Aggie Men's Hoops Opens Final Regular-Season Weekend Hosting Texas State Thursday
Sophomore forward Ben Clifford and Utah State men's basketball (19-9, 9-7 WAC) will open its final regular-season homestand by hosting Texas State (9-20, 4-12 WAC) in its second of three-straight games against Western Athletic Conference rookies, on Thursday, March 7. The battle between the Bobcats and Aggies is slated for 7 p.m. (MT) at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

 
Sophomore forward Ben Clifford and Utah State men's basketball (19-9, 9-7 WAC) will open its final regular-season homestand by hosting Texas State (9-20, 4-12 WAC) in its second of three-straight games against Western Athletic Conference rookies, on Thursday, March 7. The battle between the Bobcats and Aggies is slated for 7 p.m. (MT) at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
 
 

March 5, 2013

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Texas State (9-20, 4-12 WAC) at Utah State (19-9, 9-7 WAC)
Thursday, March 7, 2013 • 7 p.m. (MT) • Logan, Utah
Dee Glen Smith Spectrum (10,270) • Aggie Sports Network • KMYU TV

The Last Meeting
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December 31, 2012
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USU Men Use Three-Pointers To Trounce Texas State, 81-57, Monday
Behind a season-high 11 three-pointers and out-scoring Texas State 50-34 in the second half, Utah State won its 10th-straight game with an 81-57 blasting of the Bobcats in a Western Athletic Conference men's basketball game Monday evening at Texas State's Strahan Coliseum.

GAME DAY HEADLINES
• Utah State men's basketball (19-9, 9-7 WAC) will open its final regular-season homestand by hosting Texas State (9-20, 4-12 WAC) in its second of three-straight games against Western Athletic Conference rookies, on Thursday, March 7. The battle between the Bobcats and Aggies is slated for 7 p.m. (MT) at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum (10,270). The match-up between USU and Texas State will be regionally televised by KMYU (Comcast Ch. 22, Dish Network Ch. 12, DirecTV Ch. 12, Over-the-Air 2.2), as well as aired on the radio and audio streamed online on the Aggie Sports Network, and also video streamed online through on USU's website, www.UtahStateAggies.com.

• Now in its 108th season of basketball, Utah State has an overall record of 1,498-1,031 (.593) in its 2,528 games played.

• USU started its WAC schedule against this weekend's two opponents, facing UTSA on Dec. 29 and Texas State on Dec. 31, and the Aggies end their conference ledger against them, in their only year in the WAC together. USU will be leaving the WAC for the Mountain West next year, while Texas State will be joining the Sun Belt Conference and UTSA will be joining Conference USA.

• Texas State will be making its first visit to Logan, as the Aggies and Bobcats are meeting for only the second time in school history, with the first meeting coming earlier this season on Dec. 31, 2012 at San Marcos, won by USU, 81-57.

• Utah State's next win will be its 20th win this season, marking the 14th-straight year that USU has won at least 20 games in a season. If USU wins its 20th game, it would be one of just six teams in the country to win at least 20 games in each of the past 14 seasons along with Duke, Florida, Gonzaga, Kansas, and Syracuse. Furthermore, it would be the 28th time in school history that USU has won 20 games. Under Morrill, Utah State is 13-6 (.684) when attempting to win its 20th game, while USU is 27-14 (.659) all-time when going for its 20th win of the year.

• Utah State has won 46 of its last 60 WAC games (.767) and is 72-22 (.766) against teams from the WAC during the last six seasons. Overall, USU has a 92-34 (.730) regular-season WAC record in its eight years in the league.

• Utah State is now 12-4 at home this year and USU has won 61 of its last 70 games (.871) in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum after having its 33-game win streak snapped last season 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 97 of its last 107 home games (.907).

• USU has won 91.0 percent of its home games (222-22) under head coach Stew Morrill, and the Aggies have won 250 of their last 274 games (.912) in the Spectrum, including 52 of its last 59 (.879) home games against league competition as part of 127 of their last 141 (.901). USU has registered a 516-115 (.818) all-time record in its 43rd year in the facility.

• Utah State is 51-25 (.680) in the month of March under Morrill, which includes an 18-5 (.783) home record. USU is 3-5 this season on Thursdays and 90-24 (.789) in games play on Thursday under head coach Stew Morrill. The Aggies are 6-1 (.857) all-time in known games played on March 7.

THIS WEEK
Utah State hosts a pair of games to close out regular-season action, hosting a pair of Western Athletic Conference rookies, opening the week by hosting Texas State on Thursday, March 7. The Aggies will then take on UTSA on Saturday, March 9, on Senior Night, with USU honoring its lone senior, forward Kyisean Reed. Both of this weekend's games will be televised regionally on KMYU (Comcast Ch. 22, Dish Network Ch. 12, DirecTV Ch. 12, Over-the-Air 2.2). Mychal Clanton will handle play-by-play duties and Brooks Hansen will provide color commentary. It will also be aired on the radio on the Aggie Sports Network, along with live streaming on USU's website, www.UtahStateAggies.com.

WHAT'S UP NEXT?
USU hosts UTSA on Saturday, March 9 in the regular-season finale, tipping off at 7 p.m. at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. Saturday's game will be Senior Night, with USU honoring its lone senior, forward Kyisean Reed.

ON THE AIRWAVES
Utah State basketball games are broadcast on the Aggie Sports Network on KVNU (610 AM/102.1 FM) and KLZX (95.9 FM) in Logan, mostly on KZNS (97.5 FM) in Salt Lake City, KZNU (1450 AM) in St. George, KVEL (920 AM) in Vernal, KRPX (95.3 FM) in Price, and KLZX (105.3 FM) in Montpelier, Idaho, as well as on the internet at www.UtahStateAggies.com. Al Lewis serves as the play-by-play announcer while former USU head coach and athletics director Rod Tueller serves as the analyst during home games and select road games.

Thursday's Utah State game will air on KZNS (97.5 FM) in Salt Lake City, while Saturday's game will be aired in Salt Lake City on KOVO 960 AM and KDYL 1060 AM. Both games will air in St. George on KZNU 1450 AM, in Vernal on KVEL 920 AM, and in Price on KRPX 95.3 FM.

LISTEN LIVE ON THE INTERNET
Fans can also listen to all Utah State men's basketball games on the Internet by clocking on the "Listen Live" link at www.utahstateaggies.com, the official web site of USU athletics.

ON TV
Thursday's battle between the Bobcats and Aggies televised regionally on KMYU (Comcast Ch. 22, Dish Network Ch. 12, DirecTV Ch. 12, Over-the-Air 2.2). Mychal Clanton will handle play-by-play duties and Brooks Hansen will provide color commentary. It will also be aired on the radio on the Aggie Sports Network, along with live streaming on USU's website, www.UtahStateAggies.com.

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

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

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

UTAH STATE IN PURSUIT OF FIFTH WAC TITLE IN EIGHT YEARS
Utah State is seeking its fifth Western Athletic Conference regular season championship in the last six years as part of USU's eight years in the league. The Aggies shared the 2008 title with Boise State, Nevada and New Mexico State as all four teams had 12-4 league records, before winning the 2009 and 2010 WAC titles with identical 14-2 conference records, and the 2011 WAC Championship after going 15-1. Prior to USU's run, Nevada won five straight regular season WAC titles from 2004-08.

EIGHTH AND FINAL YEAR IN WAC
Utah State is playing in its eighth and final season in the Western Athletic Conference, before joining the Mountain West Conference in 2013. USU currently has a 92-34 (.730) overall regular-season WAC record in its eight years in the league, including having won 46 of its last 60 WAC games (.767) and is 72-22 (.766) against teams from the WAC during the last six seasons.

A QUICK GLANCE AT UTAH STATE
The Aggies are 19-9 overall and 9-7 in WAC action, after getting topped by No. 25 Louisiana Tech, 84-61, Thursday night at Ruston, La., snapping a three-game road WAC win streak for USU and then losing at UT Arlington on Saturday, 61-46. Freshman Marcel Davis posted 15 points to lead the eight Aggie players in uniform Saturday night, as junior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield did not suit up following an injury suffered in Thursday's loss at No. 25 Louisiana Tech. It was Davis' eighth game this season in double-digits and fourth with 15 or more points. Junior TeNale Roland, who started in place of Butterfield, added 12 points for his third-straight game in double-figures and fifth time this season. Roland also tied his career-high with three three-pointers, marking the second time in three games that he has hit three treys, and now has seven games with multiple three-pointers. Roland also posted his third-straight game with five or more rebounds, with six rebounds Saturday, after pulling down a career-high seven in USU's game Thursday. Junior center Jarred Shaw, a Dallas, Texas native, netted 11 points Saturday in his return to his hometown area, marking his 10th-straight game with double-figures and 23rd total double-digit outing this season this season. Shaw also led USU with eight rebounds, as the Aggies out-rebounded the Mavericks, 37-31. With its 37-31 rebounding edge Saturday, Utah State is now 16-8 when out-rebounding the opposition, doing so in each of the last 12 games.

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

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

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

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

UTAH STATE GOING FOR 14TH-STRAIGHT 20 WIN SEASON
Utah State's next win will be its 20th win this season, marking the 14th-straight year that USU has won at least 20 games in a season. If USU wins its 20th game, it would be one of just six teams in the country to win at least 20 games in each of the past 14 seasons along with Duke, Florida, Gonzaga, Kansas, and Syracuse. Furthermore, it would be the 28th time in school history that USU has won 20 games. Under Morrill, Utah State is 13-6 (.684) when attempting to win its 20th game, while USU is 27-14 (.659) all-time when going for its 20th win of the year.

UTAH STATE INDIVIDUALS
Junior center Jarred Shaw is averaging nearly a double-double with 14.1 points and 8.3 rebounds per game, adding 1.0 blocks per game as well. Shaw has scored in double-figures in each of the last 10 games, posting 11 points and eight rebounds in the loss at UT Arlington, after tallying 14 points to go with eight rebounds in the LA Tech loss. That came on the heels of logging his team-leading eighth double-double of the season with 18 points and 11 rebounds in the win over Illinois State. Shaw also tallied 13 points, eight rebounds and two blocks in the loss at BYU after registering game-bests of 24 points and eight rebounds, adding two blocks and one assist in the NMSU win. He also tallied a game-high 18 points to go with nine rebounds against Denver. Shaw topped his career-high in back-to-back games, posting 21 points to go with 14 rebounds in the loss to LA Tech and then netted a career-best 27 points at Idaho, adding nine rebounds. Shaw has at least seven rebounds in 21 games this season, including eight double-digit rebounding outings, which have all led to his double-doubles. Shaw also is shooting 53.2 percent (160-of-301) from the field in addition to 71.6 percent (73-of-102) at the free throw line, going a perfect 6-of-6 at LA Tech and 5-of-5 at UTA. After having at least one blocked shot in USU's first 14 games of the season, Shaw did not register a blocked shot in the next four games before bouncing back with a career-high four blocks at home against LA Tech and added one each at Idaho and Seattle, before posting two each against NMSU and BYU.

The WAC Player of the Week for Feb. 4-10, junior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield had his streak of five-straight double-doubles halted in the loss to Denver, with 16 points and six rebounds, adding three assists and two steals, but bounced back to register 17 points, six rebounds, five assists, one block and one steal against NMSU and then his sixth double-double of the season with 21 points and 14 rebounds at BYU, adding five assists and one steal. He then recorded 16 points and six rebounds in the win over Illinois State, adding two assists, two steals and one blocked shot, then posted seven points, six rebounds and one assist at LA Tech before leaving the game with an injury and did not play in the UT Arlington game. Butterfield averages 12.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. He started his spurt of five double-doubles in a row with a career-high 23 points and added a then-career-best 11 rebounds against UT Arlington, then posted 16 points and a new career-high with 15 rebounds in home loss to LA Tech. Butterfield logged 11 points and 10 rebounds at Idaho, then posted 13 points and 11 boards at Seattle before 22 points and 10 rebounds at SJSU. Butterfield now has 16 double-digit scoring outings in the last 21 games, and has also pulled down four or more rebounds in each of the last 13 games. Butterfield has filled in splendidly at starting forward for Danny Berger, as Butterfield has scored 285 points in 21 games as a starter, averaging 13.6 ppg as a starter after averaging 5.0 ppg in the first five games of the season off the bench. Butterfield took over the team lead in three-pointers from Preston Medlin, as Butterfield now has 43 made three-pointers (43-of-102), and is also first on the team in three-point percentage, making 42.2 percent behind the arc.

Freshman guard Marcel Davis averages 7.3 ppg on the season, after posting his eighth game this season in double-digits with a team-high 15 points Saturday at UT Arlington. It was the third time this season that Davis has led the team in scoring. Davis leads the team with 3.3 assists per game. Davis has now tallied at least four helpers in 13 of the last 21 games, including a career-high eight against Illinois State and six against both Denver and NMSU, and Davis now has six games with six or more assists. He now has 81 assists in 22 games as a starter (3.7) after totaling 10 assists in the first five games of the season off the bench (2.0 apg).

Junior guard/forward Marvin Jean has replaced Preston Medlin in the starting line-up, averaging 6.6 ppg on 79 points in the last 12 games as starter after averaging 3.5 ppg off the bench, tallying a season-high 14 at Denver and adding 11 each vs. UTA and at BYU and 10 vs. Illinois State, for an overall season average of 4.8 ppg. Jean is shooting 38.5 percent (47-of-122) from the field, including making 36.3 percent (29-of-80) from distance. Jean was a combined 7-of-13 (.538) at Denver and home against UTA games.

USU MEN'S BASKETBALL RANKED AMONG NATIONAL LEADERS IN NCAA STATISTICS
Utah State men's basketball is ranked sixth in the nation in rebounding margin as part of ranking in the top 40 in two categories of the most recent NCAA Division I statistics, updated and released Monday by the NCAA. USU's +8.8 rebounding margin ranks the team sixth in the NCAA, and also is tops in the Western Athletic Conference. The Aggies' rebounding margin is helped by out-rebounding each of its last 12 opponents, improving to 16-8 on the season when out-rebounding its opponent.

The Aggies are also 37th in the country in field goal percentage (.467). Utah State also is 72nd in won-lost percentage (.679), 77th in the nation in assists per game (14.4), 80th in assist-turnover ratio (1.11) and 81st in three-point field goal percentage (.358).

AGGIE INDIVIDUALS IN NCAA STATS
Junior center Jarred Shaw is ranked 58th in field goal percentage (.532), as well as 81st in both rebounds per game (8.3) and double-doubles (8.0).

USU LEADING WAC OVERALL IN TWO CATEGORIES
Utah State leads the WAC statistics for rebounding margin (+8.9) and the Aggies also are tops in the conference in rebounding defense, holding their opponents to 28.5 rebounds per game.

USU also is second in the league in assists (14.43), while ranking third in scoring (68.1), scoring margin (+4.7), free throw percentage (.713), field goal percentage (.467), three-point field goal percentage (.358) and assist-turnover ratio (1.11). The Aggies are also fourth in blocks (3.82), as well as ranking fifth in scoring defense (63.4), field goal percentage defense (.414) and rebounds (37.2), while ranking seventh in three-point field goal percentage defense (.340) and ninth in steals (4.79).

AGGIES IN WAC ONLY STATISTICAL LISTS
In WAC only games, USU is first in rebounding margin (+7.5), while ranking second in free throw percentage (.726), as well as third in three-point field goal percentage (.358). Utah State also is fourth in scoring defense (63.0), field goal percentage (.445) and assist-turnover ratio (0.97), as well as fifth in scoring (65.4), scoring margin (+2.4), rebounds (36.8), assists (12.31). Additionally, the Aggies are sixth in field goal percentage defense (.423), three-point field goal percentage defense (.351) and blocks (3.25), as well ninth in steals (4.25).

BUTTERFIELD LEADS WAC IN FT PERCENTAGE; UTAH STATE INDIVIDUALS IN WAC AND WAC ONLY STATS
Junior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield leads the WAC in free throw percentage both overall (.824) and league only games (.837). Butterfield ranks 11th in the WAC in scoring overall (12.0), while ranking ninth in league games (13.5). He also is fourth in the league in overall three-point field goal percentage (.422), while ranking sixth in conference games (.413), in addition to eighth in overall three-pointers made (1.65) and seventh WAC only games (1.73). Butterfield also ranks sixth in field goal percentage overall (.493) and ninth in league games (.500), as well as eighth in rebounds both overall (6.3) and league contests (7.1), in addition to 14th in WAC only assists (2.80).

Junior center Jarred Shaw is fourth in overall field goal percentage (.532), while ranking sixth in conference only games (.513), as well as seventh in overall scoring (14.1) and sixth in league games (14.4). He also is fourth in the league in rebounding both overall (8.3) and conference games (7.9), in addition to ninth in overall blocks (1.04) and 10th in conference games (0.88).

Freshman guard Marcel Davis is fourth in the WAC in assist-turnover ratio overall (1.65) and tied for fourth in league only (1.69). Davis also is ninth in overall assists (3.25) and fourth in league games (3.81). Junior guard/forward Marvin Jean is ninth in overall three-point field goal percentage (.363) and 15th in WAC only games (.356), while junior guard TeNale Roland is 13th in WAC only three-point field goal percentage (.372). Additionally, sophomore forward Ben Clifford is tied 14th in WAC games for blocks (0.63).

SHAW HAS HIGHEST REBOUNDING AVERAGE SINCE 1998-99
Senior center Jarred Shaw currently has a season average of 8.3 rebounds per game (233 rebounds in 28 games), which is the highest single-season rebounding mark since Donnie Johnson in 1998-99 with 8.3 rpg (231 rebounds in 28 games).

SCOUTING TEXAS STATE
The Bobcats are 9-20 overall and 4-12 in WAC action, and enter the weekend seventh in the standings, holding a one-game lead over San Jose State and UTSA, while sitting a half-game back of Idaho for sixth-place. Texas State lost its home finale to Idaho, 90-81, on Saturday, snapping a two-game win streak that came on the heels of a five-game losing skid. All five starters scored in double-figures in Saturday's loss to Idaho, led by senior forward Matt Staff's 22 points. Junior forward Joel Wright and junior guard Deonte' Jones tallied 12 points apiece while junior guard Phil Hawkins and junior forward Reid Koenen tallied 11 each. Jones netted four three-pointers while Staff drained three, and Jones also led the team with six rebounds while Staff snared five.

Texas State is second in the WAC in scoring offense (70.4), but is last in scoring defense (76.4) to also rank last in scoring margin (-6.0). The Bobcats are seventh in both field goal percentage (.411) and three-point field goal percentage (.326), while ranking ninth in field goal percentage defense (.464) and eighth in three-point field goal percentage defense (.349). TXST is fifth in the league in free throws (.689). The Bobcats are also eighth in rebounding (33.9), ninth in rebounding margin (-5.7), sixth in assists (12.41), fifth in assist-turnover margin (0.89), fourth in steals (7.79) and seventh in blocks (3.17).

Individually, Wright in second in the conference in scoring (17.3), while Staff is 15th (11.4). Jones is second in the league in three-point field goal percentage (.435). Wright is also seventh in rebounds (6.5) and ninth in free throw percentage (.750), while Staff is sixth in blocked shots (1.34), 12th in rebounding (5.9) and 15th in field goal percentage (.442).

Texas State head coach Doug Davalos is in his seventh season at the leash of the Bobcats' program, posting an 89-119 (.428) record at TXST and a 159-155 (.506) record in his 12 total years as a head coach.

AGGIES VERSUS BOBCATS SERIES HISTORY
USU and Texas State will be meeting for just the second time, first meeting on Dec. 31, 2012 in San Marcos, with Utah State winning 81-57. The Aggies are in their eighth and final season in the Western Athletic Conference, while the Bobcats are in their first and last season in the WAC, before joining the Sun Belt Conference in 2013.

UTAH STATE VERSUS THE STATE OF TEXAS
Utah State is 26-12 (.384) all-time against teams from the state of Texas as it is 8-1 against North Texas, 2-0 against Houston Baptist, TCU and Texas, 2-1 versus Texas Tech, 1-0 against Baylor, Lamar, Midwestern State, Texas Southern and WAC newcomers UTSA and Texas State, 1-1 against Houston, 1-2 versus Texas A&M and UT Arlington, 1-4 against UTEP and 1-1 against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

Thursday is USU's fifth game against an opponent from the Lone Star State this season, as USU beat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 77-68, on Nov. 17, won at UTSA, 71-67, on Dec. 29 and won at Texas State, 81-57 on Dec. 31, before losing at home to UT Arlington, 74-68, on Jan. 24 and at UTA, 61-46, on Saturday.

Overall, USU is 14-3 (.824) in home games against teams from Texas, as the Aggies have posted a 4-0 mark against North Texas, 2-0 versus Houston Baptist and Midwestern State, 1-0 against TCU, Texas A&M, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Texas Southern, Texas Tech, 1-1 versus UT Arlington, while going 0-2 against UTEP.

AGGIES' TEXAS TWO-STEPPERS
USU has two players on its active roster from the state of Texas in junior guard Preston Medlin (Carrollton, Texas/Hebron HS) and junior center Jarred Shaw (Dallas, Texas/Carter HS/Oklahoma State), in addition to redshirting freshman forward Quinn Taylor (Houston, Texas/Langham Creek HS).

UTAH STATE VERSUS THE WAC
Utah State is 208-120 (.633) all-time against current members of the WAC and the Aggies have a winning record against every team in the league.

Stew Morrill VERSUS THE WAC
Stew Morrill is 153-90 (.631) all-time in WAC games, which includes a 92-34 (.730) record at Utah State and a 61-57 (.517) record at Colorado State.

LAST MEETING AGAINST TEXAS STATE
Behind a season-high 11 three-pointers and out-scoring Texas State 50-34 in the second half, Utah State won its 10th-straight game with an 81-57 blasting of the Bobcats in a Western Athletic Conference men's basketball game on the evening of New Year's Eve at Texas State's Strahan Coliseum. USU improved to 11-1 on the season and 2-0 in WAC play for the fourth time in its eight years in the league, winning at least 10 games in a row overall for the eighth time under head coach Stew Morrill. The Aggies also improved to 4-0 on the road this season and have won their last six road games as part of winning 25 of their last 38 road contests. With the win against Texas State, who is in its first and only season in the WAC, USU has now won 39 of its last 46 WAC games and has an 85-27 regular-season WAC record. Texas State has dropped its first two WAC games, opening 0-2 in its first year in the league, and the loss was its fifth loss in a row and seventh in the last eight games in sliding to 4-10 overall. It was also the first-ever meeting between the Aggies and Bobcats. USU netted double-digit treys for the first time this season, in scoring a season-high points in a half with 50 points after halftime Monday on the way to its second-highest scoring outing of the season. The Aggies also hit the 80-point mark for the third time this season, including twice on the road with 80 at Santa Clara to go with a season-high 86 points at home against Western Oregon. Utah State scored over 70 points for the fifth game in a row and is 8-0 this season when scoring at least 70 points and USU has been the winning team in 84 of its last 89 games when hanging at least 70 on the scoreboard. A combined 38 of those points Monday came from USU's two active players on its roster from Texas, as Carrollton native and junior guard Preston Medlin netted 21 points while Dallas native and junior center Jarred Shaw tallied 17 points. Medlin scored 20 or more points for the second game in a row and third in the last four, hitting a season-high five three-pointers as part of a 7-of-15 field goal outing, as well as 2-of-3 at the free throw line. Medlin also shared team-high honors with junior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield and senior forward Kyisean Reed with six rebounds apiece. Shaw posted his 17 points hitting 7-of-9 field goals and 3-of-5 at the free throw line for his ninth double-digit scoring outing this season. After scoring a season-high 14 points in each of his last three games, Butterfield bettered that mark with 18 points Monday, hitting three three-pointers. Butterfield also dished out a career-high nine assists, guiding USU to 21 helpers on the night, its third game this season with 20 or more assists, as freshman guard Marcel Davis added six while junior guard Marvin Jean tied a career-high with three. After getting out-rebounded the last two games following out-rebounding the opponents in the first eight games of the year, Utah State had a 40-32 rebounding edge Monday night. USU had 12 offensive rebounds, which led to a 17-9 second-chance points edge. Texas State was led by 22 points by Wesley Davis while Joel Wright added 11 points and Deonte' Jones tossed in 10. Wright and Staff pulled down nine rebounds each. The Aggies shot over 50 percent for the third-straight game and seventh in the last eight games, making 51.7 percent (30-of-58) Monday night, including 63.3 percent (19-of-30) in the second half, as USU pulled away from a 31-23 halftime lead. USU's 11 three-pointers were part of an 11-of-26 (42.3 percent) shooting effort and USU was also 10-of-16 (62.5 percent) at the free throw line. The Bobcats were 22-of-59 (37.3 percent) field goal shooting, making 22.7 percent (5-of-22) of their three-pointers and were 8-of-12 (66.7 percent) at the charity stripe. Holding a 14-12 lead midway through the first half, USU scored seven unanswered points, capped by a three-pointer from junior guard TeNale Roland at the 8:10 mark for a palindromic 21-12 Aggie advantage. After the Bobcats clawed their way back to 25-23 with 2:21 to go in the half, Butterfield hit a pair of treys to close out the half, the second coming to beat the buzzer and send USU into intermission leading 31-23, as the Aggies improved to 9-0 this season and have won 75 of its last 77 games when leading at halftime. Shaw jumper gave the Aggies their first double-digit lead of the night at 36-25 just over a minute into the second half and an old-fashioned three-point play by Shaw later bumped the USU lead up to 50-31 with 12:38 left. Texas State whittled the deficit to 53-44 at the 9:45 mark on a three by Davis, but the Aggies regained control and that would be the closest the Bobcats would get. Later leading 58-46, a jumper by Butterfield sparked a 17-0 Aggie spurt to put the victory on ice, and Medlin, Roland and Jean all hit three-pointers during the spurt to give USU its largest lead of the game at 29 with a 75-46 lead with 3:39 to go and the Aggies coasted to the win.

ROLAND, ROLAND, ROLAND, KEEP THEM AGGIES ROLAND
Junior guard TeNale Roland has scored in double-figures in each of the last three games after posting double-digits in only two of the previous 25 games. Roland capped his three-game spurt with 12 points at UT Arlington, including tying a career-best with three three-pointers for the second time in the last three games. The junior guard has also pulled down five or more rebounds in each of the last three games after only having one five rebound outing in the previous 25 games. He snared five boards in the Illinois State game, then collected a career-high seven rebounds at LA Tech before posting five at UTA. Roland has also topped his career-high for minutes played in each of the last two games, playing 30 minutes at Louisiana Tech and all 40 minutes at UT Arlington. His other two double-digit scoring outings game with 12 points in the victory at Seattle, netting 5-of-9 field goals, including 2-of-3 from three-point range, and adding four assists. His other double-figure points output was with 11 vs. UC Davis. Roland has also tallied seven points, four rebounds and two assists in the win at San Jose State, and also drained back-to-back crucial three-pointers at Idaho as part of his eight points. Roland is 13th in WAC only three-point field goal percentage (.372)

Roland is averaging 7.8 ppg on 93 points in 12 road games, scoring eight or more points in six games, compared to averaging 3.6 ppg on 58 points in 16 home games, netting eight or more points three times.

On the flip side, Roland is averaging 1.3 assists per game on the road on 16 assists in 12 road games, dishing out a road-season high four assists at Seattle, while posting 2.5 apg on 40 assists in 16 in home games, including his season-high seven vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Overall, Roland is averaging 2.0 apg.

SMOOTH AS BUTTER AS A STARTER
Junior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield has filled in splendidly at starter for forward Danny Berger, as Butterfield posted a double-double in five-straight games, having his streak halted with 16 points and six rebounds in the Denver game, adding three assists and two steals, but bounced back to register 17 points, six rebounds, five assists, one block and one steal against NMSU and then his sixth double-double of the season with 21 points and 14 rebounds at BYU, adding five assists and one steal. He posted 16 points, six rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in the win over Illinois State, then posted seven points, six rebounds and one assist at LA Tech before leaving the game with an injury and he did not play in the UT Arlington game. Butterfield averages 12.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. He started his spurt of five double-doubles in a row with a career-high 23 points and added a then-career-best 11 rebounds against UT Arlington, then posted 16 points and a new career-high with 15 rebounds in home loss to LA Tech. Butterfield logged 11 points and 10 rebounds at Idaho, then posted 13 points and 11 boards at Seattle before 22 points and 10 rebounds at SJSU. Butterfield now has 16 double-digit scoring outings in the last 21 games, and has also pulled down four or more rebounds in each of the last 13 games. Butterfield has filled in splendidly at starting forward for Danny Berger, as Butterfield has scored 285 points in 21 games as a starter, averaging 13.6 ppg as a starter after averaging 5.0 ppg in the first five games of the season off the bench. Butterfield took over the team lead in three-pointers from Preston Medlin, as Butterfield now has 43 made three-pointers (43-of-102), and is also first on the team in three-point percentage, making 42.2 percent behind the arc.

The sharpshooting junior has made a three-pointer in 21 of his last 22 games and has 12 multi three-pointer games, including a season-high four treys each against UTA and UC Davis, adding three at Texas State, Seattle and San Jose State. Butterfield also dished out a career-high nine assists at Texas State, USU's highest by an individual this season, as part of his 12 games with three or more helpers, doing so in three of the last five games with three against Denver and five each against NMSU and BYU.

Butterfield leads the WAC in free throw percentage both overall (.824) and league only games (.837). Butterfield ranks 11th in the WAC in scoring overall (12.0), while ranking ninth in league games (13.5). He also is fourth in the league in overall three-point field goal percentage (.422), while ranking sixth in conference games (.413), in addition to eighth in both overall three-pointers made (1.65) and WAC only games (1.73). Butterfield also ranks seventh in field goal percentage overall (.493) and ninth in league games (.500), as well as ninth in rebounds overall (6.3) and eighth in league contests (7.1), in addition to tied for 13th in WAC only assists (2.80).

TEXAN CHAIN-SHAW ATTACK
Junior center Jarred Shaw netted double-figures in both games this weekend, netting 14 points to share the team lead at Louisiana Tech and then adding 11 points at UT Arlington as the Dallas, Texas native returned to his hometown area. Shaw also pulled down eight rebounds in each of the two games. By going 5-of-5 at the free throw line Saturday at UTA, Shaw was perfect at the charity stripe for the second game in a row as he was 6-of-6 at the free throw line on Thursday at LA Tech and it was the fifth time this season that he has made all his shots from the free pitch line, also going 2-of-2 against Weber State (Nov. 24) and 3-of-3 at Idaho (Jan. 31).

Shaw has a team-leading eight double-doubles this season, most recently logging a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds in the win over Illinois State. He then tallied his 22nd game this season in double-digit points with 14 points at LA Tech, adding eight rebounds. He also added a 13-point outing at BYU, which came after posting game highs of 24 points versus New Mexico State and 18 points against Denver, just missing another double-double with nine rebounds against DU and eight boards each vs. NMSU and at BYU. The Denver game was the fourth game this season in which Shaw has missed a double-double by one rebound. In the three-game road win streak, Shaw posted 12 points at SJSU, after he tallied a game-high 16 points at Seattle to go with seven rebounds, and that game came on the heels of his career-high 27 points at Idaho, topping the 20-point mark for the second game in a row.

Shaw has led USU in scoring in 10 games this season, while topping the team in the rebounding category in 16 games, leading the team in both instances. He also has at least one rejection in 18 games this season, highlighted by a career-high four blocks in the LA Tech home game, swatting two shots in both the NMSU and BYU games.

DOUBLE-DIGIT SCORING AND DIME-DROPPING DAVIS
Freshman guard Marcel Davis has eight double-figure scoring games this season, most recently with a team-high 15 Saturday at UT Arlington. He has just missed two more postings with nine points against both New Mexico State and Illinois State.

Davis has distributed at least four assists in 13 of the last 21 games. Included in that stretch are his new season-high of eight helpers against Illinois State along with two games of his previous season-high seven assists, doing so against Nicholls State and Seattle while dishing out six at Texas State as well as in home games against Denver and New Mexico State. Davis now has 81 assists in his 22 games as a starter, averaging 3.7 helpers per game during that stretch, after totaling 10 assists in the first five games of the season off the bench (2.0 apg). For the season, Davis leads USU in assists with 3.3 apg.

Davis is fourth in the WAC in assist-turnover ratio overall (1.65) and tied for fourth in league only (1.69). Davis also is ninth in overall assists (3.25) and fourth in league games (3.81).

CLIFFORD THE BIG BLUE AGGIE
With the recent injuries, sophomore forward Ben Clifford has the most playing time of any active player in an Aggie jersey, having now played in 64 games in his two-year career. Clifford has tied or set a new career-high of some sort in five of the last 11 games, posting a new career-high for points in two of those games, with 14 points each in the home game against Denver and at LA Tech, topping his previous career-best of 12 points against UT Arlington, while snaring a then-career rebounds (9) and posting a new career-best in blocks (4). He then topped his career-high in rebounds with 10 at Seattle, playing a new career-high 35 minutes as well. Clifford tied his career-high with 35 minutes at LA Tech and also pulled down nine rebounds.

After having just three blocks in the first 17 games of the season, Clifford now has at least one blocked shot in eight of the last 11 games, giving him 11 total during that span, as he had his career-high four rejections against UT Arlington on Jan. 24 to start the streak.

Clifford has scored in double figures four times this season, including two in the last six games, and a total of seven times in his career as an Aggie. Clifford also has grabbed five or more rebounds nine times this season and 22 times in his career, including most recently with nine at LA Tech.

JEAN MACHINE
In starting for injured starting guard Preston Medlin, junior guard/forward Marvin Jean has stepped up, netting a USU career-high 14 points at Denver and then 11 points vs. UT Arlington and at BYU, then adding 10 points vs. Illinois State. Jean also hit a season-high four three-pointers at Denver, adding three against UTA, as part of his 10 games with multiple three-pointers, including most recently with two in the Illinois State game. Jean has posted five or more points in seven of the last nine games, as part of his 79 points in the last 12 games as a starter (6.6 ppg). Jean also has four or more rebounds in 12 games this season, including seven of the last 11.

Jean also swiped a career-high four steals at Seattle, and has tallied at least one steal in each of the last four games. He has also tied his career-high of four assists in four different games, including against BYU and Illinois State. He also swatted a career-high three blocks in two different games, first against UTA after totalling just two in the previous 18 games, and then three at LA Tech.

Jean is ninth in overall three-point field goal percentage (.363) and 15th in WAC only games (.356), highlighted by netting a combined 7-of-13 (.538) in game at Denver and home against UTA.

STONE LIKE A ROCK
Sophomore center Jordan Stone had a huge night against BYU, as he set four new season highs, as well as set or tying four career-best marks. Stone recorded new season-high nine points, tying his career-high, while also posting new career-bests with two assists and four blocks in a career-best 25 minutes. Stone bettered his previous season high of six points, done twice this season, against UT Arlington and New Mexico State. His previous season-high was one assist, also done twice, at Santa Clara and against UTA. He had blocked one shot in four other games this season, including the previous two, against Denver and NMSU, while his pervious high for minutes was 20, done twice in the previous three games, against SJSU and NMSU.

Stone matched his previous career-high of nine points, scored against Louisiana Tech on March 8, 2012, while he had one assists in five previous occasions, doing so three times as a freshman. Stone had accomplished his previous career-best mark of eight blocks a total of eight previous games before breaking through with four rejections at BYU. He also topped his previous career-high for minutes of 23 minutes in game at Pacific last season on Dec. 3, 2011.

In the last seven games, Stone has snared at least three rebounds in each game, highlighted by a season-high seven against New Mexico State, adding five each against Illinois State and at UT Arlington. Stone also shared the team-lead in assists at UTA, marking the first time this season that he has done so, tying his career-high with two assists for the third time both this season and of his career. Stone also swiped one steal at UTA, tying his season-high for the second time and his career-high for the fourth time.

A LOOK BACK AT THE UT ARLINGTON GAME
An 8-2 run to close out the first half and an 11-0 second stanza spurt were too much for the short-handed Utah State men's basketball team to overcome as the Aggies lost at UT Arlington, 61-46, Saturday night at UTA's College Park Center. USU, which was making its first-ever visit to Arlington, falls to 19-9 overall and 9-7 in Western Athletic Conference action. UT Arlington won its sixth WAC game in a row as part of winning its ninth game in the 11 overall that started with its win over USU on Jan. 24 in Logan. The Mavericks improved to 17-10 overall and 11-6 in WAC play. UTA and USU will most likely finish fourth and fifth in the league standings, respectively, and if so, would face each other in the first round of the WAC Tournament on Thursday, March 14 in Las Vegas, Nev. UTA now leads the short-history series, 2-1, winning both of this season's meetings as WAC foes after USU won last year's non-conference match-up. Freshman Marcel Davis posted 15 points to lead the eight Aggie players in uniform Saturday night, as junior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield did not suit up following an injury suffered in Thursday's loss at No. 25 Louisiana Tech. It was Davis' eighth game this season in double-digits and fourth with 15 or more points. Junior TeNale Roland, who started in place of Butterfield, added 12 points for his third-straight game in double-figures and fifth time this season. Roland also tied his career-high with three three-pointers, marking the second time in three games that he has hit three treys, and now has seven games with multiple three-pointers. Roland also posted his third-straight game with five or more rebounds, with six rebounds Saturday, after pulling down a career-high seven in USU's game Thursday. Junior center Jarred Shaw, a Dallas, Texas native, netted 11 points Saturday in his return to his hometown area, marking his 10th-straight game with double-figures and 23rd total double-digit outing this season this season. Shaw also led USU with eight rebounds, as the Aggies out-rebounded the Mavericks, 37-31. UTA was led by Kevin Butler with 21 points, hitting five three-pointers, while Karol Gruszecki added 14 points. Jordan Reves snared a team-high seven rebounds. The Aggies shot 14-of-46 (30.4 percent) from the field, making 6-of-19 (31.6 percent) from three-point range, marking the fourth time this season that the Aggies had a better percentage behind the arc than total field goal percentage, including both meetings with UTA. Utah State was also 12-of-18 (66.7 percent) at the free throw line. Shaw led USU with a 5-of-5 outing at the charity stripe, marking the second game in a row that he was perfect at the free pitch stripe, going 6-of-6 in Thursday's loss at LA Tech. UT Arlington finished the night making 40.7 percent (22-of-54) of its field goals, also shooting better behind the arc by netting 45.8 percent (11-of-24) from distance, in addition to making half of its free throws (6-of-12). After USU scored the game's first bucket on a putback by junior guard/forward Marvin Jean, UTA went on a 7-0 run, capped by a layup from Cameron Catlett for a 7-2 lead at the 16:05 mark. The Aggies bounced back to knot the score at 20-20 following sophomore center Jordan Stone hitting the second of two free throw attempts with 6:13 to go in the half. From there, the Mavericks closed out the half on an 8-2 spurt, as Reves hit a layup with 36 seconds left, lifting UTA to a 28-22 halftime lead. A three-pointer by Roland pulled USU within, 30-25, at the 17:20 mark, but then the Mavericks stormed off an 11-0 run, capped by a three-point play by Gruszecki for a 41-25 advantage with 15:24 on the clock and the Aggies couldn't recover. Another Roland triple cut the gap to 48-36 at the 7:40 mark, but that would be the closest USU would get the rest of the game.

REBOUND, REBOUND, REBOUND
• With its 37-31 rebounding edge Saturday, Utah State is now 16-8 when out-rebounding the opposition, doing so in each of the last 12 games.

DOUBLE-DIGIT DAVIS
• Freshman Marcel Davis posted his eighth game this season in double-digits with a team-high 15 points Saturday.

• It was the third time this season that Davis has led the team in scoring.

TeNALE KEEPS ROLAND ALONG
• Junior guard TeNale Roland made his first start since Dec. 8, after starting the first seven games of the season.

• Roland logged double-digits for the third-straight game and fifth total time this season with 12 points Saturday.

• Roland posted his third-straight game with five or more rebounds, as he posted career-high seven boards Thursday at LA Tech, with his six rebounds Saturday.

• With three three-pointers Saturday, Roland tied his second-high for the second time in three games, also making three triples in the Illinois State game on Feb. 23, and Roland now has seven games with multiple three-pointers.

• Roland also played a career-high 40 minutes, having topped his career-high in playing minutes in each of the last two games after playing 30 minutes Thursday at LA Tech.

TALL TEXAN
• Junior center Jarred Shaw, a Dallas, Texas native, netted 11 points Saturday in his return to his hometown area, marking his 10th-straight game in double-digits and 23rd total time this season.

• With a team-leading eight rebounds Saturday, Shaw led USU in rebounds for the 16th time this season.

• By going 5-of-5 at the free throw line Saturday, Shaw was perfect at the charity stripe for the second game in a row as he was 6-of-6 at the free throw line on Thursday at LA Tech and it was the fifth time this season that he has made all his shots from the free pitch line, also going 2-of-2 against Weber State (Nov. 24) and 3-of-3 at Idaho (Jan. 31).

OTHER NOTES FROM UT ARLINGTON GAME
• USU's 46 points Saturday were its season-low.

• Utah State's 30.4 percent (14-of-46) was its sixth game shooting less than 40 percent.

• USU's 31.6 percent three-point percentage (6-of-19) marked the fourth time this season that the Aggies had a better percentage behind the arc than total field goal percentage, including both meetings with UTA, also doing so in the meeting earlier this season at Logan on Jan. 24, as well as vs. UC Davis (Dec. 21) and Southern Illinois (Dec. 22).

• Utah State is now 26-12 (.714) all-time against teams from the state of Texas as it is 8-1 against North Texas, 2-0 against Houston Baptist, TCU and Texas, 2-1 versus Texas Tech, 1-0 against Baylor, Lamar, Midwestern State, Texas Southern and WAC newcomers UTSA and Texas State, 1-1 against Houston, 1-2 versus UT Arlington and Texas A&M, 1-4 against UTEP and 1-1 against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

• In making their first-ever visit to Arlington, the Aggies are now 2-1 in Texas this season... Overall, USU is 12-7 (.632) in known games played on Texas soil.

• With five rebounds Saturday, sophomore center Jordan Stone posted five or more boards for the fifth time this season and 10th time in his career.

BUTTERING UP THE RECORD BOOKS
With five double-doubles in a row, Butterfield is tied for 10th in the USU record books for consecutive double-doubles, becoming one of three different Aggie players who have accomplished the streak of five in a row, doing so four different times, joining Bob Lauriski (1971-72) and Eric Franson with five each. Franson had two separate five-game streaks, one in 1993-94 and one in 1995-96. Butterfield is the only guard on USU's top 10 consecutive double-doubles list.

Consecutive Double-Doubles
	Name 	                Years 	        Games
1. 	Marvin Roberts 	        1970-71 	17
2. 	Marvin Roberts 	        1969-70 	13
3. 	Shaler Halimon 	        1967-68 	11
4. 	Greg Grant 	        1984-85 	10
5. 	Mike Santos 	        1976-77 	 9
	Mike Santos 	        1976-77 	 9
	Ed Gregg 	        1975-76 	 9
8. 	Silas Mills 	        1994-95 	 6
	Marvin Roberts 	        1968-69 	 6
10. 	Spencer Butterfield	2012-13	         5
	Eric Franson 	        1995-96 	 5
	Eric Franson 	        1993-94 	 5
	Bob Lauriski 	        1971-72 	 5

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

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

UTAH STATE TRENDS
Utah State is ... 16-0 when leading at halftime; 1-8 when trailing at halftime; 2-1 when tied at halftime; 16-2 when shooting better from the field; 3-7 when shooting worse than opponent from field; 13-3 when shooting better from three-point range; 6-6 when shooting worse from three-point range; 14-4 when shooting better from the free throw line; 16-8 when out-rebounding the opponent; 3-1 when getting out-rebounded; 15-7 when committing more turnovers; 3-1 when committing fewer turnovers; 15-3 when having more assists; 13-4 when blocking more shots.

UTAH STATE AT THE HALF
Utah State is 16-0 this year and has won 82 of its last 84 games (.976) when leading at the break. Over the last 13 years, USU is 289-25 (.920). On the flip side, Utah State is 1-8 (.111) this year and 47-83 (.362) when trailing at the half under head coach Stew Morrill. The Aggies are now 2-1 this season when tied at the break, losing the UTA game after being even at intermission.

UTAH STATE FROM THREE-POINT RANGE
Utah State has made at least one three-point basket in 226 straight games and the last time USU did not make a three-pointer in a game was on Dec. 16, 2006 in Provo as BYU defeated the Aggies, 75-62. USU entered that game having made at least one three-pointer in 127 games dating back to Dec. 14, 2002 when BYU held USU without a three-pointer in a 66-56 win in Provo.

UTAH STATE IN MARCH
Utah State is 51-25 (.680) in the month of March under Morrill, which includes an 18-5 (.783) home record. USU is 3-5 this season on Thursdays and 90-24 (.789) in games play on Thursday under head coach Stew Morrill. The Aggies are 6-1 (.857) all-time in known games played on March 7.

UTAH STATE USUALLY WINS WHEN SCORING 70-PLUS POINTS
Utah State's magic number historically appears to be 70, as in 70 points. So far this season, USU is 13-0 this season when it scores 70 or more points in a game. Overall, USU has won 89 of its last 94 games (.947), when reaching 70 points and is 231-30 (.885) all-time under head coach Stew Morrill when scoring 70 points in a game. On the flip side, USU is 26-50 (.342) when scoring less than 60 points under Morrill.

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

AGGIES OK IN OT
USU is now 2-1 this season in overtime, getting a three-pointer in the waning seconds of regulation from junior guard Preston Medlin both against Idaho on Jan. 5 and against Santa Clara on Nov. 28, before getting beat on a buzzer-beating three-pointer in the Denver game. USU has now won seven of its last nine extra session games and Utah State is 54-41 (.569) all-time in overtime games.

UTAH STATE PROBABLE STARTER NOTES
#0 Marcel Davis (6-2/180/FR/G/American Fork, Utah) - Had breakout game against Western Oregon with 21 points in only 20 minutes, topping his previous single-game season high of eight points in three-pointers alone, draining his first of the season and finished with three on the night, and nearly doubling his season total of 11 points entering the game... The 21 points was the most scored by an Aggie this season at the time and was the first 20-point game for a USU freshman since Tai Wesley in 2008... Made first career start in Utah Valley game, tying game-high with 17 points, including a stretch where he scored 11 of USU's points in a row... Scored first career point as an Aggie with a free throw in the TAMU-Corpus Christi contest... Has eight double-figure scoring games this season, most recently with a team-high 15 Saturday at UT Arlington... Has just missed two more postings with nine points against both New Mexico State and Illinois State... Has distributed at least four assists in 13 of the last 21 games... Included in that stretch are his new season-high of eight helpers against Illinois State along with two games of his previous season-high seven assists, doing so against Nicholls State and Seattle while dishing out six at Texas State as well as in home games against Denver and New Mexico State... Now has 81 assists in his 22 games as a starter, averaging 3.7 helpers per game during that stretch, after totaling 10 assists in the first five games of the season off the bench (2.0 apg)... For the season, leads USU in assists with 3.3 apg... Ranks fourth in the WAC in assist-turnover ratio overall (1.65) and tied for fourth in league only (1.69)... Also is ninth in overall assists (3.25) and fourth in league games (3.81).

#1 Ben Clifford (6-7/220/SO/F/South Jordan, Utah) - Has tied or set a new career-high of some sort in five of the last 11 games, posting a new career-high for points in two of those games, with 14 points each in the home game against Denver and at LA Tech, topping his previous career-best of 12 points against UT Arlington, while snaring a then-career rebounds (9) and posting a new career-best in blocks (4)... Then topped his career-high in rebounds with 10 at Seattle, playing a new career-high 35 minutes as well... Tied his career-high with 35 minutes at LA Tech and also pulled down nine rebounds... After having just three blocks in the first 17 games of the season, now has at least one blocked shot in eight of the last 11 games, giving him 11 total during that span, as he had his career-high four rejections against UT Arlington on Jan. 24 to start the streak.... Has scored in double figures four times this season, including two in the last five games, and a total of seven times in his career as an Aggie... Also has grabbed five or more rebounds nine times this season and 22 times in his career, including most recently with nine at LA Tech... Ranked tied 14th in WAC games for blocks (0.63).

#5 Jarred Shaw (6-11/245/JR/C/Dallas, Texas) - Tallied career-highs in back-to-back games with 21 points against LA Tech and topping that with 27 points at Idaho, then posted game-high 16 points at Seattle, adding 12 at SJSU, then game-high 18 vs. Denver and game-best 24 against NMSU before posting 13 at BYU to give him 20 games with double-figure scoring... Leads USU with eight double-doubles this season, logging them against Saint Mary's (17 pts./15 reb.), Weber State (16p/12r), Utah Valley (12p/11r), Nicholls State (19p/11r) and back-to-back games against Idaho (12p/12r), San Jose State (12p/10r), LA Tech (21 p/14r) and Illinois State (18p/11r), just missing a double-double with one rebound shy four other times, most recently in Denver game with 18 points and nine rebounds... Netted career-high 27 points at Idaho while posting career-best 15 rebounds in Saint Mary's game, career highs for both his USU career and his Oklahoma State career... Shaw's 15 rebounds in Saint Mary's game were the most by an Aggie player since Nate Bendall had 16 rebounds against Fresno State on Jan. 11, 2011... Has double-digit rebounds in eight games, posting his double-doubles all eight times... Led USU in rebounding in 16 games this season, including first five games of season... Has led team in scoring in 10 gamesSet a new career-high with four blocked shots in LA Tech game after not having a swat in any of the previous four games... Added three blocked shots in Weber State and Seattle games and has at least one rejection in 19 games... Netted double-figures in both games this weekend, netting 14 points to share the team lead at Louisiana Tech and then adding 11 points at UT Arlington... Also pulled down eight rebounds in each of the two games... By going 5-of-5 at the free throw line Saturday at UTA, was perfect at the charity stripe for the second game in a row as he was 6-of-6 at the free throw line on Thursday at LA Tech... Ranks 58th in the NCAA stats in field goal percentage (.532), as well as 81st in both rebounds per game (8.3) and double-doubles (8.0)... In the WAC statistics, fourth in overall field goal percentage (.532), while ranking sixth in conference only games (.513), as well as seventh in overall scoring (14.1) and sixth in league games (14.4). He also is fourth in the league in rebounding both overall (8.3) and conference games (7.9), in addition to ninth in overall blocks (1.04) and 10th in conference games (0.88).

#15 Marvin Jean (6-4/190/JR/F/Harriman, N.Y.) - In starting for injured starting guard Preston Medlin, has stepped up, netting a USU career-high 14 points at Denver and then 11 points vs. both UT Arlington and BYU and then 10 vs. Illinois State... Also hit a season-high four three-pointers at Denver, adding three against UTA, as part of his 10 games with multiple three-pointers, including most recently with two in the Illinois State game... Has posted five or more points in six of the last eight games, as part of his 79 points in the last 12 games as a starter (6.6 ppg)... Also has four or more rebounds in 12 games this season, including seven of the last 11... Swiped a career-high four steals at Seattle, and has tallied at least one steal in each of the last four games... Has also tied his career-high of four assists in four different games, including against BYU and Illinois State... He also swatted a career-high three blocks in two different games, first against UTA after totalling just two in the previous 18 games, and then three at LA Tech... Is ninth in overall three-point field goal percentage (.363) and 15th in WAC only games (.356), highlighted by netting a combined 7-of-13 (.538) in game at Denver and home against UTA.

#21 Spencer Butterfield (6-3/205/JR/G/Loomis, Calif.) - Was the WAC Player of the Week for Feb. 4-11... Had streak of five-straight double-doubles halted with 16 points and six rebounds in Denver game, adding three assists and two steals, then tallying 17 points, six rebounds, five assists, one block and one steal in NMSU game, but then posted sixth double-double of season with team-high 21 points and game-high 14 rebounds at BYU... Posted 16 points, six rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in the win over Illinois State, adding seven points, six rebounds and one assist in LA Tech game before leaving with injury and did not play at UT Arlington... Averages 12.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game... Started spurt of five double-doubles in a row with a career-high 23 points and added a then-career-best 11 rebounds against UT Arlington, then posted 16 points and a new career-high with 15 rebounds in loss to LA Tech... Logged 11 points and 10 rebounds at Idaho, then posted 13 points and 11 boards at Seattle before 22 points and 10 rebounds at SJSU... Now has 17 double-digit scoring outings in the last 21 games, and has also pulled down four or more rebounds in each of the last 13 games... Has filled in splendidly at starting forward for Danny Berger, as he has scored 285 points in 21 games as a starter, averaging 13.6 ppg as a starter after averaging 5.0 ppg in the first five games of the season off the bench... Took over the team lead in three-pointers from Preston Medlin, as now has 43 made three-pointers (43-of-102), and is also first on the team in three-point percentage, making 42.2 percent behind the arc... The sharpshooting junior has made a three-pointer in 21 of his last 22 games and has 12 multi three-pointer games, including a season-high four treys each against UTA and UC Davis, adding three at Texas State, Seattle and San Jose State... Also dished out a career-high nine assists at Texas State, USU's highest by an individual this season, as part of his 12 games with three or more helpers, doing so in three of the last five games with three against Denver and five each against NMSU and BYU... Leads the WAC in free throw percentage both overall (.824) and league only games (.837)... Ranks 11th in the WAC in scoring overall (12.0), while ranking ninth in league games (13.5)... Also is fourth in the league in overall three-point field goal percentage (.422), while ranking sixth in conference games (.413), in addition to eighth in overall three-pointers made (1.65) and seventh WAC only games (1.73)... Also ranks sixth in field goal percentage overall (.493) and ninth in league games (.500), as well as eighth in rebounds both overall (6.3) and league contests (7.1), in addition to 14th in WAC only assists (2.80)

UTAH STATE PLAYERS OFF THE BENCH

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

#20 TeNale Roland (6-0/170/JR/G/Louisville, Ky.) - Tallied a new career-high with 13 points in the win over Illinois State, draining a career-best three three-pointers as part of 4-of-7 field goal shooting, making 3-of-6 behind the arc and also snaring a career-high tying five rebounds... Followed that up with 12 points and a career-best seven rebounds at LA Tech, adding two assists and then 12 points at UTA, tying career-high with three three-pointers and also pulled down five rebounds... Has scored in double-figures in the last three games and four of the eight games, and now has five double-digit scoring outings this season... Registered 12 points in the victory at Seattle, netting 5-of-9 field goals, including 2-of-3 from three-point range, and adding four assists... Other double-figure points output was with 11 vs. UC Davis... Has also tallied seven points, four rebounds and two assists in the win at San Jose State, and also drained back-to-back crucial three-pointers at Idaho as part of his eight points... Is averaging 7.8 ppg on 93 points in 12 road games, scoring eight or more points in six games, compared to averaging 3.6 ppg on 58 points in 16 home games, netting eight or more points three times... On the flip side, is averaging 1.3 assists per game on the road on 16 assists in 12 road games, dishing out a road-season high four assists at Seattle, while posting 2.5 apg on 40 assists in 16 in home games, including his season-high seven vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi... Overall, is averaging 2.0 apg... Ranks 13th in WAC only three-point field goal percentage (.372).

#25 Jordan Stone (6-10/270/SO/C/Smithfield, Utah) - Had a career night against BYU, as he set four new season highs, as well as set or tying four career-best marks... Recorded new season-high nine points, tying his career-high, while also posting new career-bests with two assists and four blocks in a career-best 25 minutes... Logged six points and five rebounds with two assists in Illinois State game, adding three rebounds at LA Tech, along with three points and five rebounds at UTA... Played in 57 career games, second most of any currently active Aggie player behind Ben Clifford... Has posted his season-high scoring output in NMSU and BYU games, as his nine points at BYU bettered his previous season-high of six points set against New Mexico State, and also grabbed a season-high seven rebounds against NMSU and was one rebound shy of tying his career-best eight, while playing a previous season-high 20 minutes... Snared six rebounds in Saint Mary's game, five in UT Arlington game and four each at SJSU and vs. TAMU-Corpus Christi contests and has a total of 20 career games with three or more rebounds... Has 11 career games with five or more points, including adding five points in Saint Mary's and TAMU-Corpus Christi games... Came up big in Idaho home game, blocking one shot and snaring three rebounds in critical times, and then was huge in win at Idaho, scoring four points, including first dunk of season, and played a huge role in defensive success in last three road wins... Bettered his previous season high of six points, done twice this season, against UT Arlington and New Mexico State... Previous season-high was one assist, also done twice, at Santa Clara and against UTA... Had blocked one shot in four other games this season, including the previous two, against Denver and NMSU, while his previous high for minutes was 20, done twice in the previous three games, against SJSU and NMSU... Also tied career-high with two assists at UTA.

UTAH STATE INJURED PLAYERS

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

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

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

OTHER USU SEASON NOTES

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

350 USU WINS FOR COACH MORRILL
Utah State's win over Western Oregon was USU head coach Stew Morrill's 350th victory at the helm of the Aggie program and Morrill is now 364-128 (.740) at USU.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MEDLIN FOR 1,000 PLEASE, ALEX
Junior guard Preston Medlin is 30 points away from being the answer to the Jeopardy question, who is the recent member of the USU 1,000 Points Scored Club, as Medlin currently has 970 career points. He has played in 75 career games, for a 12.9 career points per game career average. Medlin would become the 36th player in USU history to reach the 1,000 career points plateau, and the first since former teammate Tyler Newbold (2008-11), who is at No. 33 on the list with 1,014 career points. Another former teammate, Tai Wesley (2008-11) is at No. 8 with 1,749 points.

MEDLIN RANKS FIFTH ALL-TIME AT UTAH STATE IN THREE-POINT SHOOTING
Junior guard Preston Medlin is shooting 41.3 percent from three-point range (143-346) during his Utah State career to rank fifth all-time in school history for three-point percentage, as well as climbing up the top 10 for three-pointers made, moving up to No. 7 with 134, passing former teammate Brian Green (2010-11) with 129, as well as becoming just the 10th player with 300 or more career three-point attempts, moving up to tie for No. 8 with 340.

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

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

DID YOU KNOW?
Utah State is 347-112 (.757) during the last 13 seasons which ranks as the fourth-best winning percentage and sixth-most wins in the nation during that time period. Furthermore, USU has averaged 25.4 wins during the last 13 seasons.

AGGIES HAVE THREE PLAYERS FROM THE STATE OF UTAH
Aggie players from the state of Utah include sophomore forward Ben Clifford (South Jordan/Bingham HS), sophomore center Jordan Stone (Smithfield/Sky View HS) and freshman guard Marcel Davis (American Fork/American Fork HS).

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

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

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

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

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

Illinois - 1 vs. Southern Illinois - Dec. 22

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

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

Oregon - 1 vs. Western Oregon - Dec. 8

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

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

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

USU TO FACE THREE IN-STATE FOES THIS SEASON
Utah State will face three in-state teams this season, hosting one of them and playing at the other two. The Aggies will host Weber State on Saturday, Nov. 24 and play at Utah Valley on Saturday, Dec. 15 and at Brigham Young on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

SEVEN AGGIE NEWCOMERS MOST SINCE 2008-09
Utah State has seven newcomers on the 2012-13 roster, which are the most since 2008-09, when USU had eight newcomers.

AGGIES TO FACE SIX TEAMS WITH 2012 POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE THIS SEASON
Utah State's 2012-13 schedule includes six teams that participated in postseason play last season. Highlighting the Aggies' non-conference schedule will be a home game against Saint Mary's, the defending West Coast Conference champions and an NCAA Tournament team from a year ago, as well as a home game against in-state foe Weber State, who played in last year's Collegeinsider.com Postseason Tournament. Two of the six teams are in-state, as they'll travel south to take on Brigham Young, an NCAA Tournament participant, and Utah Valley, who played in last season's Collegeinsider.com Postseason Tournament after winning its second-straight Great West Conference regular-season championship. USU's eighth and final season in the WAC will also include two postseason teams, facing defending conference champion and NCAA Tournament participant New Mexico State as well as WAC-newcomer UT Arlington, who played in last year's National Invitational Tournament after winning the Southland Conference regular-season title.

HEAD COACH Stew Morrill NOTES
THE MORRILL COACHING TREE

Utah State head coach Stew Morrill currently has five former assistants who are head coaches at the Division I level in Jeff Jackson (Furman), Randy Rahe (Weber State), Dave Rice (UNLV), Blaine Taylor (Old Dominion) and Don Verlin (Idaho), which is tied for the fifth-most in the nation among active coaches. Arizona State's Herb Sendek and Louisville's Rick Pitino each have eight assistants who are current head coaches, followed by Mike Montogmery (California) with seven, Billy Donovan (Florida) with six, and Stew Morrill (Utah State), Tom Izzo (Michigan State), John Calipari (Kentucky) and Trent Johnson (TCU) all with five.

MORRILL HAS COACHED 15 FIRST-TEAM ALL-LEAGUE PLAYERS AT UTAH STATE
Utah State head coach Stew Morrill has coached 14 first-team all-league players who have won the award a total of 20 times in his 13 years at Utah State. Those players are Shawn Daniels (twice), Troy Rolle, Bernard Rock, Tony Brown, Desmond Penigar (twice), Mark Brown, Cardell Butler, Nate Harris (three times), Spencer Nelson, Jaycee Carroll (twice), Gary Wilkinson, Jared Quayle, Tai Wesley (twice), Brockeith Pane and Preston Medlin.

MORRILL NAMED 2011 JIM PHELAN NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR
Utah State men's basketball coach Stew Morrill was named the 2011 Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year at the Final Four in Houston. Named after legendary Mount St. Mary's head coach Jim Phelan, who won over 800 games and coached in more contests than any in college basketball history, the award is presented annually to the top coach in America by CollegeInsider.com. The honor is voted upon by a distinguished group of coaches, media members and athletic administrators. Other finalists for the award included Mike Brey (Notre Dame), Rick Byrd (Belmont), Jamie Dixon (Pittsburgh), Billy Donavan (Florida), Steve Fisher (San Diego State), Greg Kampe (Oakland), Mike Krzyzewski (Duke), Steve Lavin (St. John's), Thad Matta (Ohio State), Sean Miller (Arizona), Matt Painter (Purdue), Rick Pitino (Louisville), Dave Rose (BYU), Bill Self (Kansas) and Roy Williams (North Carolina).

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