USU Men's Basketball Battles BYU Tuesday In Nationally Televised Game
Utah State men's basketball (18-6, 9-5 WAC) will take a two-game break from Western Athletic Conference action, starting at in-state foe Brigham Young (19-8, 9-4 WCC) on Tuesday, Feb. 19, in a rescheduled game from Dec. 5, that was postponed due to a medical situation with USU junior forward Danny Berger the day before. Tip-off for Tuesday's match-up between the Aggies and Cougars is slated for 7 p.m. (MT) at BYU's Marriott Center (22,700). The Beehive State battle will be nationally televised on BYU TV (Ch. 21 / Ch. 647 HD Comcast; Ch. 9403 on Dish Network; Ch. 68 or 374 on DirecTV in Cache Valley). Tuesday's match-up between the Aggies and Cougars will also be aired on the radio and audio streamed online on the Aggie Sports Network, as well as video streamed online through on USU's website, www.UtahStateAggies.com.

 
Utah State men's basketball (18-6, 9-5 WAC) will take a two-game break from Western Athletic Conference action, starting at in-state foe Brigham Young (19-8, 9-4 WCC) on Tuesday, Feb. 19, in a rescheduled game from Dec. 5, that was postponed due to a medical situation with USU junior forward Danny Berger the day before. Tip-off for Tuesday's match-up between the Aggies and Cougars is slated for 7 p.m. (MT) at BYU's Marriott Center (22,700). The Beehive State battle will be nationally televised on BYU TV (Ch. 21 / Ch. 647 HD Comcast; Ch. 9403 on Dish Network; Ch. 68 or 374 on DirecTV in Cache Valley). Tuesday's match-up between the Aggies and Cougars will also be aired on the radio and audio streamed online on the Aggie Sports Network, as well as video streamed online through on USU's website, www.UtahStateAggies.com.
 
 

Feb. 18, 2013

LOGAN, Utah - Utah State (18-6, 9-5 WAC) at BYU (19-8, 9-4 WCC)
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 • 7 p.m. (MT) • Provo, Utah
Marriott Center (22,700) • Aggie Sports Network • BYU-TV

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The Last Meeting
Utah State
BYU (Postponed)
December 5, 2012
Provo, Utah
GAME DAY HEADLINES
• Utah State men's basketball (18-6, 9-5 WAC) will take a two-game break from Western Athletic Conference action, starting at in-state foe Brigham Young (19-8, 9-4 WCC) on Tuesday, Feb. 19, in a rescheduled game from Dec. 5, that was postponed due to a medical situation with USU junior forward Danny Berger the day before. Tip-off for Tuesday's match-up between the Aggies and Cougars is slated for 7 p.m. (MT) at BYU's Marriott Center (22,700). The Beehive State battle will be nationally televised on BYU TV (Ch. 21 / Ch. 647 HD Comcast; Ch. 9403 on Dish Network; Ch. 68 or 374 on DirecTV in Cache Valley). Tuesday's match-up between the Aggies and Cougars will also be aired on the radio and audio streamed online on the Aggie Sports Network, as well as video streamed online through on USU's website, www.UtahStateAggies.com.

• Now in its 108th season of basketball, Utah State has an overall record of 1,497-1,028 (.593) in its 2,524 games played.

• Utah State is 7-2 on the road this season, having won its last three road games as part of winning 28 of its last 43 road games (.651) and is 106-83 (.561) in road games under veteran head coach Stew Morrill, including an 11-11 (.500) record versus in-state foes.

• The Aggies have won 32 of their last 40 overall games (.800) against in-state opponents and are 39-12 (.764) against the state of Utah in the last 13 years. During that time period, USU is 7-5 versus Brigham Young, 7-4 versus Utah, 12-3 versus Weber State, 8-0 against Utah Valley and 5-0 against Southern Utah. Overall, USU is 40-17 (.702) versus teams from the state of Utah under head coach Stew Morrill.

• Utah State is 3-1 so far this season in the second month of the year and is 75-30 (.714) during the month of February under Morrill, which includes a 30-23 (.566) record on the road. The Aggies are playing on a Tuesday for the first time this season and first since Feb. 14, 2012, playing Montana Tech, and USU is 24-8 (.750) in games played on Tuesday under Morrill. USU is playing on Feb. 19 for the second time in three years, playing a West Coast Conference school both times, playing at Saint Mary's on Feb. 16, 2011 in a ESPNU BracketBusters game, and the Aggies are 7-7 (.500) all-time in known games played on Feb. 19.

• Utah State has made at least one three-point basket in 222 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.

• Utah State and Brigham Young will be playing for the 229th time this week in what is the oldest rivalry in school history. USU's first game against BYU was during the 1905-06 season.

• The Aggies trail in the all-time series, 136-92, while BYU holds an 84-32 advantage at Provo. The first game played in the series was on Feb. 23, 1906 with BYU winning 21-14. Utah State has lost its last two visits to Provo, seeking its first win at Provo since Dec. 18, 2004, 84-62. Overall, USU has won seven of its last 11 games against the Cougars.

THIS WEEK
The Aggies are playing the third game of their busy stretch of four games in nine days making its only road trip of that stretch by heading to Provo, Utah to face BYU on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m. (MT) at BYU's Marriott Center, airing on national TV on BYU TV. Tuesday is the first of two-straight non-conference games, as USU will return home to host Illinois State on Saturday, Feb. 23 as part of the annual ESPN Ramada Worldwide BracketBusters. Both games will also be video streamed on the Internet, and also be aired on the radio on the Aggie Sports Network, along with live audio streaming on USU's website, www.UtahStateAggies.com.

WHAT'S UP NEXT?
USU plays its second non-conference game in a row, and wraps up a busy stretch of four games in nine days, hosting Illinois State of the Missouri Valley Conference during the annual ESPN Ramada Worldwide BracketBusters on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. (MT), in a non-televised game.

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, mostly on KZNS (97.5 FM) in Salt Lake City, KZNU (1450 AM) in St. George, 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.

Tuesday's Utah State game will air in Salt Lake City on KOVO 960 AM and KDYL 1060 AM, in St. George on KZNU 1450 AM, in Vernal on KVEL 920 AM, and in Price on KRPX 95.3 FM.

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
Tuesday's Beehive State battle between the Aggies and Cougars will be televised on BYU TV, which can be found on Ch. 21 / Ch. 647 HD Comcast; Ch. 9403 on Dish Network; Ch. 68 or 374 on DirecTV in Cache Valley. Dave McCann will handle the play-by-play, with analysis by Blaine Fowler and Robbie Bullough as the sideline reporter.

LIVE STATS
Live stats for all USU home games are available via "Gametracker" links at www.utahstateaggies.com, the official web site of USU athletics. Road games will be under "live stats" links at www.utahstateaggies.com, which will redirect fans to the home team's stat system.

LIVE VIDEO ON THE INTERNET
All Utah State home games and road games where available are streamed on the Internet by clicking on the "Watch Live" link at www.UtahStateAggies.com, the official web site of USU athletics. Fans will need to pay a small fee to watch the game.

BEING SOCIAL
Utah State men's basketball news, game updates and information is available on twitter @Aggiehoops.

UTAH STATE IN PURSUIT OF FIFTH WAC TITLE IN EIGHT YEARS
Utah State is seeking its fifth Western Athletic Conference regular season championship 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.

EIGHTH AND FINAL YEAR IN WAC
Utah State is playing in its eighth and final season in the Western Athletic Conference, before joining the Mountain West Conference in 2013. USU currently has a 92-32 (.742) overall regular-season WAC record in its eight years in the league, including having won 46 of its last 58 WAC games (.793) and is 72-20 (.783) against teams from the WAC during the last six seasons.

A QUICK GLANCE AT UTAH STATE
The Aggies won for the fourth time in their last five games and improved to 18-6 overall and 9-5 in WAC action with a hard-fought, 73-69 win over New Mexico State Saturday night, snapping NMSU's 12-game winning streak. Junior center Jarred Shaw scored 24 points and junior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield added 17. Sophomore center Jordan Stone also had a solid night for the home team as he grabbed a season-high seven rebounds and tied his season-high with six points. Freshman guard Marcel Davis handed out six assists in back-to-back games. It is the fifth time this season Davis has dished out five or more assists in a game. Utah State improved to 15-0 when leading at half and has won 81 of its last 83 games (.976) when leading at the break. Utah State also improved to 15-5 when out-rebounding its opponent, having done so in each of the last eight games (4-4), but Saturday's +5 rebounding margin snapped USU's streak of five-straight games with a double-digit rebounding margin. USU is now 12-0 this season when it scores 70 or more points in a game. Overall, USU has won 88 of its last 93 games (.946), when reaching 70 points. Utah State is now 15-1 when shooting better from the field than its opposition, as Thursday's loss to Denver was its first of the season when doing so. With its 47.5 percent field goal outing, USU has shot better than 40 percent in each of its last five games and a total of 20 times this season.

MEDLIN, REED SUFFER INJURIES
Utah State men's basketball head coach Stew Morrill announced an update on a pair of players who suffered injuries in the Aggies' game at New Mexico State on Thursday, Jan. 17. Junior guard Preston Medlin will be out 6-8 weeks with a fractured wrist, while senior forward Kyisean Reed is out with a season-ending torn ACL in his knee. Medlin's injury happened in the first half, but he played the rest of the game, while Reed's injury happened late in the second half against NMSU and he did not return to action.

Medlin was averaging 16.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.0 steals per game. He was shooting 47.4 percent (82-of-173) from the field, including 39.3 percent (33-of-84) from three-point range and 81.8 percent (63-of-77) at the free throw line. Medlin was averaging 16.3 ppg, as well as shooting 47.4 percent (82-of-173) from the field, 39.3 percent (33-of-84) behind the arc and 81.8 percent (63-of-77) at the free throw line. He was averaging 2.06 made three-pointers per game. Medlin was also leading the conference in minutes played (36.06).

Reed averaged 12.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.6 steals per game, and still holds the team lead for both blocked shots (28 total) and steals (26 total). At the time of the injury, he was netting a team-high 58.2 percent (71-of-122) field goal shooting, as well as 66.2 percent (51-of-77) at the free throw line. Reed averaged 12.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.75 blocked shots and 1.63 steals per game. Reed made 58.2 percent (71-of-122) of his field goals, netting 66.2 percent (51-of-77) at the free throw line. He averaged 30.4 minutes per game.

THREE RETURNING STARTERS, OUT WITH THREE DIFFERENT MEDICAL SITUATIONS
USU entered this season with three returning starters and all three are now not in action due to medical situations. Junior forward Danny Berger collapsed in practice on Dec. 4 from full cardiac arrest, but was released from Intermountain Medical Center in Murray on morning of Dec. 8 and was on the bench with his teammates that night. Berger will miss the remainder of the season. Junior guard Preston Medlin will be out 6-8 weeks with a fractured wrist sustained on Jan. 17, while senior forward Kyisean Reed is out with a season-ending torn ACL in his knee. USU has also been without the services of junior forward Sean Harris, who suffered a season-ending torn ACL in his knee during preseason workouts.

UTAH STATE INDIVIDUALS
Junior center Jarred Shaw is averaging nearly a double-double with 14.1 points and 8.3 rebounds per game, adding 1.1 blocks per game as well. Shaw has scored in double-figures in each of the last six games, logging game-bests of 24 points and eight rebounds, adding two blocks and one assist in the NMSU win. He also tallied a game-high 18 points to go with nine rebounds against Denver, just missing his eighth double-double, as he has a team-leading seven double-doubles this season. Shaw topped his career-high in back-to-back games, posting 21 points to go with 14 rebounds in the loss to LA Tech and then netted a career-best 27 points at Idaho, adding nine rebounds. He has at least seven rebounds in 17 games this season, including seven double-digit rebounding outings, which have all led to his double-doubles. Shaw also is shooting 54.4 percent (141-of-259) from the field in addition to 69.6 percent (55-of-79) at the free throw line. After having at least one blocked shot in USU's first 14 games of the season, Shaw did not register a blocked shot in the next four games before bouncing back with a career-high four blocks against LA Tech and added one each at Idaho and Seattle, but did not have one at SJSU nor against DU, before posting two against NMSU.

Last week's WAC Player of the Week, junior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield had his streak of five-straight double-doubles halted in the loss to DU, with 16 points and six rebounds, adding three assists and two steals, but bounced back to register 17 points, six rebounds, five assists, one block and one steal against NMSU. Butterfield averages 11.6 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. He started his spurt of five double-doubles in a row with a career-high 23 points and added a then-career-best 11 rebounds against UT Arlington, then posted 16 points and a new career-high with 15 rebounds in loss to LA Tech. Butterfield logged 11 points and 10 rebounds at Idaho, then posted 13 points and 11 boards at Seattle before 22 points and 10 rebounds at SJSU. Butterfield now has 14 double-digit scoring outings in the last 18 games, and has also pulled down four or more rebounds in each of the last 10 games. Butterfield has filled in splendidly at starter for forward Danny Berger, as Butterfield has scored 241 points in 18 games as a starter, averaging 13.4 ppg as a starter after averaging 5.0 ppg in the first five games of the season off the bench. Butterfield took over the team lead in three-pointers from Preston Medlin, as Butterfield now has 39 made three-pointers (39-of-90), and is also first on the team in three-point percentage, making 43.3 percent behind the arc.

Freshman guard Marcel Davis averages 7.0 ppg on the season, and also leads the team with 3.3 assists per game. Davis has now tallied four helpers in 11 of the last 16 games, including six against both Denver and NMSU and he now has five games with six or more assists. He now has 70 assists in 18 games as a starter (3.9) after totaling 10 assists in the first five games of the season off the bench (2.0 apg).

Junior guard/forward Marvin Jean has replaced Preston Medlin in the starting line-up, averaging 6.3 ppg on 50 points in the last eight games as starter after averaging 3.5 ppg off the bench, tallying a season-high 14 at Denver and adding 11 vs. UTA, for an overall season average of 4.4 ppg. Jean is shooting one tenth of a percent better behind the arc (42.1 percent) than his overall field goal percentage (42.0 percent), making 24-of-57 from distance and 37-of-88 in total field goals. Jean was a combined 7-of-13 (.538) in the Denver and UTA games.

USU MEN'S BASKETBALL RANKED AMONG NATIONAL LEADERS IN NCAA STATISTICS
Utah State is ranked in the top 25 in three categories of the most recent NCAA Division I statistics, updated and released Monday by the NCAA. USU is ranked sixth in the NCAA in rebounding margin (+9.3), and also is tops in the Western Athletic Conference. The Aggies also are 21st in field goal percentage (.477), along with 35th in three-point field goal percentage (.378). Utah State is additionally 57th in assists (14.8) and 55th in assist-turnover ratio (1.17).

AGGIE INDIVIDUALS IN NCAA STATS
Junior center Jarred Shaw is ranked 42nd in field goal percentage (.544), in addition to ranking 80th in double-doubles (7.0) and 86th in rebounds per game (8.3).

USU LEADING WAC OVERALL IN TWO CATEGORIES
Utah State leads the WAC statistics for rebounding margin (+9.3) and USU also tops the league in three-point field goal percentage (.378).

The Aggies also rank second in field goal percentage (.477), assists (14.83) and assist-turnover ratio (1.17). USU is also third in scoring (68.9), scoring defense (62.1), scoring margin (+6.8) and free throw percentage (.716). The Aggies are also fourth in blocks (3.83), while ranking sixth in field goal percentage defense (.415) and rebounds (36.9), as well as seventh in three-point field goal percentage defense (.333) and ninth in steals (4.75).

AGGIES IN WAC ONLY STATISTICAL LISTS
In WAC only games, USU is first in rebounding margin (+7.7), while ranking second in assist-turnover ratio (1.08). The Aggies are also third in scoring margin (+5.5), three-point field goal percentage (.374) and assists (13.29), while ranking fourth in scoring (67.1), scoring defense (61.6), field goal percentage (.460) and free throw percentage (.722). Additionally, USU is fifth in rebounds (36.4) and tied for fifth in blocks (3.36), while ranking sixth in field goal percentage defense (.418), three-point field goal percentage defense (.328), as well as ninth in steals (4.36).

BUTTERFIELD LEADS WAC IN FT PERCENTAGE; UTAH STATE INDIVIDUALS IN WAC AND WAC ONLY STATS
Junior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield, last week's WAC Player of the Week, is first in the WAC in free throw percentage both overall (.828) and WAC only games (.837). He also is second in the league for over three-point field goal percentage (.433) and seventh in conference only games (.410). Additionally, Butterfield is sixth in overall field goal percentage (.495) and ninth in WAC only games (.508), while ranking 12th in overall scoring (11.6) and ninth in league contests (13.9), as well as seventh in three-pointers made overall (1.70), while ranking tied for sixth in WAC only games (1.79). Butterfield also is 12th in rebounds overall (6.0) and eighth in league games (7.1), in addition to ranking 12th in WAC only assists (2.93) and ninth in WAC only minutes played (32.36).

Junior center Jarred Shaw is fourth in overall field goal percentage (.544), while ranking sixth in conference only games (.533), as well as eighth in scoring overall (14.1) and sixth in league games (14.7). He also is fifth in the league in rebounding both overall (8.3) and conference games (7.9), in addition to ninth in overall blocks (1.13) and tied for ninth in conference games (1.00).

Freshman guard Marcel Davis is second in the WAC overall for assist-turnover ratio (1.86), while ranking third in league games (1.87). Davis also is tied for seventh in overall assists (3.33) and fourth in league games (4.14). Junior guard/forward Marvin Jean is fourth in overall three-point field goal percentage (.421), while ranking tied for 10th in WAC only games (.395). Sophomore forward Ben Clifford is 14th in WAC games for blocks (0.64).

DURING THREE-GAME ROAD WIN STREAK
Utah State is out-scoring the opposition 208-149, by an average of 69.3-49.7, during its current three-game road win streak. USU is also out-rebounding its opponents by 14.7 (36.3-21.7) during the streak as well. The Aggies are shooting 52.6 percent (80-of-152) from the field in the last three games, as well as making 44.7 percent (21-of-47) from distance and 77.1 percent (27-of-35) at the free throw line. USU's defense is holding opponents to just 36.4 percent (56-of-154) from the floor, making 27.1 percent (16-of-59) behind the arc and 65.6 percent (21-of-32) at the charity stripe.

Three Aggies are averaging double-figures during the three-game road win streak, led by junior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield, who has posted a double-double in all three games. Butterfield is averaging a double-double with 15.3 ppg and 10.3 rpg, shooting an identical 53.8 percent (7-of-13) from three-point range as his 54.8 percent (17-of-31) overall field goal percentage, leading the team in three-pointers made and percentage. Junior center Jarred Shaw is netting 18.3 ppg, adding 7.0 rebounds and 0.7 blocks per game, leading the team with 66.7 percent (26-of-39) field goal shooting. Freshman guard Marcel Davis is averaging 13.0 ppg, adding a team-high 12-of-15 (80.0 percent) at the free pitch stripe. Butterfield, Davis and junior guard/forward Marvin Jean are all averaging 2.3 assists per game during the streak. Sophomore forward Ben Clifford adds 6.0 rpg in the last three road games.

SCOUTING BYU
The Cougars are 19-8 overall and 9-4 in West Coast Conference action so far this season. BYU broke a two-game losing streak with an 86-72 win over Portland on Saturday after losing at San Diego, 74-68 on Feb. 7 and at home to San Francisco, 99-87, on Feb. 9. Four Cougars scored in double-figures in the Portland game, led by sophomore guard Tyler Haws netting 28 points, adding a game-high eight rebounds as well. Senior forward Brandon Davies added 23 points, while senior guard Craig Cusick and sophomore guard Matt Carlino tallied 10 points and seven assists apiece, with Cusick netting three three-pointers.

BYU ranks 11th in the NCAA in scoring, netting 78.3 ppg, while allowing 69.3 ppg, for a +9.0 scoring margin. The Cougars are shooting 46.4 percent from the field, making 33.9 percent of their three-pointers, while shooting 72.2 percent at the free throw line. BYU's opponents are have a 42.6 percent field goal percentage, making 34.1 percent from distance and 67.2 percent at the charity stripe. BYU has a +3.6 rebounding advantage, pulling down 38.6 rpg while allowing 35.1 rpg. The Cougars rank 11th in the nation in assists, averaging 16.5 per game while committing 12.0 turnovers for a 1.4 assist-turnover ratio, which ranks 15th in the NCAA. Defensively, BYU rank 19th in the NCAA swiping 8.9 steals per game, adding 2.7 blocks per game, while forcing 14.8 turnovers per game from the opponent.

Individually, Haws leads BYU and is ninth in the NCAA in scoring with 21.0 ppg while Davies is 47th in the nation in scoring at 18.0 ppg. Carlino adds 11.1 ppg. Cusick leads the team with 42.4 three-point percentage (25-of-59), while Haws averages 38.9 percent (35-of-90) from distance, senior guard Brock Zylstra adds 33.7 percent (30-of-39) and Carlino nets 31.1 percent (32-of-103). Sophomore forward Josh Sharp leads the team with 57.0 percent field goal shooting (53-of-93), while Davies adds 53.6 percent (177-of-330). Davies leads the team with 7.7 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game, while Carlino tops the team with 4.5 assists and 2.1 steals per contest.

Dave Rose is in his eighth season at the leash of the Cougars' program, registering a 204-62 (.767) record.

COMMON FOES
USU and BYU have four common opponents on their schedules, as both teams have faced WAC member UTSA as well as WCC schools Santa Clara and Saint Mary's, along with in-state foe Weber State. Both have the same results against the four common opponents, beating UTSA, Weber State and Santa Clara, while losing to Saint Mary's.

Oppnt	        USU 	                          BYU
UTSA	        W on road, 71-67, 12/29/12 	  W at home, 81-62, 11/21/12
Weber State	W at home, 65-55, 11/24/12	  W on road, 78-68 on 12/15/12
Santa Clara	W on road, 80-78 (OT), 11/28/12	  W on road, 82-65 on 1/12/13
		W at home, 96-79 on 2/2/13
Saint Mary's	L at home, 67-58, 11/15/12	  L at home, 70-69 on 1/16/13
UTAH STATE VS. BRIGHAM YOUNG RIVALRY OLDEST IN SCHOOL HISTORY
Utah State and Brigham Young will be playing for the 229th time this week in what is the oldest rivalry in school history. USU's first game against BYU was during the 1905-06 season.

AGGIES VS. COUGARS SERIES HISTORY
Utah State and Brigham Young will be meeting for the 229th time this week, extending the oldest rivalry in USU history. The Aggies trail in the all-time series 136-92, but holds a 59-51 advantage at home, while BYU holds an 84-32 advantage at Provo. The first game played in the series was on Feb. 23, 1906 with BYU winning 21-14. USU and BYU last met last season on Nov. 11, 2011, with the Aggies winning 69-62. The last time the two teams played in Provo was on Nov. 17, 2010 in Provo with BYU winning, 78-72, as the Cougars won their second-straight over the Aggies in Provo. Utah State's last win at Provo was on Dec. 18, 2004, 84-62. Overall, USU has won seven of its last 11 games against the Cougars.

VERSUS THE WEST COAST CONFERENCE
Utah State is playing its third West Coast Conference opponent this season, having beaten Santa Clara, 80-78, in overtime on Nov. 28 at Santa Clara, Calif., as well as also playing Saint Mary's on Nov. 15, losing 67-58. Overall, USU is 128-156 (.451) against current members of the West Coast Conference as it has a 92-136 record against BYU, a 13-2 record against Portland, a 5-4 record against St. Mary's, a 4-1 record against Gonzaga, a 5-3 record against Santa Clara, a 2-0 record against San Diego, a 2-2 record against Pepperdine, a 3-8 record against San Francisco, and a 2-0 record against LMU. USU head coach Stew Morrill is 30-22 (.577) all-time versus current members of the West Coast Conference including a 15-11 (.577) record at USU, as well as 7-7 against BYU. All-time, Morrill is 14-14 against the Cougars, which includes identical 7-7 records while at Colorado State as well as during his time at USU.

FROM THE STATE OF UTAH
Utah State has four players on its current roster from the state of Utah in junior forward Ben Clifford (South Jordan/Bingham HS), sophomore center Jordan Stone (Smithfield/Sky View HS) and freshmen guards Marcel Davis, who is from American Fork (American Fork HS), and Connor Garner, who hails from Ogden (Bonneville HS). BYU has six players on its roster from the Beehive State in sophomore guard Nate Austin (Alpine/Lone Peak HS), senior guard Craig Cusick (Orem/Orem HS/Utah), senior forward Brandon Davies (Provo/Provo HS), freshman center Ian Harward (Orem/Orem HS), and sophomore forward Josh Sharp (Highland/Highland HS).

LAST MEETING AGAINST BRIGHAM YOUNG
Senior guard Brockeith Pane netted 17 second-half points and spearheaded an 11-0 Utah State run to lead the Aggies to a 69-62 win over Brigham Young on Nov. 11, 2011 night at a loud, packed Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in both teams' season-opening game. Down 42-38 after two free throws by BYU's Brandon Davies at the 11:03 mark, USU reeled off 11 unanswered points, as freshman guard Steven Thornton hit a driving lay-up, followed by a Pane jumper to knot the score at 42-all, forcing a BYU timeout. It was to little avail as senior forward Morgan Grim had back-to-back blocks and sophomore guard Preston Medlin hit a three-pointer from the left wing at the 9:02 mark and USU never looked back. Pane capped the spurt with a jumper for a 49-42 lead with 6:57 to play and the Cougars never got within five points from there on out. USU won its 24th straight home game against in-state competition, as well as its 32nd consecutive home game overall. Utah State has the third-longest home court winning streak in the country behind Duke's 36 in a row and Kentucky with 34 straight. The Aggies have now won six of the last nine and seven of the last 11 over the Cougars, including six-straight at home. While Utah State improves to 60-51 at home against BYU, the Cougars lead the all-time series, 136-92, extending USU's oldest rivalry in the program's history. Pane finished with a game-high 21 points and was one of three Aggies in double-digits, while Medlin added 15 points while senior forward Brady Jardine chipped in 12 points to go with a game-high eight rebounds. Pane and Medlin each dished out five assists, while Pane swiped a game-best three steals. The 21 points by Pane was his 23rd career game in double-figures, including 20-plus points for the fourth time in his career. BYU also had three players in double-figures, led by Noah Hartsock's 18 points, followed by Charles Abouo's 16 points, hitting three three-pointers and Brandon Davies tossed in 13 points. Abouo had a team-high six rebounds, while Hartsock and Davies had five each. Hartsock also had a team-best four assists. The Aggies shot 22-of-48 (45.8 percent) from the field, hitting 5-of-15 (33.3 percent) behind the arc, while netting 69.0 percent (20-of-29) at the free throw line. BYU was 22-of-47 (46.8 percent) field goal shooting, but were just 3-of-14 (21.4 percent) from three-point range and made 68.2 percent (15-of-22) at the charity stripe. USU had a slight, 31-29, rebounding edge. The Aggie defense forced 20 Cougar turnovers, while committing 18 miscues themselves, leading to a 21-15 points off turnovers edge. The physical game had 47 fouls called, but BYU's Stephen Rogers was the only player to foul out. There were 10 ties and the lead changed hands nine times. After the Cougars opened an early 11-8 lead on a Hartsock layup at the 13:17 mark, the Aggies later opened a 19-15 lead on a three-pointer from sophomore forward Mitch Bruneel in right corner with 8:42 on the first half clock. USU couldn't pull away from BYU, but the Cougars couldn't close to less than a bucket for the rest of the half until Abouo hit a three-pointer from the right wing with 24 seconds remaining until halftime. Grim hit the second of two free throws with .7 on the clock to send USU into halftime with a 30-28 lead. The lead exchanged hands several times in the early going of the second stanza, before BYU surged ahead from a 38-all time with a pair of free pitch shots by Hartsock and then later two more by Davies, setting up USU's game-clinching run. The Aggie defense held BYU without a field goal from the 15:51 mark of the second half until the 6:02 mark, as the Cougars missed 11 straight shots during the drought.

LAST MEETING AT BRIGHAM YOUNG
Senior forward Tai Wesley scored 19 points and added eight rebounds in Utah State's 78-72 loss at No. 23 Brigham Young on Nov. 17, 2010. Free throws proved to be the difference in the game as Utah State was just 15-of-26 (.577) from the charity stripe, while BYU made 23-of-30 (.767). Wesley finished the night 9-of-11 from the field, but was just 1-of-6 at the free throw line. Junior forward Brady Jardine scored 10 points and posted a then career-high 12 rebounds for his first career double-double, while senior guard Pooh Williams had 10 points and three assists. Fellow senior guard Brian Green scored 17 points off the bench for the visitors as he was 6-of-7 from the field and 5-of-6 from three-point range. Jimmer Fredette led all scorers with 26 points for BYU and Noah Hartsock added 15 points, five rebounds and four blocks. Charles Abouo finished the game with 13 points for the home team while Jackson Emery scored all 10 of his points after halftime. Utah State held an early 6-5 lead following a jumper from junior guard Brockeith Pane, but BYU went on a 9-2 run to lead 15-7, only to see Green hit three-straight three-pointers on back-to-back-to-back possessions to get the visitors back within one. USU eventually regained the lead at 31-30 on a Jardine jumper and later led by two following a Jardine free throw before Hartsock made a pair of free throws to tie the game at 32-32 going into halftime. Fredette had 16 points to lead BYU in the first-half, while Green had 11. USU shot 47.8 percent (11-23) in the first 20 minutes, including 50.0 percent from three (3-6), while BYU shot 35.7 percent (10-28) including just 23.1 percent (3-13) from behind the arc. Utah State took its largest lead of the night on its first possession of the second-half following a three-pointer from Williams. BYU then went on a 13-3 run to go up 46-39 and later led by eight at 52-44 with 14:17 to play following a Fredette trey. USU responded again with nine straight points to regain the lead at 53-52 and led for the final time at 69-68 with 4:22 remaining following a Jardine jumper. The Cougars then scored six straight points and made six straight free throws in the final two minutes to hang on for the win. Utah State finished the game by shooting 48.1 percent (25-52), including 63.6 percent from behind the arc (7-11). BYU shot just 38.7 percent (24-62) and was just 7-of-26 (.269) on three-pointers. The Cougars did finish the game with three more rebounds (40-37), while both teams had 12 assists and six blocks. USU did, however, have five more turnovers (14-9).

DOUBLE-BUTTER
USU junior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield's streak of five double-doubles is among the most in the NCAA among players with double-doubles in five or more straight games this season:

7	O.D. Anosike - Siena
	Earl Brown - Saint Francis (PA)

6 Jerrelle Benimon - Towson Josh Davis - Tulane Shawn Long - La.-Lafayette Edward Daniel - Murray State Augustine Rubit - South Alabama *Jarnell Stokes - Tennessee

5 Spencer Butterfield - Utah State *Jack Cooley - Notre Dame Mike Muscala - Bucknell Colton Iverson - Colorado State Johnny O'Bryant III - LSU Michael Carter-Williams - Syracuse^ Desharick Guidry - McNeese State

All points/rebounds unless noted w/ ^ for points/assists * = active as of 2/15 NCAA stats

BUTTERING UP THE RECORD BOOKS
With five double-doubles in a row, Butterfield is tied for 10th in the USU record books for consecutive double-doubles, becoming one of three different Aggie players who have accomplished the streak of five in a row, doing so four different times, joining Bob Lauriski (1971-72) and Eric Franson with five each. Franson had two separate five-game streaks, one in 1993-94 and one in 1995-96. Butterfield is the only guard on USU's top 10 consecutive double-doubles list.
Consecutive Double-Doubles
    Name 	          Years 	 Games
1.  Marvin Roberts 	  1970-71 	 17
2.  Marvin Roberts 	  1969-70 	 13
3.  Shaler Halimon 	  1967-68 	 11
4.  Greg Grant 	          1984-85 	 10
5.  Mike Santos 	  1976-77 	  9
    Mike Santos 	  1976-77 	  9
    Ed Gregg 	          1975-76 	  9
8.  Silas Mills 	  1994-95 	  6
    Marvin Roberts 	  1968-69 	  6
10. Spencer Butterfield	  2012-13	  5
    Eric Franson 	  1995-96 	  5
    Eric Franson 	  1993-94 	  5
    Bob Lauriski 	  1971-72 	  5
SMOOTH AS BUTTER AS A STARTER
Junior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield has filled in splendidly at starter for forward Danny Berger, as Butterfield has posted a double-double in five-straight games, having his streak halted with 16 points and six rebounds in the Denver game, adding three assists and two steals, but bounced back to register 17 points, six rebounds, five assists, one block and one steal against NMSU. Butterfield averages 11.6 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. Butterfield now has 14 double-digit scoring outings in the last 18 games, and has also pulled down four or more rebounds in each of the last 10 games. Butterfield has filled in splendidly at starter for forward Danny Berger, as Butterfield has scored 241 points in 18 games as a starter, averaging 13.4 ppg as a starter after averaging 5.0 ppg in the first five games of the season off the bench. Butterfield took over the team lead in three-pointers from Preston Medlin, as Butterfield now has 39 made three-pointers (39-of-90), and is also first on the team in three-point percentage, making 43.3 percent behind the arc. He started his spurt of five double-doubles in a row with a career-high 23 points and added a then-career-best 11 rebounds against UT Arlington, then posted 16 points and a new career-high with 15 rebounds in loss to LA Tech. Butterfield logged 11 points and 10 rebounds at Idaho, then posted 13 points and 11 boards at Seattle before 22 points and 10 rebounds at SJSU. Butterfield now has 14 double-digit scoring outings in the last 18 games, and has also pulled down four or more rebounds in each of the last 10 games.

The sharpshooting junior has made a three-pointer in 18 of his last 19 games and has 11 multi three-pointer games, including a season-high four treys each against UTA and UC Davis, adding three at Texas State, Seattle and San Jose State. Butterfield also dished out a career-high nine assists at Texas State, USU's highest by an individual this season, as part of his 10 games with three or more helpers, doing so in each of the last two games with three against Denver and five against NMSU.

Butterfield is first in the WAC in free throw percentage both overall (.828) and WAC only games (.837). He also is second in the league for over three-point field goal percentage (.433) and seventh in conference only games (.410). Additionally, Butterfield is sixth in overall field goal percentage (.495) and ninth in WAC only games (.508), while ranking 12th in overall scoring (11.6) and ninth in league contests (13.9), as well as seventh in three-pointers made overall (1.70), while ranking tied for sixth in WAC only games (1.79). Butterfield also is 12th in rebounds overall (6.0) and eighth in league games (7.1), in addition to ranking 12th in WAC only assists (2.93) and ninth in WAC only minutes played (32.36).

CHAIN-SHAW ATTACK
Junior center Jarred Shaw posted double-figure scoring for the sixth game in a row and 19th game this season with a game highs of 24 points in the New Mexico State game and 18 points against Denver, just missing his eighth double-double with nine rebounds against DU and eight boards vs. NMSU. The Denver game was the fourth game this season in which Shaw has missed a double-double by one rebound. In the three-game road win streak, Shaw posted 12 points at SJSU, after he tallied a game-high 16 points at Seattle to go with seven rebounds, and that game came on the heels of his career-high 27 points at Idaho, topping the 20-point mark for the second game in a row. Shaw has led USU in scoring in eight games this season, while topping the team in the rebounding category in 13 games. He also has at least one rejection in 18 games this season, highlighted by a career-high four blocks in the LA Tech home game, swatting two shots against NMSU.

DOUBLE-DIGIT SCORING AND DIME-DROPPING DAVIS
Freshman guard Marcel Davis has his streak of scoring in double-digits at three games with only five points in the Denver game, but has seven double-figure scoring games this season.

Davis has distributed at least four assists in 11 of the last 17 games, doing so in each of the last two games. Included in that stretch are two games of his season-high seven assists, doing so against Nicholls State and Seattle while dishing out six at Texas State as well as in home games against Denver and New Mexico State. Davis now has 66 assists in the last 17 games, averaging 3.9 helpers per game during that stretch, as part of his 3.2 apg on the season.

Davis is second in the WAC overall for assist-turnover ratio (1.86), while ranking third in league games (1.87). Davis also is tied for seventh in overall assists (3.33) and fourth in league games (4.14).

CLIFFORD THE BIG BLUE AGGIE
With the recent injuries, sophomore forward Ben Clifford has the most playing time of any active player in an Aggie jersey, having now played in 60 games in his two-year career. Clifford has tied or set a new career-high of some sort in three of the last seven games, posting a new career-high for points with 14 against Denver, topping his previous career-best of 12 points against UT Arlington, while snaring a then-career rebounds (9) and posting a new career-best in blocks (4). He then topped his career-high in rebounds with 10 at Seattle, playing a new career-high 35 minutes as well.

Clifford has scored in double figures three times this season and six times in his career as an Aggie and has grabbed five or more rebounds eight times this season and 21 times in his career, including most recently with seven against Denver and six versus New Mexico State.

ROLAND ROLLING ON THE ROAD
Junior guard TeNale Roland netted a career-high 12 points in the victory at Seattle, netting 5-of-9 field goals, including 2-of-3 from three-point range, and added four assists. Roland most recently tallied seven points, four rebounds and two assists in the win at San Jose State, and also drained back-to-back crucial three-pointers at Idaho as part of his eight points. Roland is averaging 7.1 ppg on 64 points in nine road games, scoring eight or more points in four games, compared to averaging 3.0 ppg on 45 points in 15 home games, netting eight or more points only twice, including his previous season high 11 vs. UC Davis. On the flip side, Roland is averaging 1.3 assists per game on the road on 12 assists in nine road games, dishing out a road-season high four assists at Seattle, while posting 2.5 apg on 38 assists in 15 in home games, including his season-high seven vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

JEAN MACHINE
In starting for injured starting guard Preston Medlin, junior guard/forward Marvin Jean has stepped up in a major way, netting a USU career-high 14 points at Denver and then 11 points vs. UT Arlington. Jean had netted his previous high of eight points four different times. Jean also hit a season-high four three-pointers at Denver, adding three against UTA, topping his previous high of two also reached four times. Jean was held scoreless against LA Tech, but did snare four rebounds, marking the third-straight game with four boards. Against Idaho, Jean netted a pair of treys for six points, and added five points at Seattle on a three-pointer and a pair of free throws, then logged six points on a pair of three-pointers at SJSU but was limited to just two points against DU and the registered six points against NMSU, giving him 50 points in the last eight games as a starter (6.3 ppg).

Jean also swiped a career-high four steals at Seattle and tied a career-high with four assists, also dishing out three assists against New Mexico State.

Jean is fourth in overall three-point field goal percentage (.421), while ranking tied for 10th in WAC only games (.395), highlighted by netting a combined 7-of-13 (.538) in game at Denver and home against UTA. He also swatted a career-high three blocks in the UTA game after totalling just two in the previous 18 games.

A LOOK BACK AT THE NEW MEXICO STATE GAME
Junior center Jarred Shaw scored 24 points and junior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield added 17 in leading Utah State men's basketball to a 73-69 Western Athletic Conference home win against New Mexico State in a nationally televised game on ESPNU in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum late Saturday night. Utah State, who has won four of its last five games, improves to 18-6 on the season and 9-5 in WAC play. New Mexico State, who is now 18-9 overall and 12-3 in league play, had its 12-game winning streak snapped with the loss. Saturday's win evened the season-series, as NMSU beat USU, 64-51, at Las Cruces on Jan. 17, halting USU's 13-game winning streak. Shaw, who was 11-of-18 from the field and 2-of-3 at the free throw line, added a game-high tying eight rebounds to go along with two blocked shots and one assist. Butterfield was 7-of-16 shooting, including 2-of-6 from behind the arc and 1-of-2 at the line, to go along with five assists, one blocked shot and one steal. Sophomore center Jordan Stone also had a solid night for the home team as he grabbed a season-high seven rebounds and tied his season-high with six points in a season-best 20 minutes. Remi Barry led four New Mexico State players in double-figures with 15 points off the bench as the NMSU reserves out-scored the USU bench, 20-12. Bandja Sy added 12 points, while Terrel de Rouen and Daniel Mullings notched 11 apiece. Utah State finished the game shooting 47.5 percent (28-of-59), including 31.3 percent from three-point range (5-of-16) and 75.0 percent at the free throw line (12-of-16). New Mexico State shot 40.6 percent (26-of-64), including 26.7 percent from three (4-of-15) and 68.4 percent at the line (13-of-19). USU also out-rebounded NMSU by five (40-35) and had six more assists (18-12) in the game, while committing five more turnovers (11-6). Utah State raced out to an early 19-5 lead in the first 6:24 of the game as Butterfield had 10 points and Shaw added six as USU made nine of its first 12 field goals. New Mexico State then scored the next 12 points to get within two at 19-17 with 10:53 to play in the half. USU scored the next four points on Stone free throws and later led by seven at 32-24 at the 6:22 mark following a Butterfield jumper. NMSU then used a 9-2 run to get within 34-33 and tied the game at 37-all in the final minute before freshman guard Marcel Davis hit his only three-pointer of the game to give the home team a 40-37 advantage at the break. Butterfield had 15 points at intermission and Shaw added 10 as Utah State shot 53.6 percent from the field (15-of-28), 50.0 percent from three-point range (4-of-8) and 66.7 percent at the free throw line (6-of-9). Barry had 10 first-half points for New Mexico State as it shot 42.9 percent (15-of-35), including 33.3 percent from three (2-of-6) and 62.5 percent from the line (5-of-8). Utah State opened the second half on an 11-6 run to take a 51-43 at the 15:39 mark. New Mexico State scored the next four points to get within 51-47 and later trailed 56-52 before USU scored four-straight points to go back up by eight. Utah State added a 7-2 run to take its largest lead of the second half at 71-60 with 4:06 to play. From there, USU committed four turnovers and went 1-of-4 from the field down the stretch, but held on for the 73-69 win despite getting outscored, 9-2, during the final 3:56 of the game.

70 FTW
• USU is 12-0 this season when it scores 70 or more points in a game. Overall, USU has won 88 of its last 93 games (.946), when reaching 70 points and is 230-30 (.885) all-time under head coach Stew Morrill when scoring 70 points in a game.

GOOD HALFTIME SPEECHES
• Utah State is now 15-0 when leading at half and has won 81 of its last 83 games (.976) when leading at the break. Over the last 13 years, USU is 288-25 (.920) when holding a lead at intermission.

GOOD SHOOTIN' TEX
• With its 47.5 percent field goal outing, USU has shot better than 40 percent in each of its last five games and a total of 20 times this season.

• Utah State is now 15-1 when shooting better from the field than its opposition, as Thursday's loss to Denver was its first of the season when doing so.

REBOUND, REBOUND, REBOUND
• USU improves to 15-5 when out-rebounding its opponent, having done so in each of the last eight games (4-4).

• Saturday's +5 rebounding margin snapped USU's streak of five-straight games with a double-digit rebounding margin.

SHINING SHAW
• Junior center Jarred Shaw tallied his sixth double-digit scoring game in row as he netted 24 Saturday night, and it was the 19th time this season that Shaw has scored in double figures. It was also the 17th time the junior has pulled down more than five rebounds in a game this season as he finished the night with eight.

• It was the second game in a row and eighth time this season that Shaw has led the team in scoring, now matching Preston Medlin for the team-lead. Shaw tops the team with his 13th game leading USU in rebounds.

• Shaw slammed down his ninth dunk of the season.

• After going two games without a blocked shot, Shaw swatted two Saturday against the maroon Aggies.

OTHER NOTES FROM NEW MEXICO STATE GAME
• Utah State improves to 14-2 this season when tallying more assists with its 18 helpers Saturday, which were its most in USU's last 11 games, back to dishing out 19 assists vs. Seattle (Jan. 3).

• USU is 13-3 when having more blocks that its opponents, with its 5-4 edge Saturday.

• Junior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield produced his seventh consecutive double-digit scoring game as he tallied 17 Saturday. It is the 14th time this season Butterfield has scored in double digits.

• The junior sharpshooter also netted multiple three-pointers for the 11th game this season.

• Butterfield also snatched six rebounds which is also his seventh consecutive game snaring five or more rebounds in a game.

• With five assists Saturday, Butterfield now has four games this season with five or more assists in a game.

• Sophomore Jordan Stone put together a career best from the free throw line, going 4-5 from the charity stripe.

• Stone also grabbed a season-high seven rebounds against NMSU and was one rebound shy of tying his career-best eight, while playing a season-high 20 minutes.

• Stone swatted a shot in Saturday's action, which is the second game in a row with a rejection, tying a season-high for the fourth time this season and matches his career-best for the eighth time.

• Freshman guard Marcel Davis handed out six assists in back-to-back games. It is the fifth time this season Davis has dished out five or more assists in a game.

• It was also Davis' third consecutive game grabbing four rebounds.

• Sophomore junior Ben Clifford grabbed six rebounds for his fourth game in a row of having five or more rebounds in a game as well as the the sixth time this season and the 20th time in his career.

DOUBLE-THREAT SHAW
Junior center Jarred Shaw logged his seventh double-double of the season with a career-high 21 points to go with 14 rebounds in the loss to LA Tech, adding a career-high four blocks as well. Shaw leads the team with seven double-doubles this season and all seven have come when he's posted double-digit rebounds. Thursday was the fourth game this season in which Shaw has missed a double-double by one rebound with game highs of 18 points and nine rebounds against Denver. He posted his career-high 27 points and nine rebounds at Idaho, along with a 10-point, nine-rebound game at Denver, an 11-point, nine-rebound outing at UTSA and also had two 15-point, eight-rebound games in a row (at Santa Clara, vs. Western Oregon), as well as an eight-point, nine-rebound game in the season-opener vs. Idaho State.

DOUBLING UP ON THE DOUBLE-DOUBLES
Junior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield and junior center Jarred Shaw both registered double-doubles against LA Tech, with Butterfield tallying 16 points and a career-high 15 rebounds while Shaw logged a career-high 21 points to go with 14 rebounds. It was the second time this season that the Aggies had two players log double-doubles in the same game as Shaw and senior forward Kyisean Reed posted double-doubles in the Nicholls State game on Dec. 20, with Reed tallying 20 points and 12 rebounds while Shaw recorded 19 points and 11 boards.

UTAH STATE TRENDS
Utah State is ... 15-0 when leading at halftime; 1-5 when trailing at halftime; 2-1 when tied at halftime; 15-1 when shooting better from the field; 3-5 when shooting worse than opponent from field; 12-2 when shooting better from three-point range; 6-4 when shooting worse from three-point range; 13-2 when shooting better from the free throw line; 15-5 when out-rebounding the opponent; 3-1 when getting out-rebounded; 14-4 when committing more turnovers; 3-1 when committing fewer turnovers; 14-2 when having more assists; 13-3 when blocking more shots.

UTAH STATE AT THE HALF
Utah State is 15-0 this year and has won 81 of its last 83 games (.976) when leading at the break. Over the last 13 years, USU is 288-25 (.920). On the flip side, Utah State is 47-80 (.370) when trailing at the half including a 1-5 (.200) record this year. The Aggies are now 2-1 this season when tied at the break, losing the UTA game after being even at intermission.

UTAH STATE FROM THREE-POINT RANGE
Utah State has made at least one three-point basket in 222 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.

UTAH STATE IN FEBRUARY
Utah State is 3-1 so far this season in the second month of the year and is 75-30 (.714) during the month of February under Morrill, which includes a 30-23 (.566) record on the road. The Aggies are playing on a Tuesday for the first time this season and first since Feb. 14, 2012, playing Montana Tech, and USU is 24-8 (.750) in games played on Tuesday under Morrill. USU is playing on Feb. 19 for the second time in three years, playing a West Coast Conference school both times, playing at Saint Mary's on Feb. 16, 2011 in a ESPNU BracketBusters game, and the Aggies are 7-7 (.500) all-time in known games played on Feb. 19.

UTAH STATE USUALLY WINS WHEN SCORING 70-PLUS POINTS
Utah State's magic number historically appears to be 70, as in 70 points. So far this season, USU is 12-0 this season when it scores 70 or more points in a game. Overall, USU has won 88 of its last 93 games (.946), when reaching 70 points and is 230-30 (.885) all-time under head coach Stew Morrill when scoring 70 points in a game. On the flip side, USU is 26-50 (.342) when scoring less than 60 points under Morrill.

USU VERY SUCCESSFUL WHEN HOLDING ITS OPPONENTS UNDER 60 POINTS
Utah State is 6-1 this season and has won 119 of its last 125 games (.952) when holding its opponents under 60 points. Overall, USU is 184-16 (.920) under Morrill when allowing fewer than 60 points in a game.

AGGIES OK IN OT
USU is now 2-1 this 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 seven of its last nine extra session games and Utah State is 54-41 (.569) all-time in overtime games.

UTAH STATE PROBABLE STARTER NOTES
#0 Marcel Davis (6-2/180/FR/G/American Fork, Utah) - Had breakout game against Western Oregon with 21 points in only 20 minutes, topping his previous single-game season high of eight points in three-pointers alone, draining his first of the season and finished with three on the night, and nearly doubling his season total of 11 points entering the game... The 21 points was the most scored by an Aggie this season at the time and was the first 20-point game for a USU freshman since Tai Wesley in 2008... Made first career start in Utah Valley game, tying game-high with 17 points, including a stretch where he scored 11 of USU's points in a row... Scored first career point as an Aggie with a free throw in the TAMU-Corpus Christi contest... Has distributed at least four assists in 11 of the last 15 games... Included in that stretch are two games of his season-high seven assists, doing so against Nicholls State and Seattle while dishing out six at Texas State and home games against Denver and NMSU... Had streak of double-digit scoring snapped at three in a row in Denver game with five points, but did dish out six assists, adding nine points, six assists and four rebounds in NMSU game... Has seven double-figure scoring games this season... Averaging 8.3 ppg on 165 total points in last 20 games after posting 11 points in his previous five games (2.2 ppg)... Ranks second in the WAC overall for assist-turnover ratio (1.86), while ranking third in league games (1.87)... Also is tied for seventh in overall assists (3.33) and fourth in league games (4.14).

#1 Ben Clifford (6-7/220/SO/F/South Jordan, Utah) - Has tied or set a new career-high of some sort in three of the last seven games, posting a new career-best for points with 14 against Denver, topping his previous career-best of 12 points against UT Arlington, while snaring a then-career rebounds (9) and posting a new career-best in blocks (4)... He then topped his career-high in rebounds with 10 at Seattle, playing a new career-high 35 minutes as well... Added eight points, six boards, two assists and one block in LA Tech game... Has scored in double figures three times this season and six times in his career as an Aggie and has grabbed five or more rebounds eight times this season and 21 times in his career, most recently in home games against Denver with seven and NMSU with six boards... Made first start of season in the Santa Clara game... Ranks 14th in WAC only games in blocked shots (0.64).

#5 Jarred Shaw (6-11/245/JR/C/Dallas, Texas) - Tallied career-highs in back-to-back games with 21 points against LA Tech and topping that with 27 points at Idaho, then posted game-high 16 points at Seattle, adding 12 at SJSU, then game-high 18 vs. Denver and game-best 24 against NMSU to give him 19 games with double-figure scoring... Leads USU with seven double-doubles this season, logging them against Saint Mary's (17 pts./15 reb.), Weber State (16p/12r), Utah Valley (12p/11r), Nicholls State (19p/11r) and back-to-back games against Idaho (12p/12r) and San Jose State (12p/10r), then against LA Tech (21 p/14r), just missing a double-double with one rebound shy four other times, most recently in Denver game with 18 points and nine rebounds... Netted career-high 27 points at Idaho while posting career-best 15 rebounds in Saint Mary's game, career highs for both his USU career and his Oklahoma State career... Shaw's 15 rebounds in Saint Mary's game were the most by an Aggie player since Nate Bendall had 16 rebounds against Fresno State on Jan. 11, 2011... Has double-digit rebounds in seven games, posting his double-doubles all seven times... Led USU in rebounding in 13 games this season, including first five games of season... Set a new career-high with four blocked shots in LA Tech game after not having a swat in any of the previous four games... Added three blocked shots in Weber State and Seattle games and has at least rejection in 18 games... Ranks 42nd in the NCAA stats in field goal percentage (.544), in addition to ranking 80th in double-doubles (7.0) and 86th in rebounds per game (8.3)... In the WAC stat rankings, is fourth in overall field goal percentage (.544), while ranking sixth in conference only games (.533), as well as eighth in scoring overall (14.1) and sixth in league games (14.7)... Also is fifth in the league in rebounding both overall (8.3) and conference games (7.9), in addition to ninth in overall blocks (1.13) and tied for ninth in conference games (1.00).

#15 Marvin Jean (6-4/190/JR/F/Harriman, N.Y.) - In starting for injured starting guard Preston Medlin, has stepped up in a major way, netting a USU career-high 14 points at Denver and then 11 points vs. UT Arlington... Did not score in LA Tech game, but netted pair of treys at Idaho and scored five points at Seattle, then drained to three's at SJSU for six points but was limited to two points against DU before posting six vs. NMSU, to give him 50 points in the last eight games as a starter (6.3 ppg) after averaging 3.5 ppg off the bench... Had netted his previous high of eight points four different times... Also hit a season-high four three-pointers at Denver, adding three against UTA, topping his previous high of two also reached four times... Netted 7-of-13 (.538) in the Denver and UTA games... Swatted a career-high three blocks in UTA game after totalling just two in the previous 18 games... Swiped a career-high four steals at Seattle and tied career-high with four assists, adding three helpers vs. NMSU... Made first start of Aggie career in Southern Illinois game, playing a season-high 33 minutes, tallying eight points with two three-pointers... Pulled down a season-best five rebounds in three games, most recently at Texas State, and added four each in Southern Illinois, Denver and LA Tech contests... Drained a three-pointer for first three points of USU career in Idaho State game... Ranks fourth in overall three-point field goal percentage (.421), while ranking tied for 10th in WAC only games (.395).

#21 Spencer Butterfield (6-3/205/JR/G/Loomis, Calif.) - Is last week's WAC Player of the Week... Has streak of five-straight double-doubles halted with 16 points and six rebounds in Denver game, adding three assists and two steals, then tallying 17 points, six rebounds, five assists, one block and one steal in NMSU game... Averages 11.4 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game.... He started his spurt of five double-doubles in a row with a career-high 23 points and added a then-career-best 11 rebounds against UT Arlington, then posted 16 points and a new career-high with 15 rebounds in loss to LA Tech... Logged 11 points and 10 rebounds at Idaho, then posted 13 points and 11 boards at Seattle before 22 points and 10 rebounds at SJSU... Now has 14 double-digit scoring outings in the last 18 games, and has also pulled down four or more rebounds in each of the last 10 games... Has filled in splendidly at starter for forward Danny Berger, as Butterfield has scored 241 points in 18 games as a starter, averaging 13.4 ppg as a starter after averaging 5.0 ppg in the first five games of the season off the bench. Butterfield took over the team lead in three-pointers from Preston Medlin, as Butterfield now has 39 made three-pointers (39-of-90), and is also first on the team in three-point percentage, making 43.3 percent behind the arc... Has 11 multi three-pointer games, including a season-high four treys each against UTA and UC Davis, adding three at Texas State, Seattle and SJSU... Also dished out a career-high nine assists at Texas State, USU's highest by an individual this season, as part of his 10 games with three or more helpers, doing so in each of the last two games with three against Denver and five against NMSU... Leads the WAC in free throw percentage both overall (.828) and WAC only games (.837)... Is also second in the league for over three-point field goal percentage (.433) and seventh in conference only games (.410)... Additionally, is sixth in overall field goal percentage (.495) and ninth in WAC only games (.508), while ranking 12th in overall scoring (11.6) and ninth in league contests (13.9), as well as seventh in three-pointers made overall (1.70), while ranking tied for sixth in WAC only games (1.79)... Also is 12th in rebounds overall (6.0) and eighth in league games (7.1), in addition to ranking 12th in WAC only assists (2.93) and ninth in WAC only minutes played (32.36).

UTAH STATE PLAYERS OFF THE BENCH

#4 Matt Lopez (6-11/245/SO/C/Erial, N.J.) - Saw his first action as an Aggie in Utah Valley game in his first game eligible after transferring from LaSalle last season at mid-year... Slammed onto the scene for the Aggies, logging his first basket in a USU uniform on a dunk... Ended with eight points, totalling two dunks to now rank tied for second on the team... Added five points, and recorded first two blocks of USU career to go with one rebound against Nicholls State... Shared team lead in rebounding for first time this season with then-season-high four against Southern Illinois and matched that with four at Texas State, before bettering season-best with five against Seattle both at home and at Seattle... Added four points and three rebounds in Denver game, as well as three boards in UTA game.

#20 TeNale Roland (6-0/170/JR/G/Louisville, Ky.) - Netted career-high 12 points at Seattle, tallying two three-pointers, before tallying seven points, four rebounds and two assists at SJSU... Also hit back-to-back treys on pivotal possessions in win at Idaho... Averaging 7.1 ppg on 64 points in nine road games, scoring eight or more points in four games, compared to averaging 3.0 ppg in 13 home games, netting eight or more points only twice, including his previous season high 11 vs. UC Davis... On the flip side, is averaging 1.3 assists per game on the road, dishing out a road-season high four assists at Seattle and adding three at SJSU, while posting 2.5 apg in home games, including his season-high seven vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi... Has started in six games of Aggie career... Has seven total games with four or more assists... Tallied nine points and three rebounds at Denver then notched season-high five rebounds in UT Arlington game, adding three assists... Has snared four rebounds in two of the last three games, pulling down four boards both at SJSU and home vs. NMSU.

#25 Jordan Stone (6-10/270/SO/C/Smithfield, Utah) - Played in 53 career games, second most of any currently active Aggie player behind Ben Clifford... Tied season-high with six points against New Mexico State, and also grabbed a season-high seven rebounds against NMSU and was one rebound shy of tying his career-best eight, while playing a season-high 20 minutes... Snared six rebounds in Saint Mary's game, five in UT Arlington game and four each at SJSU and vs. TAMU-Corpus Christi contests and has a total of 19 career games with three or more rebounds... Has 10 career games with five or more points, including adding five points in Saint Mary's and TAMU-Corpus Christi games... Came up big in Idaho home game, blocking one shot and snaring three rebounds in critical times, and then was huge in win at Idaho, scoring four points, including first dunk of season, and played a huge role in defensive success in last three road wins... Has tied season-high with one block for the second game in a row, tying a season-high for the fourth time this season and matching career-best for the eighth time.

UTAH STATE INJURED PLAYERS

#12 Danny Berger (6-6/205/JR/F/Medford, Ore.) - Collapsed in practice on Dec. 4 from full cardiac arrest, but was released from Intermountain Medical Center in Murray on morning of Dec. 8 and was on the bench with his teammates that night... Will miss at least six-eight weeks, but most likely the remainder of the season... Started last 10 games played and made 30th start in 35 career games played in Santa Clara game... Started this year's season-opener after sitting out last year's as part of the first six games as a potential redshirt... Scored in double-digits in 12 career games after netting season-high 11 at Santa Clara... Has three or more rebounds in each of last four games played, including season high five in two of last three games (TAMU-Corpus Christi, Santa Clara)... At time of medical situation, he ranked sixth in WAC in free throw percentage (.833), making 10-of-12 on season.

#13 Preston Medlin (6-4/185/JR/G/Carrollton, Texas) - Out 6-8 weeks with fractured wrist suffered in New Mexico State game on Jan. 17... Made 53rd consecutive start and played in 75th career game at NMSU contest... Needs 30 points to become 36th player in school history with 1,000... Led USU in scoring for the ninth time this season and 31th time in last two seasons with season-high 25 points against SJSU and then 14 against NMSU... Scored in double-figures 13 times this season and 44 times in his career... Has made at least one three-pointer in 19 of his last 21 games played... Has 46 career games with multiple three-pointers, including season-high five at Texas State, as well as four against UC Davis, and three in back-to-back games against Southern Illinois and UTSA, adding three against Idaho... Cracked into the USU top 10 for three-pointers made, now at No. 7 with 143 and maintained No. 5 spot on Aggies' career three-point shooting percentage at 41.3 percent, as well as moving into No. 7 on career three-point attempts list with 346... Ranks fourth in the WAC overall in scoring (16.3 ppg), while leading the league in conference only games (20.7 ppg). He also is second in the conference overall for free throw percentage (.818) while ranking seventh in WAC only games (.816). In three-point field goal percentage, Medlin is seventh in overall games (.393) and 14th in league only games (.395), as well as sixth in overall three-pointers made per game (2.06) and second in WAC only games (2.83). Medlin also leads the conference in minutes played both overall (36.06) and league only games (37.67).

#34 Kyisean Reed (6-6/215/SR/F/Palmdale, Calif.) - Out for remainder of season with torn ACL injury in knee suffered in New Mexico State game on Jan. 17... Played in 52 career games and made 43 career starts, but did not start in Santa Clara game... Scored in double-figures 27 times in his career including five of last nine games with season-high 21 points against Southern Illinois, which came two games after posting 20 points against Nicholls State and then posted his second double-double of the season with 20 points and 10 rebounds in Seattle game, adding 17 points against Idaho and 10 vs. SJSU... Recorded a blocked shot in 36 career contests, setting a new career-best with four rejections each against Nicholls State and San Jose State, adding three against Idaho... Has at least one blocked shot in 13 games this season and 17 of his last 21 career games played, including nine games with multiple blocks... Posted 30 career games with five or more rebounds, leading USU in rebounding five times this season... Climbed into Aggies top 10 career list for blocked shots, now at No. 7 with 69, and No. 3 on the USU career blocks per game list with 1.4 bpg... Also No. 4 on USU's career field goal percentage (.608)... Has swiped a career-high four steals twice this season (Saint Mary's and Santa Clara), adding three against WOU and Nicholls State... At time of injury, ranked 14th in the WAC in scoring both overall (12.1 ppg) and league games (11.3), while ranking 10th in overall rebounding (6.5 rpg) and tied for 11th in league only games (6.0). He also ranks second in overall field goal percentage (.582) while ranking fourth in league games (.553). Reed is sixth in the WAC in blocked shots both overall (1.75) and conference only games (1.67), as well as seventh in steals for both overall (1.63) and league games (1.5).

OTHER USU SEASON NOTES

NUMBER FIVE FOR THREE
Junior center Jarred Shaw not only attempted but made his first three-pointer of his USU career, with a trey from the top of the arc in the waning seconds of the first half at New Mexico State on Jan. 17. It was his first made three-pointer of his college basketball career and second attempted trey, with one three-point attempt during his freshman season at Oklahoma State.

350 USU WINS FOR COACH MORRILL
Utah State's win over Western Oregon was USU head coach Stew Morrill's 350th victory at the helm of the Aggie program and Morrill is now 363-125 (.744) at USU.

BUTTERFIELD NAMED WAC PLAYER OF THE WEEK FEB. 11
Utah State's Spencer Butterfield has been named the Western Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 4-10, announced by the conference office. Butterfield, a junior forward from Loomis, Calif. (Del Oro HS/Yuba CC), posted his fifth-straight double-double with game highs of 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead USU to its palindromic 63-36 road win at San Jose State on Friday. He also added one steal and one assist in the victory. Butterfield's 22 points were one shy of his season-high 23 points, and came off a season-high nine made field goals on 9-of-11 shooting, including 3-of-3 from three-point range. Butterfield averaged 10.6 points and 5.8 rebounds per game heading into Friday's match-up with San Jose State. He topped that average and nearly had a double-double in the first half with 13 points and seven rebounds, almost single-handedly matching SJSU's 16 points and 11 rebounds in the first 20 minutes. During USU's 25-2 run that broke the game open in the first half, Butterfield started the spurt with a three-pointer and later netted six of the last nine points in the streak for USU's 31-11 lead.

Butterfield now has 12 double-figure scoring outings and five double-digit rebound games, posting double-doubles in all five. Butterfield netted three three-pointers for the second-straight game and it was his 10th multi-three-pointer game. It was also his sixth game with three or more treys, including second game going 3-for-3 from distance.

With five double-doubles in a row, Butterfield is now tied for 10th in the USU record books for consecutive double-doubles, becoming one of three different Aggie players who have accomplished the streak of five in a row, doing so four different times, joining Bob Lauriski (1971-72) and Eric Franson with five each. Franson had two separate five-game streaks, one in 1993-94 and one in 1995-96. Butterfield is the only guard on USU's top 10 consecutive double-doubles list. This is Butterfield's first career WAC Player of the Week accolade. It is USU's third WAC Player of the Week honor this season, joining senior forward Kyisean Reed on Dec. 23 and junior guard Preston Medlin on Jan. 7.

MEDLIN SHINES IN BEARD OUT
Junior guard Preston Medlin scored a season-high 25 points, including 16 in the second half, in the win over SJSU, which was declared a "Beard Out" by the USU students, with fans wearing beards to match Medlin's beard. Medlin's streak of 20-point games was halted at two in a row with only 14 at New Mexico State, but Medlin has hit for 20 or more points in five of the last eight games, and 19 times in his career. Against SJSU, he was 6-of-12 from the field, 2-of-6 from three-point range and a perfect 11-for-11 at the free throw line, tying the single-game school record for free throw percentage. After not scoring more than 18 points in USU's first eight games of the season, Medlin has now scored 20 or more points in five of the Aggies' last eight games. Medlin tied a single-game school record in free throw-percentage as he went 11-11 from the charity stripe. It is the 30th time that an Aggie player has been perfect at the line with 10 or more attempts, and the first since Tai Wesley vs. Hawai'i on Dec. 29, 2010. Medlin's 11-of-11 effort is the ninth time that an Aggie player went 11-of-11, also first since Wesley. It was also a season-best in free throws made for Medlin and the third-most attempts and makes of his career, going 13-of-14 twice last season (vs. Hawai'i and vs. Loyola Marymount). It was also the second time in the last three games and eight games this season that he made all of his free throws and 19th time in his career. Medlin also dished out five helpers to his teammates for the fourth time this season and it was the 12th time in his career that he has dished out five or more assists.

MEDLIN LIVING UP TO PRESEASON WAC PLAYER OF YEAR BILLING
Junior guard Preston Medlin was named the WAC's Preseason Player of the Year and lived up to the billing in conference play, prior to breaking bone in wrist on Jan. 17 at NMSU and hasn't played since. Medlin posted 18 points, five assists and three steals in the win over Seattle, and adding a game-high 22 points to go with seven rebounds and two steals against Idaho. Medlin then scored a season-high 25 points, including 16 in the second half, in win over SJSU. For Medlin, it is the fifth time in his last seven games and 19th time in his career he has scored 20-plus points as he was 6-of-12 from the field, 2-of-6 from three-point range and a perfect 11-for-11 at the free throw line, tying the single-game school record for free throw percentage. Medlin also added five assists in the game.

MEDLIN EARNS TRIO OF PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARDS
Utah State men's basketball player Preston Medlin was named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week, College Sports Madness WAC Player of the Week and America First Credit Union USU Student-Athlete Of The Week for his performance during the period of Dec. 30-Jan. 6 in leading USU to three wins.

Medlin, a junior guard from Carrollton, Texas (Hebron HS), helped Utah State post a 3-0 WAC record last week with a road win at Texas State (81-57), and home wins against Seattle (75-66) and Idaho (82-75 OT). Against the Bobcats, Medlin scored 21 points to go along with six rebounds and one assist. Against the Redhawks, he had 18 points to go along with five assists and a season-high tying three steals. And against the Vandals, he scored 22 points and hit the tying three-pointer with 0.4 seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime, where he scored nine of USU's 13 points. Medlin, who scored all but three of his points following intermission, added seven rebounds, two steals and one assist against Idaho. For the week, Medlin averaged 20.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.7 steals per game, while shooting 41.5 percent from the field (17-of-41), 41.7 percent from three-point range (10-of-24) and 73.9 percent at the free throw line (17-of-23). Medlin's three-pointer against Idaho marked the second time this year he has sent a contest into overtime as he hit the game-tying three-pointer at Santa Clara with 0:2.4. USU went on to win that game, 80-78.

This is Medlin's first WAC Player of the Week honor this season and second of his career, also collecting the accolade on Jan. 30, 2012. Medlin has earned the USU Student-Athlete of the Week honor for the third time this season, also earning the honor on Nov. 12 and Dec. 3. It is Medlin's seventh career USU honor, earning the award four times last season.

MVP, THREE PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARDS FOR REED
Senior forward Kyisean Reed scored a season-high for the second time in three games with 21 points to earn Most Valuable Player honors of the 2012 Utah State hosted World Vision Challenge, sponsored by Gossner Foods. For the tournament, Reed averaged 16.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 2.0 blocks and 1.3 steals in 31.3 minutes per outing, while shooting 57.1 percent from the field (16-28) and 78.3 percent at the free throw line (18-23). He topped his season-high twice, posting 20 points to go with a career-high 12 rebounds in the Nicholls State game only to net 21 points in the Southern Illinois contest.

Reed was named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week, the Utah State America First Credit Union Student-Athlete of the Week as well as the College Sports Madness WAC Player of the Week, all for the period of Dec. 16-23.

LOPEZ MAKES SLAMMING DEBUT
Junior center Matt Lopez slammed onto the scene for the Aggies, logging his first basket in a USU uniform on a dunk. Lopez saw his first action as an Aggie in his first game eligible after transferring from LaSalle last season at mid-year. For the game, Lopez ended with eight points, totalling two dunks.

GOING STREAKING
Utah State's 13-game win streak was its eighth win streak of at least 10 games under veteran head coach Stew Morrill and the fifth in the last six years, and ranking as the sixth-longest under Morrill, and the longest since the 2010-11 squad won 17-straight.

19 (2) - 1999-2000, 2008-09
17 (3) - 2003-04, 2009-10, 2010-11
13 (1) - 2012-13
12 (1) - 2000-01
10 (1) - 2007-08

LEAVING STREAKS IN THE RECORD BOOK
USU's 13-game win streak also tied for the sixth-longest in school history along with the 1974-75 team.

19 (2) - 1999-2000, 2008-09
17 (3) - 2003-04, 2009-10, 2010-11
13 (2) - 1974-75, 2012-13
12 (2) - 1959-60, 2000-01
11 (2) - 1966-67, 1970-71
10 (1) - 2007-08

MEDLIN FOR 1,000 PLEASE, ALEX
Junior guard Preston Medlin is 30 points away from being the answer to the Jeopardy question, who is the recent member of the USU 1,000 Points Scored Club, as Medlin currently has 970 career points. He has played in 75 career games, for a 12.9 career points per game career average. Medlin would become 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 at No. 33 on the list with 1,014 career points. Another former teammate, Tai Wesley (2008-11) is at No. 8 with 1,749 points.

MEDLIN RANKS FIFTH ALL-TIME AT UTAH STATE IN THREE-POINT SHOOTING
Junior guard Preston Medlin is shooting 41.3 percent from three-point range (143-346) during his Utah State career to rank fifth 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 134, passing former teammate Brian Green (2010-11) with 129, as well as becoming just the 10th player with 300 or more career three-point attempts, moving up to tie for No. 8 with 340.

REED RANKED IN CAREER FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE
By recently making his 150th career made field goal, senior forward Kyisean Reed has cracked into the USU career field goal percentage list, and now has a 60.2 career field goal percentage (206-of-342), holding down the No. 4 spot.

REED SWATS WAY INTO TOP 10 BLOCKED SHOT LIST
Senior forward Kyisean Reed has also climbed his way into the USU top 10 blocks shots career list, now with 69 rejections, moving up to the No. 7 spot. Reed has qualified for the blocks per game average, playing in his 50th career game against Idaho, and he currently has his 69 blocks in 52 career games played, a 1.3 blocks per game average, ranking him third on USU's career blocks per game list.

DID YOU KNOW?
Utah State is 347-112 (.757) during the last 13 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 HAVE THREE PLAYERS FROM THE STATE OF UTAH
Aggie players from the state of Utah include sophomore forward Ben Clifford (South Jordan/Bingham HS), sophomore center Jordan Stone (Smithfield/Sky View HS) and freshman guard Marcel Davis (American Fork/American Fork HS).

USU TO PLAY IN EIGHT DIFFERENT STATES AND THREE TIME ZONES IN 2012-13
Utah State will have regular-season games in eight different states and three time zones, as all 19 of its home games will be played in the Mountain Time Zone, along with road games at BYU (Dec. 5-ppd/Feb. 19), at Utah Valley (Dec. 15), at New Mexico State (Jan. 17) and at Denver (Jan. 19). USU will play in the Central Time Zone three times: at Texas State (Dec. 31), at Louisiana Tech (Feb. 28) and at UT Arlington (March 2). The Aggies have four games in the Pacific Time Zone: at Santa Clara (Nov. 28), at Idaho (Jan. 31), at Seattle (Feb. 2) and at San Jose State (Feb. 8).

AGGIES TO PLAY TEAMS FROM 10 DIFFERENT STATES
Utah State will play team from 10 different states, with California and Texas leading the way with four each, as well as three from Utah and two apiece from Idaho and Louisiana, along with one each from five different states:

California - 4
vs. Saint Mary's - Nov. 15
at Santa Clara - Nov. 28
vs. UC Davis - Dec. 21
San Jose State - Jan. 11, Feb. 8

Colorado - 1 Denver - Jan. 19, Feb. 14

Idaho - 2 vs. Idaho State - Nov. 10 Idaho - Jan. 5, Jan. 31

Illinois - 1 vs. Southern Illinois - Dec. 22

Louisiana - 2 vs. Nicholls State - Dec. 20 Louisiana Tech - Jan. 26, Feb. 28

New Mexico - 1 New Mexico State - Jan. 17, Feb. 16

Oregon - 1 vs. Western Oregon - Dec. 8

Texas - 4 vs. Texas A&M Corpus Christi - Nov. 17 UTSA - Dec. 29, March 9 Texas State - Dec. 31, March 7 UT Arlington - Jan. 24, March 2

Utah - 3 vs. Weber State - Nov. 24 at BYU - Dec. 5-ppd/Feb. 19 at Utah Valley - Dec. 15

Washington - 1 Seattle - Jan. 3, Feb. 2

HEAD COACH Stew Morrill NOTES
THE MORRILL COACHING TREE

Utah State head coach Stew Morrill currently has five former assistants who are head coaches at the Division I level in Jeff Jackson (Furman), Randy Rahe (Weber State), Dave Rice (UNLV), Blaine Taylor (Old Dominion) and Don Verlin (Idaho), which is tied for the fifth-most in the nation among active coaches. Arizona State's Herb Sendek and Louisville's Rick Pitino each have eight assistants who are current head coaches, followed by Mike Montogmery (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.

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.

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).

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