Feb. 15, 2011
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State's home men's basketball game against Montana Western on Wednesday, Feb. 15 will be televised on a tape-delayed basis and will air on Thursday, Feb. 16 on Comcast Ch. 6 at 7 p.m.
Utah State, who is 23-3 on the season, is ranked in both national polls for the third straight week as it is 24th in the latest ESPN/USA Today Coaches' poll released Monday and 25th in the latest Associated Press poll. USU was ranked 17th in last week's coaches' poll and 21st in the AP poll. Overall, it is the second time in the last three years and the third time in the past eight seasons that Utah State has been ranked in both polls.
Last week, Utah State had its 17-game winning streak snapped at Idaho with a 64-56 loss to the Vandals. That 17-game winning streak was the third-longest in the nation and tied for the third-longest in school history.
Utah State also won a share of its fourth-straight Western Athletic Conference regular season championship last weekend with a 71-55 home victory against Fresno State.
Utah State has won 29 straight home games, which is the third-longest active steak in the nation behind Duke (33) and Kentucky (30).
Thus far this year, Utah State is one of just nine teams in the nation with at least 23 wins, and those 23 victories are tied for the sixth-most in the country. Furthermore, USU is one of just nine teams in the nation with three or fewer losses.
Utah State's 23-2 start to the 2010-11 season is the third-best in school history trailing the 2003-04 and 2008-09 teams that started the year with identical 25-2 records.
With its 23-2 record, Utah State has now won at least 23 games in each of the last 12 seasons, extending its own school record. USU entered the 2010-11 season as one of just three teams nationally with 11 straight 23-win seasons joining Kansas and Gonzaga. During the last 11 seasons, USU has averaged 25.4 wins and its 77.2 winning percentage since 2000 is the fourth-best in the nation.
Following its game against Montana Western, Utah State will travel to Moraga, Calif., to play No. 23 Saint Mary's (22-4) on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. (MT) as part of ESPNU BracketBusters. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN2.
To purchase tickets, or for more Aggie basketball ticket information, fans can contact the USU Ticket Office at 1-888-USTATE-1 or 435-797-0305, in person at the USU Ticket Office inside the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, or on-line 24 hours a day at www.utahstateaggies.com under the "tickets" drop down menu.
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