1999-2000 Season Highlights
April 17, 2000
*Utah State finished the season with the best record in school history at 28-6, including a perfect 19-0 mark in the Big West Conference. It was the first Aggie team ever to go undefeated in league play. The 34 games played by USU were also a school record.
*Utah State appeared in the NCAA Tournament for the 13th time in school history during the 1999-2000 season.
*With the Aggies 2000 Big West Conference Tournament Championship, USU has now won two of the last three conference tournament titles.
*Utah State tied Syracuse University for the longest winning streak in the nation at any point during the season as the Aggies won 19 games in a row and 22 of its last 24 contests.
*Utah State finished the season ranked 42nd in the country in the final USA Today/Coaches Poll.
*Utah State was the only team in the country to go undefeated in both its conference's regular season and post season tournament. Also, only three teams in the country went undefeated in league play during the regular season.
*Utah State's 28 wins on the season were the seventh most in the country. The six defeats by the team tie the 1966-67 team for the second fewest losses in a single-season, missing the school record by only one set in 1959-60.
*Utah State had four players earn all-conference Big West honors for the first time in school history. The Aggies were the only team in the Big West to have two players named to the first team as senior Troy Rolle and junior Shawn Daniels were both named to the team. It was the first time ever that USU had two first team picks. Junior Bernard Rock and sophomore Tony Brown were named to the league's honorable mention team.
*Head coach Stew Morrill was named the Big West Conference Coach of the Year after guiding the Aggies to their first ever undefeated league season. USU was picked to finish no higher than fourth in the Eastern Division of the league. It is the second time in his career he has won the award. Morrill becomes the third Aggie coach to win the award joining Rod Tueller (1980) and Larry Eustachy (1995 and 1998).
*Coach Morrill has now won 20 or more games on five different occasions during his 14-year career as a head coach. It is also the 11th time that his teams have won at least 17 games. In his two seasons at USU, he has posted a 43-19 (.694) record, including a 24-8 (.750) mark in league play.
*Utah State finished the year ranked 17th in the country in points allowed at just 61.2 per game, which was the lowest for an Aggie team since the 1957-58 season. USU also limited its opponents to a 40.3 field-goal percentage, which was the lowest since the 1962-63 campaign.
*For the first time in nine years, USU had more assists (487) than turnovers (453) in a season. The Aggies also set school records for three-pointers made (194) and attempted (536), along with notching 235 steals. It's 487 assists tied for the fourth most in school history, and its 126 blocks were the third most.
*Utah State had four players average double-figures in scoring on the season, marking the second straight year that has happened.
*The Aggies shot 46.6 percent from the field, which was the highest by a USU team since the 1990-91 season, and its .362 percentage from three-point range was the third highest ever.
*Junior forward Shawn Daniels led the team in scoring (12.0) and rebounding (7.9), and tied the single-season school record for blocked shots with 58.
*Utah State set a new school record for consecutive road wins during the season, as the Aggies have won its last nine games on the road.
*Senior forward Troy Rolle and junior forward Shawn Daniels were named co-MVP's of the 2000 Big West Basketball Tournament as USU defeated Pacific (64-41), Nevada (69-64) and New Mexico State (71-66) to claim the title.
*Utah State was 26-0 on the year when leading at half-time, 26-1 when they shot better from the field than their opponent, 22-1 when they had more defensive rebounds than their opponents, 18-1 when they committed fewer fouls than their opponent, 21-1 when they recorded more assists than their opponents, 21-0 when they blocked more shots than their opponents, and 12-0 when they held their opponents to below 60 points.