Sep 4, 2013
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State men's basketball's schedule for the Basketball Travelers, Inc. Classic, sponsored by Gossner Foods on Dec. 19-21, 2013 at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum is complete with the addition of the Leathernecks of Western Illinois to the schedule.
The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos and Troy Trojans will open the Classic in a 5:30 p.m. tip-off on Thursday, Dec. 19, followed by the Aggies against the Leathernecks at 8 p.m.
On Friday, Dec. 20, Western Illinois and Troy will tangle at 5:30 p.m. before USU faces off with UC Santa Barbara at 8 p.m. The Classic concludes on Saturday, Dec. 21 with the Leathernecks and Gauchos squaring off at 5:30 p.m. before the Aggies tangle with the Trojans at 8 p.m.
The Aggies are 46-1 (.978) all-time in tournaments they host and have won 45-straight home tournament games. USU went 3-0 in last season's World Vision Challenge, as well as going 3-0 in the Athletes In Action Classic (2011), World Vision Invitational (2010), Basketball Travelers Invitational (2009) and the Duel in the Desert (2008), 26-0 in the Gossner Foods Holiday Classic (1994-2007) and 5-1 in the Big Blue Classic (1971-1972, 1982), losing to Wyoming, 92-85, on Dec. 28, 1971 in the championship game.
Utah State is entering its first season in the Mountain West after eight seasons in the Western Athletic Conference. USU opens the 2013-14 season with an exhibition against Central Methodist (Mo.) on Friday, Oct. 25 and then host Adams State (Colo.) in another exhibition on Friday, Nov. 1.
The Aggies host USC in the season-season opener on Friday, Nov. 8, then host in-state foe Southern Utah on Tuesday, Nov. 12.
USU men's basketball season ticket renewals and new season tickets are now on sale. For more Aggie men's basketball ticket information, fans can contact the USU Athletics Ticket Office over the phone by calling 1-888-USTATE-1 or 435-797-0305 during regular hours of operation. Fans can also buy their tickets in person at the USU Ticket Office inside the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum or online by clicking on the "Buy Tickets" tab at www.UtahStateAggies.com.
Fans can follow the Aggie men's basketball program at twitter.com/AggieHoops. USU fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program at twitter.com/USUAthletics or on facebook at Utah State University Athletics.
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