Oct. 17, 2013
LOGAN, Utah - Senior guard Preston Medlin and sophomore forward Kyle Davis tallied 19 points apiece in Utah State's final scrimmage of the preseason Thursday night at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. Thursday's scrimmage was the only one open to the public and the Aggies drew roughly 1,500 fans to watch and cheer.
Veteran USU head coach Stew Morrill and his coaching staff conducted four-10 minute sessions Thursday night, mixing up the roster with players playing for both the blue and the white teams throughout the game.
Kyle Davis was the lone player with a double-double, pulling down a game-high 15 rebounds. Senior center Jarred Shaw was one rebound shy of a double-double with 15 points and nine boards. Junior forward Danny Berger netted 17 points, senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield tallied 14 points, while freshman forward Jalen Moore poured in 12 points, and sophomore guard Marcel Davis and junior center Jordan Stone notching 10 points apiece.
Morrill was impressed with the Aggies' talent, balance and depth throughout all four sessions.
Stone also snared eight rebounds, while Butterfield and freshman center Carson Shanks collected five boards each.
Freshman guard Viko Noma'aea dished out a game-best five assists, while four other players notched four helpers each in Medlin, Moore, senior guard TeNale Roland and freshman guard JoJo McGlaston. Senior forward Sean Harris swiped a game-leading four steals, while Marcel Davis, Moore and Butterfield snared three apiece. Harris also had a contest-high two blocks, while Moore, Butterfield, Kyle Davis and Stone registered one rejection each.
USU totaled 50-of-106 (47.2 percent) field goal shooting, making 4-of-21 (19.0 percent) from three-point range, as well as 27-of-37 (73.0 percent) at the free throw line. The Aggies totaled 61 rebounds (24 offensive, 37 defensive), while notching 30 assists, six blocks and 15 steals, while committing 21 turnovers.
The Aggies open the 2013-14 season with an exhibition against Central Methodist on Friday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m., at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, with all tickets $5, in a game sponsored by Macey's.
Single-game tickets will go on sale two weeks prior to that game, starting with the USC game (Nov. 8), going on sale Friday, Oct. 25. Single-game tickets will cost $18 for non-priority and $20 for priority, as well as $25 for premium games against USC (Nov. 8), Mississippi State (Nov. 23), BYU (Nov. 30 in Salt Lake City) and UNLV (Feb. 15).
USU men's basketball season ticket renewals and new season tickets are also still on sale. Season tickets start at $230 and they include all 20 home games as well as the BYU game at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on Nov. 30. Big Blue Scholarship Fund per seat commitment fees apply, ranging from $100-$900 per seat in addition to ticket cost.
Family Plans are also available for purchase at $800 (two adults and three Jr Aggies). Please be aware that there is a limit of one Family Plan per household.
To order a package or 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.
Following the exhibition vs. Central Methodist, USU will also 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.
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, on facebook at Utah State University Athletics or on instagram at instagram.com/USUAthletics.
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