LOGAN, Utah - Utah State men’s and women’s basketball will provide a sneak peek of the season to come, when the teams host Primetime Madness on Friday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m., in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. The night will feature scrimmages by both teams with a halftime skills competition, pairing players from both teams for various drills.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will be sponsored by Maceys. Spectrum doors are set to open at 6 p.m., with activities and free giveaways on the concourse.
The USU Spirit Squad will open the night with a performance, followed by the introductions of both basketball teams.
Following team intros, both teams will play an 20-minute scrimmage with a running clock, played in two halves. In between the halves, both teams will have a 3-point shooting contest, featuring two players from each program. Action will then continue with the second half of each team's scrimmage. The contests will conclude with the HURD Shooting Stars contest. Four teams will be comprised of a men's player, a women's player and a member of the HURD, Utah State's student section. The four teams will play two rounds with the winning student receiving a gift card to the USU Campus Store. The night will conclude with autograph sessions for fans with both teams.
The Utah State women return two starters from last year's lineup in sophomore guards Rachel Brewster and Katie Toole. Joining them are six other letterwinners, three of whom started multiple games last year. The Aggies also welcome six freshmen to the roster this season. The 2015-16 team finished with an overall record of 14-17, going 8-10 in Mountain West play.
The Aggie men return three of last year's starters in senior wing Jalen Moore, junior guard Julion Pearre and senior guard Shane Rector. Joining them is one additional letterwinner, a returning redshirt and 10 newcomers. Last season, USU posted a 16-15 record, including a 7-11 league ledger.
Fans who attend Primetime Madness will receive a promotional offer for a special ticket price to attend the Utah State football game against Fresno State on Saturday, Oct. 22. In addition, fans can enter to win a pair of men's basketball season tickets and two women's sports passes.
For more Aggie 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. Season tickets and mini-plan packages are available now for men's basketball. In addition to single-game tickets, women's basketball fans can purchase a women's sports pass for $75 that grants access to all home volleyball, women's basketball and gymnastics events.
Utah State men's basketball news and information is available on Facebook at /USUmen'sbasketball and on Twitter @Aggiehoops. Fans can follow USU women's basketball on Twitter, @UtahStateWBB, on Instagram, @UtahStateWBB, as well as on Facebook, at /UtahStateWBB. Aggie fans can also follow Utah State Athletics on Twitter.com, @USUAthletics, on Instagram, @USUAthletics and on Facebook at /USUAthletics.
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