Utah State Men's Basketball Wraps Up Regular Season Against Wyoming Wednesday On Senior Night
For its final regular-season game and for Senior Night, Utah State (16-13, 6-11 MW) men's basketball hosts border-foe Wyoming (17-12, 8-8 MW) on Wednesday, March 5. Tip-off is slated for 8:05 p.m. (MT). Wednesday is USU's Senior Night, with the Aggies honoring their five seniors: guard/forward Spencer Butterfield, forward Sean Harris, guard Preston Medlin, guard TeNale Roland and center Jarred Shaw, in a pre-game ceremony.
 
For its final regular-season game and for Senior Night, Utah State (16-13, 6-11 MW) men's basketball hosts border-foe Wyoming (17-12, 8-8 MW) on Wednesday, March 5. Tip-off is slated for 8:05 p.m. (MT). Wednesday is USU's Senior Night, with the Aggies honoring their five seniors: guard/forward Spencer Butterfield, forward Sean Harris, guard Preston Medlin, guard TeNale Roland and center Jarred Shaw, in a pre-game ceremony.
 
 

March 4, 2014

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 • 8:05 p.m. (MT) • Logan, Utah
Dee Glen Smith Spectrum (10,270)
Aggie Sports Radio Network • Al Lewis - Play-By-Play/Rod Tueller - Analysis
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GAME DAY HEADLINES
• For its final regular-season game and for Senior Night, Utah State (16-13, 6-11 MW) men's basketball hosts border-foe Wyoming (17-12, 8-8 MW) on Wednesday, March 5. Tip-off is slated for 8:05 p.m. (MT) from the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum (10,270). The battle between the Aggies and Cowboys will be televised on ROOT Sports. Mark Neely will provide play-by-play with analysis from Joe Cravens. Wednesday's game will be video streamed, but the live stream will not be available within the regional ROOT Sports coverage area. The game will also be aired on the radio and audio streamed online on the Aggie Sports Network through on USU's website, www.UtahStateAggies.com.

The Last Meeting
Utah State57
Wyoming74
February 1, 2014
Laramie, Wyo.
Aggie Men's Basketball Bucked By Cowboys, 74-57, Saturday
Utah State men's basketball was dealt a 74-57 loss to Wyoming Saturday evening at Arena-Auditorium.

• Wednesday is USU's Senior Night, with the Aggies honoring their five seniors: guard/forward Spencer Butterfield, forward Sean Harris, guard Preston Medlin, guard TeNale Roland and center Jarred Shaw, in a pre-game ceremony.

• The Aggies have an overall record of 1,516-1,045 (.592) in their 2,561 games played in their 109th season of basketball. USU became the 52nd team in NCAA history to reach the 1,500 total win plateau.

• Utah State is in its first season in the Mountain West after eight seasons in the Western Athletic Conference. The Aggies are 6-11 in their inaugural season in the conference.

• USU head coach Stew Morrill became the 14th active Division I head coach and the 41st all-time Division I head coach with 600 wins, after the Aggies' 75-58 win at San José State on Saturday was Morrill's 600th career victory.

• USU is 12-5 at home this season, having won nine of its last 12 home games. The Aggies have won 75 of their last 89 games (.843) 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 126 home games (.881).

• Utah State has won 89.7 percent of its home games (236-27) under head coach Stew Morrill, including a 131-17 (.885) record at home against league competition. The Aggies have won 264 of their last 293 games (.901) in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. USU has registered a 530-120 (.815) all-time record in its 44th year in the facility.

• Utah State and Wyoming will be meeting in Logan for the first time since 2008, but will be meeting for the 69th time, overall which will move up to the seventh-most rivalry in school history. The Aggies trail in the all-time series, 45-23, just one of two Mountain West teams that Utah State has a losing record against. Tuesday will be the second meeting this season after the Aggies lost to the Cowboys, 74-57, on Feb. 1 at Laramie. The teams first met on Jan. 15, 1926, also won by Wyoming, 54-18. Utah State has won three of the last six meetings, including the last meeting in Logan, on Dec. 31, 2008, 90-85 in OT. USU is 16-16 at Logan vs. UW, winning the last two match-ups.

• USU veteran head coach Stew Morrill is 7-11 (.389) all-time against the Cowboys, as his three head coaching positions have been in three of the six states bordering Wyoming, posting an 0-2 record at Montana (1987-91), a 6-8 ledger at Colorado State (1992-98) and a 1-1 mark at USU (1999-pres.).

• Wednesday is the second of USU's two regular-season games in March and Utah State is 54-26 (.675) in the month of March under Morrill. The Aggies have a 20-5 (.800) home record during March. This is USU's fifth game on a Wednesday, posting a 2-2 mark so far, currently on a lost, won, lost, won pattern. USU is 35-13 (.729) in games played on Wednesday under Morrill. USU is playing on March 5 for the first time since 2011, and Utah State is 6-1 (.857) all-time in known games played on March 5.

• USU senior guard Preston Medlin now has 1,341 career points, becoming the 15th player in USU history with 1,300 career points. Medlin needs 57 points for the No. 15 spot on USU's career scoring list, held by Dan Conway (1986-89) with 1,398 points. Medlin currently has 209 career three-pointers, tied for No. 4 on USU's career three-pointers list with Jay Goodman (1991-93) and one trey would give Medlin sole possession of No. 4 spot. Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield has 113 career three-pointers, holding down the No. 11 spot on the career trey list and needs four more to tie Pooh Williams (2008-11) for No. 10 with 117.

ON TAP
For its final regular-season game and for Senior Night, Utah State (16-13, 6-11 MW) men's basketball hosts border-foe Wyoming (17-12, 8-8 MW) on Wednesday, March 5. Tip-off is slated for 8:05 p.m. (MT) from the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum (10,270). The battle between the Aggies and Cowboys will be nationally televised on ROOT Sports. Mark Neely will provide play-by-play with analysis from Joe Cravens. Wednesday's game will be video streamed, but the live stream will not be available within the regional ROOT Sports coverage area. The game will also be aired on the radio and audio streamed online on the Aggie Sports Network through on USU's website, www.UtahStateAggies.com. Live stats will also be available through the "GameTracker" link, and updates will also be available on Twitter - @Aggiehoops.

WHAT'S UP NEXT?
The Aggies will play in their first Mountain West Tournament, with the men starting on Wednesday, March 12, through Saturday, March 15, in Las Vegas, Nev., at the Thomas & Mack Center. Complete information on the 2014 Reece's Mountain West Tournament can be found at www.themw.com.

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
Wednesday's border battle between Utah State and Wyoming will be nationally televised on ROOT Sports (Comcast Ch. 52/693HD, Dish Network Ch. 414, DirecTV Ch. 683/687). Mark Neely will provide play-by-play with analysis from Joe Cravens.

LIVE VIDEO ON THE INTERNET
Internet live video streaming for Wednesday's game will be available by clicking on the "Watch Live" link at www.UtahStateAggies.com. The live stream of Wednesday's game will not be available within the regional ROOT Sports coverage area.

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 throughout the season.

LOOKING AT UTAH STATE
Utah State men's basketball earned head coach Stew Morrill's 600th career win with a 75-58 spearing of the Spartans of San Jose State Saturday evening at SJSU's Event Center. Morrill becomes the 14th active Division I head coach and the 41st overall head coach with 600 career wins, improving to 600-279 in his 28th season as a head coach, including 382-142 in his 16th season at Utah State. The win snapped a four-game losing skein for the Aggies, in improving to 16-13 overall and 6-11 in Mountain West action.

Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield netted a career-high six three-pointers on the way to a game-best 22 points. Fellow senior, center Jarred Shaw logged his seventh double-double of season and 16th of career with 19 points and a career-high 17 rebounds, helping USU to a dominating, 46-31, rebounding advantage. Another Aggie senior, guard Preston Medlin, netting 12 points, as USU improved to 7-2 this season when Butterfield, Shaw and Medlin all post double-digits.

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 nets 12.8 ppg. Shaw is also averaging a team-leading 8.4 rebounds to go with second on the team with 1.21 blocks per game. He is shooting 48.1 percent (141-of-293) from the field, in addition to 78.3 percent (65-of-83) 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 77 percent at the free throw line. After draining a career-high six three-pointers in game at San José State on March 1, Butterfield is netting 47.4 percent (65-of-137) from distance and 47.3 percent (133-of-281) field goal shooting, along with a team-best 80.9 percent (55-of-68) at the free pitch stripe. Additionally, Butterfield averages 6.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. Medlin is making 43.1 percent (66-of-153) behind the arc, as part of 43.2 percent (123-of-285) overall field goal shooting, adding 77.6 percent (59-of-76) at the charity stripe. Medlin is also averaging team-bests of 4.24 assists and a 3.00 assist-turnover ratio. Sophomore forward Kyle Davis adds 9.3 ppg, along with 7.5 rebounds and a team-leading 1.27 blocks per game. Davis is shooting 51.9 percent (82-of-158) from the field, along with 78-of-113 (69.0 percent) at the free throw line.

As a team, USU is averaging 70.3 points per game, in making 45.8 percent (723-of-1577) of its field goals, including 41.0 percent (204-of-497) from beyond the arc, as well as 73.5 percent (388-of-528) at the free throw line. Defensively, the Aggies are limiting the opposition to 66.8 ppg, while holding them to 42.1 percent (677-of-1608) field goal shooting, including just 31.9 percent (173-of-543) from three-point range, as well as 72.5 percent (409-of-564) at the charity stripe. USU has a +6.0 rebounding margin (36.4-30.4), while averaging 16.4 assists, 3.7 blocks and 3.5 steals per game, as well as committing 11.1 turnovers per contest.

PLAYERS IN DOUBLE-DIGITS
USU currently has three players averaging in double-figures, led by senior center Jarred Shaw at 14.5 ppg, while senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield posts 13.3 ppg and senior guard Preston Medlin nets 12.8 ppg.

When.... score in double-figures	USU is:
All three				 7-2
Medlin and Butterfield			13-5
Medlin and Shaw				 8-3
Butterfield and Shaw			 8-6
Medlin					14-7
Butterfield				14-9
Shaw					 9-9
SMALL SCREEN SUPERSTARS
Utah State is playing on national television for the 12th time in last 13 games, as well as the 15th of 15 total times this regular-season on national television. So far Utah State is 6-8 in nationally televised games, including 3-3 on CBS Sports Network, 3-2 on ROOT Sports, Wednesday's network, 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. Senior center Jarred Shaw tops the team with 12 games leading or sharing the team lead for scoring. Senior guard Preston Medlin has led the team in scoring in nine games, while senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield has led the team in scoring eight times. Junior forward Danny Berger, sophomore forward Kyle Davis and senior guard TeNale Roland have led 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 15 games while sophomore forward Kyle Davis has led in 12 games. Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield has led in six 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 14 games, while sophomore guard Marcel Davis is close behind with seven. Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield has led the team in four games, while senior guard TeNale Roland has led in four games, followed by 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 (.410), rebound margin (+6.0) and assists (16.4), while ranking second in assist-turnover ratio (1.5) and free throw percentage (.735), as well as third in field goal percentage (.458). The Aggies are also fourth in scoring defense (66.8) and three-point field goal percentage defense (.319), along with fifth in field goal percentage defense (.421) and rebounds (36.4). USU is also seventh in blocks (3.7) and scoring margin (+3.5), eighth in scoring (70.3) and 11th in steals (3.5).

Individually, senior guard Preston Medlin is second in the league in both assists (4.2) and assist-turnover ratio (3.0), 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) and seventh in rebounding (8.4), also ranking fourth in field goal percentage (.481), as well as eighth in blocks (1.3). Fellow senior, guard/forward Spencer Butterfield is 16th in scoring (13.3), 15th in rebounding (6.1) and sixth in three-point field goals made (2.1). Sophomore forward Kyle Davis is seventh in blocks (1.3) and ninth in rebounds (7.5). 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 3.42 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 2.83.

TEAM FOR THREE
While Utah State leads the MW team stats in three-point field goal percentage at 41.0 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 47.4 percent (65-of-137) while fellow senior, guard Preston Medlin is netting 43.1 percent (66-of-153) 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 66 treys in 29 games (2.28) and Butterfield has 65 three-pointers in 29 games (2.24 pg).

USU FIRST IN ONE MW ONLY STATISTICS CATEGORY
In the MW only stats, the Aggies are first in three-point field goal percentage (.405), while ranking second in both assists (15.4) and assist-turnover ratio (1.5). Utah State is also fourth in field goal percentage (.435), along with fifth in scoring defense (.68.4) and free throw percentage (.727). USU is also sixth in field goal percentage defense (.428), three-point field goal percentage defense (.343), rebounds (34.8) and rebound margin (+1.9). USU is also seventh in blocks (3.1), eighth in scoring (66.0), ninth in scoring margin (-2.4) and 11th in steals (3.6).

Individually, senior guard Preston Medlin is second in the conference in assists (4.5) and fourth in assist-turnover ratio (2.8), along with tied for seventh in three-point field goals made (2.1). Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield is tied for fourth in three-point field goals made (2.2), tied for 17th in rebounds (5.6) and 19th in scoring (12.8). Senior center Jarred Shaw is 16th in scoring (13.6), as well as fifth in rebounds (8.8), sixth in field goal percentage (.452) and eighth in blocked shots (1.1). Senior guard TeNale Roland has a 4.55 assist-turnover ratio, which would lead the league, but he doesn't meet the minimum requirement of 3.0 assists per game, currently at 2.94.

UTAH STATE AMONG TOPS IN MOUNTAIN WEST IN REBOUNDING PERCENTAGES
In addition to leading the Mountain West in rebounding margin (+6.0), USU is second in defensive rebounding percentage, collecting 740 defensive rebounds, while their opponents have just 264 offensive rebounds, for a 73.7 defensive rebounding percentage. The 264 opponent offensive rebounds are second in the league. The Aggies are also tied for fourth in offensive rebounding percentage, gathering 315 offensive rebounds while their opposition has 617 defensive rebounds, for a 33.8 offensive rebounding percentage. The 617 opponents defensive rebounds are the fewest allowed in the league.

AGGIES SECOND IN COUNTRY IN THREE-POINT FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE AS PART OF FIVE TOP 20 MARKS IN NCAA STATS RANKINGS
Utah State is second in the NCAA statistics in three-point field goal percentage (.410), as part of five top 20 marks in the recent NCAA statistics, updated and released on March 3. USU is also ninth in assists per game (16.4), 13th in assist-turnover ratio (1.48), 15th in total assists (476) and 18th in rebounding margin (+6.0). The Aggies also are 44th in free throw percentage (.735), 57th in turnovers per game (11.1), 60th in three-point field goal percentage defense (.319), 91st in scoring defense (66.8) and 91st in field goal percentage (.458).

Individually, senior guard Preston Medlin is 16th in the country in assist-turnover margin (3.0), while sophomore guard Marcel Davis is 25th (2.81). Senior center Jarred Shaw is 62nd in overall rebounding (8.0), also ranking 39th in defensive rebounds per game (6.17). Sophomore forward Kyle Davis is 55th in offensive rebounds per game (3.04).

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 25 of the rankings. Senior guard Preston Medlin is 16th in the country in assist-turnover margin (3.00), while sophomore guard Marcel Davis is 25th (2.81).

SCOUTING WYOMING
The Cowboys are 17-12 overall and 8-8 in MW play, currently on a three-game losing skid after winning their previous three games. Wyoming has been without leading scorer, junior forward Larry Nance, Jr., in those last three games, as the star forward suffered a season-ending knee injury in UW's 72-66 win over Fresno State on Feb. 18, the Cowboys' last win. In Wyoming's 72-63 loss to Boise State on Saturday, sophomore guard Josh Adams scored a career-high 29 points, but Wyoming couldn't hold on to a 38-32 halftime lead. Junior guard Riley Grabau tallied 13 points and five assists, while junior forward Derek Cooke, Jr., added 11 points and a team-high six rebounds.

Adams bumped his season average up to 11.9 ppg, and also leads the team with 2.7 assists per game. Adams is shooting 47.5 percent (115-of-242) from the field, including 30.0 percent (18-of-60) from three-point range, as well as 74.6 percent (85-of-114) at the free throw line. Grabau adds 11.1 ppg, netting 44.9 percent (66-of-147) from three-point range, ranking tied for fourth in the MW in three-pointers made per game at 2.3, shooting 44.2 percent (88-of-199) overall field goal percentage. Grabau also leads the league in free throw percentage (.890, 81-of-91), adding 2.3 apg, while ranking third in the league in minutes played (35.7). Cooke is 17th in the conference in rebounding at 5.8 rpg, matching that average with 5.8 ppg. Nance's stats are greatly missed as he ranks 10th in the league in scoring (15.4) and sixth in rebounding (8.6), along with second in field goal percentage (.544), fourth in blocked shots (2.1), sixth in steals (1.4) and seventh in minutes (34.7).

Grabau also leads the league in MW only stats for free throw percentage (.907), while ranking sixth in three-pointers per game (2.1) and third in minutes played (36.3). Adams is ninth in assists (3.1).

As a team, Wyoming is 10th in scoring offense (64.9) but second in scoring defense (60.9) to rank fifth in scoring margin (+4.1). The Cowboys lead the league in field goal percentage (.483), but have made the second-fewest field goals (635) and have the fewest field goal attempts (1,316). UW is also third in three-point field goal percentage (.365) and seventh in free throw percentage (.720). Defensively, Wyoming is fourth in field goal percentage defense (.407) and third in three-point field goal percentage defense (.314), also ranking 11th in rebounding margin (-3.1), sixth in blocked shots (3.8) and ninth in steals (4.7). The Cowboys are also sixth in assist (12.6), while ranking seventh in both assist-turnover ratio (1.2) and turnover margin (-0.3).

In MW only statistics, Wyoming is 10th in scoring offense (61.8) and second in scoring defense (60.8), to rank fifth in scoring margin (+0.9). The Cowboys are first in field goal percentage (.472), third in free throw percentage (.731) and fifth in three-point percentage (.349). Defensively, UW is fifth in field goal percentage defense (.421) and fourth in three-point field goal percentage defense (.321), as well as 11th in rebounding margin (-7.1), sixth in blocked shots (3.9) and fourth in steals (5.2). Additionally, Wyoming is fourth in assists (11.9), third in turnover margin (+1.0) and fifth in assist-turnover ratio (1.2).

DIFFERENT ENDS OF THE REBOUNDING SPECTRUM
Utah State and Wyoming are on different ends of the MW rebound margin rankings, as the Aggies lead the league at +6.0, while the Cowboys are last (11th) with a -3.1 rebounding margin.

FIELD GOALS UP AND GOOD
The Aggies and Cowboys are two of the top three free throw shooting teams in the conference, as Wyoming leads the league at 48.3 percent (635-of-1,316), while Utah State is second at 45.8 percent (723-of-1,577), sandwiched around Boise State at 46.3 percent (772-of-1,668).

UTAH STATE VS. WYOMING RIVALRY SEVENTH-OLDEST IN SCHOOL HISTORY
Utah State and Wyoming will be meeting for the 69th time in school history, which is USU's seventh-oldest rivalry in school history, passing Pacific, who USU faced for the 68th time in school history earlier this season. The Aggies and Cowboys first met during on Jan. 15, 1926, won by Wyoming, 54-18.

UTAH STATE-WYOMING SERIES
Utah State and Wyoming will be meeting in Logan for the first time since 2008, but will be meeting for the 69th time, overall which will move up to the seventh-most rivalry in school history. The Aggies trail in the all-time series, 45-23, just one of two Mountain West teams that Utah State has a losing record against. Wednesday will be the second meeting this season after the Aggies lost to the Cowboys, 74-57, on Feb. 1 at Laramie. The teams first met on Jan. 15, 1926, also won by Wyoming, 54-18. Utah State has won three of the last six meetings, including the last meeting in Logan, on Dec. 31, 2008, 90-85 in OT. USU is 16-16 at Logan vs. UW, winning the last two match-ups.

MORRILL VS WYOMING
USU veteran head coach Stew Morrill is 7-11 (.389) all-time against the Cowboys, as his three head coaching positions have been in three of the six states bordering Wyoming, posting an 0-2 record at Montana (1987-91), a 6-8 ledger at Colorado State (1992-98) and a 1-1 mark at USU (1999-pres.).

HOME STATERS
Utah State has six players from the state of Utah including junior forward Ben Clifford (South Jordan/Bingham HS), junior center Jordan Stone (Smithfield/Sky View HS) and sophomore guard Marcel Davis (American Fork/American Fork HS), along with sophomore forward Kyle Davis (Draper/Alta HS/Southern Utah), freshman forward Jalen Moore (Smithfield/Sky View HS), and freshman guard Terrell Young (Salt Lake City/Judge Memorial HS).

Wyoming has two players on its roster from the Cowboy State in sophomore guard Aaron Tyser (Buffalo/Buffalo HS/Sheridan College [Wyo.]) and sophomore guard Jason McManamen (Torrington/Torrington HS).

Neither USU nor Wyoming have any players from the other's state.

LAST MEETING VS WYOMING - FEB. 1, 2014
LARAMIE, Wyo. - Utah State men's basketball was dealt a 74-57 loss to Wyoming on Feb. 1 at Arena-Auditorium. The Cowboys pulled away from a 23-all tie with 5:11 to go in the first half, closing the first frame with a 12-5 spurt as part of a 23-8 stretch continuing in the first 2:36 of the second half to open a 46-31 lead, and the Aggies couldn't recover. It was the first meeting between the Aggies and Cowboys since 2008 and the first match-up in Laramie since Dec. 3, 1997, but was the 68th overall meeting, tying for USU's seventh-most played rivalry in school history. USU and UW have split the last six meetings, with an alternating won-lost pattern. The Cowboys now lead the all-time series, 45-23, including 27-6 in Laramie, winning the last four meetings on UW's home court. Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield netted three three-pointers on the way to a team-high 12 points, while classmate, guard Preston Medlin tallied 11 points. Butterfield and Medlin were the only two Aggies in double-figures, while freshman guard JoJo McGlaston logged a career-high seven points. Three USU players shared the rebounding lead, with Butterfield, sophomore forward Kyle Davis and freshman forward Jalen Moore all snaring five boards apiece, helping USU to a 32-26 rebounding advantage. Wyoming had four players in double-digit points, led by Josh Adams with 19 points, before getting ejected in the second half after a flagrant two foul. Riley Grabau notched 15 points, followed by Larry Nance, Jr., with 13 and Derek Cooke, Jr., with 11. Cooke led the Cowboys with eight boards, while Nance notched five, to go with a game-high two blocks. USU was 10-of-25 (40.4 percent) from the field, netting 7-of-18 (38.9 percent) from three-point range, as well as 8-of-13 (61.5 percent) at the free throw line. UW made 53.3 percent (24-of-45) of its field goals, including 57.1 percent (8-of-14) behind the arc, along with 85.7 percent (18-of-21) at the charity stripe. The Cowboys bucked out of the gates like a rodeo bronc, opening up a 12-2 lead at the 15:42 mark after an Adams jumper. However, the Aggies stampeded back with a 15-5 run, getting three-pointers from junior forward Ben Clifford and McGlaston during the spurt before Moore capped the streak with a jumper at the 7:30 mark to knot it up at 17-all. After Wyoming took a 21-18 lead, Butterfield drained a trey to tied it at 21-21 with 5:58 on the first half clock. Adams and Medlin traded buckets to level the scoring ledger at 23's with 5:11 left. A pair of Nance free pitch shots started Wyoming's 12-5 spurt to close the half, as the Cowboys took a 35-28 lead into intermission. Wyoming's lead grew to 46-31 with 17:24 to play in the game, capping the Cowboys' 23-8 run from the 23-all tie. Utah State closed the deficit to 49-39 with 13:32 left after a layup then a dunk by junior forward Danny Berger. However, that would be the closest the visitors would get as the Cowboys pulled away, bucking their lead up to 65-44 with 6:28 to go. With 5:37 remaining, Butterfield and Adams got tangled up, and after the altercation, Butterfield was called for a foul and Adams getting ejected after being assessed a flagrant two foul. Grabau hit one free throw for the Butterfield foul, then Butterfield netted a pair of charity stripe shots for the flagrant foul, for a 67-49 deficit. Medlin drained a trey with 4:53 to go to pull USU within, 67-52, but couldn't get any closer, as UW pulled away for the 74-57 win.

LAST MEETING VERSUS WYOMING - DEC. 31, 2008
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State's finale of the Duel in the Desert, sponsored by Gossner Foods was a doozy, as USU beat Wyoming, 90-85, in overtime at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Dec. 31, 2008. USU junior guard Jared Quayle was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament and was joined on the all-tournament team by Aggie teammates senior forward Gary Wilkinson and sophomore forward Tai Wesley. Wyoming's Brandon Ewing and Tyson Johnson were also selected. Quayle led USU with his second double-double as an Aggie, tying a game-high as well as logging a new career-best with 24 points to go with a game-high 10 rebounds. Wilkinson tallied 20 points and eight rebounds, while Wesley added 18 points and six boards. Sophomore guard Tyler Newbold tossed in 15 points. Johnson led five Wyoming players in double-figures, matching Quayle with 24 points, while Brandon Ewing tallied 20 points, 16 after halftime, including a three-pointer at the regulation buzzer to force overtime. Sean Ogirri added 15 points, Afam Muojeke tossed in 12 points and Adam Waddell notched 10 points. Djibril Thiam pulled down a team-leading eight rebounds as Wyoming had a 36-35 rebounding edge, including 17 on the offensive glass. The Cowboys were ahead 72-68 with 2:57 to play after consecutive Johnson layups but a tip-in from Quayle, followed by two free throws each from Wesley and Wilkinson gave USU a 74-73 lead. Quayle hit a pair of shots from the charity stripe with 4.1 seconds left before Ewing's long three-pointer from the top of the arc forced OT. Two free pitch shots from Wilkinson and a layup from sophomore guard Pooh Williams gave the Aggies an 80-76 lead in the extra frame and they never looked back. A layup from Ewing drew the Cowboys to 82-80 at the 2:29 mark, but Newbold drained a trey from the top of the arc for a five-point cushion and USU prevailed. Wyoming stormed out to a 14-8 lead in the first five minutes of the game, making seven of their first nine shots. USU later trailed, 19-15, before going on a 12-2 run, capped by a Wesley layup. The Aggies took a 36-31 lead into intermission and were ahead for a good portion of the second half until the Cowboys took a 55-54 lead with 9:52 on the clock after a three-pointer by Ogirri, setting up the back-and-forth battle to the end of regulation. USU ended the night shooting 56.4 percent (31-of-55) from the floor, hitting just 3-of-12 (25.0 percent) of its three-pointers, all by Newbold. The Aggies also were 25-of-32 (78.1 percent) at the free throw line. Wyoming was 33-of-72 (45.8 percent) from the field, and 8-of-20 (40.0 percent) behind the arc, as Ogirri and Ewing made three each. At the free throw line, the Cowboys were 11-of-16 (68.8 percent).

MOORE'S 40 SCORE AND 39 YEARS AGO
On Jan. 28, 1975, Utah State defeated Wyoming, 84-69, behind a career-high 40 points from senior forward Jimmy Moore, adding 11 rebounds, for one of his team-leading 14 double-doubles that season. 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.

ALL-TIME AGGIE GREATS FROM THE STATE OF WYOMING
Utah State men's basketball all-time leading scorer Jaycee Carroll headlines the list of USU greats who hail from the state of Wyoming. Carroll, a native of Evanston, was a two-time Associated Press All-American (2007, 2008) and the 2008 WAC Player of the Year, and is USU's all-time leading scorer with 2,522 career points, while ranking first all-time in school history in nine other categories. USU football players from the state of Wyoming including defensive end Ben Crosland (Kemmerer) who was named the 1997 Big West Conference Defensive Player of the Year and an honorable mention All-American by The Sporting News. Defensive end John Chick (Gillette) earned first-team all-Western Athletic Conference honors in 2005; offensive guard Joe Crum (Rawlins) earned first-team all-Big West Conference honors in 1981 and second-team honors in 1982; and defensive back Paul Gustafson (Casper) earned second-team all-Big West honors in 1994. Aggie women's soccer player Jayme Gordy (Cheyenne) earned first-team all-Big West honors in 1999 and 2000, while earning second-team honors in 1998 and honorable mention honors in 1997, and ranks second all-time in school history in goals in a season (13) and career (35).

OTHER USU-WYOMING CONNECTIONS
USU Associate Athletics Director for Media Relations, Doug Hoffman, is a Thermopolis, Wyo., native and graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1993 with a bachelor's degree in communications. Hoffman was also a graduate assistant in the media relations office at Wyoming from 1994-97.

A LOOK BACK AT THE SAN JOSÉ STATE GAME
SAN JOSÉ, Calif. - Utah State men's basketball earned head coach Stew Morrill's 600th career win with a 75-58 spearing of the Spartans of San Jose State Saturday evening at SJSU's Event Center. Morrill becomes the 14th active Division I head coach and the 41st overall head coach with 600 career wins, improving to 600-279 in his 28th season as a head coach, including 382-142 in his 16th season at Utah State. The win snapped a four-game losing skein for the Aggies, in improving to 16-13 overall and 6-11 in Mountain West action. SJSU suffered its second-straight loss in falling to 7-21 overall and 1-15 in MW play. Saturday was USU's 14th-straight win over SJSU and sixth in a row at San José, as Utah State and San José State are familiar foes, having been in not only the Western Athletic Conference together, but the Big West together for a stint as well. USU and SJSU met for the 74th time this week with the Aggies now owning a 53-21 all-time advantage, which includes a 17-13 ledger at San José. Utah State has won 35 of the last 39 games played in the series. Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield netted a career-high six three-pointers on the way to a game-best 22 points. Fellow senior, center Jarred Shaw logged his seventh double-double of season and 16th of career with 19 points and a career-high 17 rebounds, helping USU to a dominating, 46-31, rebounding advantage. Another Aggie senior, guard Preston Medlin, netting 12 points, as USU improved to 7-2 this season when Butterfield, Shaw and Medlin all post double-digits. Senior guard TeNale Roland added nine points, seven rebounds and a game-high tying four assists. All five of USU's seniors saw action, with reserve forward Sean Harris getting into the game in the waning minute, getting a roaring ovation from the large personal fan club of family and friends from his nearby hometown of Rocklin, Calif. Butterfield is also from close-by, as he also had a large contingency of fans from his close hometown of Loomis, Calif. Freshman guard JoJo McGlaston is the third Aggie from California, and hailing from Dublin, Calif., is the closest to San Jose, and he also had a large and loud group cheering for him and the Aggies. USU had a season-high eight steals, led by three from Roland, while Medlin and Butterfield swiped two each. SJSU had four players in double-figures, led by D.J. Brown's 15 points off the bench, while starters Jaleel Williams, Chris Cunningham and Jalen James combined for 31 points, with Williams netting 11 and Cunningham and James tallied 10 points apiece. Cunningham pulled down a team-high nine rebounds and had a game-high two blocked shots. The Aggies jumped out to a 12-0 lead in the first four minutes of the game, on four different three-point scoring plays, as Medlin netted a pair of three-pointers, first from the left wing, then from the right wing, then Butterfield drained a trey from the right wing before Roland scored on an old-fashioned three-point play, getting fouled after a bucket and making the ensuing free throw. The USU defense stymied SJSU to miss its first five field goals and remaining scoreless for nearly the first five minutes of the contest, before Brown broke the drought with a three-pointer at 15:17 for SJSU's first points of the game. Moments later Brown hit another trey to pull SJSU within, 12-6, before the Aggies pulled away for a 30-17 lead at 6:53 after a pair of Medlin free throws. Shaw later hit a jumper with 1:13 left for a 39-28 USU halftime lead, as the Aggies improved to 14-3 this season when leading at intermission. The Spartans sliced the deficit to six points at 47-41 at the palindromic 13:31 mark after another Brown three-pointer. That would be the closest USU would led SJSU get, as Shaw hit a layup on the visitors' ensuing possession to start a 10-2 Aggie spurt that put them up 57-43 with 9:21 to go following a Medlin layup. After SJSU got within 57-49 after a pair of Jalen James free throws, USU led by double-digits from there on out, pulling away with Shaw putting the cap on the scoring for the largest Aggie advantage of the night at 17 at 75-58 with 33 seconds left to seal the victory for Morrill's milestone win.

POST-GAME NOTES FROM SAN JOSÉ STATE GAME
TEAM NOTES
• Saturday's win was USU head coach Stew Morrill's 600th career win, becoming 14th active Division I head coach and 41st all-time Division I head coach with 600 career wins.
• The Aggies are now 6-0 this season and has won 126 of its last 132 games when holding its opponents under 60 points.
• Utah State shot 42.1 percent (24-of-57) from the field Saturday, as the Aggies shot over 40 percent for the 23rd time this season netting over 40 percent.
• USU's 45.0 percent (9-of-20) three-point shooting was its 16th game this season netting 40 percent or better behind the arc.
• By limiting SJSU to 23.1 percent (6-of-26) from three-point range, the USU defense has limited its opposition to less than 35 percent from three-point range in 17 of its 29 games, including 12 below 30 percent.
• The Aggies had a 46-31 rebounding advantage for its 19th game out-rebounding the opponent this season, improving to 14-5 when having more rebounds than the opposition.
• USU swiped a season-high eight steals Saturday, its 12th game with four or more steals, including the last two games in a row and three of the last four.
• Saturday was USU's 14th-straight win over SJSU and sixth in a row at San José, as Utah State and San José State are familiar foes, having been in not only the WAC together, but the Big West together for a stint as well. USU and SJSU met for the 74th time this week with the Aggies now owning a 53-21 all-time advantage, which includes a 31-4 mark at Logan and a 17-13 ledger at San José. Utah State has won 35 of the last 39 games played in the series. The last time SJSU won a game in the series was on Feb. 18, 2008 in San José, 70-67, and the last time it won in Logan was on Feb. 25, 1982 by a final score of 55-47.
• Utah State is now 131-34 against teams from the state of California during the last 13 years, including 45-25 on California soil. USU is now 5-4 against California teams this season, including 3-3 at home and 2-1 in California, winning at UC Santa Barbara on Nov. 16, 71-64, and at SJSU on Saturday, while losing at No. 7/7 San Diego State, 60-45, on Feb. 18.

PLAYER NOTES
• Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield scored 22 points Saturday, for his eighth double-digit scoring game in the last nine games, and 23 games this season and 42 of last 52 career games played. It was Butterfield's fourth 20-point game this season and seventh of his career.
• Butterfield's career-high three-pointers give him 113 for his career, taking over the No. 11 spot on USU's career three-pointers list, passing Troy Rolle (1999-2000) with 112. Butterfield now needs four more treys to tie Pooh Williams (2008-11) for No. 10.
• Senior center Jarred Shaw's 19 points Saturday is his 18 double-digit scoring game this season, including 16 of last 21 games played.
• With a game and career-high 17 rebounds Saturday, Shaw logged his seventh double-double of season and 16th of career.
• It was Shaw's eighth game with double-digit rebounds this season and 16th of career.
• Senior guard Preston Medlin's 12 points Saturday give him 1,341 points for his career, currently at No. 16 on USU's career scoring list and needing 57 for the No. 15 spot, held by Dan Conway (1986-89) with 1,398 points.
• Medlin's 12 points is his 21st game this season in double-digits and 66th of career.
• Medlin has made at least one three-pointer in 25 games this season and 44 of last 50 games played, as well as making multiple three-pointers for the second game in a row and 20th game this season and 65 career games.
• With two three-pointers Saturday, Medlin now has 209 for his career, tying Jay Goodman (1991-93) with 209 career treys for No. 4 on USU's career three-pointers list.
• Senior guard TeNale Roland led USU with four assists Saturday, marking the fourth game this season that he has led the team in assists. Saturday was Roland's ninth game this season with four or more helpers, including each of the last three games.

COACH MORRILL 14TH ACTIVE DIVISION I HEAD COACH WITH 600 CAREER WINS
Aggie head coach Stew Morrill won his 600th career game on March 1 with USU's 75-58 win at San José State, to become the 14th active Division I head coach and the 41st all-time Division I head coach with 600 wins. Morrill enters Wednesday's game with a 600-279 (.683).

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MORRILL'S MILESTONES
USU head coach Stew Morrill reached his 100th and 200th career wins during his tenure at Colorado, while he has earned his 300th, 400th, 500th and 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
600th Win	San José State (75-58)		March 1, 2014
ASSISTING AGGIES
According to BasketballState.com, Utah State currently is second in the nation in percentage of baskets assisted at 65.8 percent (games through 3/2/14).

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DISHING `EM OUT
USU is averaging 16.5 assists per game, ranking first in the Mountain West and ninth in the NCAA as of the March 3 rankings. The Aggies have eight games with 20 or more assists, including six of the last 12 games, tying a season-high with 23 helpers against Fresno State (2/22), 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 5-3 when dishing out 20 or more assists, as well as 14-8 overall when having more assists than the opposition.

UTAH STATE TRENDS
So far this season, Utah State is... 14-3 when leading at halftime; 1-10 when trailing at halftime; 1-0 when tied at halftime; 15-4 when shooting better from the field; 1-9 when shooting worse than opponent from field; 13-6 when shooting better from three-point range; 3-6 when shooting worse from three-point range; 0-1 when shooting the same from three-point range; 9-6 when shooting better from the free throw line; 7-7 when shooting worse from the charity stripe than the opponent; 13-7 when out-rebounding the opponent; 3-6 when getting out-rebounded; 7-3 when blocking more shots; 6-8 when blocking fewer shots; 3-2 when blocking the same number of shots; 14-8 when dishing out more assists; 2-5 when having fewer assists; 5-4 when having more steals; 9-8 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 5-8 when bench is out-scored by the opposition's bench.

DOWNTOWN AGGIES
USU leads the Mountain West and is second in the NCAA in three-point field goal percentage (.410), 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 16 games this season as well as over 50.0 percent in eight 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 257 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 60th in the NCAA in three-point field goal percentage defense (.3119).

USU has limited the opponents to less than 35 percent shooting from three-point range in 17 of the 29 games, including 12 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 13-4 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, before losing to Fresno State, 79-76 on Feb. 22. Overall, USU has won 105 of its last 115 games (.913), when reaching 70 points and is 247-35 (.876) all-time under head coach Stew Morrill when scoring 70 points in a game. On the flip side, USU is 1-5 this season and 27-55 (.329) when scoring less than 60 points under Morrill.

USU VERY SUCCESSFUL WHEN HOLDING ITS OPPONENTS UNDER 60 POINTS
Utah State is 6-0 this season after going 7-1 last season and has won 126 of its last 132 games (.955) when holding its opponents under 60 points. Overall, USU is 191-16 (.923) under Morrill when allowing fewer than 60 points in a game.

UTAH STATE AT THE HALF
The Aggies have led at halftime in 17 of their 29 games this season and are now 14-3 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. Utah State lost at No. 25/RV New Mexico, 67-58, after having a slim, 27-26, halftime lead. USU has now won 98 of its last 103 games (.951) when leading at the break. Over the last 14 years, USU is 305-28 (.916) when holding a lead at intermission.

On the flip side, Utah State is now 1-10 this season when trailing at the break, falling to 48-94 (.338) 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), at No. 6/7 SDSU (2/18) and vs. Fresno State (2/22) when trailing at halftime.

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 nine 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 (+6.0), as well as 18th in the NCAA stats as of March 3.

USU has out-rebounded its opponent in 19 of the 29 games so far this season, and the Aggies are 14-5 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 have been out-rebounded in 10 total games, including a stretch of four in five games during mid-January. Utah State got out-rebounded, 46-30, at No. 25/RV New Mexico on Feb. 25, for USU's largest margin getting out-rebounded of the season, topping its previous largest disadvantage of -15 at UNLV (44-29), and was its largest margin getting out-rebounded since a -20 (48-28) vs Hawai'i on Jan. 26, 2012.

USU's +39 rebounding advantage against San Diego Christian was its largest since +48 against Chaminade on Dec. 18, 1995 (65-17).

DOUBLE-DIGIT REBOUNDING EDGE
Of the last 46 games that USU has out-rebounded its opponent, the Aggies have had a double-digit rebounding edge 29 times, including 13 games this season. Utah State is 23-6 (.793) during those 29 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.

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.

SINGLE-DIGIT TURNOVERS
Utah State has had single-digit turnovers in three of its last five and four of its last seven games, as part of 12 total times this season. Unfortunately, it hasn't been a recipe for success as the Aggies have lost their last three games when having single-digit miscues and are 5-7 on the season when having less than 10 turnovers. On the flip side, USU is 11-6 when having double-digit miscues.

DID YOU KNOW?
Utah State is 367-129 (.740) 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.

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

UTAH STATE AGAINST MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE
Utah State has a combined 257-190 (.574) 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, 31-21 (.596) record versus Fresno State, 32-16 (.667) record against Nevada, 19-6 (.760) mark versus New Mexico, 3-2 (.600) against San Diego State, 53-21 (.716) versus San José State, 3-29 (.094) ledger against UNLV and 23-45 (.338) against Wyoming.

USU IN MARCH
Wednesday is the second of USU's two regular-season games in March and Utah State is 54-26 (.675) in the month of March under Morrill. The Aggies have a 20-5 (.800) home record during March. This is USU's fifth game on a Wednesday, posting a 2-2 mark so far, currently on a lost, won, lost, won pattern. USU is 35-13 (.729) in games played on Wednesday under Morrill. USU is playing on March 5 for the first time since 2011, and Utah State is 6-1 (.857) all-time in known games played on March 5.

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 104 career games, Medlin is tied for No. 19 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 1,341 career points, to become the 16th player in USU history with 1,300 career points at Colorado State on Feb. 11.

Medlin has played in 104 career games, to nearly match his jersey number with a 12.89 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's game at 1,329 career points, needing 57 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, becoming the fifth Aggie player to hit 200 career three-pointers, passing former teammate, Tyler Newbold (2008-11) with 194, and now with 209, is tied for the No. 4 spot. Butterfield has 113 career treys, becoming the 12th player in school history to reach the 100 three-pointer plateau. He also needs four more three-pointers to crack the career top 10 list. Butterfield is shooting 45.4 percent (113-of-249) from three-point range, ranking No. 3 on USU's career three-point percentage list, while Medlin is shooting 41.7 percent from three-point range (209-of-501) during his Utah State career to rank tied for seventh 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 501, again passing former teammate, Tyler Newbold (2008-11) with 477, and becoming the fifth player in USU history with 500 career attempts.

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BUTTERFIELD AND MEDLIN MAKING MARK ON SINGLE-SEASON THREE-POINT PERCENTAGE LIST
Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield and fellow senior, guard Preston Medlin are also leaving their marks on the Aggies' single-season three-point shooting percentage list. Butterfield currently is shooting 47.4 percent (65-of-137), good for No. 5 on USU's single-season list, moving ahead of former Aggie player and current USU graduate assistant coach Brian Green (2010-11) with 46.9 percent. Medlin is netting 43.1 percent (66-of-153) from distance, for the No. 15 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 holding down the No. 11 spot, now with 59 blocked shots in 55 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 1.07 bpg average ranks fifth on USU's career blocks per game average.

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DAVIS AND SHAW CLOSING IN ON SINGLE-SEASON BLOCKS LISTS
Sophomore forward Kyle Davis and senior center Jarred Shaw are closing in on the Aggies' single-season blocked shots list, as Davis has 33 blocks so far this season, while Shaw has 29 rejections. Davis also has climbed his way into the USU single-season blocks per game average, as his current average of 1.27 blocks per game is ninth, while Shaw's 1.21 bpg average is 10th.

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BUTTERING UP THE STAT SHEET
Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield has scored in double-figures 21 times this year as part of 40 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 part of four total times this season and seven 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.

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 5-8 this season and 79-36 (.687) 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. After a three-game win streak, USU lost at home to UNLV on Feb. 15, then at No. 6/7 San Diego State on Feb. 18, to Fresno State on Feb. 22 and at No. 25/RV New Mexico on Feb. 25, for the Aggies' fourth loss in a row, before snapping the skein with a 75-58 win at San José State on March 1.

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, as they improved to 10-1 at home this year at the time. The Aggies are now 12-5 at home. 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 382-141 (.730) at USU.

600 CAREER WINS FOR COACH MORRILL
Aggie head coach Stew Morrill is currently 600-279 (.683), becoming the 14th active Division I head coach and the 41st all-time Division I head coach with 600 wins with USU's 75-58 win at San José State on March 1.

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 600-279 (.683) record in his 28th year. San Diego State's Steve Fisher is 490-256 (.657) in his 23rd season as a head coach. Colorado State's Larry Eustachy has compiled a 443-281 (.612) 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 128-74 (.634) all-time against Mountain West teams.

vs. Air Force		14-3
vs. Boise State		25-11
vs. Colorado State	 3-2
vs. Fresno State	16-13
vs. Nevada		21-15
vs. New Mexico		 3-10
vs. San Diego State	11-4
vs. San José State	24-1
vs. UNLV		 3-4
vs. Wyoming		 7-11
Total		       128-74 - 202 games / .634
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