March 11, 2001
LOGAN, Utah - UTAH STATE NCAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT QUICK NOTES
USU Key Wins
W 76-67 vs. Santa Clara
W 69-66 vs. South Florida
W 58-57 vs. Utah
W 67-52 vs. UC Irvine
USU Key Losses
L 76-80 vs. Austin Peay (OT)
L 67-69 vs. Brigham Young
L 51-56 vs. UC Irvine
USU at The NCAA
USU At The NCAA Tournament
1939 (First Round * West)
L 39-50 vs. Oklahoma at San Francisco, CA
W 51-49 vs. Texas at San Francisco, Calif.
1962 (Regional Semifinals * West)
W 78-73 vs. Arizona State at Corvallis, Ore.
L 62-73 vs. UCLA at Provo, Utah
L 71-75 vs. Pepperdine at Provo, Utah
1963 (First Round * West)
L 75-79 vs. Arizona State at Eugene, Ore.
1964 (Regional Semifinals * West)
W 92-90 vs. Arizona State at Eugene, Ore
L 58-64 vs. San Francisco at Corvallis, Ore.
L 78-88 vs. Seattle at Corvallis, Ore.
1970 (Regional Finals * West)
W 91-81 vs. Texas-El Paso at Provo, Utah
W 69-68 vs. Santa Clara at Seattle, Wash.
L 79-101 vs. UCLA at Seattle, Wash.
1971 (First Round * West)
L 82-91 vs. Brigham Young at Logan, Utah
1975 (First Round * West)
L 63-69 vs. Montana at Pullman, Wash.
1979 (First Round * West)
L 67-86 vs. Southern California at L.A., C.A
1980 (First Round * West * 11th Seed)
L 73-76 vs. Clemson at Ogden, Utah
1983 (First Round * Midwest * 10th Seed)
L 59-64 vs. Iowa at Louisville, Ky.
1988 (First Round * Midwest * 10th Seed)
L 77-80 vs. Vanderbilt at Lincoln, Neb.
1998 (First Round * West * 12th Seed)
L 68-82 vs. Maryland at Sacramento, Calif.
2000 (First Round * South * 12th Seed)
L 67-75 vs. Connecticut at Birmingham, Ala.
2001 (East Region * 12th Seed)
vs. Ohio State at Greensboro, N.C.
Head Coach Stew Morrill
The Big West at the NCAA
USU Dominates The Big West
o -Ten players have played in all 32 games with eight averaging at least 10 minutes per game and the other two at 9.6 and 8.3 minutes per game.
o -USU is allowing the opponent just 38.7 field goal percentage for the third best mark in school history and the best since 1962.
USU's Probable Starters
F #5 Shawn Daniels (6-6, 260, Sr., Bakersfield, Calif.) -- Two-time first-team all-Big West selection... Selected as the league's defensive player of the year by the players in the conference... Insider.com Mid Major All-America... Second-team NABC all-district... Big West all-tournament team.
F #22 Curtis Bobb (6-5, 210, Sr., Aurora, Colo.) -- Honorable mention all-Big West selection... Big West all-tournament team.
C #14 Dimitri Jorssen (7-0, 245, Sr., Theux, Belgium) -- Second year starter.
G #10 Bernard Rock (5-10, 155, Sr., New York, N.Y.) -- First-team all-Big West after earning honorable mention honors in 2000... Big West Tournament Most Valuable Player.
G #31 Tony Brown (6-3, 195, Jr., Hyrum, Utah) -- Second-team all-Big West after earning 1999 all-Freshman honors and 2000 honorable mention honors.
Utah State is 18-5 in the month of March from 1996-present, including a 10-2 mark in Stew Morrill's three years here... USU has produced five 20-win seasons in the last seven years and has averaged 22 wins in that time span... USU is 12-5 in games played away from Logan, Utah this year... USU has played in three tournaments this year and reached the championship game in all three events (runner-up to Austin Peay at the Top of the World Classic in Fairbanks, Alaska, won Gossner Foods Classic at Logan, Utah and won the Big West Tournament at Anaheim, Calif.
USU Quick Facts
Location: Logan, Utah
School Colors: Navy Blue and White
Arena: Dee Glen Smith Spectrum (10,270)
Conference: Big West
President: Dr. Kermit L. Hall
Athletic Director: Rance Pugmire
Stew Morrill (Gonzaga, 1974) Record at USU: 70-24 (third year) Career Record: 288-162 (15th year)
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