), tied for sixth in assists (3.8) and eighth in assist-turnover ratio (2.0).

As a team, Nevada is fourth in the MW overall in scoring offense (73.9) and 10th in scoring defense (73.7), to rank ninth in scoring margin (+0.2). Nevada is sixth in field goal percentage (.442), ninth in three-point field goal percentage (.333) and fourth in free throw percentage (.727). Defensively, the Wolf Pack is ninth in field goal percentage defense (.437) and seventh in three-point field goal percentage defense (.331), as well as fourth in blocked shots (4.6), eighth in both rebounding margin (+0.6) and steals (5.1). Nevada is also 10th in assists (10.7), fifth in turnover margin (+0.1) and 10th in assist-turnover margin (1.0).

In MW only stats, the Wolf Pack is fifth in scoring offense (69.7) and fourth in scoring defense (64.4), to rank third in scoring margin (+5.2). The Wolf Pack is fifth in field goal percentage (.428), eighth in three-point field goal percentage (.301) and ninth in free throw percentage (.694). Defensively, Nevada leads the league in both field goal percentage defense (.375) and three-point field goal percentage (.274), as well as first in blocked shots (6.4), tied for seventh in steals (4.4) and eighth in rebounding margin (-0.8). The Wolf Pack is also ninth in assists (10.4), fourth in turnover margin (+1.1) and sixth in assist-turnover ratio (1.1).

UTAH STATE VS. NEVADA RIVALRY ONE OF THE OLDEST IN SCHOOL HISTORY
Utah State and Nevada will be playing for the 48th time this week in what is the 18th-oldest rivalry in school history. USU's first game against Nevada was during the 1935-36 season.

UTAH STATE-NEVADA SERIES
Utah State and Nevada will be playing for the 48th time this week in what is the 18th-oldest rivalry in school history. USU and Nevada first faced off against each other in the 1935-36 season. The Aggies own a 31-16 advantage, which includes a 16-3 home mark. Overall, USU has won nine of the last 14 games played in the series, including five of the last six in Logan, as Nevada's last visit on Jan. 7, 2012 that the Wolf Pack won, snapped USU's five game win streak in Logan. The Wolf Pack have won the last three meetings, sweeping the season series in 2012, winning at Logan on Jan. 7, 2012, 78-71, snapping Utah State's school-record 33-game WAC home winning streak, and at Reno on Feb. 2, 2012, 53-52. The last time Utah State won a game in the series was on Feb. 2, 2011, winning 67-45.

MORRILL VS NEVADA
USU head coach Stew Morrill is 21-15 all-time against Nevada, which includes a 5-5 mark while at Montana, 2-1 at Colorado State and now a 14-9 record during his time at Utah State.

AGGIES AGAINST SILVER STATE TEAMS
Utah State is 34-44 (.436) overall against teams from the state of Nevada, posting a 31-16 record against Nevada, as well as 3-28 against UNLV. The Aggies have a record that would make Johnny Horton proud, in known home against teams from the Silver State with an 18-14 (.563) overall record, logging a 16-3 mark versus Nevada and 2-11 against UNLV.

LAST MEETING VERSUS NEVADA - JAN. 11, 2014
RENO, Nev. - Utah State's men's basketball struggled shooting the ball and suffered a 62-54 loss at Nevada on Jan. 11, 2014 at the Lawlor Events Center. USU is 11-4 overall and 1-2 in Mountain West play, while Nevada remains atop the league standings with a 4-0 conference mark, improving to 9-8 overall. Senior center Jarred Shaw led USU with 19 points, adding eight rebounds, but was the only player in double-figures. Sophomore forward Kyle Davis added nine points and a game-high nine rebounds, while senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield tallied seven points and seven rebounds, as USU had a 48-35 rebounding edge, its ninth game this season with a double-digit rebounding advantage. Senior guard TeNale Roland dished out a season-high six assists, while USU was limited to a season-low 12 assists for the game. Nevada was led by 16 points by Cole Huff, followed by Deonte Burton with 14, as the USU defense held him to eight points below his MW leading 22.3 points per game average. CJ West added 11 points, while Jerry Evans, Jr., snared eight rebounds and West pulled down seven boards. Utah State shot a season-low 31.3 percent (21-of-67) from the field, tying a season-low with only two three-pointers on the way to a season-low 12.5 percent (2-of-16) behind the arc. The Aggies shot 10-of-14 (71.4 percent) at the free throw line. Nevada made 41.8 percent (23-of-55) of its field goals, making 27.8 percent (5-of-18) from three-point range and the Wolf Pack were 11-of-18 (61.1 percent) from the charity stripe. USU took a 6-4 lead after a pair of free throws by Shaw at 17:18, but then Nevada went on an 8-0 run that Roland broke with a three-pointer from the left wing at the 10:41 mark to pull USU within 12-9. However, the Wolf Pack pulled away and later opened a 27-19 lead with 4:44 to go after a dunk by Michael Perez, but the Aggies then went on a 9-0 run. The spurt started with a Butterfield trey, then four-straight points by Shaw before Davis capped it with a jumper at the 1:45 mark to give USU a 28-27 lead. It was a short-lived lead and was the Aggies' last of the night, as Nevada scored on its ensuing possession and Burton hit a triple with 43 seconds left to give the Wolf Pack a 32-28 lead at halftime. With the loss, USU is now 1-3 this season when trailing at halftime. Nevada opened the second half with a 13-2 run to open a 45-30 lead, as West capped the run with a layup at 14:26. The Aggies cut the gap to 47-37 after a pair of free throws by sophomore guard Marcel Davis at the 10:35 mark, but the Wolf Pack scored four unanswered. USU again rallied and dropped the deficit to 52-44 with 6:56 to go after back-to-back buckets by senior guard Preston Medlin, and the Aggies got within 56-50 with 4:09 left following a Butterfield layup, but couldn't get any closer down the stretch to suffer the defeat

LAST MEETING VS. NEVADA AT LOGAN - JAN. 7, 2012
LOGAN, Utah - Nevada led from start-to-finish and held off a late Utah State rally as the Wolf Pack snapped the Aggies' 33-game home conference winning streak with a hard-fought 78-71 victory on Jan. 7, 2012 in Logan. It was USU's first WAC loss at home since falling to Fresno State, 71-66, on March 3, 2007. Senior guard Brockeith Pane scored 21 points to go along with six assists and five rebounds. Sophomore guard Preston Medlin scored 20 points, and senior forward Morgan Grim added 16 points to go with a team-leading eight rebounds, as the Aggies were out-rebounded, 34-24. Four Nevada starters notched double-digits, led by Deonte Burton's game-high 25 points. The Aggies made half of their shots both from the field (23-46) and behind the arc (7-14), while making 75.0 percent (18-24) at the free throw line. The Wolf Pack made 48.3 percent (28-58) of their field goals and were 38.5 percent (10-26) from three-point range. Nevada was also 12-of-19 (.632) from the free throw line. Both teams committed eight turnovers, but Nevada had a 10-4 points off turnovers advantage, as well as a 10-4 edge in second-chance points, collecting 13 offensive rebounds, compared to only three for USU. Nevada opened a 10-2 lead after a three-pointer by Czyz, one possession after Burton hit a trey. USU got within 15-14 at the 12:54 mark after a layup by Medlin, but the Aggies couldn't tie or take the lead. Hunt completed a three-point play with 9:55 to go for a 26-20 Wolf Pack lead. The Aggies again trimmed the gap to one point, once at 28-27 after a pair of Pane free pitch shots and the second after two free throws by junior guard E.J. Farris to make it 30-29 with 5:27 to go, but again couldn't get any closer. Nevada's lead swelled to its largest of the night at 10 points after another Burton jumper put the Wolf Pack on top, 39-29. The Aggies got within 43-37 at halftime after sophomore guard Danny Berger hit a runner in the lane that dropped at the halftime buzzer. A three-pointer by Pane tied the score for the first time at 56-all with 9:36 left in the game. Nevada's Jordan Burris later regained the lead for the Wolf Pack with a trey and Burton hit a runner in the lane for a 61-56 lead with 7:03 to play. Czyz later hit back-to-back buckets to open a 67-59 Nevada advantage with 4:56 remaining, but the Aggies wouldn't go away. After Story hit a trey from the top of the arc for a 70-63 Wolf Pack lead, Grim hit a layup and later hit one free throw, then Medlin hit a running layup to pull USU within, 70-68 with 1:10 to go. On Nevada's next possession, Burton hit a fade-away three-pointer from the left wing and was fouled, with 37 seconds left to put the Wolf Pack ahead, 74-68. Pane hit another trey from the right wing with 21 ticks to play to pull USU within 74-71, but Nevada hit all four of its free throws in the waning seconds to seal the win.

HOME STATERS
Utah State has six players from the state of Utah including junior forward Ben Clifford (South Jordan/Bingham HS), junior center Jordan Stone (Smithfield/Sky View HS) and sophomore guard Marcel Davis (American Fork/American Fork HS), along with sophomore forward Kyle Davis (Draper/Alta HS/Southern Utah), freshman forward Jalen Moore (Smithfield/Sky View HS), and freshman guard Terrell Young (Salt Lake City/Judge Memorial HS).

USU also has one player from the state of Nevada in freshman guard Viko Noma'aea (Las Vegas/Sierra Vista Mountain HS).

Nevada does not have any players from either Utah nor Nevada.

A LOOK BACK AT THE WYOMING GAME
LARAMIE, Wyo. - Utah State men's basketball was dealt a 74-57 loss to Wyoming Saturday evening at Arena-Auditorium. The Cowboys pulled away from a 23-all tie with 5:11 to go in the first half, closing the first frame with a 12-5 spurt as part of a 23-8 stretch continuing in the first 2:36 of the second half to open a 46-31 lead, and the Aggies couldn't recover. With the loss, USU is now 12-9 overall and ends the first half of Mountain West play 2-7 in Mountain West play, suffering its fifth-straight loss. Wyoming improved to 14-7 overall and 5-3 in MW action, winning five of its last six games. Saturday was the first meeting between the Aggies and Cowboys since 2008 and the first match-up in Laramie since Dec. 3, 1997, but was the 68th overall meeting, tying for USU's seventh-most played rivalry in school history. USU and UW have split the last six meetings, with an alternating won-lost pattern. The Cowboys now lead the all-time series, 45-23, including 27-6 in Laramie, winning the last four meetings on UW's home court. Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield netted three three-pointers on the way to a team-high 12 points, while classmate, guard Preston Medlin tallied 11 points. Medlin moved up to No. 21 on USU's career scoring list with 1,242 points, passing Max Perry (1959-61) with 1,236 points and Jim Boatwright (1972-74) with 1,238 points. Medlin needs 13 points to crack the top 20, as Rich Haws (1973-75) holds the No. 20 position with 1,255 points. Butterfield and Medlin were the only two Aggies in double-figures, while freshman guard JoJo McGlaston logged a career-high seven points. Three USU players shared the rebounding lead, with Butterfield, sophomore forward Kyle Davis and freshman forward Jalen Moore all snaring five boards apiece, helping USU to a 32-26 rebounding advantage. Wyoming had four players in double-digit points, led by Josh Adams with 19 points, before getting ejected in the second half after a flagrant two foul. Riley Grabau notched 15 points, followed by Larry Nance, Jr., with 13 and Derek Cooke, Jr., with 11. Cooke led the Cowboys with eight boards, while Nance notched five, to go with a game-high two blocks. USU was 10-of-25 (40.4 percent) from the field, netting 7-of-18 (38.9 percent) from three-point range, as well as 8-of-13 (61.5 percent) at the free throw line. UW made 53.3 percent (24-of-45) of its field goals, including 57.1 percent (8-of-14) behind the arc, along with 85.7 percent (18-of-21) at the charity stripe. All three of the Cowboys' percentages were season-highs for a Aggie opponent. The Cowboys bucked out of the gates like a rodeo bronc, opening up a 12-2 lead at the 15:42 mark after an Adams jumper. However, the Aggies stampeded back with a 15-5 run, getting three-pointers from junior forward Ben Clifford and McGlaston during the spurt before Moore capped the streak with a jumper at the 7:30 mark to knot it up at 17-all. After Wyoming took a 21-18 lead, Butterfield drained a trey to tied it at 21-21 with 5:58 on the first half clock. Adams and Medlin traded buckets to level the scoring ledger at 23's with 5:11 left. A pair of Nance free pitch shots started Wyoming's 12-5 spurt to close the half, as the Cowboys took a 35-28 lead into intermission. Wyoming's lead grew to 46-31 with 17:24 to play in the game, capping the Cowboys' 23-8 run from the 23-all tie. Utah State closed the deficit to 49-39 with 13:32 left after a layup then a dunk by junior forward Danny Berger. However, that would be the closest the visitors would get as the Cowboys pulled away, bucking their lead up to 65-44 with 6:28 to go. With 5:37 remaining, Butterfield and Adams got tangled up, and after the altercation, Butterfield was called for a foul and Adams getting ejected after being assessed a flagrant two foul. Grabau hit one free throw for the Butterfield foul, then Butterfield netted a pair of charity stripe shots for a 67-49 deficit. Medlin drained a trey with 4:53 to go to pull USU within, 67-52, but couldn't get any closer, as UW pulled away for the 74-57 win.

POST-GAME NOTES FROM WYOMING GAME
TEAM NOTES
• Utah State is now 2-7 in Mountain West play and 12-9 overall.
• USU is now 2-5 on the road this season, having lost its last five after starting 2-0 on road, and Utah State has won 30 of its last 53 road games and is 108-91 in road games under head coach Stew Morrill.
• The Aggies are now 3-5 this season following a loss and 77-33 during the last 14 years.
• Utah State is 0-1 in February this season as Saturday was USU's first of eight games in the month of February. The Aggies are now 76-33 during the month of February under veteran head coach Stew Morrill, which includes a 30-26 record on the road.
• This was USU's 12th game on a Saturday, its most-played on day of the week so far this season, now posting a 6-6 mark on Saturdays, as part of 152-61 in games played on Saturday under Morrill.
• The Aggies played on Feb. 1 for the first time since 2004 and USU is now 6-6 all-time in known games played on Feb. 1, as Saturday's loss snapped a two-game win streak on the date.
• USU is now 1-3 this season when scoring less than 60 points and is 27-53 when scoring less than 60 points under Morrill.
• USU trailed at halftime for the fifth game in a row and seventh time in its nine MW games, and is now 1-8 this season when trailing at halftime, falling to 48-92 when trailing at intermission under head coach Stew Morrill.

PLAYER NOTES
• With his 11 points Saturday, senior guard Preston Medlin moved up to No. 21 on USU's career scoring list with 1,242 points, passing Max Perry (1959-61) with 1,236 points and Jim Boatwright (1972-74) with 1,238 points. Medlin needs 13 points to crack the top 20, as Rich Haws (1973-75) holds the No. 20 position with 1,255 points.
• Medlin's 11 points is his 16th double-digit scoring outing this season and 61st of his career.
• Medlin has made at least one three-pointer in 18 of the 21 games this season and 37 of last 42 career games played.
• Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield has scored in double-figures 16 times this season and 35 of last 44 career games played with his 12 points Saturday.
• Butterfield has made at least one three-pointer in 20 of the 21 games, having his streak of 19 snapped by not making one in USU's last game, vs. New Mexico on 1/28... He has a trey in 43 of his last 45 games.
• With his three three-pointers Saturday, Butterfield has 13 multi three-pointer games this season, including seven of the last 10 games.
• Freshman guard JoJo McGlaston netted a career-high seven points, his fourth game this season with five or more points.

UTAH STATE AGAINST MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE
Utah State has a combined 253-186 (.576) record against current Mountain West Conference teams. The Aggies have a winning record against eight of the 10 other teams, ironically the first eight of the alphabetical list, while trailing to the bottom two teams on the list, UNLV and Wyoming. USU has posted a 10-3 (.769) mark against Air Force, 28-9 (.757) record against Boise State, a palindromic 53-35 (.602) ledger versus Colorado State, 31-20 (.608) record versus Fresno State, 31-16 (.660) record against Nevada, 19-5 (.792) mark versus New Mexico, 3-1 (.750) against San Diego State, 52-21 (.712) versus San José State, 3-28 (.097) ledger against UNLV and 23-45 (.338) against Wyoming.

USU IN FEBRUARY
Wednesday is the second of USU's eight games in the month of February, currently 0-1 in the second month of the calendar. The Aggies are 78-33 (.703) during the month of February under veteran head coach Stew Morrill, which includes a 48-7 (.873) home record and a 30-26 (.536) record on the road. This is USU's fourth game on a Wednesday, posting a 1-2 mark so far, currently on a lost, won, lost pattern. USU is 34-13 (.723) in games played on Wednesday under Morrill. The Aggies are playing on Feb. 5 for the first time since 2011 and are 11-3 (.769) all-time in known games played on Feb. 5, winning their last seven games in a row on the date, including beating Nevada, on Feb. 5, 1998, 74-52.

UTAH STATE TRENDS
So far this season, Utah State is... 11-1 when leading at halftime; 1-8 when trailing at halftime; 11-3 when shooting better from the field; 1-6 when shooting worse than opponent from field; 9-4 when shooting better from three-point range; 3-5 when shooting worse from three-point range; 6-4when shooting better from the free throw line; 6-5 when shooting worse from the charity stripe than the opponent; 9-5 when out-rebounding the opponent; 3-4 when getting out-rebounded; 6-2 when blocking more shots; 4-5 when blocking fewer shots; 2-2 when blocking the same number of shots; 10-7 when dishing out more assists; 2-2 when having fewer assists; 3-1 when having more steals; 7-7 when having fewer steals; 2-1 when swiping the same amount of steals and 8-5 when bench out-scores the opponent's bench while 4-4 when bench is out-scored by the opposition's bench.

ASSISTING AGGIES
According to BasketballState.com, Utah State currently leads the nation in percentage of baskets assisted at 67.3 percent (games through 2/2/14).

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DISHING `EM OUT
USU is averaging 16.9 assists per game, ranking first in the Mountain West and eighth in the NCAA as of the Jan. 27 rankings. The Aggies have seven games with 20 or more assists, including five of the last nine games, as well as just shy of 20 with 19 at Boise State on Jan. 18, having a streak of four in a row halted with a then-season-low 14 helpers in the loss at Nevada on Jan. 11, before being limited to just four assists at UNLV on Jan. 22. USU is 5-2 when dishing out 20 or more assists, as well as 9-4 overall when having more assists than the opposition.

DOWNTOWN AGGIES
USU leads the Mountain West and is sixth in the NCAA in three-point field goal percentage (.415), boosted recently by netting 52.4 percent (11-of-21) against Colorado State (1/15) as well as shooting 50.0 percent both at Boise State (1/18) and home versus San Diego State (1/25), hitting an identical 9-of-18 in both games, adding 50.0 percent at home against New Mexico (1/28), netting 6-of-12.

The Aggies have shot over 40.0 percent behind the arc in 11 games this season as well as over 50.0 percent in four of the last five as part of eight total games this season. USU has made a season-high 71.4 percent twice, first against Western Illinois (5-of-7) on Dec. 19, and again versus San José State (10-of-14) on Jan. 4.

UTAH STATE FROM THREE-POINT RANGE
Utah State has made at least one three-point basket in 249 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.

NO THREES FOR YOU
USU has limited the opponents to less than 35 percent shooting from three-point range in 14 of the 21 games, including nine games holding the opponent below 30.0 percent shooting from behind the arc.

The Aggies are currently third in the Mountain West and 44th in the NCAA in three-point field goal percentage defense (.320).

Utah State limited Troy to just 2-of-19 from three-point range for just 10.5 percent on Dec. 21, the fewest three-point percentage since holding Seattle to just 10.0 percent (2-20) last season on Feb. 2 in Seattle. The two three-pointers is tied for the fewest allowed by the USU defense this season, matching the two made by BYU on Nov. 30, holding the Cougars to 16.7 percent (2-of-12).

USU kept the opponent below 35.0 percent for the first seven games of the season before Pacific broke through with a 45.5 percent (5-of-11) three-point percentage on Dec. 7, a season-high for a non-conference USU opponent and then UCSB on Dec. 20 with 42.9 percent (9-of-21) and San José State on Jan. 4 at 42.9 percent (15-of-35). SJSU also had a season-high 15 three-pointers on Jan. 4. New Mexico shot 42.1 percent (8-of-19) on Jan. 28. Wyoming netted a MW-opponent season-high 57.1 percent (8-of-14) beyond the arc on Feb. 1.

The Aggies also held USC (11/8) to 16.7 percent (4-of-24), Southern Utah (11/12) was limited to 20.0 percent (3-of-15), as was Western Illinois (12/19) to 20.0 percent (3-of-15), Utah Valley was held to 28.6 percent (4-of-14), while USU limited Mississippi State (11/23) to 31.3 percent (5-of-16) and UC Santa Barbara (11/16) and Weber State (11/26) are tied at 33.3 percent (6-of-18 by UCSB / 4-of-12 by WSU). San Diego Christian netted 34.6 percent (9-of-26) on Dec. 28. The Aggies held Nevada to 27.8 percent (5-of-18) on Jan. 11 and limited Colorado State to 26.3 percent (5-of-19) on Jan. 15, before Boise State broke through with 35.7 percent (10-of-28) on Jan. 18, but then USU held UNLV to 31.8 percent (7-of-22) on Jan. 22 and limited San Diego State to 26.7 percent (4-of-15) on Jan. 25.

UTAH STATE USUALLY WINS WHEN SCORING 70-PLUS POINTS
Utah State's magic number historically appears to be 70, as in 70 points. USU is 9-3 this season when netting 70 or more points. The Aggies won their first five games this season when reaching 70 points, before losing against BYU, 85-74, but then bouncing back to beat Utah Valley, 71-60, on Nov. 14, and then UC Santa Barbara, Troy and San Diego Christian. USU then lost at Air Force when scoring 72, but then beat San José State in scoring 84 before losing at Boise State with 74 points. USU went 15-0 during the 2012-13 regular season when it scored 70 or more points in a game before losing in the WAC Tournament quarterfinals after scoring 78. Overall, USU has won 101 of its last 110 games (.918), when reaching 70 points and is 243-34 (.877) all-time under head coach Stew Morrill when scoring 70 points in a game. On the flip side, USU is 1-3 this season and 27-53 (.338) when scoring less than 60 points under Morrill.

USU VERY SUCCESSFUL WHEN HOLDING ITS OPPONENTS UNDER 60 POINTS
Utah State is 5-0 this season after going 7-1 last season and has won 125 of its last 131 games (.954) when holding its opponents under 60 points. Overall, USU is 190-16 (.922) under Morrill when allowing fewer than 60 points in a game.

UTAH STATE AT THE HALF
The Aggies have led at halftime in 12 of their 18 games this season and are 11-1 this season when leading at intermission. USU's loss versus BYU was the Aggies' lone loss of the season when leading at the break. USU has now won 95 of its last 98 games (.969) when leading at the break. Over the last 14 years, USU is 302-26 (.921) when holding a lead at intermission. On the flip side, Utah State is now 1-7 this season when trailing at the break, rallying from down at intermission to win at Weber State (11/26), while falling at home to Pacific (12/7), at Air Force (1/1), at Nevada (1/11), at Boise State (1/18) and at UNLV (1/22), along with home versus San Diego State (1/25) and New Mexico (1/28) after being behind at the break. USU is 1-8 this season when trailing at halftime, falling to 48-92 (.343) when trailing at the half under head coach Stew Morrill.

DID YOU KNOW?
Utah State is 363-125 (.744) during the last 14 seasons which ranks as the fourth-best winning percentage and sixth-most wins in the nation during that time period. Furthermore, USU has averaged 25.4 wins during the last 13 seasons.

AGGIES MORE THAN OK IN OT
USU's 77-71 overtime win over UC Santa Barbara on Dec. 20 was the Aggies' first extra session game this season and then Utah State went extra time with No. 7 San Diego State on Jan. 25, falling 74-69. The Aggies are now 1-1 in OT this season after going 2-1 last season in overtime, getting a three-pointer in the waning seconds of regulation from junior guard Preston Medlin both against Idaho on Jan. 5 and against Santa Clara on Nov. 28, before getting beat on a buzzer-beating three-pointer in the Denver game. USU has now won eight of its last 11 extra session games and Utah State is 55-42 (.567) all-time in overtime games.

TWICE OVER 80 PERCENT AT FREE PITCH STRIPE
Utah State has made 80.0 percent or better in three games this season, including two in the last three games, sandwiched around a season-low 28.6 percent vs. San Diego State (1/25). USU's season-high is 89.5 percent (17-of-19) at UC Santa Barbara on Nov. 16. That was USU's best FT percentage since a perfect 10-of-10 (1.000) against Fresno State on Jan. 15, 2009. The Aggies shot 80.0 percent (8-of-10) at UNLV on Jan. 22 and 86.7 vs. New Mexico (13-of-15) on Jan. 28.

AGGIES BE REBOUNDING
Utah State is currently first in the Mountain West in rebounding margin (+6.7), as well as 16th in the NCAA stats as of Jan. 27.

Utah State has picked up right where it left off in the rebounding department from last season. USU has out-rebounded its opponent in 13 of the 18 games so far this season, and the Aggies are 9-4 when having more rebounds than the opposition.

After a -1 rebounding deficit in the USC game, the Aggies have bounced back to have a positive rebounding edge in the next 10 games, before getting out-rebounded in the blowout win over Troy on Dec. 21 (30-29), but then dominating the glass in the win over San Diego Christian (56-17). The Aggies were out-rebounded by Air Force, 30-26, on Jan. 1, before bouncing back with a +20 rebounding advantage (42-22) against San José State on Jan. 4 and a +13 (48-35) at Nevada on Jan. 11.

The Aggies have been out-rebounded six total games, including a stretch of four of five games, by Colorado State on Jan. 15, 37-31, by Boise State on Jan. 18, 35-23, then at UNLV on Jan. 22, 44-29 (-15), for the Aggies' largest margin getting out-rebounded this season for the third game in a row. USU bounced back with a +4 edge (36-33) in the San Diego State game on Jan. 25 before getting out-rebounded by New Mexico on Jan. 28, 36-30. The Aggies posted a +6 (32-26) advantage at Wyoming on Feb. 1.

USU doubled-up Southern Utah at +22 at 44-22 on Nov. 12, then posted a +13 advantage (38-25) at UC Santa Barbara on Nov. 16 before logging a +18 (41-23) versus Mississippi State on Nov. 23, a +4 (33-29 at Weber State on Nov. 25, a +1 (39-38) against BYU and a +2 (33-31) edge versus Pacific, then posted a +18 (39-21) against Utah Valley and +16 (34-18) against Western Illinois and a +11 (40-29) advantage over UC Santa Barbara.

The 17 rebounds by San Diego Christian are a season-low for a USU opponent and the fewest since last season when Idaho had 16 on Jan. 13, 2013. USU's +39 rebounding advantage against San Diego Christian was its largest since +48 against Chaminade on Dec. 18, 1995 (65-17).

USU's REBOUNDING ADVANTAGE
Utah State snared a season-high 56 rebounds in the win over San Diego Christian, out-rebounding SDCC, 56-17, for a +39 rebounding advantage. Both the 56 rebounds and +39 rebounding advantage are the Aggies' largest since they had 65 rebounds against Chaminade on Dec. 18, 1995 and the largest rebounding advantage since +48 in the same game against Chaminade (65-17).

DOUBLE-DIGIT REBOUNDING EDGE
Of the last 40 games that USU has out-rebounded its opponent, the Aggies have had a double-digit rebounding edge 25 times, including nine total times this season including six of the last eight games. Utah State is 20-5 (.800) during those 25 games when posting a double-digit rebounding advantage.

MEDLIN FOR 1,000 PLEASE, ALEX
With 18 points at UC Santa Barbara on Nov. 16, senior guard Preston Medlin became the answer to the Jeopardy question, `Who is the 36th member of the USU 1,000 Points Scored Club?', as Medlin currently now has 1,242 career points and climbed to No. 21 on the USU career scoring list, passing Max Perry (1959-61) for the No. 22 position with 1,236 points and Jim Boatwright (1972-74) with 1,238 points for the No. 21 spot.

Medlin has played in 96 career games, to nearly match his jersey number with a 12.9 career points per game average. Medlin became the 36th player in USU history to reach the 1,000 career points plateau, and the first since former teammate Tyler Newbold (2008-11), who is now at No. 34 on the list with 1,014 career points. Another former teammate, Tai Wesley (2008- 11) is at No. 8 with 1,749 points. Medlin has climbed up to No. 23, becoming the 27th player in USU history with 1,100 points and the 24th player in Aggie history with 1,200 points, passing Jimmy Moore (1973-75) with 1,164 points. Moore is the father of current Aggie freshman forward Jalen Moore, and the elder Moore is also currently the director of compliance for Utah State Athletics. Medlin enters Wednesday needing 13 points to crack the top 20, as Rich Haws (1973-75) holds the No. 20 position with 1,255 points, as well as 24 points for the No. 19 spot, held by Bob Lauriski (1971-73) with 1,266 points.

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MEDLIN AND BUTTERFIELD AMONG TOP 10 ALL-TIME AT UTAH STATE IN THREE-POINT SHOOTING
Senior guard Preston Medlin and senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield are making their marks in the USU three-point shooting record books. Medlin is currently No. 6 on USU's career three-pointers made list with 193, needing one more trey to pass former teammate, Tyler Newbold (2008-11) with 194, while Butterfield has 95 career three-pointers, needing 17 to crack the top 11. Butterfield is shooting 44.6 percent (95-of-213) from three-point range, ranking No. 5 on USU's career three-point percentage list, while Medlin is shooting 42.2percent from three-point range (193-of-457) during his Utah State career to rank sixth all-time in school history for three-point percentage, as well as climbing up the top 10 for three-pointers made, moving up to No. 7 with 189 passing former teammate and current Aggie graduate assistant Brian Green (2010-11) with 129, as well as becoming just the seventh player with 400 or more career three-point attempts, moving up to No. 6 with 457.

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BUTTERING UP THE STAT SHEET
Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield has scored in double-figures in 13 of the Aggies' 16 games, including netting a career-high 31 points in USU's 77-71 OT win over UC Santa Barbara on Dec. 20, at one point scoring seven of USU's points in a row. Butterfield's 31 points are the most points scored by an Aggie since Preston Medlin scored 32 points against Idaho on Feb. 24, 2012.

Butterfield's scoring in double-figures 16 times this year is part of 35 times in his career. His 31 points against UCSB was also the second time this year and fifth time in his career he has scored at least 20 points in a game. Butterfield added a season-high 10 rebounds for his first double-double of the season and eighth of his career. He also has eight career double-figure rebounding games.

BUTTERFIELD AND MEDLIN MAKING MARK ON SINGLE-SEASON THREE-POINT PERCENTAGE LIST
Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield and fellow senior, guard Preston Medlin are also leaving their marks on the Aggies' single-season three-point shooting percentage list. Butterfield currently is shooting 47.0 percent (47-of-100), good for No. 5 on USU's single-season list. Medlin is netting 45.9 percent (50-of-109) from distance, for the No. 10 spot.

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SHAW BLOCKING WAY UP CAREER LISTS
Senior center Jarred Shaw is closing in on the USU career blocked shots lists, as he currently has 51 blocked shots in 47 career games, for a 1.09 blocks per game average. Shaw broke into the top 15 of the Aggies' career total blocks list and his 1.09 bpg average ranks fifth on USU's career blocks per game average.

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DAVIS ON SINGLE-SEASON BLOCKED SHOTS LISTS
Sophomore forward Kyle Davis is closing in on the Aggies' single-season blocked shots list, as he has 26 blocks so far this season. Davis also has climbed his way into the USU single-season blocks per game average, as his current average of 1.7 blocks per game is tied for third.

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DAVIS AND DAVIS BOARDING AND DISHING FOR AGGIES
Sophomore forward Kyle Davis has recorded double-digit rebounding outings in three of the last eight games he has played in as part of five of last 10. In all, he has six double-figure rebounding games this season, which have come in last 14 games. Headlining those numbers is a career-high 15 boards as part of a double-double with 15 points in USU's win over San Diego Christian. He has five double-doubles, as the UC Santa Barbara game was the first time this season that he did not get log a double-double with double-figure rebounds, as he was limited to four points while snaring 10 rebounds, adding 11 points and 11 rebounds at Air Force, then 13 points and 12 rebounds in the win over San José State.

Meanwhile, sophomore guard Marcel Davis tied his career-high with eight assists vs. UCSB, and followed that up with six assists at Air Force, which all came in the first four minutes on USU's first six baskets of the half. He has distributed at least five assists in five games this season and 14 in his career.

BENCH TORCHES NETS
USU's bench had a 45-9 bench-points scoring advantage in the Troy game on Dec. 21. It was a season-high scoring outing for the Aggies' bench, and the fourth time this season that the USU reserves had scored more than 20 points.

The 45 bench points was USU's most since scoring 48 against Montana Wester on Feb. 16, 2011, a span of 86 games.

Overall, the Aggies' bench has netted 20 or more points a total of eight times, with 32 vs. Southern Utah (11/12), 24 vs. Mississippi State (11/23), 23 vs. Pacific (12/7), 45 against Troy (12/21), 21 vs. San Diego Christian (12/28), 24 against Air Force (1/1), 34 vs. San José State (1/4) and 20 at Wyoming (2/1).

FOLLOWING A LOSS
The Aggies are 3-5 this season and 77-33 (.700) during the last 14 years following a loss. USU's losses to BYU on Nov. 30 and Pacific on Dec. 7 were the Aggies' first back-to-back losses of the season, and first since consecutive losses to Louisiana Tech and UT Arlington on Feb. 28 and March 2, respectively. USU lost at Air Force on Jan. 1, but followed that with a win over San José State on Jan. 4, then following the loss at Nevada on Jan. 11 with a win over Colorado State on Jan. 15. After losing at Boise State on Jan. 18, USU lost at UNLV on Jan. 22, for its second two-game losing skid of the season, and then lost at home to No. 7 San Diego State on Jan. 25, to New Mexico on Jan. 28 and at Wyoming on Feb. 1 for its first five-game losing skein of the season.

AGGIES CLIMBING TEAM BESTS MARKS
The 2013-14 edition of Aggie basketball is leaving its mark in several of USU's single-season team bests lists:

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AGGIES FACED FOUR IN-STATE FOES THIS SEASON
Utah State faced four of the other five Division I teams in the state of Utah, starting with a 90-57 win over Southern Utah at home on Nov. 12. The Aggies then played at Weber State on Nov. 26, winning 77-71, before taking on in-state rival Brigham Young at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on Nov. 30, falling 85-74. USU's wrapped up their games against a fellow Beehive State opponent with Utah Valley on Dec. 14, earning a 71-60 victory.

NEW AGGIES
USU will welcome in a group of six newcomers, with one sophomore and five freshmen.

The one sophomore is forward Kyle Davis, who transferred to USU after returning from his LDS Church Mission. Prior to his mission, Davis played at Southern Utah, where he averaged 8.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game overall, including 10.8 points and 6.0 rebounds per game in conference action. Davis also ranked second on the team overall in blocked shots with 31 (1.0 bpg). He started the last 15 games of the season and logged double-digits in nine of those games.

The five freshmen include four who can come in and contribute right away in forward Jalen Moore and guards JoJo McGlaston and Viko Noma'aea, while two others are walk-ons in forward James Croasdell and guard Terrell Young.

One of the new freshmen is a local talent with ties to Utah State in Moore, who is from Smithfield, Utah, where he was the Utah 4A MVP at Sky View HS in leading the Bobcats to the state title. Moore averaged 21.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.2 steals per game during his senior season. In the 4A semifinals vs. Bountiful, Moore drained a shot from near mid-court at the buzzer in OT for a 63-60 win, making ESPN's SportsCenter and tabbed as the No. 2 Play of the Day, as Sky View snapped Bountiful's 20-game winning streak.

McGlaston hails from Dublin, Calif., where he was a four-year letterwinner at Dublin High School, and was the Diablo Foothill Athletic League (DFAL) Player of the Year, as well as first-team all-Bay Area and first-team all-East Bay honors, in addition to second-team all-California Division II accolades. McGlaston led Dublin HS in scoring at 22.0 points per game in leading the Gaels to their first DFAL title since 1973. He added 7.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.1 steals per game, while shooting 58 percent from the field, including 38 percent from three-point range, netting a season-high 40 points in a game during the regular season while adding a NorCal Division II record 35 points, in Dublin's loss in the finals, while also pulling down 14 rebounds.

A native of Las Vegas, Nev., Noma'aea comes to USU after his LDS Church Mission. Noma'aea was a two-year starter at Sierra Vista Mountain High School in Las Vegas, Nev., and was a two-time first-team all-Nevada State Class 4A honoree, as well as earning first-team all-region honors, being named co-MVP of region. He also earned all-Sunset-Southwest League honors and was two-time team MVP for Sierra Vista. As a senior, Noama'aea averaged 17.7 points, 5.3 assists and 5.9 rebounds per game, helping the Mountain Lions to a state semifinal appearance. He netted 20-plus points in 13 games his senior season, including two over 30, highlighted by season-high 35. Noama'aea also recorded 17 games with five or more assists, including two with double-figure helpers, paced by season-high 11.

Young is a Beehive State product, coming to USU from Salt Lake City, where he was a two-year letterwinner at Judge Memorial High School. He averaged 9.5 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 0.6 steals per game in earning second-team all-Region 9 and honorable mention all-state accolades. Young also ranked second on the team in scoring and three-pointers, making 1.7 treys per game.

Croasdell comes to USU from Albuquerque, N.M., where he was a two-year letterwinner at Albuquerque High School. He earned all-District 5-5A honors as a senior after averaging 10.7 points, 13.9 rebounds, 4.1 blocks, 3.1 assists and 2.5 steals per game in helping the Bulldogs to a 16-11 overall and 7-3 league mark, falling in the state tournament quarterfinals. Croasdell will redshirt this season before going on his LDS Church Mission.

USU'S Danny Berger CANDIDATE FOR NABC GOOD WORKS TEAM
Utah State men's basketball player Danny Berger is a candidate for the 2014 Allstate NABC Good Works Team®, as the Allstate Insurance Company and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced Tuesday the candidate list with 118 men's basketball student-athletes on it. The award recognizes a select group of college basketball student-athletes who have made significant contributions to the greater good of their communities through volunteerism and civic service.

In its second year, the Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams® honor players at all levels of college basketball who represent the sport's finest in the areas of leadership and charitable achievements amongst their peers. The student-athletes nominated for this prestigious award embody the true spirit of teamwork and giving back.

Of the 118 nominees for the 2014 Allstate NABC Good Works Team®, 75 are from NCAA Division I, and Berger is the lone Mountain West Conference player as well as one of two players from the state of Utah, joined by BYU's Tyler Haws.

Berger, a 6-6, 205-pound junior forward from Medford, Ore. (North Medford/Chemeketa (Ore.) CC), has returned to action this season after missing 26 games last year after a medical situation. He was averaging 7.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game in 22.2 minutes of action per contest, shooting 40.0 percent from the floor (12-of-30), making 25.0 percent behind the arc (4-of-16) as well as 83.3 percent at the free throw line (10-of-12). At time of medical situation, he ranked sixth in the Western Athletic Conference in free throw percentage.

Off the court, Berger has participated in Ryan Gomes' Foundation Hoops For Heart Health Foundation. Gomes' Foundation provided the AED (automated external defibrillator) that was used on Berger during his medical situation. Danny and his father, Brain Berger, raised money and collected donations from the community last spring and summer to get an AED for the Kids Unlimited Activity Center in Danny's hometown of Medford, Ore. Danny and athletic trainer Mike Williams were both recognized and honored by the Utah State Legislature as Senator Lyle Hillyard presented them to the Senate Floor and Representative Jack Draxler presented them to the House Floor in late February. During their visit, Williams was also awarded the Heartsaver Hero Award by the American Heart Association.

Also during the legislative session that Berger and Williams were present, House Bill 118 passed the House of Representatives, creating a restricted account of $300,000 for the purchase of AED's to any municipal, county or state department of safety/law enforcement that routinely responds to incidents or potential incidents of sudden cardiac arrest; any school that offers instruction to grades 7th through 12th; and any state institution of higher education.

MEDLIN NAMED TO BOB COUSY AWARD WATCH LIST
USU senior guard Preston Medlin is one of 46 players on the 2014 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award Watch List, announced by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

The annual honor, named for Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic Bob Cousy, recognizes the top point guards in men's college basketball. This list was created by a committee of well-respected media members and influential people within college basketball from around the country.

Medlin, a senior guard from Carrollton, Texas, is one of three Mountain West players on the 46-player list, along with Boise State's Derrick Marks and New Mexico's Kendall Williams. The USU guard is also the only player from a Utah school on the list.

This watch list of candidates will be narrowed down to a final 20 in early February, then final five by early March. A premier Selection Committee has been appointed by the Hall of Fame to review the candidates in contention for the nation's top collegiate point guard award. This committee is made up of top college basketball personnel including members of the media, head coaches, media relations contacts and Hall of Famers. The Cousy Award winner will be presented the award on Championship Monday in Dallas at the Hall of Fame's Class of 2014 Announcement and Press Conference.

BUTTERFIELD NAMED COLLEGE SPORTS MADNESS MOUNTAIN WEST PLAYER OF THE WEEK ON DEC. 23
USU senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield was named the College Sports Madness Mountain West Men's Basketball Player of the Week on Dec. 23 for the week of Dec. 15-22. Butterfield (Loomis, Calif.) was named the Tournament MVP of the Basketball Travelers Inc., Classic, sponsored by Gossner Foods, leading USU to a 3-0 record on the weekend, beating Western Illinois, 68-52, on Dec. 19, then rallying to beat UC Santa Barbara, 77-71 in OT on Dec. 20, and then capping the weekend with a 71-50 win over Troy on Dec. 21. In what ended up being the game for the Classic championship against UC Santa Barbara, Butterfield netted a career-high 31 points, tallying 24 points after halftime. He spearheaded USU's rally from down, 60-52, with four minutes left in regulation to force overtime, as he had seven-straight points on a pair of free throws, then a three-pointer and capped by a steal and layup to tie the game at 62-all with 1:44 left. Butterfield then scored seven of USU's 12 points in OT on a three-pointer, a layup and two more free throws to secure the victory. Butterfield's 31 points were the most by an Aggie player since Preston Medlin scored 32 points against Idaho on Feb. 24, 2012. With his season-high 10 rebounds, Butterfield collected his first double-double of the season and his eighth of his career. He added three assists and one steal in 39 minutes of play. In the win over WIU, Butterfield posted 14 points, six rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one steal in 33 minutes of play. In the victory over Troy, he capped off the weekend with seven points, four rebounds and three assists in 24 minutes. For the week, Butterfield averaged 17.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 0.7 blocks and 0.7 steals per game, while shooting 58.3 percent (7-of-12) from three-point range as part of 55.2 percent (16-of-29) field goal shooting, along with 92.9 percent (13-of-14) at the free throw line.

MEDLIN, SHAW ON COLLEGE SPORTS MADNESS PRESEASON ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST TEAM
USU senior guard Preston Medlin and senior center Jarred Shaw were named to the College Sports Madness Preseason Mountain West All-Conference Teams, with Medlin being tabbed to the second-team while Shaw was on the third-team.

Boise State head coach Leon Rice was the publication's Preseason Coach of the Year, while New Mexico's Kendall Williams was the Preseason Player of the Year and UNLV's Christian Wood was the Preseason Freshman of the Year.

MEDLIN, SHAW ON ESPN.COM'S NEXT MID-MAJOR STAR LIST
USU senior guard Preston Medlin and senior center Jarred Shaw were on ESPN.com's "Who is the next mid-major star?" list, made by ESPN's Jeff Goodman. While not including the high-profile leagues (ACC, A-10, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, SEC, Big East, American, Mountain West and West Coast), but made exception for USU as, Goodman said, "...But I will make one exception. I'm going to allow a pair from Utah State on the list, since the Aggies are a legit mid-major and enter their first season in the Mountain West."

COACH MORRILL NO. 6 ON ESPN.COM's RANKING TOP 25 X's AND O's COACHES
ESPN.com ranked the top X's and O's coaches in college basketball, regardless of level. They polled about two-thirds (around 250) of the Division I head coaches, and some opted to vote more than once. There were more than 300 total votes cast, and USU head coach Stew Morrill ranked No. 6.

COACH MORRILL TABBED COLLEGE CHALKTALK MOUNTAIN WEST COACH OF THE YEAR
Aggie head coach Stew Morrill was tabbed by College Chalktalk as the publication's Preseason Mountain West Coach of the Year. The publication picked USU fifth in its preseason MW poll, as well as predicting that the Aggies will play in the NCAA Tournament, along with its preseason favorite New Mexico, as well as Boise State, UNLV and San Diego State.

POSTSEASON OPPONENTS
In addition to the five Mountain West opponents that went to the NCAA Tournament, USU's 2013-14 schedule also includes a total of six other teams for a total of 11 teams that participated in postseason play. MW champion New Mexico, as well as UNLV, Colorado State, San Diego State and Boise State all went to the NCAA Tournament last season, and USU will have home-and-home games with all five. Utah State will also face two other Mountain West teams that qualified for postseason play in Wyoming, who participated in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI), while Air Force played in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT).

The Aggies will host Pacific, who won the Big West Conference title and went to the NCAA Tournament. USU will also play Weber State, who advanced to the championship game of the Collegeinsider.com Tournament, becoming the first team in Big Sky history to reach the championship game of a national postseason tournament. The Aggies will also face another in-state foe who qualified for postseason play in BYU, who advanced to the semifinals of the National Invitational Tournament (NIT), at Madison Square Garden. Western Illinois participated in last season's CBI.

AGGIES HAVE SIX PLAYERS FROM THE STATE OF UTAH
Aggie players from the state of Utah include junior forward Ben Clifford (South Jordan/Bingham HS), junior center Jordan Stone (Smithfield/Sky View HS) and sophomore guard Marcel Davis (American Fork/American Fork HS), along with sophomore forward Kyle Davis (Draper/Alta HS/Southern Utah), freshman forward Jalen Moore (Smithfield/Sky View HS), and freshman guard Terrell Young (Salt Lake City/Judge Memorial HS).

52 TO 1500
Utah State's win on March 9, 2013 was the Aggies' 1,500th all-time win, becoming the 52nd team in NCAA history to reach the 1,500 total win plateau.

UTAH STATE COLLECTS 14TH-STRAIGHT 21 WIN SEASON
Utah State won its 21st game of the season with its 71-51 win over UTSA on March 9, 2013. USU is one of just five teams in the country to win at least 21 games in each of the past 14 seasons along with Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas, and Syracuse. Furthermore, it is the 23rd time in school history that USU has won 20 or more games in a season.

UTAH STATE HAS WON EIGHT TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS
Utah State won six Big West Tournament championships while a member of that league (1979-2005), and has won WAC Tournament championships in 2009 and 2011. Those eight tournament championships are the most by any current member of the Western Athletic Conference. Louisiana Tech has the second-most league titles among WAC schools with six as it won three tournament titles while a member of the American South Conference and three as a member of the Southland Conference. Hawai'i has won three WAC Tournament championships, while Nevada and New Mexico State have won two WAC Tournament championships. Fresno State and New Mexico State both won three Big West Tournament championships, while San José State won two tournament championships as a member of the Big West Conference.

UTAH STATE'S DOUBLE-DIGIT CONFERENCE WINS
Utah State won 11 WAC games in 2012-13, giving the Aggies their sixth season with double-digit WAC wins in USU's eight years in the league. Under veteran head coach Stew Morrill, USU now has 12 seasons with double-figures in the conference win column in his 15 seasons at the helm of the Aggie program. Overall, it is USU's 24th season with double-digit conference wins.

AGGIES TO PLAY TEAMS FROM 10 DIFFERENT STATES
Utah State will play teams from 10 different states for the second year in a row. California leads the way with six, while Utah is second with four, along with two each from Colorado and Nevada, as well as one each from six different states:

Alabama - 1
Troy - Dec. 21

California - 6 San José State - Jan. 4, March 1 at UC Santa Barbara - Nov. 16, Dec. 20 USC - Nov. 8 Pacific - Dec. 7 San Diego Christian - Dec. 28 San Diego State - Jan. 25, Feb. 18

Colorado - 2 Air Force - Jan. 1 Colorado State - Jan. 15, Feb. 11

Idaho - 1 Boise State - Jan. 18, Feb. 8

Illinois - 1 Western Illinois - Dec. 19

Mississippi - 1 Mississippi State - Nov. 23

Nevada - 2 Nevada - Jan. 11, Feb. 5 UNLV - Jan. 22, Feb. 15

New Mexico - 1 New Mexico - Jan. 28, Feb. 25

Utah - 4 vs. Southern Utah - Nov. 12 at Weber State - Nov. 26 vs. BYU - Nov. 30 vs. Utah Valley - Dec. 14

Wyoming - 1 Wyoming - Feb. 1, March 5

THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES
Utah State left the Western Athletic Conference with four WAC regular-season championships in the last six years as part of USU's eight years in the league. The Aggies shared the 2008 title with Boise State, Nevada and New Mexico State as all four teams had 12-4 league records, before winning the 2009 and 2010 WAC titles with identical 14-2 conference records, and the 2011 WAC Championship after going 15-1. Prior to USU's run, Nevada won five straight regular season WAC titles from 2004-08.

Utah State won 48 of its last 62 WAC games (.770) and was 74-22 (.768) against teams from the WAC during the last six seasons. Overall, USU posted 94-34 (.732) regular-season WAC record in its eight years in the league.

HEAD COACH Stew Morrill NOTES

350 USU WINS FOR COACH MORRILL
Utah State's win over Western Oregon on Dec. 8, 2013 was USU head coach Stew Morrill's 350th victory at the helm of the Aggie program.

500 AGGIE GAMES FOR COACH MORRILL
USU's 77-71 win at Weber State on Nov. 26, 2013, was Aggie head coach Stew Morrill's 500th game at Utah State and Morrill is now 378-138 (.733) at USU.

MORRILL HAS COACHED 15 FIRST-TEAM ALL-LEAGUE PLAYERS AT UTAH STATE
Utah State head coach Stew Morrill has coached 14 first-team all-league players who have won the award a total of 20 times in his 13 years at Utah State. Those players are Shawn Daniels (twice), Troy Rolle, Bernard Rock, Tony Brown, Desmond Penigar (twice), Mark Brown, Cardell Butler, Nate Harris (three times), Spencer Nelson, Jaycee Carroll (twice), Gary Wilkinson, Jared Quayle, Tai Wesley (twice), Brockeith Pane and Preston Medlin.

THE MORRILL COACHING TREE
Utah State head coach Stew Morrill currently has three former assistants who are head coaches at the Division I level, which is tied for the eighth-most in the nation among active coaches.

Randy Rahe (Weber State)
Dave Rice (UNLV)
Don Verlin (Idaho)

Arizona State's Herb Sendek and Louisville's Rick Pitino each have eight assistants who are current head coaches, followed by Mike Montgomery (California) with seven, Billy Donovan (Florida) with six, and Stew Morrill (Utah State), Tom Izzo (Michigan State), John Calipari (Kentucky) and Trent Johnson (TCU) all with five.

COACH MORRILL NO. 6 ON ESPN.COM's RANKING TOP 25 X's AND O's COACHES
ESPN.com ranked the top X's and O's coaches in college basketball, regardless of level. They polled about two-thirds (around 250) of the Division I head coaches, and some opted to vote more than once. There were more than 300 total votes cast, and USU head coach Stew Morrill ranked No. 6.

COACH MORRILL TABBED COLLEGE CHALKTALK MOUNTAIN WEST COACH OF THE YEAR
Aggie head coach Stew Morrill was tabbed by College Chalktalk as the publication's Preseason Mountain West Coach of the Year. The publication picked USU fifth in its preseason MW poll, as well as predicting that the Aggies will play in the NCAA Tournament, along with its preseason favorite New Mexico, as well as Boise State, UNLV and San Diego State.

MORRILL NAMED 2011 JIM PHELAN NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR
Utah State men's basketball coach Stew Morrill was named the 2011 Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year at the Final Four in Houston. Named after legendary Mount St. Mary's head coach Jim Phelan, who won over 800 games and coached in more contests than any in college basketball history, the award is presented annually to the top coach in America by CollegeInsider.com. The honor is voted upon by a distinguished group of coaches, media members and athletic administrators. Other finalists for the award included Mike Brey (Notre Dame), Rick Byrd (Belmont), Jamie Dixon (Pittsburgh), Billy Donavan (Florida), Steve Fisher (San Diego State), Greg Kampe (Oakland), Mike Krzyzewski (Duke), Steve Lavin (St. John's), Thad Matta (Ohio State), Sean Miller (Arizona), Matt Painter (Purdue), Rick Pitino (Louisville), Dave Rose (BYU), Bill Self (Kansas) and Roy Williams (North Carolina).

MORRILL DEAN OF MOUNTAIN WEST COACHES
USU head coach Stew Morrill is in his 28th season as a head coach and has the longest coaching tenure, as well as the most overall wins, of all the current Mountain West Conference coaches. Morrill has amassed a 596-276 (.683) record in his 28th year. San Diego State's Steve Fisher is 485-254 (.656) in his 23rd season as a head coach. Colorado State's Larry Eustachy has compiled a 440-278 (.613) overall record, also in his 23rd season overall, including 98-53 (.649) during five seasons at Utah State (1994-98).

Stew Morrill VERSUS THE MOUNTAIN WEST
Stew Morrill is 124-71 (.636) all-time against Mountain West teams.

vs. Air Force		 14-3
vs. Boise State		 24-11
vs. Colorado State	  2-2
vs. Fresno State	 16-12
vs. Nevada		 21-15
vs. New Mexico		  3-10
vs. San Diego State	 11-3
vs. San José State	 23-1
vs. UNLV		  3-3
vs. Wyoming		  7-11
Total		        124-71 - 195 games / .636

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