Aggie Men's Basketball Battles Bulldogs Saturday
Utah State (15-11, 5-9 MW) men's basketball will take on former Western Athletic Conference foe Fresno State (13-14, 6-8 MW) on Saturday, Feb. 22. Tip-off from the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum (10,270) is slated for 7:05 p.m. (MT).
 
Utah State (15-11, 5-9 MW) men's basketball will take on former Western Athletic Conference foe Fresno State (13-14, 6-8 MW) on Saturday, Feb. 22. Tip-off from the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum (10,270) is slated for 7:05 p.m. (MT).
 
 

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Fresno State (13-14, 6-8 MW) at Utah State (15-11, 5-9 MW)
Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 • 7:05 p.m. (MT) • Logan, Utah
Dee Glen Smith Spectrum (10,270)
Aggie Sports Radio Network • Al Lewis - Play-By-Play/Rod Tueller - Analysis
Mountain West Network Streaming • Steve Klauke - Play-By-Play/Kris Johnson - Analysis

GAME DAY HEADLINES
• Utah State (15-11, 5-9 MW) men's basketball will take on former Western Athletic Conference foe Fresno State (13-14, 6-8 MW) on Saturday, Feb. 22. Tip-off from the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum (10,270) is slated for 7:05 p.m. (MT). The battle between the Aggies and Bulldogs will not be televised, but will be streamed online on the Mountain West Network by Campus Insiders by going to www.UtahStateAggies.com/videos. Steve Klauke will provide play-by-play with analysis from Kris Johnson. Saturday's game will also be aired on the radio and audio streamed online on the Aggie Sports Network through USU's website, www.UtahStateAggies.com.

The Last Meeting
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February 4, 2012
Fresno, Calif.
Utah State's Road Struggles Continue with 60-54 Road Loss at Fresno State Saturday
Once again Utah State dropped a close road game, this time 60-54 at Fresno State, as the Aggies lost back-to-back games for the fourth time this year in falling to 12-12 on the season and 4-5 in Western Athletic Conference.

• The Aggies have an overall record of 1,515-1,043 (.592) in their 2,558 games played in their 109th season of basketball. USU became the 52nd team in NCAA history to reach the 1,500 total win plateau.

• USU head coach Stew Morrill enters Saturday's game with 599 career wins, needing one more to become the 14th active Division I head coach and the 41st all-time Division I head coach with 600 wins.

• USU is 12-4 at home this season, having won nine of its last 11 home games. The Aggies have won 75 of their last 88 games (.852) 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 111 of its last 125 home games (.888).

• Utah State has won 90.1 percent of its home games (236-26) under head coach Stew Morrill, including a 131-16 (.891) record at home against league competition. The Aggies have won 264 of their last 292 games (.904) in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. USU has registered a 530-119 (.817) all-time record in its 44th year in the facility.

• The Aggies are 4-6 this season and 78-34 (.696) during the last 14 years following a loss.

• Due to the Mountain West scheduling for 11 teams, Utah State and Fresno State will be meeting for the first and only time during the regular-season. The Aggies are in their first season in the Mountain West after eight seasons in the Western Athletic Conference, while the Bulldogs are in their second season in the MW after 20 seasons in the WAC.

• Utah State and Fresno State will be playing for the 52nd time this weekend in what is the 15th-oldest rivalry in school history. USU's first game against Fresno State was on December 12, 1963.

• The Aggies own a 31-20 all-time advantage against the Bulldogs, which includes a 21-5 home record. The last meeting between the two was on Feb. 4, 2012 in Fresno, with the Bulldogs winning, 60-54, snapping USU's 10-game win streak in the series, including the last meeting in Logan on Jan. 5, 2012. USU has won the last five meetings in Logan, with the last FS win in Logan coming on March 3, 2007, 71-66. Stew Morrill is 16-12 all-time against Fresno State, which includes an 12-5 record at USU.

• Utah State is 130-33 (.798) against teams from the state of California during the last 13 years, which includes a 75-10 (.882) record at home. USU is 4-3 against California teams this season, including 3-2 at home and 1-1 in California. The Aggies are playing their second-straight California team after playing at No. 6/7 San Diego State on Tuesday, Feb. 18, falling, 60-45.

• USU has three players on its current roster from the state of California in senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield (Loomis, Calif./Del Oro HS/Yuba CC), senior forward Sean Harris (Rocklin, Calif./Rocklin HS/Yuba CC) and freshman guard JoJo McGlaston (Dublin, Calif./Dublin HS). Fresno State does not have any players from Utah on its roster.

• Saturday is the seventh of USU's eight games in the month of February, currently 3-3 in the second month of the calendar. The Aggies are 81-35 (.698) during the month of February under veteran head coach Stew Morrill, which includes a 50-8 (.862) home record. This is USU's 15th game on a Saturday, its most-played on day of the week so far this season, posting a 7-7 mark on Saturdays, as part of 153-62 (.712) in games played on Saturday under Morrill. The Aggies are playing on Feb. 22 for the first time since 2008, and have a 9-4 (.692) record in known games played on Feb. 22.

• USU senior guard Preston Medlin now has 1,304 career points, becoming the 15th player in USU history with 1,300 career points. Medlin needs 94 points for the No. 15 spot on USU's career scoring list, held by Dan Conway (1986-89) with 1,398 points.

ON TAP
Utah State (15-11, 5-9 MW) men's basketball will take on former Western Athletic Conference foe Fresno State (13-14, 6-8 MW) on Saturday, Feb. 22. Tip-off from the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum (10,270) is slated for 7:05 p.m. (MT). The battle between the Aggies and Bulldogs will not be televised, but will be streamed online on the Mountain West Network by Campus Insiders by going to www.UtahStateAggies.com/videos. Steve Klauke will provide play-by-play with analysis from Kris Johnson. Saturday's game will also be aired on the radio and audio streamed online on the Aggie Sports Network through 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 plays its final two road games next week, playing at New Mexico on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. (MT) in a game nationally televised on CBS Sports Network and then at San José State on Saturday, March 1 at 6 p.m. (MT), in another nationally televised game, on ROOT Sports. The Aggies then return home to host Wyoming on Wednesday, March 5 at 8 p.m. in USU's regular-season and home finale.

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's battle between the Bulldogs and Aggies will NOT be televised.

LIVE VIDEO ON THE INTERNET
Saturday's game will be streamed online on the Mountain West Network by Campus Insiders by going to www.UtahStateAggies.com/videos, or clicking on the "watch live" link at www.UtahStateAggies.com. Steve Klauke will provide play-by-play with analysis from Kris Johnson.

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.

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.

The 2013-14 edition of Aggie men's basketball is veteran-led with four seniors returning in guard/forward Spencer Butterfield, guards Preston Medlin and TeNale Roland and center Jarred Shaw. A fifth senior, forward Sean Harris, is still recovering from a knee injury that kept him out all of last season, and his progress continues this season.

LOOKING AT UTAH STATE
Utah State men's basketball was beaten by No. 6/7 San Diego State, 60-45, Tuesday night at a sold-out SDSU Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl. USU slides to 15-11 overall and 5-9 in Mountain West action with the loss. Tuesday was the Aggies' second-straight loss in the series to the Aztecs, trimming USU's lead to 3-2 all-time, as the Aggies were making their first visit to SDSU since Nov. 24, 1998, which was the fourth game of USU head coach Stew Morrill's first season at the helm of the Aggie program. Now in his 16th season, Morrill remains at 599 career wins, seeking to become the 14th active Division I head coach with 600 career wins. The Aggie senior duo of guard/forward Spencer Butterfield and center Jarred Shaw netted 10 points apiece to lead USU. Freshman guard Viko Noma'aea tallied a new career-high with six points, netting a pair of three-pointers. Shaw pulled down a team-high seven rebounds, as the Aggies were narrowly edged on the boards, 33-32, Tuesday. Senior guard Preston Medlin became the 16th USU player with 1,300 career points, entering the night at 1,299, finishing with five points in the game.

The Aggies have three players averaging in double-figures for the season, led by Shaw with 14.5 points per game, while Butterfield adds 13.3 ppg and Medlin tallies 12.8 ppg. Shaw is also averaging a team-leading 8.1 rebounds to go with ranking second on team with 1.2 blocks per game. He is shooting 48.4 percent (121-of-250) from the field, in addition to 82.7 percent (62-of-75) 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 43 percent from both total field goals and beyond the three-point arc, as well as both shooting over 76 percent at the free throw line. Butterfield is netting 46.7 percent (56-of-120) from distance and 47.8 percent (121-of-253) field goal shooting, along with a team-best 84.2 percent (48-of-57) at the free pitch stripe. Additionally, Butterfield averages 6.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. Medlin is making 43.8 percent (60-of-137) behind the arc, as part of 43.3 percent (110-of-254) overall field goal shooting, adding 76.1 percent (54-of-71) at the charity stripe. Medlin is also averaging 4.31 assists and has a 2.95 assist-turnover ratio. Sophomore forward Kyle Davis adds 9.2 ppg, along with 7.4 rebounds and a team-leading 1.3 blocks per game. Davis is shooting 52.5 percent (73-of-139) from the field, along with 66-of-96 (68.8 percent) at the free throw line.

As a team, USU is averaging 70.3 points per game, in making 46.1 percent (647-of-1403) of its field goals, including 41.3percent (181-of-438) from beyond the arc, as well as 74.5 percent (354-of-475) at the free throw line. Defensively, the Aggies are limiting the opposition to 66.6 ppg, while holding them to 42.4 percent (607-of-1431) field goal shooting, including just 31.4 percent (150-of-478) from three-point range, as well as 73.3 percent (368-of-502) at the charity stripe. USU has a +6.7 rebounding margin (36.3-29.6), while averaging 16.3 assists, 3.9 blocks and 3.3 steals per game, as well as committing 11.4 turnovers per contest.

SMALL SCREEN SUPERSTARS
Utah State had its previous nine-straight games and the 12th of 15 times this season televised on national television. So far Utah State is 5-7 in nationally televised games, including 3-2 on CBS Sports Network, 2-2 on ROOT Sports and 0-2 on ESPNU.

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 11 games leading or sharing the team lead for scoring. Senior guard Preston Medlin has led the team in scoring in eight games, while senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield has led the team in scoring seven 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 senior center Jarred Shaw posting top honors in 14 games while sophomore forward Kyle Davis has led in 11 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 13 games, while sophomore guard Marcel Davis is close behind with seven. Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield has led the team in three games, senior guard TeNale Roland, sophomore forward Kyle Davis and freshman forward Jalen Moore in two games, while junior forward Danny Berger, junior forward Ben Clifford and freshman guard JoJo McGlaston and with one game each.

AGGIES REMAIN TOPS IN MW OVERALL STATISTICS IN THREE CATEGORIES
USU leads the Mountain West overall statistics in three-point field goal percentage (.413), rebound margin (+6.7) and assists (16.3), as well as ranking second in free throw percentage (.745), field goal percentage (.461) and assist-turnover ratio (1.4). The Aggies are also fourth in both scoring defense (66.6) and three-point field goal percentage defense (.314). USU is also fifth in rebounds (36.3), as well as sixth in field goal percentage defense (.424), along with seventh in blocks (3.9) and scoring margin (+3.7), eighth in scoring (70.3) and 11th in steals (3.3).

Individually, senior guard Preston Medlin is second in the league in both assists (4.3) and assist-turnover ratio (2.9), while ranking tied for fourth in three-point field goals made (2.3). Senior center Jarred Shaw is 13th in the conference in scoring (14.5), ranking fourth in field goal percentage (.484) and fifth in free throw percentage (.827), as well as eighth in both rebounds (8.1) and blocks (1.2). Fellow senior, guard/forward Spencer Butterfield is 19th in scoring (13.3), 14th in rebounding (6.1) and seventh in three-point field goals made (2.2). Sophomore forward Kyle Davis is seventh in blocks (1.3) and 10th in rebounds (7.4). Fellow sophomore, guard Marcel Davis, is third in assist-turnover ratio (2.8) and ninth in assists (3.0). Senior guard TeNale Roland has a 3.09 assist-turnover ratio, which would rank second in the league, but he doesn't meet the minimum requirement of 3.0 assists per game, currently at 2.62.

TEAM FOR THREE
While Utah State leads the MW team stats in three-point field goal percentage at 41.3 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-best 46.7 percent (56-of-120) while fellow senior, guard Preston Medlin is netting 43.8 percent (60-of-137) 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 60 treys in 26 games (2.31) and Butterfield has 56 three-pointers in 26 games (2.15 pg).

USU FIRST IN TWO MW ONLY STATISTICS CATEGORIES
In the MW only stats, the Aggies are first in three-point field goal percentage (.409), while ranking second in assists (15.1) and assist-turnover ratio (1.4). Utah State is also third in free throw percentage (.749), fourth in field goal percentage (.435) and fifth in rebound margin (+2.3), along with sixth in three-point field goal percentage defense (.341) and seventh in scoring defense (68.4), rebounds (34.3) and blocks (3.3). USU is eighth in scoring offense (65.2), ninth in both scoring margin (-3.2) and field goal percentage defense (.435), and 11th in steals (3.4).

Individually, senior guard Preston Medlin is first in the conference in assists (4.8) and third in assist-turnover ratio (2.6), along with ninth in three-point field goals made (2.1). Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield is 20th in scoring (12.7) and tied for 17th in rebounds (5.5). Senior center Jarred Shaw is 17th in scoring (13.5), as well as sixth in rebounds (8.4) and seventh in field goal percentage (.449), as well as 10th in free throw percentage (.795). Senior guard TeNale Roland has a 4.00 assist-turnover ratio, which would rank second in the league, but he doesn't meet the minimum requirement of 3.0 assists per game, currently at 2.57

UTAH STATE AMONG TOPS IN MOUNTAIN WEST IN REBOUNDING PERCENTAGES
In addition to leading the Mountain West in rebounding margin (+6.7), USU is second in offensive rebounding percentage, gathering 291 offensive rebounds while their opposition has 533 defensive rebounds, for a 35.3 offensive rebounding percentage. The 533 opponents defensive rebounds are the fewest allowed in the league. The Aggies are also second in defensive rebounding percentage, collecting 653 defensive rebounds, while their opponents have just 237 offensive rebounds, for a 73.4 defensive rebounding percentage. The 237 opponent offensive rebounds are second 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. 17, including ranking third in the country in three-point field goal percentage (.414), eighth in assists per game (16.7), 14th in assist-turnover ratio (1.48), 15th in total assists (417) and 16th in rebounding margin (+7.0). The Aggies also are 23rd in free throw percentage (.747), 50th in three-point field goal percentage defense (.312), 66th in field goal percentage (.466) and 90th in scoring defense (66.9).

Individually, senior guard Preston Medlin is 16th in the nation in assist-turnover margin (3.03), while sophomore guard Marcel Davis is 19th (3.00). Medlin is also 99th in three-point field goals per game (2.36). Senior center Jarred Shaw is 77th in rebounding (8.2).

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 16th in the nation in assist-turnover margin (3.03), while sophomore guard Marcel Davis is 19th (3.00)).

SCOUTING FRESNO STATE
The Bulldogs had their five-game win streak snapped by a 72-66 loss at Wyoming on Tuesday. Senior guard Tyler Johnson led three Fresno State players in double-digits with 24 points, adding seven rebounds, while sophomore guard Marvelle Harris added 18 points and sophomore guard Cezar Guerrero netted 13 points.

Johnson leads the Bulldogs and ranks eighth in the MW in scoring at 16.4 ppg, while ranking 11th in the league in rebounding (7.4), as well as fifth in field goal percentage (.482), and third in free throw percentage (.833). Harris is 12th in the conference in scoring (14.7) and 19th in rebounding (5.4), along with fifth in minutes (35.1). Guerrero is 15th in the league in scoring (14.0), while ranking fourth in assists (3.9), fifth in steals (1.5), sixth in assist-turnover ratio (1.8) and eighth in three-point field goals made (2.1). Junior forward Alex Davis is fifth in blocked shots (1.7).

In MW only stats, Johnson is third in scoring (18.6), ninth in rebounding (7.8), fourth in field goal percentage (.497), tied for seventh in free throw percentage (.833), eighth in three-point field goal made (2.2). Guerrero is tied for 13th in scoring (13.9), second in free throw percentage (857), fifth in steals (1.5), sixth in assists (3.5), fourth in three-point field goal made (2.4) and sixth in assist-turnover ratio (2.1).

As a team, Fresno State is third in scoring offense (73.7) and 10th in scoring defense (71.6), to rank eighth in scoring margin (+2.1). The Bulldogs are also eighth in field goal percentage (.436), sixth in three-point field goal percentage (.350) and seventh in free throw percentage (.725). Fresno State's defense is eighth in field goal percentage defense (.431), sixth in three-point field goal percentage defense (.322), 11th in rebounding margin (-2.2), fifth in blocked shots (4.3) and second in steals (6.5). The Bulldogs are also seventh in assists (12.4), fourth in turnover margin (+1.1) and fifth in assist-turnover ratio (1.2).

In MW only statistics, the Bulldogs are third in scoring offense (71.4) and 11th in scoring defense (71.7), to rank seventh in scoring margin (-0.4). Fresno State is also eighth in field goal percentage (.411), fourth in three-point field goal percentage (.364) and fourth in free throw percentage (.741). The Bulldogs are also sixth in rebounding (35.1), eighth in rebound margin (-3.1), sixth in both blocked shots (4.0) and assists (11.4), second in both steals (6.1) and turnover margin (+1.7) and fourth in assist-turnover ratio (1.2).

UTAH STATE VS. FRESNO STATE RIVALRY ONE OF THE OLDEST IN SCHOOL HISTORY
Utah State and Fresno State will be playing for the 52nd time this weekend in what is the 15th-oldest rivalry in school history. USU's first game against the Bulldogs was on December 12, 1963.

UTAH STATE-FRESNO STATE SERIES HISTORY
Utah State and Fresno State will meet for the 52nd time this weekend with the Aggies owning a 31-20 all-time advantage, which includes a 21-5 home record. The last meeting between the two was on Feb. 4, 2012 in Fresno, with the Bulldogs winning, 60-54, snapping USU's 10-game win streak in the series, including the last meeting in Logan on Jan. 5, 2012. USU has won the last five meetings in Logan, with the last FS win in Logan coming on March 3, 2007, 71-66.

AGGIES AGAINST GOLDEN STATE TEAMS
Utah State is 130-33 (.798) against teams from the state of California during the last 13 years, which includes a 75-10 (.882) record at home. USU is 4-3 against California teams this season, including 3-2 at home and 1-1 in California. The Aggies are playing their second-straight California team after playing at No. 6/7 San Diego State on Tuesday, Feb. 18, falling, 60-45.

MORRILL VS FRESNO STATE
USU head coach Stew Morrill is a combined 16-12 all-time against Fresno State, which includes a 1-0 mark while at Montana (1987-91), a 3-7 record while at Colorado State (1992-98), and an 12-5 record at USU (1999-pres.).

FRESNO STATE TIES
Utah State Director of Athletics Scott Barnes played basketball at Fresno State from 1984-85, and averaged 7.4 rebounds during his senior year to lead the team. He also earned second-team all-Pacific Coast Athletic Association honors as a senior. Barnes also still ranks eighth all-time in FS history with 92 career blocks and 11th all-time in shooting percentage at 51.9 percent.

UTAH STATE HAS HELD FRESNO STATE 60 OR LESS POINTS IN EACH OF LAST SIX MEETINGS
Utah State has played tremendous defense against Fresno State during its last six meetings as it has held the Bulldogs to less than 60 points in each of its last six games with wins of 69-43, 76-39, 52-39, 71-55 and 72-53, while losing 60-54, for an average margin of victory of 17.5 points (65.7 to 48.2) during the last six games.

LAST MEETING VERSUS FRESNO STATE - FEB. 4, 2012
FRESNO, Calif. - Once again Utah State dropped a close road game, this time 60-54 at Fresno State on Feb. 4, 2012, as the Aggies lost back-to-back games for the fourth time this year in falling to 12-12 on the season and 4-5 in Western Athletic Conference play. Fresno State improved to 11-14 with the win, including a 3-6 mark in league action. Fresno State also snapped its 10-game losing streak to Utah State with the win, as the Aggies are now 2-10 on the road this season. Senior forward Morgan Grim led Utah State with 13 points and eight rebounds, while sophomore guard Preston Medlin also scored 13 points and senior point guard Brockeith Pane added 11 points. Kevin Olekaibe had a game-high 26 points to lead three Fresno State players in double-figures. Utah State never led in the game, but did tie it at 34-34 with 11:04 to play following a three-pointer from sophomore guard/forward Danny Berger. From there, USU had four chances to either tie the game or take the lead but committed three turnovers on those four possessions. Then Fresno State made all six of its free throws in the final 37 seconds to claim the six-point win. Utah State finished the game shooting 41.7 percent (20-48), including 22.2 percent from three-point range (4-18) and a season-best 90.9 percent at the free throw line (10-11). Fresno State shot just 38.9 percent overall (21-54), including 33.3 percent from three (5-15) and 76.5 percent at the free throw line (13-17). For the second-straight game, Utah State dominated its opponent on the glass as the Aggies out-rebounded Fresno State by 16 (40-24). However, USU lost the turnover battle for the second time in as many games as it committed 16 miscues as compared to just three for FS leading the home team to a 16-0 advantage on points off turnovers. Fresno State scored the first four points of the game and took an early 15-4 lead before Utah State finished the half on a 12-6 run to trail 21-16 at intermission. Utah State shot just 29.2 percent (7-24) in the first-half, including 14.3 percent from three-point range (1-7) and 50.0 percent at the free throw line (1-2). Fresno State shot 37.5 percent (9-24), including 16.7 percent from three (1-6) and 50.0 percent at the line (2-4).

LAST MEETING VS FRESNO STATE AT LOGAN - JAN. 5, 2012
LOGAN, Utah - Junior forward Kyisean Reed, sophomore guard Preston Medlin and a pair of first-half runs led Utah State to a 72-53 home win against Fresno State on Jan. 5, 2012 in Logan. Reed posted his first double-double of the season with 16 points and tied a career-high with 10 rebounds, to go with a career-high three blocked shots on the night as USU tied its season-high with seven blocks in the game. Medlin notched a game-high 19 points, while senior forward Morgan Grim also tallied double-figures, tossing in 10 points to go with eight boards, helping USU to a 31-25 rebounding advantage. All 11 Aggie players who suited up saw action Thursday, with eight different players scoring. Senior guard Brockeith Pane dished out a game-high seven assists. Fresno State also had three players in double-figures, led by Jonathan Wills with 16 points while Jerry Brown added 14 points and Kevin Olekaibe scored 11 points. USU shot a season-high 65.1 percent from the field (28-43), hitting 4-of-7 (.571) behind the arc, making its first three treys of the game. The Aggies also were 12-of-16 (.750) at the free throw line, making more than Fresno State shot, as the Bulldogs were 6-of-8 (.750). Fresno State was 22-of-58 (.379) field goal shooting, making just 3-of-16 (.188) from three-point range, with all three makes coming in the first half while missing their last eight of the game. After the Bulldogs took a 12-10 lead on a Olekaibe layup at the 13:30 mark, the Aggies reeled off a 13-0 run, started by a three-pointer from sophomore forward Mitch Bruneel. Grim capped the streak with a free throw to give USU a 23-12 lead with 8:52 left in the half. The Bulldogs scratched and clawed at the deficit, trimming it to 29-24 with 2:11 to go on a layup by Wills. That would be the closest Fresno State would get as Medlin regained control by hitting back-to-back three-pointers. Pane then provided the alley and Reed completed the oop with a jam in the waning seconds of the half to cap USU's 8-0 run and send the Aggies into the locker room with a 37-24 lead. The USU advantage grew to 46-27 after a Bruneel layup with 15:03 to go, completing a 15-2 Aggie spurt overlapping halftime. Fresno State cut the gap to 11 on two different occasions, the last at 54-43 with 8:38 left, but couldn't get any closer. The Aggie advantage swelled to its largest of the night at 21 with 1:07 to play after a pair of free throws by junior guard E.J. Farris made the score 72-51 and USU emptied its bench to seal the win.

CALIFORNIA AGGIES
Utah State has three players on its current roster from the state of California in senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield (Loomis, Calif./Del Oro HS/Yuba CC), senior forward Sean Harris (Rocklin, Calif./Rocklin HS/Yuba CC) and freshman guard JoJo McGlaston (Dublin, Calif./Dublin HS).

Fresno State does not have any players on its roster from the state of Utah, as six of the 11 players on the Bulldogs' active roster are from California.

A LOOK BACK AT THE SAN DIEGO STATE GAME
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Utah State men's basketball was beaten by No. 6/7 San Diego State, 60-45, Tuesday night at a sold-out SDSU Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl. USU slides to 15-11 overall and 5-9 in Mountain West action, while SDSU, who entered the game ranked sixth in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll and seventh in the USA Today/Coaches Top 25, improved to 23-2 overall and 12-1 in MW play. Tuesday was the Aggies' second-straight loss in the series to the Aztecs, trimming USU's lead to 3-2 all-time, as the Aggies were making their first visit to SDSU since Nov. 24, 1998, which was the fourth game of USU head coach Stew Morrill's first season at the helm of the Aggie program. Now in his 16th season, Morrill remains at 599 career wins, seeking to become the 14th active Division I head coach with 600 career wins. The Aggie senior duo of guard/forward Spencer Butterfield and center Jarred Shaw netted 10 points apiece to lead USU. Freshman guard Viko Noma'aea tallied a new career-high with six points, netting a pair of three-pointers. Shaw pulled down a team-high seven rebounds, as the Aggies were narrowly edged on the boards, 33-32, Tuesday. The Aztecs were led by Matt Shrigley's career-high 15 points, draining five three-pointers off the bench, while getting 12 points and eight rebounds from Josh Davis and Skylar Spencer scored 10 points. USU shot 34.0 percent (17-of-50) from the field, including 38.5 percent (5-of-13) behind the three-point arc and 66.7 percent (6-of-9) at the free throw line. SDSU netted half of its shots (14-of-28) in the first half, opening up a 35-22 halftime lead. The Aztecs finished with 43.1 percent (25-of-58) field goal shooting, along with 38.5 percent (5-of-13) from distance and 55.6 percent (5-of-9) at the charity stripe. Utah State took a short-lived, 5-4, lead at the 17:04 mark of the first half with a three-pointer. Medlin became the 16th USU player with 1,300 career points, entering the night at 1,299, finishing with five points in the game. The Aztecs then reeled off a 12-0 run, started by a Spencer layup and capped by Shrigley's second trey of the game, for a 16-5 lead with 11:34 on the first-half clock. After USU pulled within 19-11 after a Shaw jumper with 9:51 to play, SDSU scored nine unanswered for a 28-11 advantage, before Butterfield snapped the streak with a three-pointer at the 7:08 mark to pull within, 28-14. Freshman forward Jalen Moore twice cut the gap to 13 points, first at 32-19 with a dunk at 2:20 and later with a three-point play with 41 ticks to go, to get within, 35-22, which remained the score heading into halftime. The closest the visitors got in the second half was 41-28 after a pair of Medlin free throws with 13:25 left. The Aztecs led by as much as 25 at 60-35 with 3:28 to play and coasted to their 12th-straight home win.

POST-GAME NOTES FROM SAN DIEGO STATE GAME
TEAM NOTES
• Utah State is now 5-9 in Mountain West play and 15-11 overall, losing its last two after a three-game win streak.
• USU is now 3-6 on the road this season, dropping six of its last seven road games, all MW games, after going 2-0 on the road before conference play. Utah State has won 31 of its last 56 road games and is 109-92 in road games under head coach Stew Morrill.
• The Aggies are now 4-6 this season and 78-34 during the last 14 years following a loss.
• USU is now 1-9 when trailing at halftime.
• Utah State's 22 points in the first half were its fewest in the first half this season, as its previous low was 24, done twice and in back-to-back games, first at UNLV on Jan. 22 and vs. the same San Diego State team, on Jan. 24.
• USU's 45 points in the game were its second-lowest scoring output this season, behind its season-low 42 points at UNLV on Jan. 22... The Aggies are now 1-4 this season and 27-54 under Morrill when scoring less than 60 points.
• The Aggies are now 3-5 when getting out-rebounded, after the slim, 33-32, SDSU advantage Tuesday.
• Utah State and San Diego State met for just the fifth time ever, with SDSU winning the last two to cut USU's lead in the series to 3-2. Tuesday was Utah State's first visit to San Diego since Nov. 24, 1998, which was the fourth game of USU head coach Stew Morrill's first season at USU. The Aggies are now 1-1 in San Diego. The five meetings is the fewest played series between USU and a Mountain West opponent, with the 14 meetings with Air Force the Aggies' next fewest played series.
• USU is now 16-96 all-time against Associated Press ranked teams including a 5-18 record under Morrill. Overall, USU has lost its last eight games against AP Top 25 teams with its last win coming on March 9, 2007, against No. 10 Nevada, 79-77, in the semifinals of the 2007 WAC Tournament. This was the first time that the Aggies have played more than one ranked team in a season since the 2001-11 season, when they played three, as well as the first time USU has faced the same team in a season twice being nationally ranked both times since the 2006-07 season, when the Aggies playing Nevada twice when the Wolf Pack were nationally ranked, winning 79-77 in both meetings, in OT at home on March 1, 2007 and in the WAC Tournament a week later on March 9, 2007.
• Utah State is 130-33 against teams from the state of California during the last 13 years, including 44-25 on California soil. USU is now 4-3 against California teams this season, including 3-2 at home and 1-1 in California, as well as 1-2 against a team from San Diego, beating San Diego Christian, 84-53, on Dec. 28, before falling to then seventh-ranked San Diego State, 74-69 in OT, on Jan. 25, both in Logan, then Tuesday's loss at SDSU.
• Utah State is now 81-35 during the month of February under Morrill, including a 32-26 on the road.
• USU is 3-3 this season on Tuesdays and 26-10 in games played on Tuesday under Morrill.
• The Aggies are now 9-6 in known games on Feb. 18, playing on the date for the second time in three years.

PLAYER NOTES
• Senior guard Preston Medlin became the 16th USU player with 1,300 career points, entering the night at 1,299 and netting a three-pointer at 17:04 of the first half.
• With his five points Tuesday, Medlin now has 1,304 career points. Medlin netted one three-pointer Tuesday for his 203rd career trey, needing six more for the No. 4 spot on the Aggies' career three-pointers list.
• Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield netted 10 points Tuesday, including two three-pointers, giving him 104 career treys, needing eight more for No. 11 on USU's career three-pointers list.
• Butterfield now has scored in double-figures in 21 games this season and in 40 of his last 49 career games.
• Tuesday was Butterfield's 25th time in 26 games this season in making at least one three-pointer and 48 of last 51 games... With his two treys Tuesday, Butterfield now has 17 multi three-pointer games, including 11 of the last 15 games this season as part of 31 career multi-trey games.
• Senior center Jarred Shaw's 10 points was his 16th game this season with double-figure points, as well as 14 of last 18 games, including in 40 of 50 career games.
• With a team-high seven rebounds Tuesday, Shaw has led USU on the boards in a team-leading 14 games... It was also the 14th game in last 16 games played snaring at least seven rebounds.
• Freshman guard Viko Noma'aea tallied a career-high six points, doubling his previous career-best of three points, done three previous times.

COACH MORRILL GOING FOR 600
Aggie head coach Stew Morrill is currently 599-278 (.683), entering Saturday needing one more victory to become the 14th active Division I head coach and the 41st all-time Division I head coach with 600 wins.

2013-14 WINNINGEST ACTIVE DIVISION I MEN'S BASKETBALL COACHES BY VICTORIES
(games through 2-19-14)

No. Coach Team Won 1. Mike Krzyzewski Duke 978 2. Jim Boeheim Syracuse 945 3. Bob Huggins West Virginia 738 4. Roy Williams North Carolina 718 5. Bo Ryan Wisconsin 695 6. Jerry Slocum Youngstown St. 687 7. Rick Pitino Louisville 686 8. Rick Byrd Belmont 683 9. Mike Montgomery California 673 10. Cliff Ellis Coastal Caro. 663 11. Larry Hunter Western Caro. 645 12. John Beilein Michigan 616 13. Ben Braun Rice 615 14. Stew Morrill Utah State 599 15. Rick Barnes Texas 580 16. Dave Bike Sacred Heart 532

MORRILL'S MILESTONES
USU head coach Stew Morrill reached his 100th and 200th career wins during his tenure at Colorado, while he has earned this 300th, 400th and 500th, as well as going for his 600th, while at Utah State.

While at Colorado State
100th Win - Metro State (92-63 - Dec. 4, 1991
200th Win - Northern Colorado (108-47) - Nov. 20, 1997
While at Utah State
300th Win - UC Santa Barbara (60-56) - Jan. 5, 2002
400th Win - Hawai'i (63-52) - Jan. 30, 2006
500th Win - Idaho (60-48) - Jan. 23, 2010

UTAH STATE AGAINST MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE
Utah State has a combined 256-188 (.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, 29-9 (.763) record against Boise State, 54-35 (.607) ledger versus Colorado State, 31-20 (.608) record versus Fresno State, 32-16 (.667) record against Nevada, 19-5 (.792) mark versus New Mexico, 3-2 (.600) against San Diego State, 52-21 (.712) versus San José State, 3-29 (.094) ledger against UNLV and 23-45 (.338) against Wyoming.

USU IN FEBRUARY
Saturday is the seventh of USU's eight games in the month of February, currently 3-3 in the second month of the calendar. The Aggies are 81-35 (.698) during the month of February under veteran head coach Stew Morrill, which includes a 50-8 (.862) home record. This is USU's 15th game on a Saturday, its most-played on day of the week so far this season, posting a 7-7 mark on Saturdays, as part of 153-62 (.712) in games played on Saturday under Morrill. The Aggies are playing on Feb. 22 for the first time since 2008, and have a 9-4 (.692) record in known games played on Feb. 22.

ASSISTING AGGIES
According to BasketballState.com, Utah State currently is second in the nation in percentage of baskets assisted at 65.6 percent (games through 2/19/14).

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DISHING `EM OUT
USU is averaging 16.3 assists per game, ranking first in the Mountain West and eighth in the NCAA as of the Feb. 17 rankings. The Aggies have seven games with 20 or more assists, including five of the last 11 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 13-7 overall when having more assists than the opposition.

UTAH STATE TRENDS
So far this season, Utah State is... 13-2 when leading at halftime; 1-9 when trailing at halftime; 1-0 when tied at halftime; 14-3 when shooting better from the field; 1-8 when shooting worse than opponent from field; 12-5 when shooting better from three-point range; 3-5 when shooting worse from three-point range; 0-1 when shooting the same from three-point range; 8-6 when shooting better from the free throw line; 7-5 when shooting worse from the charity stripe than the opponent; 12-6 when out-rebounding the opponent; 3-5 when getting out-rebounded; 7-2 when blocking more shots; 5-7 when blocking fewer shots; 3-2 when blocking the same number of shots; 13-7 when dishing out more assists; 2-4 when having fewer assists; 4-3 when having more steals; 9-7 when having fewer steals; 2-1 when swiping the same amount of steals and 11-5 when bench out-scores the opponent's bench while 4-6 when bench is out-scored by the opposition's bench.

DOWNTOWN AGGIES
USU leads the Mountain West and is third in the NCAA in three-point field goal percentage (.413), 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 14 games this season as well as over 50.0 percent in four of the last 11 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 254 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
The Aggies are currently fourth in the Mountain West and 50th in the NCAA in three-point field goal percentage defense (.314).

USU has limited the opponents to less than 35 percent shooting from three-point range in 16 of the 25 games, including 11 games holding the opponent below 30.0 percent shooting from behind the arc.

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, but the Aggies held Colorado State to 16.7 percent (3-of-18) on Feb. 11, a MW opponent low.

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 12-3 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 then 76 in a 76-70 win over Boise State on Feb. 8. Utah State netted 71 in a 71-62 win at Colorado State on Feb. 11. Overall, USU has won 104 of its last 113 games (.920), when reaching 70 points and is 246-34 (.879) all-time under head coach Stew Morrill when scoring 70 points in a game. On the flip side, USU is 1-4 this season and 27-54 (.333) 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 15 of their 26 games this season and are now 13-2 this season when leading at intermission, as well as being tied once at intermission and is 1-0. USU's loss versus BYU was the Aggies' first loss of the season when leading at the break, before suffering its second loss when leading at intermission, falling to UNLV on Feb. 15, 73-62, after leading at the half, 31-29. USU has now won 97 of its last 101 games (.960) when leading at the break. Over the last 14 years, USU is 304-27 (.918) when holding a lead at intermission. On the flip side, Utah State is now 1-9 this season when trailing at the break, falling to 48-93 (.340) when trailing at the half under head coach Stew Morrill. The Aggies rallied 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 lost at Wyoming (2/1) and at No. 6/7 SDSU (2/18) when trailing at halftime.

DID YOU KNOW?
Utah State is 366-127 (.742) 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 six games this season, including five in the last eight games, sandwiched around a season-low 28.6 percent vs. San Diego State (1/25). The Aggies' season-high is 94.1 percent (16-of-17) at Colorado State (2/11), netting its first 13 in a row, before missing, then making its final three. That was USU's best FT percentage since a perfect 10-of-10 (1.000) against Fresno State on Jan. 15, 2009. The Aggies made 89.5 percent (17-of-19) at UC Santa Barbara on Nov. 16, as well as shooting 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, 80.6 percent (25-of-31) vs. Nevada on Feb. 5 and 83.3 percent (10-of-12) vs. UNLV on Feb. 15.

AGGIES BE REBOUNDING
Utah State is currently first in the Mountain West in rebounding margin (+6.7), as well as 16th in the NCAA stats as of Feb. 17.

Utah State has picked up right where it left off in the rebounding department from last season. USU has out-rebounded its opponent in 17 of the 25 games so far this season, and the Aggies are 13-4 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, along with a slim +1 (30-29) against Boise State on Feb. 8, before posting a +13 (40-27) advantage at Colorado State on Feb. 11, for its fourth rebounding advantage in a row and second double-digit in the last three, before getting out-rebounded by a slim, 33-32 edge at No. 6/7 San Diego State.

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).

San Diego Christian's 17 rebounds are a season-low for a USU opponent and the fewest since last season when Idaho had 16 on Jan. 13, 2013.

DOUBLE-DIGIT REBOUNDING EDGE
Of the last 44 games that USU has out-rebounded its opponent, the Aggies have had a double-digit rebounding edge 28 times, including 12 total times this season. Utah State is 22-6 (.786) during those 28 games when posting a double-digit rebounding advantage.

USU's +10 (41-31) advantage versus UNLV on Feb. 15, was its fifth rebounding advantage in a row and third double-digit advantage in the last four games.

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.

MEDLIN THE IRONMAN
Senior guard Preston Medlin played in his 100th career game in an Aggie uniform on Feb. 15, becoming the 26th player in school history to play in 100 games. Now with 101 career games, Medlin is tied for No. 20 on USU's career games played list. Depending on USU's postseason, Medlin could climb into the top 18.

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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 1,304 career points, to become the 16th player in USU history with 1,300 career points, moving up to No. 16 at Colorado State on Feb. 11. Medlin started the night at No. 19 with 1,275 points, passing Spencer Nelson (1999, 2003-05) with 1,283 points for No. 18, Shaler Halimon (1967-68) with 1,284 points for No. 17 and Mike Santos (1975-78) with 1,287 points.

Medlin has played in 101 career games, to nearly match his jersey number with a 12.91 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. 16, 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 at 1,304 career points, needing 94 points for the No. 15 spot, held by Dan Conway (1986-89) with 1,398 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 203, passing former teammate, Tyler Newbold (2008-11) with 194, and becoming the fifth Aggie player to hit 200 career three-pointers. Butterfield has 104 career treys, becoming the 12th player in school history to reach the 100 three-pointer plateau. He also needs 13 more three-pointers to crack the career top 10 list. Butterfield is shooting 44.8 percent (104-of-232) from three-point range, ranking tied for No. 4 on USU's career three-point percentage list, while Medlin is shooting 41.9 percent from three-point range (203-of-485) during his Utah State career to rank sixth all-time in school history for three-point percentage, as well as becoming just the seventh player with 400 or more career three-point attempts, moving up to No. 5 with 485, again passing former teammate, Tyler Newbold (2008-11) with 477.

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BUTTERING UP THE STAT SHEET
Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield has scored in double-figures 20 times this year as part of 39 times in his career, 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 31 points against UCSB was also the second time this year as part of three total times this season and six times 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 46.7 percent (56-of-120), good for No. 8 on USU's single-season list. Medlin is netting 43.8 percent (60-of-137) from distance, for the No. 13 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 is currently tied for the No. 11 spot, now with 56 blocked shots in 52 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 1.10 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 31 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 1.3 blocks per game is ninth.

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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 (12/20), and followed that up with six assists at Air Force (1/1), which all came in the first four minutes on USU's first six baskets of the half, adding six helpers at Colorado State (2/11). He has distributed at least five assists in six games this season and 15 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 nine 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), 20 at Wyoming (2/1) and 20 at San Diego State (2/18).

FOLLOWING A LOSS
The Aggies are 4-6 this season and 78-34 (.696) 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. USU lost at San Diego State on Feb. 18 after a loss at home to UNLV on Feb. 15.

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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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.

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.

USU'S Danny Berger NAMED TO NABC GOOD WORKS TEAM®
Utah State's Danny Berger is one of five NCAA Division I men's basketball players named to the 2014 Allstate NABC Good Works Team®, announced on Feb. 11 by the Allstate Insurance Company and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).

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.

"It's a great honor to be recognized on the NABC Good Works Team, and to be one of the five on the team is a big deal to me since there were so many other nominations from around the country. This will help spread the word about AED's, and being prepared to know what you're doing in certain situations," Berger said.

The NABC, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and Allstate Insurance Company today announced the 20 men's and women's college basketball student-athletes named to the 2014 Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams®. In its second year, this preeminent community service honor recognizes college basketball players who have made a commitment to improving their communities and the lives of others.

The Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams® are each comprised of 10 student-athletes, five from the NCAA® Division I and five from NCAA Divisions II, III and the NAIA. A total of 117 NABC nominees and 84 WBCA nominees were submitted by sports information directors across the nation on behalf of their colleges and universities. The final team rosters were chosen by prestigious voting panels comprised of former coaches, student-athletes and media members.

Former Duke University student-athlete, two-time NCAA champion and seven-time NBA All-Star Grant Hill headlines the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® voting panel. WNBA basketball star Tamika Catchings, who played at the University of Tennessee, serves on the Allstate WBCA Good Works Team® panel.

Berger was joined on the Division I list by Aaron Craft of Ohio State, Joe Harris of Virginia, Dau Jok of Pennsylvania and Jordan Morgan of Michigan.

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.

This season, Berger is averaging 3.1 points and 2.1 rebounds per game in playing 12.6 minutes of action per game. He is shooting 41.3 percent (31-of-75) from the field, including 23.3 percent (7-of-30) from three-point range and 78.9 percent (15-of-19) at the free throw line.

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 381-140 (.731) at USU.

600 CAREER WINS FOR COACH MORRILL
Aggie head coach Stew Morrill is currently 599-278 (.683), entering Tuesday, needing one more victory to become the 14th active Division I head coach and the 41st all-time Division I head coach with 600 wins.

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 599-278 (.683) record in his 28th year. San Diego State's Steve Fisher is 489-255 (.658) in his 23rd season as a head coach. Colorado State's Larry Eustachy has compiled a 442-281 (.611) 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 127-73 (.635) all-time against Mountain West teams.

vs. Air Force	 	14-3
vs. Boise State	 	25-11
vs. Colorado State	 3-2
vs. Fresno State	16-12
vs. Nevada	 	21-15
vs. New Mexico	 	 3-10
vs. San Diego State	11-4
vs. San José State	23-1
vs. UNLV	 	 3-4
vs. Wyoming	 	 7-11
Total	               127-73 	- 200 games / .635

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