USU Men’s Basketball to Enter the MW Championships as No. 7 Seed
March 3, 2018

LOGAN, Utah - Utah State men’s basketball will enter the Mountain West Men’s Basketball Championship as the No. 7 seed, facing No. 10-seeded Colorado State on Wednesday, March 7, at 2:30 p.m. (MT) in the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

Utah State lost its only matchup against the Rams this season, an 84-75 decision in Logan on Jan. 10. Sophomore guard Sam Merrill led the Aggies with 18 points, followed by redshirt freshman forward Daron Henson with 12 and sophomore guard Koby McEwen with 11 points. USU committed 17 turnovers in the game, leading to 22 Colorado State points, but fought back from a 22-point deficit in the second half to pull the game to within nine at the final whistle.

Utah State and Colorado State have squared off in the Mountain West Championships once before, a 73-69 victory for the Aggies during the 2013-14 season. USU closed the final 1:35 on a 16-3 run to capture the come-from-behind victory.

All-time, Utah State is 41-31 in conference tournament games, including a 3-0 mark during the first round of the Mountain West Championships. Utah State’s victories include its win over Colorado State, a 90-64 win over San José State during the 2016-17 season, and an 88-70 win over Wyoming during the 2015-16 season.

Utah State will play No. 2-seeded Boise State with a victory, facing the Broncos on Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m. (MT). The winner of that game will advance to the semifinals on Friday, March 9, at 9:30 p.m. (MT), with the Championship game set for Saturday, March 10, at 4 p.m. (MT).

Utah State men’s basketball news and information is available on Facebook (’sbasketball) and on Twitter (@usubasketball). Fans can also get USU men’s basketball highlights on YouTube ( Aggie fans can follow the Utah State athletic program on Twitter (@usuathletics), on Facebook ( or on Instagram (@usuathletics




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