Utah State Men's Basketball Battles Boise State Saturday
Utah State (13-9, 3-7 MW) men's basketball plays its second-straight home game as well as its fourth in a five-game span when the Aggies host Boise State (15-8, 5-5 MW) on Saturday, Feb. 8. The battle between the Aggies and Broncos tips off at 4:05 p.m. (MT) and will be nationally televised on CBS Sports Network.
 
Utah State (13-9, 3-7 MW) men's basketball plays its second-straight home game as well as its fourth in a five-game span when the Aggies host Boise State (15-8, 5-5 MW) on Saturday, Feb. 8. The battle between the Aggies and Broncos tips off at 4:05 p.m. (MT) and will be nationally televised on CBS Sports Network.
 
 

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LOGAN, Utah - Boise State (15-8, 5-5 MW) at Utah State (13-9, 3-7 MW)
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 • 4:05 p.m. (MT) • Logan, Utah
Dee Glen Smith Spectrum (10,270)
Aggie Sports Radio Network • Al Lewis - Play-By-Play/Rod Tueller - Analysis
CBS Sports Network • Rich Waltz - Play-By-Play/Chris Walker - Analysis

GAME DAY HEADLINES
• Utah State (13-9, 3-7 MW) men's basketball plays its second-straight home game as well as its fourth in a five-game span when the Aggies host Boise State (15-8, 5-5 MW) on Saturday, Feb. 8. The battle between the Aggies and Broncos tips off at 4:05 p.m. (MT) and will be nationally televised on CBS Sports Network, with Rich Waltz handling play-by-play duties, while Chris Walker will provide analysis. While it will be televised, Saturday afternoon's game will not be video streamed online. It will also be aired on the radio and audio streamed online on the Aggie Sports Network through on USU's website, www.UtahStateAggies.com.

The Last Meeting
Utah State74
Boise State78
January 18, 2014
Boise, Idaho
Aggie Men's Basketball Rallies But Bucked By Broncos, 78-74, Saturday
Down by as much as 12 points late in the first half, Utah State men's basketball fought back and took the lead late in the game, but couldn't hold on as Boise State overtook the Aggies, 78-74, Saturday night at BSU's Taco Bell Arena.

• The Aggies have an overall record of 1,513-1,041 (.592) in their 2,554 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 3-7 in their inaugural season in the conference.

• USU is 11-3 at home this season, having won eight of its last night home games after its seven-game home winning streak snapped with the loss to San Diego State on Jan. 25. The Aggies have won 74 of their last 86 games (.860) 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 110 of its last 123 home games (.894).

• Utah State has won 90.4 percent of its home games (235-25) under head coach Stew Morrill, including a 130-15 (.897) record at home against league competition. The Aggies have won 263 of their last 290 games (.907) in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. USU has registered a 529-118 (.818) all-time record in its 44th year in the facility.

• USU head coach Stew Morrill enters Saturday with 597 career wins, needing three more to become the 14th active Division I head coach and the 41st all-time Division I head coach with 600 wins. Morrill also enters Saturday's game with 299 career conference wins, with 49 at Montana, 61 at Colorado State and currently 189 at Utah State.

• Utah State and Boise State will be meeting for the 38th time this weekend, in what is the 20th longest rivalry in school history. The Aggies own a 28-9 all-time record against the Broncos, which includes a 17-0 record at home, an 8-8 record on the road and a 3-1 record on neutral courts. This season's first meeting between USU and BSU won by the Broncos, 78-74, on Jan. 18 in Boise, snapped USU's six-game win streak in the series. Overall, USU has won 22 of the last 28 games played in the series. Utah State head coach Stew Morrill is 18-5 against Boise State while at USU and 24-12 against the Broncos all-time.

• Saturday is the third of USU's eight games in the month of February, currently 1-1 in the second month of the calendar. The Aggies are 79-33 (.705) during the month of February under veteran head coach Stew Morrill, which includes a 49-7 (.875) home record. This is USU's 13th game on a Saturday, its most-played on day of the week so far this season, posting a 6-6 mark on Saturdays, as part of 152-61 (.714) in games played on Saturday under Morrill. The Aggies are playing on Feb. 8 for the second year in a row, after beating San José State by a palindromic, 63-36, at San José on Feb. 8, 2013. USU is 8-7 (.533) all-time record in known games played on Feb. 8.

• USU senior guard Preston Medlin became the 36th player in USU history to reach the 1,000 career points plateau, and now with 1,256 career points, has climbed up to No. 20 and enters Saturday needing 10 points for the No. 19 spot, held by Bob Lauriski (1971-73) with 1,266 points and 27 points for the No. 18 position, held by Spencer Nelson (1999, 2003-05) with 1,283 points.

• Senior guard Preston Medlin needs four three-pointers to become the fifth USU player to hit 200 career treys, while senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield needs three more three-pointers to become the 12th player in school history to reach the 100 career three-pointer plateau.

ON TAP
Utah State (13-9, 3-7 MW) men's basketball plays its second-straight home game as well as its fourth in a five-game span when the Aggies host Boise State (15-8, 5-5 MW) on Saturday, Feb. 8. The battle between the Aggies and Broncos tips off at 4:05 p.m. (MT) and will be nationally televised on CBS Sports Network, with Rich Waltz handling play-by-play duties, while Chris Walker will provide analysis. While it will be televised, Saturday afternoon's game will not be video streamed online. It will also be aired on the radio and audio streamed online on the Aggie Sports Network through on USU's website, www.UtahStateAggies.com. Live stats will also be available through the "GameTracker" link, and updates will also be available on Twitter - @Aggiehoops.

WHAT'S UP NEXT?
USU hits the road, heading to Fort Collins, Colo., to take on Colorado State on Tuesday, Feb. 11 in a 7:15 p.m. (MT) tip-off. The Aggies and Rams will lock horns in the nationally televised game on CBS Sports Network. Utah State head coach Stew Morrill was head coach at CSU for seven seasons prior to coming to USU, while Colorado State head coach Larry Eustachy was USU head coach from 1994-98. It will be Morrill's first time returning to CSU as head coach of the Aggies.

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
Saturday' battle between the Aggies and Broncos will be nationally televised on CBS Sports Network (Comcast Ch. 269/753HD, Dish Network Ch. 158, DirecTV Ch. 221), with Rich Waltz handling play-by-play duties, while Chris Walker will provide analysis.

LIVE VIDEO ON THE INTERNET
Saturday's game will NOT be video streamed.

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
The Aggies were boosted by double-doubles from Spencer Butterfield and Jarred Shaw as part of four players in double-digits for an 83-75 win over Nevada Wednesday night, as USU halted a five-game losing streak. Utah State improved to 13-9 overall and 3-7 in MW play, opening the second half of league play with a victory. Senior guard/forward Butterfield netted 20 points to go with 11 rebounds while senior center Shaw logged 17 points and a game-high and season-best tying 13 rebounds. Senior guard Preston Medlin tallied 14 points, all in the second half, and dished out a game-high seven assists, while sophomore forward Kyle Davis added 12 points, including a season-high 10-of-12 effort at the free throw line. Overall, Medlin now has 1,256 points in his career to move ahead of Rich Haws (1,255) and into 20th-place all-time at USU in scoring. Medlin was also 3-of-7 from three-point range giving him 196 career made treys moving into fifth-place all-time at USU. Butterfield logged his third double-double this season and 10th of his career. Shaw also tied his season-high with 13 rebounds giving him four double-doubles this year and 13 in his career. Shaw also had three blocked shots in the game giving him 54 career blocked shots to rank 13th all-time in school history.

The Aggies have three players averaging in double-figures for the season, led by Shaw with 14.6 points per game, while Butterfield tallies 13.5 ppg and Medlin matches his jersey number with 13.0 ppg. Shaw is also averaging 7.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game. He is shooting 48.8 percent (99-of-203) from the field, in addition to a team-high 83.6 percent (51-of-61) 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 both total field goals and beyond the three-point arc as well as both shooting over 75 percent at the free throw line. Butterfield is netting 47.6 percent (49-of-103) from distance and 48.4 percent (104-of-215) field goal shooting, along with 82.0 percent (41-of-50) at the free pitch stripe. Additionally, Butterfield averages 6.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. Medlin is making 45.7 percent (53-of-116) behind the arc, as part of 45.1 percent (92-of-204) overall field goal shooting, adding 75.4 percent (49-of-65) at the charity stripe. Medlin is also averaging 4.36 assists and has a 3.31 assist-turnover ratio. Davis, who missed the UNLV and San Diego State games with an injury before returning in the New Mexico game, adds 9.5 ppg, and leads the team with 7.9 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game. Davis is shooting 57.8 percent (63-of-109) from the field, along with 55-of-85 (64.7 percent) at the free throw line.

As a team, USU is averaging 71.6 points per game, while making just under half of its field goals at 46.8 percent (554-of-1185), including 41.5 percent (159-of-383) from beyond the arc, as well as 73.9 percent (308-of-417) at the free throw line. Defensively, the Aggies are limiting the opposition to 66.7 ppg, while holding them to 42.2 percent (509-of-1207) field goal shooting, including just 31.6 percent (129-of-408) from three-point range, as well as 72.9 percent (320-of-439) at the charity stripe. USU has a +6.9 rebounding margin (36.4-29.5), while averaging 16.9 assists, 4.1 blocks and 3.1 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 at the time. 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 sixth-straight game and the ninth of 15 times this season. So far Utah State is 3-5 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). The Aggies bounced back with an 83-75 win over Nevada on Feb. 5 (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 tops the team with nine games leading or sharing the team lead for scoring. Senior guard Preston Medlin and senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield have each led the team in scoring six times. 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 top rebounding honors, with sophomore forward Kyle Davis posting top honors in 11 games, while senior center Jarred Shaw has led the team in rebounding in nine games. Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield has led in five games, while freshman forward Jalen Moore has led in two 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 12 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 (+6.9), assists (16.9) and assist-turnover ratio (1.5). The Aggies are also second in free throw percentage (.739) and field goal percentage (.468), while ranking third in three-point field goal percentage defense (.316), as well as fourth in scoring defense (66.7). USU is also fifth in field goal percentage defense (.422) and rebounds (36.4), as well as sixth in blocks (4.1), seventh in scoring margin (+4.9), eighth in scoring (71.6) and 11th in steals (3.1).

Individually, senior guard Preston Medlin is second in the league in both assists (4.4) and assist-turnover ratio (3.3), while ranking tied for third in three-point field goals made (2.4). Senior center Jarred Shaw is 13th in the conference in scoring (14.6), ranking fourth in free throw percentage (.836), fourth in field goal percentage (.488), seventh in blocks (1.5) and ninth in rebounding (7.8). Fellow senior, guard/forward Spencer Butterfield is 18th in scoring (13.5), 13th in rebounding (6.3) and seventh in three-point field goals made (2.2). Sophomore forward Kyle Davis is sixth in blocks (1.5) and eighth in rebounds (7.9). Fellow sophomore, guard Marcel Davis, is fourth in assist-turnover ratio (2.9) and seventh 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 48.4 percent (49-of-103) and fellow senior, guard Preston Medlin is netting 45.1 percent (53-of-116) 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 53 treys in 22 games (2.40) and Butterfield has 49 three-pointers in 22 games (2.23 pg).

USU FIRST IN TWO MW ONLY STATISTICS CATEGORIES
In the MW only stats, the Aggies are first in three-point field goal percentage (.411) and assists (15.8), while ranking second in assist-turnover ratio (1.4). Utah State is also third in free throw percentage (.732) and fourth in field goal percentage (.438), along with sixth in rebound margin (+0.9) and seventh in field goal percentage defense (.434), three-point field goal percentage defense (.354) and blocks (3.5). USU is also eighth in scoring offense (65.9), scoring defense (68.7), scoring margin (-3.4) and rebounds (33.7), while ranking 11th in steals (3.1).

Individually, senior guard Preston Medlin is tied for first in the conference in assists (5.0) and third in assist-turnover ratio (3.1), along with fifth in three-point field goals made (2.3), just ahead of teammate, senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield who is tied for sixth in three-point field goals made (2.2). Senior center Jarred Shaw is eighth in field goal percentage (.440), 10th in free throw percentage (.800), eighth in rebounds (7.8) and 17th in scoring (13.3).

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

UTAH STATE AMONG TOPS IN MOUNTAIN WEST IN REBOUNDING PERCENTAGES
In addition to leading the Mountain West in rebounding margin (+6.9), USU is second in offensive rebounding percentage, gathering 250 offensive rebounds while their opposition has 444 defensive rebounds, for a 36.0 offensive rebounding percentage. The 444 opponents defensive rebounds are the fewest allowed in the league. The Aggies are also fourth in defensive rebounding percentage, collecting 551 defensive rebounds, while their opponents have just 206 offensive rebounds, for a 72.8 defensive rebounding percentage. The 206 opponent offensive rebounds are third in the league.

AGGIES HAVE FIVE TOP 20 MARKS IN NCAA STATS RANKINGS
Utah State has five top 20 marks in the recent NCAA statistical categories, released Feb. 7, including ranking sixth in the country in three-point field goal percentage (.415), eighth in assists per game (16.9), 14th in total assists (372), 15th in assist-turnover ratio (1.48) and 19th in rebounding margin (+6.9). The Aggies also are 43rd in free throw percentage (.739), 62nd in three-point field goal percentage defense (.316), 63rd in field goal percentage (.468) and 82nd in scoring defense (66.7).

Individually, senior guard Preston Medlin is 11th (3.07) in the nation in assist-turnover margin (3.31) and sophomore guard Marcel Davis is 19th (2.91). Medlin is also 90th in three-point field goals per game (2.41). Senior center Jarred Shaw is 97th in free throw percentage (.836). Sophomore forward Kyle Davis is 100th in rebounds per game (7.9).

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 two players in the top 20 of the rankings. Senior guard Preston Medlin is 11th in the country in assist-turnover ratio (3.07), while sophomore guard Marcel Davis is 19th (2.91).

SCOUTING BOISE STATE
The Broncos bring a 15-8 overall and 5-5 MW ledger into Saturday, losing their last two games, falling 73-69 at UNLV on Feb. 1 and getting beat in the waning second by fifth-ranked San Diego State, 67-65 on Feb. 5 at home. In the loss at UNLV, junior guard Derick Marks netted a game-high 22 points while senior forward Ryan Watkins posted a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds, and sophomore guard Mikey Thompson tallied 13 points off the bench. Against SDSU on Wednesday, Thompson started and scored 16 points, while Marks and senior guard/forward Thomas Bropleh logged 15 points apiece and junior forward Anthony Drmic notched 13. SDSU's Xavier Thames netted 23 points as BSU squandered a 14-point lead in the second half and Dwayne Polee II drained a three-pointer with four seconds left for the game-winner.

Drmic leads the Broncos and ranks seventh in the MW in scoring at 17.3 ppg, while Marks is 11th in the league in scoring at 15.8. Watkins is third in the conference in rebounding at 10.7 rpg, adding 11.1 ppg. Drmic is also ninth in the league in field goal percentage (.447, 123-of-275), while Marks is 10th (.447, 131-of-293). Marks is also third in the conference in steals (1.7) and Drmic is tied for seventh in steals (1.2). Watkins is ninth in the league in blocked shots (1.1), while Drmic is 10th in minutes played (33.7). Senior guard Jeff Elorriaga is fifth in the league in three-point field goals made (2.4), making 47.2 percent (50-of-106) behind the arc. Bropleh is netting 47.1 percent (24-of-51) of his three-pointers.

In the MW only stats, BSU has three players in the top 20 in scoring as Marks is ninth (15.1), while Drmic is 15th (13.5) and Watkins is 18th (13.1). Watkins tops the league in rebounds (13.4), averaging a conference-best 6.3 offense boards, and is tied for ninth in blocked shots (1.4). Marks is ninth in field goal percentage (.416), along with tied for sixth in steals (1.4). Drmic is fourth in free throw percentage (.867). Freshman forward Nick Duncan is netting a team-best 50.0 percent (20-of-40) from three-point range, while Bropleh is shooting 46.2 percent (12-of-26) behind the arc and Drmic is making 36.5 percent (19-of-52).

As a team, Boise State leads the MW overall in scoring offense (77.4), while ranking fifth in scoring defense (68.2), to rank second in scoring margin (+9.2). The Broncos also top the league in free throw percentage (.749), along with fourth in field goal percentage (.460) and second in three-point field goal percentage (.380). BSU is fourth in rebounding margin (+5.5), while ranking 11th in blocked shots (2.2), eighth in assists (11.7), tied for second in steals (6.6), second in turnover margin (+2.6) and seventh in assist-turnover ratio (1.1).

In MW only stats, the Broncos are second in scoring (70.8), while ranking seventh in scoring defense (67.6) to rank fourth in scoring margin (+3.2). BSU is second in free throw percentage (.740), fifth in field goal percentage (.430) and fifth in three-point field goal percentage (.356). Boise State is also 11th in both field goal percentage defense (.467) and three-point field goal percentage defense (.383). The Broncos leads the league in rebounding margin (+7.5), while ranking 11th in blocked shots, seventh in assists (10.8), sixth in steals (4.8), seventh in turnover margin (+0.5) and eighth in assist-turnover ratio (1.0).

UTAH STATE VS. BOISE STATE RIVALRY IS 20TH-OLDEST IN SCHOOL HISTORY
Utah State and Boise State will be meeting for the 38th time this weekend, in what is the 20th longest rivalry in school history. The Aggies and Broncos first met on March 2, 1974, with USU winning, 83-67, collecting victory in six of the first seven meetings.

UTAH STATE-BOISE STATE SERIES
Utah State and Boise State will be meeting for the 38th time this weekend, in what is the 20th longest rivalry in school history. The Aggies own a 28-9 all-time record against the Broncos, which includes a 17-0 record at home, an 8-8 record on the road and a 3-1 record on neutral courts. This season's first meeting between USU and BSU won by the Broncos, 78-74, on Jan. 18 in Boise, snapped USU's six-game win streak in the series, including three times in the 2010-11 season, with a 68-59 win in Boise and a 77-49 win in Logan, followed by a 77-69 win in the WAC Tournament Championship game on March 12, 2011, which is the last meeting between USU and BSU. Before last month's Broncos' win, the last time Boise State won a game in the series was on Feb. 14, 2009 in Boise, 66-56, to snap Utah State's school-record tying 19-game winning streak. Overall, USU has won 22 of the last 28 games played in the series.

FAMILIAR CONFERENCE FOES
Utah State and Boise State were fellow Western Athletic Conference foes from 2005-06 through the 2010-11 season, after which BSU joined the Mountain West and USU joined the MW this summer for the 2013-14 season. The Aggies and Broncos were also Big West Conference foes from 1996-97 to 2000-01, after which BSU joined the WAC, before USU joined the WAC in 2005-06.

MORRILL VS BOISE STATE
Utah State head coach Stew Morrill is 18-5 against Boise State while at USU and 24-12 against the Broncos all-time.

UTAH STATE VERSUS THE GEM STATE
Utah State is 114-37 (.760) against known teams from the state of Idaho, as the Aggies are 28-9 against Boise State, 2-0 versus BYU-Idaho, 1-0 against College of Idaho, 37-14 against Idaho, 1-0 versus Idaho All-Stars, 1-0 against Idaho College, 4-1 versus Idaho Southern, 36-13 against Idaho State and 4-0 versus Lewis-Clark State.

USU is 50-3 (.943) in known home games against teams from Gem State since the 1957-58 season, posting a 17-0 home mark against Boise State, 18-1 against Idaho and 15-2 against Idaho State.

MORRILL VERSUS THE STATE OF IDAHO
Utah State is 56-9 (.862) versus teams from the state of Idaho under Morrill, which includes an 18-4 record against Boise State, a 27-5 record against Idaho and an 11-0 record versus Idaho State.

LAST MEETING VERSUS BOISE STATE - JAN. 18, 2014
BOISE, Idaho - Down by as much as 12 points late in the first half, Utah State men's basketball fought back and took the lead late in the game, but couldn't hold on as Boise State overtook the Aggies, 78-74, on Jan. 18, 2014 at BSU's Taco Bell Arena. The Aggies were down 12 points late in the first half, but bounced back and clawed away at the deficit, taking a 74-70 lead with 1:23 to play after senior guard Preston Medlin hit his third three-pointer in as many attempts in the final three minutes. However, BSU's Derrick Marks capped his stretch of 11-straight points with a free throw then back-to-back buckets, the latter with 24 seconds left on a layup that went around and around the rim before rolling through, that came after blocking a shot at the Aggies' hoop, giving the Broncos a 75-74 lead. USU had a chance for the go-ahead basket with four seconds left, but senior center Jarred Shaw's jumper from the middle of the key rolled off the rim and BSU secured the win with three free throws in the waning seconds. The loss offset Shaw tying a season-high 24 points, including a stretch of 12 of USU's points in a row overlapping the end of the first half and the start of the second half. Medlin netted 14 of his 16 points in the second half, hitting four three-pointers. Fellow guard/forward Spencer Butterfield tallied 10 points, and sophomore Kyle Davis logged nine points to go with his team-high eight rebounds. BSU had four players in double-digits, led by Marks with 19, posting 16 in the second half, including his stretch of 11 points in a row. Nick Duncan tallied 17 points off the bench, hitting five three-pointers, while Ryan Watkins logged a double-double with 16 rebounds and 15 points, and Anthony Drmic added 10 points. BSU shot 51.9 percent (28-of-54) from the field. The Aggies were also 50.0 percent (9-of-18) three-point shooting. Utah State was also 75.0 percent (9-of-12) at the free throw line. BSU made 43.9 percent (25-of-57) of its field goals, including 10-of-28 (35.7 percent) behind the arc and 78.3 percent (18-of-23) at the charity stripe. The Broncos took an 18-10 lead after a Duncan three-pointer at the 11:55 mark of the first half. After USU closed to 22-19 on a Butterfield trey with 8:07 to go, BSU went on a 12-2 run to take a 34-22 lead with 3:38 left in the half on a trey by Thomas Bropleh. However, that would be the home team's last points of the half, as the Aggies closed out the half with 9-0 run, with eight points by Shaw during the streak, to close to 34-31 at intermission. The second half started just like the first ended with consecutive baskets by Shaw and USU had its first lead since 4-3 in the early going, at 35-34 just 1:31 into the second stanza. The Broncos countered with a 16-4 run, taking a 50-39 lead with 14:07 to go after another Duncan trey. USU was later down 61-53 with 7:14 left, but went on an 10-1 streak, starting by a pair of Butterfield free throws, then back-to-back three-pointers junior forward Ben Clifford and senior guard TeNale Roland and Shaw capped the streak with a jumper for a 63-62 lead with 5:01 left. The Aggie streak reached 18-5 after two Medlin treys and a Shaw layup put USU ahead, 71-66 with 2:54 to play, setting up the final drama for Boise State's win.

LAST MEETING VS. BOISE STATE AT LOGAN - FEB. 5, 2011
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State hit its first six shots on the way to an early 15-2 lead and the No. 21/22 Aggies blasted the Broncos of Boise State, 77-49, on Feb. 5, 2011 at a sold-out Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. After missing its first eight shots in the first meeting between the two teams back on Jan. 13 in Boise, USU hit its first six shots of the game on the way to only missing 15 shots all game, shooting a season and WAC-best 64.3 percent (27-of-42) from the floor. Senior forward Tai Wesley tallied his fourth 20-point outing of the season and 12th of his career with a game-high 22 points. The guard duo of senior Pooh Williams and junior Brockeith Pane netted 10 points apiece while the forward pair of senior Nate Bendall and junior Brady Jardine added eight points each. Bendall led USU with seven rebounds while Wesley and Jardine snared six boards each on the way to a 31-27 Utah State rebounding advantage. Pane also dished out a game-best seven assists, part of the Aggies' 20 helpers on the night, their fourth 20-assist game of the year. The USU defense also swiped a season-high eight steals, with Wesley tallying a season-best three steals while Bendall and Jardine logged two apiece. Boise State was led by Robert Arnold's 12 points off the bench while Ryan Watkins added 11 points to go with a game-high eight rebounds. The Aggie defense held BSU leading scorer La'Shard Anderson scoreless, as he entered the game averaging 15.1 points per game. Besides their 27-of-42 (64.3 percent) field goal shooting, the Aggies were 5-of-8 (62.5 percent) from three-point range, as well as 18-of-22 (81.8 percent) at the free throw line. It was USU's sixth game with at least 80 percent shooting at the free pitch stripe. The Broncos shot a paltry 33.9 percent (19-of-56) from the field, making 5-of-22 (22.7 percent) of their three-pointers and were just 6-of-10 (60.0 percent) at the charity stripe. Saturday marked the 10th time that USU has made more free throws than its opponent had attempted. After Thomas Bropleh hit a layup to open a 2-0 lead for BSU, Wesley scored six-straight points to start USU's 15-0 run that Pane capped with a pair of free throws at the 15:24 mark and the Aggies led by double-digits from there on out. Daequon Montreal broke BSU's four and a half minute scoring drought with a layup. A three-pointer from the left wing by freshman guard James Walker III gave the Aggies their first 20-point lead of the night at 39-18 with 2:53 remaining in the opening half. Junior forward Morgan Grim hit a long jumper from the top of the arc with 43 ticks to go for USU's largest lead of the half and sent the Aggies into halftime with a 43-21 lead. The Aggie advantage swelled to 30 for the first time at 54-24 on a pair of Bendall free throws with 16:53 left and reached its largest of the night at 34 on a three-point play by Wesley with 12:49 to play and USU coasted to the victory. A total of 12 Aggies saw action with 10 different players scoring.

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).

Boise State has one player from the state of Idaho in redshirt-freshman forward Joey Nebeker (Melba/Melba HS).

A LOOK BACK AT THE NEVADA GAME
LOGAN, Utah - Double-doubles from Spencer Butterfield and Jarred Shaw were part of four players in double-digits to lead Utah State men's basketball to an 83-75 win over Nevada Wednesday night in Mountain West action at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, as the Aggies halted a five-game losing streak. USU improved to 13-9 overall and 3-7 in MW play, opening the second half of league play with a victory. Nevada had its two-game win streak snapped in sliding to 12-11 overall and 7-3 in MW action. The Aggies also ended a three-game losing skein to the Wolf Pack in the all-time series, which USU now leads, 32-16, including 17-3 in Logan, as the Aggies have won 10 of the last 15 games in the series, including six of the last seven in Logan. Senior guard/forward Butterfield netted 20 points to go with 11 rebounds while senior center Shaw logged 17 points and a game-high and season-best tying 13 rebounds. Senior guard Preston Medlin tallied 14 points, all in the second half, and dished out a game-high seven assists, while sophomore forward Kyle Davis added 12 points, including a season-high 10-of-12 effort at the free throw line. Overall, Medlin now has 1,256 points in his career to move ahead of Rich Haws (1,255) and into 20th-place all-time at USU in scoring. Medlin was also 3-of-7 from three-point range giving him 196 career made treys moving him ahead of Tyler Newbold (194) and into fifth-place all-time at USU. Butterfield scored in double-figures for the 17th time this year and 36th time in his career with his 20 points. Overall, it was his third 20-point game this year and sixth of his career. It was third double-double this season and 10th of his career. Butterfield now has three double-figure rebounding games this year and 10 in his career. Shaw also tied his season-high with 13 rebounds giving him four double-doubles this year and 13 in his career. Shaw also had three blocked shots in the game giving him 54 career blocked shots to rank 13th all-time in school history as he moved ahead of Eric Franson (52) and Donnie Johnson (53). Nevada was led by Deonte Burton with game-best 23 points, swiping three steals. Burton came into Wednesday's game leading the MW and ranking 16th in the NCAA in scoring at 21.0 ppg. Cole Huff tallied 21 points to go with a team-leading seven rebounds. Michael Perez added 12 points, while AJ West had four blocks to go with six points, four rebounds and two steals. USU had a 40-30 rebounding advantage, as the Aggies' 40 total rebounds are their most in the last seven games, and the 10 rebound margin was their largest in the last four games. The Aggies pulled away from a 28-27 halftime lead by scoring 55 points in the second half, which are their second-most in a half this season trailing the 56 second-half points it scored against San José State on Jan. 4. USU's 28-27 intermission lead was its first halftime lead in the last six games, but the Aggies improved to 12-1 on the season when leading at the half. Butterfield and Shaw's double-doubles marked the first time since Dec. 28 against San Diego Christian that two USU players posted double-doubles in the same game, when Butterfield and Davis both recorded double-doubles. Nevada scored the game's first five points, and had a 7-2 lead at the 16:12 mark after a pair of free throws by Huff, as USU missed four of its first five shots and had two turnovers during that span. The Aggies tied the game for the first time at 9-9 after a free throw by freshman forward Jalen Moore. The score didn't remain level for long, as Nevada went on a 12-4 run capped by a Burton layup at 6:11 for a 21-13 Wolf Pack lead. After Huff put the visitors on top 23-17 at the 5:02 mark, the Aggies closed out the half with an 11-4 streak, starting with a Shaw jumper and capped by two free throws from Davis with three seconds left to take a 28-27 lead into intermission. The Aggies stormed out of the second-half gates, with Medlin netting a trey just eight seconds into action from the right side, and after a Nevada miss on the other end, Roland drained a trey from the left wing on USU's next possession for a 34-27 lead with only 37 seconds run off the second-half clock. Nevada pulled within 35-34 at the 17:17 mark after a three-point play by Huff, but that would be the closest the Wolf Pack would get. The home team took a 54-52 lead into the under-eight minute media timeout at 7:39, and when play resumed, reeled off a 10-1 streak, staring by another Medlin triple and capped by a Shaw jumper with 5:22 to go for a 64-53 lead. The Wolf Pack clawed the gap to 76-70 with a minute to play, but the Aggies were able to break the full-court press for a Shaw dunk and hung on for the victory.

POST-GAME NOTES FROM NEVADA GAME
TEAM NOTES * Utah State is now 4-5 on the season and 78-33 during the last 14 years following a loss. * Utah State is now 12-1 on the season when leading at the half. * Utah State is now 10-5 on the season when it out-rebounded its opponent as it had a 40-30 advantage tonight. Overall, it is the 10th time this season, but just first time in its last eight games, that it has out-rebounded its opponent by double-digits. * Utah State had double-digit offensive rebounds (11) for the 16th time this year, while its 40 total rebounds are its most in its last seven games. * Utah State's 25 made free throws are tied for the second-most in a game this year and its most in its last 13 games, while its 31 free throw attempts are its third-most this year and most in its last 13 games. * Utah State's 83 points are its most since scoring 86 points against San José State on Jan. 4, a span of nine games. Overall, those 83 points are its fourth-most scored in a game this year. * Utah State scored 55 points in the second-half, which are its second-most in a half this season trailing the 56 second-half points it scored against San José State on Jan. 4. * Utah State improved to 10-3 this season and has won 102 of its last 111 games when scoring at least 70 points, and is now 244-34 under Morrill when scoring at least 70 points in a game. * Nevada shot just 25.0 percent from three-point range (5-20), marking the 10th time this year Utah State has held its opponent to under 30 percent shooting from behind the arc.

PLAYER NOTES * Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield scored in double-figures for the 17th time this year and 36th time in his career with his 20 points. Overall, it was his third 20-point game this year and sixth of his career. Butterfield also had 11 rebounds for his third double-double this season and 10th of his career. Butterfield now has three double-figure rebounding games this year and 10 in his career. * Senior guard Preston Medlin scored in double-figures for the 17th time this year and 62nd time in his career with his 14 points. Overall, Medlin now has 1,256 points in his career to move ahead of Rich Haws (1,255) and into 20th-place all-time at USU in scoring. Medlin was also 3-of-7 from three-point range giving him 196 career made treys moving him ahead of Tyler Newbold (194) and into fifth-place all-time at USU. * Senior center Jarred Shaw scored in double-figures for the 13th time this year and 39th time in his career with his 17 points. Shaw also tied his season-high with 13 rebounds giving him four double-doubles this year and 13 in his career. Overall, Shaw now has four double-figure rebound games this year and 13 in his career. Shaw also had three blocked shots in the game giving him 54 career blocked shots to rank 13th all-time in school history as he moved ahead of Eric Franson (52) and Donnie Johnson (53) tonight. * Sophomore forward Kyle Davis scored in double-figures for the 10th time this year with his 12 points as he made a career-high 10 free throws and attempted a career-high 12 free throws.

DOUBLE THE DOUBLE-DOUBLES
Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield and senior center Jarred Shaw both posted double-doubles in the Nevada game on Feb. 5, with Butterfield tallying 20 points and a season-high 11 rebounds, while Shaw logged 17 points and a season-high tying 13 boards. It marked the second time this season that two Aggies posted double-doubles in the same game. It also happened on Dec. 28 in the San Diego Christian game when Butterfield and sophomore forward Kyle Davis both registered double-doubles with Davis recorded 15 points and 15 rebounds while Butterfield posted 11 points and 13 boards.

UTAH STATE AGAINST MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE
Utah State has a combined 254-186 (.577) 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, 32-16 (.667) 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
Saturday is the third of USU's eight games in the month of February, currently 1-1 in the second month of the calendar. The Aggies are 79-33 (.705) during the month of February under veteran head coach Stew Morrill, which includes a 49-7 (.875) home record. This is USU's 13th game on a Saturday, its most-played on day of the week so far this season, posting a 6-6 mark on Saturdays, as part of 152-61 (.714) in games played on Saturday under Morrill. The Aggies are playing on Feb. 8 for the second year in a row, after beating San José State by a palindromic, 63-36, at San José on Feb. 8, 2013. USU is 8-7 (.533) all-time record in known games played on Feb. 8.

UTAH STATE TRENDS
So far this season, Utah State is... 12-1 when leading at halftime; 1-8 when trailing at halftime; 12-3 when shooting better from the field; 1-6 when shooting worse than opponent from field; 10-4 when shooting better from three-point range; 3-5 when shooting worse from three-point range; 7-4 when shooting better from the free throw line; 6-5 when shooting worse from the charity stripe than the opponent; 10-5 when out-rebounding the opponent; 3-4 when getting out-rebounded; 6-2 when blocking more shots; 4-5 when blocking fewer shots; 3-2 when blocking the same number of shots; 11-7 when dishing out more assists; 2-2 when having fewer assists; 3-1 when having more steals; 8-7 when having fewer steals; 2-1 when swiping the same amount of steals and 9-5 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 67.2 percent (games through 2/5/14).

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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 Feb. 7 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 11-7 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 12 games this season as well as over 50.0 percent in four of the last seven 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 250 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 22 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 62nd in the NCAA in three-point field goal percentage defense (.316).

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. 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. New Mexico shot 42.1 percent (8-of-19) on Jan. 28 and Wyoming netted a MW-opponent season-high 57.1 percent (8-of-14) beyond the arc on Feb. 1, before USU limited Nevada to 25.0 percent (5-of-20) on Feb. 5.

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 10-3 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. After going four games without hitting 70, losing all four, the Aggies netted 83 in an 83-75 win over Nevada on Feb. 5. 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 102 of its last 111 games (.919), when reaching 70 points and is 244-34 (.878) 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 13 of their 22 games this season and are 12-1 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 96 of its last 99 games (.970) when leading at the break. Over the last 14 years, USU is 303-26 (.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 364-125 (.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 four games this season, including three in the last five games, sandwiched around a season-low 28.6 percent vs. San Diego State (1/25). The Aggies' 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, along with 86.7 percent vs. New Mexico (13-of-15) on Jan. 28 and 80.6 percent (25-of-31) vs. Nevada on Feb. 5.

AGGIES BE REBOUNDING
Utah State is currently first in the Mountain West in rebounding margin (+6.9), as well as 19th in the NCAA stats as of Feb. 7.

Utah State has picked up right where it left off in the rebounding department from last season. USU has out-rebounded its opponent in 15 of the 22 games so far this season, and the Aggies are 11-4 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 seven 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 and a +10 (40-30) against Nevada on Feb. 5.

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 41 games that USU has out-rebounded its opponent, the Aggies have had a double-digit rebounding edge 26 times, including 10 total times this season including six of the last eight games. Utah State is 21-5 (.808) during those 26 games when posting a double-digit rebounding advantage.

USU's +10 (40-30) rebounding advantage against Nevada on Feb. 5 was the first time in its last eight games that it has out-rebounded its opponent by double-digits.

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 1,256 career points. He broke into the Top 20 on Feb. 5, passing Rich Haws (1973-75) for the No. 20 position with 1,255 points.

Medlin has played in 97 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 Saturday needing 10 points for the No. 19 spot, held by Bob Lauriski (1971-73) with 1,266 points and 27 points for the No. 18 position, held by Spencer Nelson (1999, 2003-05) with 1,283 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 broke into the top five, now with 196, passing former teammate, Tyler Newbold (2008-11) with 194, needing four more to become the fifth Aggie player to hit 200 career three-pointers. Butterfield has 97 career treys, needing three more to become the 12th player in school history to reach the 100 three-pointer plateau. He also needs 20 more three-points to crack the career top 10 list. Butterfield is shooting 44.9 percent (97-of-216) from three-point range, ranking tied for No. 3 on USU's career three-point percentage list, while Medlin is shooting 42.2percent from three-point range (196-of-464) 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, becoming just the seventh player with 400 or more career three-point attempts, moving up to No. 6 with 464.

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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 17 times this year is part of 36 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 logged 20 points and 11 rebounds against Nevada on Feb. 5 for his second double-double of the season and ninth of his career. He also has nine 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 47.6 percent (49-of-103), good for tying for No. 4 on USU's single-season list. Medlin is netting 45.7 percent (53-of-116) from distance, for the No. 10 spot.

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SHAW BLOCKING WAY UP CAREER LISTS
Senior center Jarred Shaw has broken into the USU career blocked shots list, as he currently has 54 blocked shots in 48 career games, for a 1.1 blocks per game average. Shaw broke into the top 15 of the Aggies' career total blocks list and his 1.13 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 29 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 1.5 blocks per game is seventh.

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DAVIS AND DAVIS BOARDING AND DISHING FOR AGGIES
Sophomore forward Kyle Davis has recorded double-digit rebounding outings in six games this season, which all came during a nine-game stretch. 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 4-5 this season and 78-33 (.703) 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, before stopping the skid with an 83-75 win over Nevada on Feb. 5.

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 379-138 (.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 597-276 (.684) record in his 28th year. San Diego State's Steve Fisher is 486-254 (.657) in his 23rd season as a head coach. Colorado State's Larry Eustachy has compiled a 441-278 (.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 125-71 (.638) 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			125-71 	- 196 games / .638
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