Aggie Men's Basketball Set To Tangle With Thunderbirds Tuesday
Utah State (1-0, 0-0 MW) will continue its two-game homestand to open the 2013-14 season by hosting in-state foe Southern Utah (1-0, 0-0 Big Sky) in a Beehive State men's basketball battle on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Tip-off is slated for 7:05 p.m. (MT) at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum (10,270). The match-up between USU and SUU will be regionally televised by the Mountain West Sports Network on ROOT Sports Network.

 
Utah State (1-0, 0-0 MW) will continue its two-game homestand to open the 2013-14 season by hosting in-state foe Southern Utah (1-0, 0-0 Big Sky) in a Beehive State men's basketball battle on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Tip-off is slated for 7:05 p.m. (MT) at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum (10,270). The match-up between USU and SUU will be regionally televised by the Mountain West Sports Network on ROOT Sports Network.
 
 

Nov. 11, 2013

LOGAN, Utah -

Southern Utah (1-0, 0-0 Big Sky) at Utah State (1-0, 0-0 MW)

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 • 7:05 p.m. (MT) • Logan, Utah
Dee Glen Smith Spectrum (10,270)
Aggie Sports Radio Network • ROOT Sports TV

USU MBB Notes vs Southern UtahGet Acrobat Reader

SUU Notes vs USUGet Acrobat Reader


Watch Live: (*Note only available online outside the ROOT Sports Network footprint)
Click here to Watch Live in new window

The Last Meeting
Southern Utah62
Utah State65
November 19, 2011
Logan, Utah
Aggie Reserves Rally Utah State Past Southern Utah, 65-62
Junior forward Kyisean Reed and freshman guard Steven Thornton each scored 13 points and grabbed five rebounds off the bench to lead Utah State to a come-from-behind 65-62 home win against Southern Utah Saturday. In all, Utah State's reserves scored 31 of its 65 points in the game.

GAME DAY HEADLINES
• Utah State (1-0, 0-0 MW) will continue its two-game homestand to open the 2013-14 season by hosting in-state foe Southern Utah (1-0, 0-0 Big Sky) in a Beehive State men's basketball battle on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Tip-off is slated for 7:05 p.m. (MT) at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum (10,270). The match-up between USU and SUU will be regionally televised by the Mountain West Sports Network on ROOT Sports Network.

• The Aggies have an overall record of 1,501-1,032 (.593) in their 2,533 games played. USU became the 52nd team in NCAA history to reach the 1,500 total win plateau.

• Utah State has won 27-straight home games against in-state competition and is 29-1 (.967) at home against teams from the state of Utah under Morrill. The only in-state team to defeat USU at home under Morrill was Brigham Young, 82-73, on Jan. 8, 2000.

• The Aggies have won 32 of their last 41 overall games (.780) against in-state opponents and are 40-13 (.755) against the state of Utah in the last 14 years. During that time period, USU is 7-6 versus Brigham Young, 7-4 versus Utah, 12-3 versus Weber State, 8-0 against Utah Valley and 6-0 against Southern Utah. Overall, USU is 40-18 (.690) versus teams from the state of Utah under head coach Stew Morrill.

• Utah State is 1-0 to start a season for the seventh-straight season and the 19th time in the last 20 years including 15 wins in head coach Stew Morrill's 16 years at USU. Overall, Utah State has started a season 2-0 six times under Morrill and 48 times in school history.

• USU is 1-0 at home this season and has won 64 of its last 73 games (.877) in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum after having its 33-game win streak snapped on Nov. 30, 2011 with a loss to Denver. That 33-game win streak started after a 37-game win streak was halted by Saint Mary's on Dec. 5, 2009. Overall, USU has won 100 of its last 110 home games (.909).

• Utah State has won 91.1 percent of its home games (225-22) under head coach Stew Morrill, and the Aggies have won 253 of their last 277 games (.913) in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. USU has registered a 519-115 (.819) all-time record in its 44th year in the facility.

• The Aggies have won all six meetings with Southern Utah, first meeting on Dec. 17, 1994, and most recently meeting on Nov. 19, 2011. USU is 3-0 at home vs. SUU, 2-0 at Cedar City and 1-0 on neutral courts, meeting in Salt Lake City in the first meeting on Dec. 17, 1994.

• USU is 200-100 (.667) all-time against current members of the Big Sky Conference while Morrill is 73-21 (.777) all-time against the league. At Utah State, Morrill is 26-7 (.788) versus the Big Sky and 5-0 (1.000) against Southern Utah, as well as 5-0 all-time against Southern Utah.

• Aggie sophomore forward Kyle Davis played his freshman season at Southern Utah during the 2010-11 season, before going on an LDS Church Mission in Michigan, and then transferring to USU upon his return. Davis played 15 minutes in the USU-SUU game on Nov. 20, 2010 in Cedar City, won by the Aggies, 66-53. He did not score, missing all three field goals, but did snare five rebounds and swipe one steal.

• USU senior guard Preston Medlin enters Tuesday's game with 987 career points, needing to match his jersey number with 13 more to become the 36th player in USU history to reach the 1,000 career points plateau.

• USU is entering its first season in the Mountain West after eight seasons in the Western Athletic Conference. Overall, USU posted a 94-34 (.732) regular-season WAC record in its eight years in the league.

• Utah State posted a 21-10 overall record in 2012-13 and is one of just five teams in the country to win at least 21 games in each of the past 14 seasons along with Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas and Syracuse. Furthermore, it was the 23rd time in school history that USU has won 20 or more games in a season.

• Utah State returns four starters and eight letterwinners from last year's squad, including senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield and senior center Jarred Shaw, who both earned second-team all-WAC accolades and were both named to the conference's all-newcomer team.

THIS WEEK
Utah State (1-0, 0-0 MW) will continue its two-game homestand to open the 2013-14 season by hosting in-state foe Southern Utah (1-0, 0-0 Big Sky) in a Beehive State men's basketball battle on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Tip-off is slated for 7:05 p.m. (MT) at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum (10,270). The match-up between the Aggies and Thunderbirds will be regionally televised by the Mountain West Sports Network on ROOT Sports Network (Comcast Ch. 52/693HD, Dish Network Ch. 414, DirecTV Ch. 683/687) with Jerry Schemmel (play-by-play) and former Weber State head coach Joe Cravens (analyst) on the call. It will also be aired on the radio on the Aggie Sports Network, and audio streamed on USU's website, www.UtahStateAggies.com. Live stats will also be available through GameTracker, and updates will also be available on Twitter - @Aggiehoops.

WHAT'S UP NEXT?
Utah State hits the road for the first time this season, heading to Santa Barbara, Calif., to take on UC Santa Barbara on Saturday, Nov. 16 in a 8 p.m. (MT) tip-off from the UCSB Events Center.

ON THE AIRWAVES
Utah State basketball games are broadcast on the Aggie Sports Network on KVNU (610 AM/102.1 FM) and KLZX (95.9 FM) in Logan, on KZNS (1280 AM) in Salt Lake City, KVEL (920 AM) in Vernal, KRPX (95.3 FM) in Price, and KLZX (105.3 FM) in Montpelier, Idaho, as well as on the internet at www.UtahStateAggies.com. Al Lewis serves as the play-by-play announcer while former USU head coach and athletics director Rod Tueller serves as the analyst during home games and select road games.

LISTEN LIVE ON THE INTERNET
Fans can also listen to all Utah State men's basketball games on the Internet by clocking on the "Listen Live" link at www.utahstateaggies.com, the official web site of USU athletics.

ON TV
The game will be regionally televised by the Mountain West Sports Network on ROOT Sports Network (Comcast Ch. 52/693HD, Dish Network Ch. 414, DirecTV Ch. 683/687) with Jerry Schemmel (play-by-play) and former Weber State head coach Joe Cravens (analyst) on the call.

LIVE VIDEO ON THE INTERNET
Select Utah State home games and road games where available are streamed on the Internet by clicking on the "Watch Live" link at www.UtahStateAggies.com, the official web site of USU athletics.

LIVE STATS
Live stats for all USU home games are available via "Gametracker" links at www.utahstateaggies.com, the official web site of USU athletics. Road games will be under "live stats" links at www.utahstateaggies.com, which will redirect fans to the home team's stat system.

BEING SOCIAL
Utah State men's basketball news and information is available on twitter @Aggiehoops. Fans can also get USU men's basketball highlights on youtube at youtube/UtahStateAthletics. Aggie fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program at twitter.com/USUAthletics, on facebook at facebook.com/USUAthletics, or on Instagram at instagram.com/USUAthletics.

A GLANCE AT UTAH STATE
Utah State men's basketball is entering its first season in Mountain West with four returning starters as part of eight returning lettermen from last year's squad that started out 14-1, but lost all three of its returning starters to season-ending injuries by mid-season, as USU finished 21-10 overall and 11-7 in Western Athletic Conference play. Last year was USU's eighth and final season in the WAC before joining the Mountain West on July 1, 2013. The 2012-13 campaign was USU's 14th-straight 21-win season, as Utah State is just one of just five teams in the country to win at least 21 games in each of the past 14 seasons along with Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas and Syracuse. Furthermore, it was the 23rd time in school history that USU had won 20 or more games in a season.

The 2013-14 edition of Aggie men's basketball will be veteran-led with four seniors returning in guard/forward Spencer Butterfield, guards Preston Medlin and TeNale Roland and center Jarred Shaw. A fifth senior, forward Sean Harris, is still recovering from a knee injury that kept him out all of last season, and his progress continues entering the year.

LOOKING AT UTAH STATE
USU won its sixth-straight season-opener with a 78-65 win over USC on Friday, Nov. 8, in both teams' season-openers. The Aggies are led by senior guard Preston Medlin, who netted four three-pointers on the way to a team-high 17 points, in his first official game since mid-December. Medlin was 6-of-13 from the field, 4-of-9 from three-point range and 1-of-2 at the free throw line. He added four rebounds, two assists and one steal in playing 34 minutes. Medlin scored 12 of his 17 points after halftime, including 11 in less than a three minute span and scoring 11 of USU's 13 points during that stretch. Fellow senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield and senior center Jarred Shaw scored 12 points apiece. Sophomore forward Kyle Davis notched 10 points in his Aggie debut, adding seven rebounds, three blocks, three assists and one steal. Utah State improved to 80-29 (.734) all-time in season openers and has won 19 of its last 20 season openers dating back to the 1993-94 campaign. Under head coach Stew Morrill, USU is 15-1 (.937) in season openers, including a 9-0 mark at home. Junior forward Danny Berger tied a career-high with eight rebounds in his first official USU game since early December, adding five points, and four assists. Senior guard TeNale Roland added eight points, hitting a pair of three-pointers, while junior center Jordan Stone scored eight points off the bench, helping USU to a 19-8 bench-points advantage. Butterfield and Berger dished out four assists each, while Kyle Davis and sophomore guard Marcel Davis posted four helpers each, part of USU's 21 assists on the night. Marcel Davis swiped a team-high two steals. USU shot 48.3 percent (29-of-60) from the field, including 8-of-21 (38.1 percent) from three-point range, as well as 12-of-19 (63.2 percent) at the free throw line. Shaw matched Davis with three blocks, and altered numerous other Trojan shots, as the Aggies defense limited USC to 36.9 percent (24-of-65) field goal shooting, making 16.7 percent (4-of-24) behind the arc and 81.3 percent (13-of-16) at the charity stripe. With Friday's win, USU has won 85 of its last 87 games (.977) when leading at halftime. Over the last 14 years, USU is 292-25 (.921) when holding a lead at intermission.

MEDLIN FOR 1,000 PLEASE, ALEX
With 17 points in the season-opener, senior guard Preston Medlin has 987 career points and need to match his jersey number with just 13 points to become the answer to the Jeopardy question, `Who is the recent member of the USU 1,000 Points Scored Club?', as Medlin currently has 987 career points. He has played in 76 career games, for a 13.0 career points per game career average. Medlin would become the 36th player in USU history to reach the 1,000 career points plateau, and the first since former teammate Tyler Newbold (2008-11), who is at No. 33 on the list with 1,014 career points. Another former teammate, Tai Wesley (2008-11) is at No. 8 with 1,749 points.

 USU CAREER Points (1,000-plus)	
	Name		Years	Points
1.	Jaycee Carroll		2005-08	        2522
2.	Greg Grant		1983-86	        2127
3.	Wayne Estes		1963-65	        2001
4.	Brian Jackson		1978-81	        1900
5.	Cornell Green		1960-62	        1890
6.	Marvin Roberts		1969-71	        1844
7.	Kendall Youngblood	1989-92	        1774
8.	Tai Wesley		2008-11	        1749
9.	Tony Brown		1999-02	        1564
10.	Eric Franson		1991, 94-96	1545
11.	Reid Newey		1984, 87-89	1536
12.	Nate Harris		2003-06	        1475
13.	Dean Hunger		1977-80	        1472
14.	Kevin Nixon		1985-88	        1456
15.	Dan Conway		1986-89	        1398
16.	Mike Santos		1975-78	        1287
17.	Shaler Halimon		1967-68	        1284
18.	Spencer Nelson		1999, 03-05	1283
19.	Bob Lauriski		1971-73	        1266
20.	Rich Haws		1973-75	        1255
21.	Jim Boatwright		1972-74	        1238
22.	Max Perry		1959-61	        1236
23.	Jay Goodman		1991-93	        1215
24.	Jimmy Moore		1973-75	        1164
25.	Bert Cook		1950-52	        1133
26.	Troy Collier		1963-64	        1109
27.	Jeff O. Anderson	1985-88	        1095
28.	Nate Williams		1970-71	        1080
29.	Gary Wilkinson		2008-09	        1065
30.	Desmond Penigar		2002-03	        1051
31. 	Vince Washington	1984-85	        1049
32.	Pat Dunn		1953-56	        1018
33.	Tyler Newbold		2008-11	        1014
34.	Bill Hull		1951-54	        1007
35.	Bob Ipsen		1958-59	        1001
--	Preston Medlin		2010, 12-	 987

A LOOK BACK AT USC GAME
Senior guard Preston Medlin led four players in double-figures and Utah State men's basketball used a 12-0 first-half run to propel the Aggies to a 78-65 win over USC Friday night in a near-capacity, raucous Dee Glen Smith Spectrum and in front of a national television audience in the season opener for both teams. Friday was the first visit by a Pac-12 team to the Spectrum since Dec. 17, 1977, and was USC's first visit since the 1961-62 season, won by the Trojans, 74-72. Overall, USU has won three of the last four all-time meetings with USC, and the Aggies are now 7-8 overall against the Trojans, including 1-1 at home. Medlin netted four three-pointers on the way to a team-high 17 points, in his first official game since mid-December, while fellow senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield and senior center Jarred Shaw scored 12 points apiece. Sophomore forward Kyle Davis notched 10 points in his Aggie debut, adding seven rebounds, three blocks, three assists and one steal. Utah State improved to 80-29 (.734) all-time in season openers and has won 19 of its last 20 season openers dating back to the 1993-94 campaign. Under head coach Stew Morrill, USU is 15-1 (.937) in season openers, including a 9-0 mark at home. Junior forward Danny Berger tied a career-high with eight rebounds in his first official USU game since early December, adding five points, and four assists. Senior guard TeNale Roland added eight points, hitting a pair of three-pointers, while junior center Jordan Stone scored eight points off the bench, helping USU to a 19-8 bench-points advantage. Butterfield and Berger dished out four assists each, while Kyle Davis and sophomore guard Marcel Davis posted four helpers each, part of USU's 21 assists on the night. Marcel Davis swiped a team-high two steals. USU shot 48.3 percent (29-of-60) from the field, including 8-of-21 (38.1 percent) from three-point range, as well as 12-of-19 (63.2 percent) at the free throw line. Shaw matched Davis with three blocks, and altered numerous other Trojan shots, as the Aggies defense limited USC to 36.9 percent (24-of-65) field goal shooting, making 16.7 percent (4-of-24) behind the arc and 81.3 percent (13-of-16) at the charity stripe. The Trojans were led by J.T. Terrell's game-high 20 points, netting 3-of-9 from three-point range, while Omar Oraby and Byron Wesley scored 15 points apiece. Oraby also pulled down a game-high nine rebounds, while Wesley and Julian Jacobs each snared eight as USC had a slight, 39-38, rebounding edge. USU and USC traded baskets in the early going, with the Trojans taking an 11-9 lead at the 15:14 mark on the Jacobs jumper. That would be the visitor's last lead of the night, as the Aggies went on a 12-0 run, started and finished by a Davis, as a Kyle Davis layup sparked the spurt and Marcel Davis capped the run with a jumper with 9:51 to go for a 21-11 Aggie advantage. Terrell halted the streak with a three-pointer on USC's next possession and he later hit a three-point play to pull the Trojans within 21-17 with 8:39 to go. That would be the closest the Trojans got, as Butterfield drained a three-pointer from the right corner at the 8:20 mark for a 24-17 USU lead and the Aggies took a 40-33 lead into halftime. With Friday's win, USU has won 85 of its last 87 games (.977) when leading at halftime. Over the last 14 years, USU is 292-25 (.921) when holding a lead at intermission. The Aggies bolted out of the second-half gates, as Roland netted a triple to start USU's scoring eight of the stanza's first 10 points for a 48-35 lead after a Medlin three-pointer and later a layup for the Aggies' largest lead of the night to that point at 48-35 with 18:13 on the clock and the Trojans took a timeout. The break did little to slow the surging Aggies, as another Medlin trey put the home team on top, 56-38, with 15:50 remaining. The Trojans sliced the deficit to 12 at 56-44 with 12:53 left after a Roschon Prince bucket, prompting an Aggie timeout. Utah State scored the next eight points, capped by a Berger triple at the 10:01 mark for USU's first 20-point lead of the night at 65-44, and the Trojans didn't get within 13 for the rest of the contest.

POST-GAME NOTES FROM USC GAME
• Utah State is now 80-29 (.734) all-time in season openers and has won 19 of its last 20 season openers dating back to the 1993-94 campaign. Under head coach Stew Morrill, USU is 15-1 (.937) in season openers, including a 9-0 mark at home.

• USU is also 32-1 (.998) since the 1957-58 season when starting the season at home and the Aggies have won 14-straight times when opening at home, with their last loss coming against Weber State, 87-86, on Dec. 7, 1993.

• Utah State has won three of the last four all-time meetings with USC, and USU is now 7-8 overall vs. USC, including 1-1 at home, as the only other meeting before Friday was during the 1961-62 season won by the Trojans, 74-72.

• While the last current Pac-12 team to play in the Spectrum was Utah in 2010, the Utes were not in the Pac-12 at the time. Prior to Friday, the last Pac-12 team to face the Aggies in Logan was Washington on Dec. 17, 1977, which was also USU's last home win over a Pac-12 team, as the Aggies won 91-85. Overall, USU is now 74-54 (.578) at home against current Pac-12 teams, bolstered by a 60-51 home record against Utah, while going 14-3 against the other league members.

• Utah State is 126-31 (.803) against teams from the state of California during the last 14 years, which includes a 73-8 (.901) record at home.

SCOUTING SOUTHERN UTAH
The Thunderbirds bring a 1-0 record into Tuesday's Beehive State battle, as SUU beat Arizona Christian, 85-78, Friday night. SUU shot 45.3 percent (29-of-64) from the field, 33.3 percent (5-of-15) from three-point range and 84.6 percent (22-of-26) at the free throw line. SUU had a slight 36-35 rebounding edge. Arizona Christian was 27-of-55 (49.1 percent) from the field, including 5-of-17 (29.4 percent) behind the arc and 19-of-28 (67.9 percent) at the charity stripe. The T-Birds' defense force 19 ACU turnovers, swiping 12 steals and also posted three blocked shots. SUU had five players in double-figures, led by freshman guard/forward A.J. Hess with 17 points, while junior center Jayson Cheesman and freshman guard Juwan Major netted 12 points apiece. Freshman guard Trey Kennedy scored 11 points and sophomore center Cal Hanks added 10 points. Major and Hanks' scoring came off the bench, as SUU had a 36-24 bench points advantage. Hanks led the T-Birds with seven rebounds, while Hess added six boards. Kennedy dished out a game-high five assists, adding two steals and one block, while freshman guard John Marshall swiped a game-best three steals.

FORMER T-BIRD FACING OLD TEAM FOR FIRST TIME
USU sophomore forward Kyle Davis played his freshman season at Southern Utah during the 2010-11 season, before going on an LDS Church Mission in Michigan, and then transferring to USU upon his return. At SUU in 2010-11, Davis averaged 8.5 points and a team-leading 5.3 rebounds per game during freshman season, including 10.8 points and 6.0 rebounds per game in conference action. He also shot 55.4 percent from the floor (93-of-168), including 28.6 percent from three-point range (4-of-14) as well as 67.0 percent at the free throw line (65-of-97). Davis ranked second on the team overall in blocked shots with 31 (1.0 bpg). He started the last 15 games of season and logged double-digits in nine of those games. Davis posted single-game season-highs of 21 points, 14 rebounds, five assists and three blocks.

Davis played 15 minutes in the USU-SUU game on Nov. 20, 2010 in Cedar City, won by the Aggies, 66-53. He did not score, missing all three field goals, including his lone three-point attempt, but did snare five rebounds and swipe one steal, while committing one turnover.

AGGIES-THUNDERBIRDS SERIES HISTORY
Utah State is 6-0 all-time against Southern Utah, which includes a 3-0 record at home, a 2-0 record in Ceder City and a 1-0 record in Salt Lake City. The first game played in the series was at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Dec. 17, 1994 with USU winning, 76-63. The last time the two teams played one another was Nov. 19, 2011 in Logan, with the Aggies logging a 65-62 win, in the closest game in the series. USU recorded its largest win in the series the previous time the two teams played in Logan, 89-49, on Nov. 28, 2009.

VERSUS THE BIG SKY CONFERENCE
Utah State is 200-100 (.667) all-time against current members of the Big Sky Conference, while USU head coach Stew Morrill is 73-21 (.777) all-time against the league. At Utah State, Morrill is 26-7 (.788) versus the Big Sky and 5-0 (1.000) against Southern Utah, as well as 5-0 all-time against Southern Utah.

UTAH STATE-SOUTHERN UTAH CONNECTIONS
USU assistant coach Tarvish Felton is a 1999 Southern Utah alum and played at Southern Utah from 1996-99 and received all-Mid Continent Conference honors as a senior and ranks third all-time in school history in blocked shots (68), fifth all-time in steals (139) and seventh all-time in rebounds (505). Felton also coached at Southern Utah during the 1999-2000 and 2006-07 seasons.

Ken Beazer, Southern Utah's Athletics Director, spent four years (2002-05) at Utah State as the Director of Development in the Athletics Department.

Junior forward Ben Clifford's brother, John, played basketball at Southern Utah during the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons.

UTAH STATE VERSUS THE STATE OF UTAH
Utah State has won 27 straight home games against in-state competition and is 29-1 (.967) at home against teams from the state of Utah under Morrill. The only in-state team to defeat USU at home under Morrill was Brigham Young, 82-73, on Jan. 8, 2000.

The Aggies have won 32 of their last 41 overall games (.780) against in-state opponents and are 40-13 (.755) against the state of Utah in the last 14 years. During that time period, USU is 7-6 versus Brigham Young, 7-4 versus Utah, 12-3 versus Weber State, 8-0 against Utah Valley and 5-0 against Southern Utah. Overall, USU is 40-18 (.690) versus teams from the state of Utah under head coach Stew Morrill.

BEEHIVE STATE BUNCH
The Aggies have six players from the state of Utah in junior forward Ben Clifford (South Jordan/Bingham HS), junior center Jordan Stone (Smithfield/Sky View HS) and sophomore guard Marcel Davis (American Fork/American Fork HS), along with sophomore forward Kyle Davis (Draper/Alta HS/Southern Utah), freshman forward Jalen Moore (Smithfield/Sky View HS), and freshman guard Terrell Young (Salt Lake City/Judge Memorial HS).

SUU has five players from Utah, including two from Cache Valley, as the sophomore duo of forward Casey Oliverson and center Cal Hanks are both from Logan, as Hanks is in his second season as a T-Bird, joining SUU from Mountain Crest HS in Providence, while Oliverson is in his first season at Southern Utah after one season at Salt Lake CC after playing at Sky View HS in Smithfield. Other Utah players on SUU roster include freshman guard Race Parsons (Monroe/South Sevier HS), junior forward Jaren Jeffery (Delta/Delta HS) and junior center Jayson Cheesman (Orem/Mountain View HS/Salt Lake CC).

USU LAST MEETING AGAINST SUU - Nov. 19, 2011
LOGAN, Utah - Junior forward Kyisean Reed and freshman guard Steven Thornton each scored 13 points and grabbed five rebounds off the bench to lead Utah State to a come-from-behind 65-62 home win against Southern Utah on Nov. 19, 2011. In all, Utah State's reserves scored 31 of its 65 points in the game. Utah State played the final 36 minutes of the contest without star forward Brady Jardine who injured his ankle early on and did not return. Jardine entered the game averaging 10.5 points and 11.0 rebounds on the year. Reed, who scored all 13 of his points in the second half, was 5-of-7 from the field with three towering dunks, but was just 3-of-9 from the free throw line. Thornton, who also had an impressive dunk in the game, was 5-of-8 from the field, 2-of-4 from three-point range and 1-for-1 at the free throw line. Senior point guard Brockeith Pane finished with 11 points for his 25th career double-figure scoring game, while sophomore redshirt guard Preston Medlin had nine points and senior forward Morgan Grim finished with eight points and five rebounds for Utah State. Jackson Stevenett had game-highs with 19 points and seven rebounds for Southern Utah, while Matt Massey scored 16 points. Leading 28-25 at halftime, Southern Utah began the second-half on a 9-5 run to take its largest lead of the game at 37-30 with 15:16 remaining. Utah State responded with an 8-1 run over the next 3:05 to tie it at 38-38 and USU later took its first lead of the half on a Pane jumper to make the score 42-41 with 11:23 to play. Reed sparked Utah State's second run of the half with five consecutive points as the Aggies raced out to a 53-45 advantage with 5:14 remaining. USU took its largest lead of the game two possessions later at 57-48 on a Reed layup, but Southern Utah fought back to within one at 61-60 with 31 seconds left on the clock. From there, Utah State made 4-of-6 free throws in the final 21 seconds including a pair of free tosses from Grim following an intentional foul and the Aggies held on for the three-point win as a desperation trey from Southern Utah fell short at the buzzer. Utah State finished the game shooting 46.3 percent (25-54), but was just 3-of-14 (.214) from three-point range and just 12-of-24 (.500) from the free throw line. Southern Utah shot 44.7 percent (21-47) for the game, including 46.2 percent from behind the arc (6-13) and 70.0 percent at the charity stripe (14-20). Utah State out-rebounded Southern Utah by eight (36-28) including a 16-9 advantage on the offensive end. USU also had a season-low eight turnovers in the contest including none in the final 20 minutes to go along with a season-best four blocked shots. Utah State scored six of the first eight points in the game and later led 13-6 following a three-point play from Medlin, before Southern Utah answered with an 11-2 run to take a 17-15 lead. SUU then scored four of the final five points of the half to break a 24-24 tie as it went into the locker room up 28-25. Southern Utah shot 45.8 percent (11-24) in the first 20 minutes of play, including 2-of-5 (.400) from three-point range and 4-of-7 (.571) from the free throw line. Utah State shot 45.5 percent (10-22) in the first half including 4-for-5 (.800) from the charity stripe, but was just 1-of-6 (.167) from three-point range. Utah State finished the game with a season-low eight turnovers and a season-high four blocks. USU also had a season-high 16 offensive rebounds and tied its season-high with 11 assists.

DID YOU KNOW?
Utah State is 352-116 (.752) during the last 14 seasons which ranks as the fourth-best winning percentage and sixth-most wins in the nation during that time period. Furthermore, USU has averaged 25.4 wins during the last 13 seasons.

AGGIES TO FACE FOUR IN-STATE FOES THIS SEASON
Utah State will face four of the other five Division I teams in the state of Utah, taking on in-state rival Brigham Young at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Nov. 30, as well as hosting in-state foes Southern Utah on Tuesday, Nov. 12 and Utah Valley on Saturday, Dec. 14, while playing at fellow Beehive State opponent Weber State on Tuesday, Nov. 26.

UTAH STATE AT THE HALF
Utah State is 1-0 this season after going 18-0 during the 2012-13 season when leading at half and has won 85 of its last 87 games (.977) when leading at the break. Over the last 14 years, USU is 292-25 (.921) when holding a lead at intermission. On the flip side, Utah State was 1-9 (.100) last season and 47-84 (.359) when trailing at the half under head coach Stew Morrill. The Aggies were 2-1 last season when tied at the break.

UTAH STATE FROM THREE-POINT RANGE
Utah State has made at least one three-point basket in 230 straight games and the last time USU did not make a three-pointer in a game was on Dec. 16, 2006 in Provo as BYU defeated the Aggies, 75-62. USU entered that game having made at least one three-pointer in 127 games dating back to Dec. 14, 2002 when BYU held USU without a three-pointer in a 66-56 win in Provo.

UTAH STATE USUALLY WINS WHEN SCORING 70-PLUS POINTS
Utah State's magic number historically appears to be 70, as in 70 points. USU is 1-0 this season and 15-0 during the 2012-13 regular season when it scored 70 or more points in a game before losing in the WAC Tournament quarterfinals after scoring 78. Overall, USU has won 92 of its last 98 games (.939), when reaching 70 points and is 234-31 (.883) all-time under head coach Stew Morrill when scoring 70 points in a game. On the flip side, USU is 26-50 (.342) when scoring less than 60 points under Morrill.

USU VERY SUCCESSFUL WHEN HOLDING ITS OPPONENTS UNDER 60 POINTS
Utah State was 7-1 last season and has won 120 of its last 126 games (.952) when holding its opponents under 60 points. Overall, USU is 185-16 (.920) under Morrill when allowing fewer than 60 points in a game.

AGGIES OK IN OT
USU was 2-1 last season in overtime, getting a three-pointer in the waning seconds of regulation from junior guard Preston Medlin both against Idaho on Jan. 5 and against Santa Clara on Nov. 28, before getting beat on a buzzer-beating three-pointer in the Denver game. USU has now won seven of its last nine extra session games and Utah State is 54-41 (.569) all-time in overtime games.

80 PERCENT AT FREE PITCH STRIPE
Utah State made 80.0 percent or better in 10 games last season, going 7-3 when doing so. The Aggies shot over 80 percent in three of their last four regular-season games, including the last two, making USU's 87.5 percent on March 9 against UTSA, which was its third-highest of the season behind its season-high 88.9 percent against Western Oregon on Dec. 8 and its 88.2 percent versus LA Tech on Jan. 26.

AGGIES BE REBOUNDING
USU finished the season ranked third in the NCAA and tops in the WAC for rebounding margin at +9.1. The Aggies' rebounding margin is helped by out-rebounding each of its last 15 opponents, going 7-8 over those 15 games. On the year, USU was 18-9 when out-rebounding its opponent.

DOUBLE-DIGIT REBOUNDING EDGE
Of the 27 games that USU out-rebounded its opponent, the Aggies had a double-digit rebounding edge 16 times, including the first seven games of the season as well as each of the last two regular-season games. Utah State was 12-4 (.750) this season when posting a double-digit rebounding advantage.

SEVEN AGGIE NEWCOMERS FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW MOST SINCE 2008-09
Utah State has seven newcomers on the 2013-14 roster, marking the second year in a row for seven newcomers, after not having that many newcomers on the roster since 2008-09

NEW AGGIES
USU will welcome in a group of seven newcomers, with one sophomore and six freshmen.

The one sophomore is forward Kyle Davis, who transferred to USU after returning from his LDS Church Mission. Prior to his mission, Davis played at Southern Utah, where he averaged 8.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game overall, including 10.8 points and 6.0 rebounds per game in conference action. Davis also ranked second on the team overall in blocked shots with 31 (1.0 bpg). He started the last 15 games of the season and logged double-digits in nine of those games.

The six freshmen include four who can come in and contribute right away in forward Jalen Moore, center Carson Shanks, and guards JoJo McGlaston and Viko Noma'aea, while two others are walk-ons in forward James Croasdell and guard Terrell Young.

One of the new freshmen is a local talent with ties to Utah State in Moore, who is from Smithfield, Utah, where he was the Utah 4A MVP at Sky View HS in leading the Bobcats to the state title. Moore averaged 21.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.2 steals per game during his senior season. In the 4A semifinals vs. Bountiful, Moore drained a shot from near mid-court at the buzzer in OT for a 63-60 win, making ESPN's SportsCenter and tabbed as the No. 2 Play of the Day, as Sky View snapped Bountiful's 20-game winning streak.

Shanks comes to USU from Prior Lake, Minn., where he was a four-year letterwinner at Prior Lake High School. Shanks was a two-time all-conference honoree, averaging 12 points, eight rebounds and four blocks per game as a senior, ranking as the third-ranked prospect in the state of Minnesota.

McGlaston hails from Dublin, Calif., where he was a four-year letterwinner at Dublin High School, and was the Diablo Foothill Athletic League (DFAL) Player of the Year, as well as first-team all-Bay Area and first-team all-East Bay honors, in addition to second-team all-California Division II accolades. McGlaston led Dublin HS in scoring at 22.0 points per game in leading the Gaels to their first DFAL title since 1973. He added 7.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.1 steals per game, while shooting 58 percent from the field, including 38 percent from three-point range, netting a season-high 40 points in a game during the regular season while adding a NorCal Division II record 35 points, in Dublin's loss in the finals, while also pulling down 14 rebounds.

A native of Las Vegas, Nev., Noma'aea comes to USU after his LDS Church Mission. Noma'aea was a two-year starter at Sierra Vista Mountain High School in Las Vegas, Nev., and was a two-time first-team all-Nevada State Class 4A honoree, as well as earning first-team all-region honors, being named co-MVP of region. He also earned all-Sunset-Southwest League honors and was two-time team MVP for Sierra Vista. As a senior, Noama'aea averaged 17.7 points, 5.3 assists and 5.9 rebounds per game, helping the Mountain Lions to a state semifinal appearance. He netted 20-plus points in 13 games his senior season, including two over 30, highlighted by season-high 35. Noama'aea also recorded 17 games with five or more assists, including two with double-figure helpers, paced by season-high 11.

Young is a Beehive State product, coming to USU from Salt Lake City, where he was a two-year letterwinner at Judge Memorial High School. He averaged 9.5 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 0.6 steals per game in earning second-team all-Region 9 and honorable mention all-state accolades. Young also ranked second on the team in scoring and three-pointers, making 1.7 treys per game.

Croasdell comes to USU from Albuquerque, N.M., where he was a two-year letterwinner at Albuquerque High School. He earned all-District 5-5A honors as a senior after averaging 10.7 points, 13.9 rebounds, 4.1 blocks, 3.1 assists and 2.5 steals per game in helping the Bulldogs to a 16-11 overall and 7-3 league mark, falling in the state tournament quarterfinals. Croasdell will redshirt this season before going on his LDS Church Mission.

USU PICKED FIFTH IN MOUNTAIN WEST PRESEASON MEDIA POLL
Utah State men's basketball has been picked fifth in the 2013-14 Mountain West Conference Preseason Media Poll, as selected by a voting panel comprised of Conference media.

Defending Mountain West regular-season and tournament champion New Mexico is the overwhelming preseason favorite to win the MW men's basketball regular-season title again in 2013-14. The Lobos received 23 of 24 first-place votes and 263 points to garner the top spot in the poll. UNLV claimed the remaining first-place vote and 214 points to tie with Boise State at the second spot, while San Diego State garnered 212 points for the No. 4 spot.

Mountain West newcomer Utah State collected 156 points for fifth, followed by Colorado State in sixth (142 points) and Wyoming (112 points) in seventh. Rounding out the poll were Fresno State (96 points) in eighth, Nevada (84 points) in ninth, Air Force (61 points) in 10th and MW newcomer San José State (30 points) in 11th.

The MW also announced a Preseason all-Mountain West team, and due to a tie in the balloting, six players were chosen, led by Preseason Player of the Year, New Mexico senior guard Kendall Williams. Also on the preseason team was New Mexico junior center Alex Kirk, along with Boise State junior guards Anthony Drmic and Derrick Marks, as well as Nevada senior guard Deonte Burton and UNLV junior forward Khem Birch.

San Diego State senior forward Josh Davis garnered Preseason Newcomer of the Year accolades, while UNLV guard Kendall Smith was tabbed as the Preseason Freshman of the Year.

Last season, the Mountain West sent a league-record five teams to the NCAA Tournament, and the league was ranked as the number one RPI conference in the country. With five of its nine teams earning bids to the 2013 NCAA Tournament, the Mountain West had the highest percentage at 56 percent of its teams included in the Big Dance of any of the 31 conferences. The Mountain West was also one of six conferences with five or more teams participating in March Madness in 2013.

MEDLIN NAMED TO BOB COUSY AWARD WATCH LIST
USU senior guard Preston Medlin is one of 46 players on the 2014 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award Watch List, announced by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

The annual honor, named for Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic Bob Cousy, recognizes the top point guards in men's college basketball. This list was created by a committee of well-respected media members and influential people within college basketball from around the country.

Medlin, a senior guard from Carrollton, Texas, is one of three Mountain West players on the 46-player list, along with Boise State's Derrick Marks and New Mexico's Kendall Williams. The USU guard is also the only player from a Utah school on the list.

This watch list of candidates will be narrowed down to a final 20 in early February, then final five by early March. A premier Selection Committee has been appointed by the Hall of Fame to review the candidates in contention for the nation's top collegiate point guard award. This committee is made up of top college basketball personnel including members of the media, head coaches, media relations contacts and Hall of Famers. The Cousy Award winner will be presented the award on Championship Monday in Dallas at the Hall of Fame's Class of 2014 Announcement and Press Conference.

MEDLIN, SHAW ON COLLEGE SPORTS MADNESS PRESEASON ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST TEAM
USU senior guard Preston Medlin and senior center Jarred Shaw were named to the College Sports Madness Preseason Mountain West All-Conference Teams, with Medlin being tabbed to the second-team while Shaw was on the third-team.

Boise State head coach Leon Rice was the publication's Preseason Coach of the Year, while New Mexico's Kendall Williams was the Preseason Player of the Year and UNLV's Christian Wood was the Preseason Freshman of the Year.

MEDLIN, SHAW ON ESPN.COM'S NEXT MID-MAJOR STAR LIST
USU senior guard Preston Medlin and senior center Jarred Shaw were on ESPN.com's "Who is the next mid-major star?" list, made by ESPN's Jeff Goodman. While not including the high-profile leagues (ACC, A-10, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, SEC, Big East, American, Mountain West and West Coast), but made exception for USU as, Goodman said, "...But I will make one exception. I'm going to allow a pair from Utah State on the list, since the Aggies are a legit mid-major and enter their first season in the Mountain West."

COACH MORRILL NO. 6 ON ESPN.COM's RANKING TOP 25 X's AND O's COACHES
ESPN.com ranked the top X's and O's coaches in college basketball, regardless of level. They polled about two-thirds (around 250) of the Division I head coaches, and some opted to vote more than once. There were more than 300 total votes cast, and USU head coach Stew Morrill ranked No. 6.

COACH MORRILL TABBED COLLEGE CHALKTALK MOUNTAIN WEST COACH OF THE YEAR
Aggie head coach Stew Morrill was tabbed by College Chalktalk as the publication's Preseason Mountain West Coach of the Year. The publication picked USU fifth in its preseason MW poll, as well as predicting that the Aggies will play in the NCAA Tournament, along with its preseason favorite New Mexico, as well as Boise State, UNLV and San Diego State.

POSTSEASON OPPONENTS
In addition to the five Mountain West opponents that went to the NCAA Tournament, USU's 2013-14 schedule also includes a total of six other teams for a total of 11 teams that participated in postseason play. MW champion New Mexico, as well as UNLV, Colorado State, San Diego State and Boise State all went to the NCAA Tournament last season, and USU will have home-and-home games with all five. Utah State will also face two other Mountain West teams that qualified for postseason play in Wyoming, who participated in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI), while Air Force played in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT).

The Aggies will host Pacific, who won the Big West Conference title and went to the NCAA Tournament. USU will also play Weber State, who advanced to the championship game of the Collegeinsider.com Tournament, becoming the first team in Big Sky history to reach the championship game of a national postseason tournament. The Aggies will also face another in-state foe who qualified for postseason play in BYU, who advanced to the semifinals of the National Invitational Tournament (NIT), at Madison Square Garden. Western Illinois participated in last season's CBI.

MORRILL DEAN OF MOUNTAIN WEST COACHES
USU head coach Stew Morrill is entering his 28th-year as a head coach and has the longest coaching tenure, as well as the most overall wins of all the current Mountain West Conference coaches. Morrill has amassed a 584-267 (.686) record in his 27 years. San Diego State's Steve Fisher is 465-253 (.648) in 22 seasons as a head coach. Colorado State's Larry Eustachy has compiled a 428-267 (.616) overall record, also in 22 seasons, including 98-53 (.649) during five seasons at Utah State (1994-98).

THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES
Utah State left the Western Athletic Conference with four WAC regular-season championships in the last six years as part of USU's eight years in the league. The Aggies shared the 2008 title with Boise State, Nevada and New Mexico State as all four teams had 12-4 league records, before winning the 2009 and 2010 WAC titles with identical 14-2 conference records, and the 2011 WAC Championship after going 15-1. Prior to USU's run, Nevada won five straight regular season WAC titles from 2004-08.

Utah State won 48 of its last 62 WAC games (.770) and was 74-22 (.768) against teams from the WAC during the last six seasons. Overall, USU posted 94-34 (.732) regular-season WAC record in its eight years in the league.

52 TO 1500
Utah State's win on March 9, 2013 was the Aggies' 1,500th all-time win, becoming the 52nd team in NCAA history to reach the 1,500 total win plateau.

UTAH STATE COLLECTS 14TH-STRAIGHT 21 WIN SEASON
Utah State won its 21st game of the season with its 71-51 win over UTSA on March 9, 2013. USU is one of just five teams in the country to win at least 21 games in each of the past 14 seasons along with Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas, and Syracuse. Furthermore, it is the 23rd time in school history that USU has won 20 or more games in a season.

UTAH STATE HAS WON EIGHT TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS
Utah State won six Big West Tournament championships while a member of that league (1979-2005), and has won WAC Tournament championships in 2009 and 2011. Those eight tournament championships are the most by any current member of the Western Athletic Conference. Louisiana Tech has the second-most league titles among WAC schools with six as it won three tournament titles while a member of the American South Conference and three as a member of the Southland Conference. Hawai'i has won three WAC Tournament championships, while Nevada and New Mexico State have won two WAC Tournament championships. Fresno State and New Mexico State both won three Big West Tournament championships, while San José State won two tournament championships as a member of the Big West Conference.

UTAH STATE'S DOUBLE-DIGIT CONFERENCE WINS
Utah State won 11 WAC games in 2012-13, giving the Aggies their sixth season with double-digit WAC wins in USU's eight years in the league. Under veteran head coach Stew Morrill, USU now has 12 seasons with double-figures in the conference win column in his 15 seasons at the helm of the Aggie program. Overall, it is USU's 24th season with double-digit conference wins.

UTAH STATE TRENDS
Utah State finished the 2012-13 season ... 18-0 when leading at halftime; 1-9 when trailing at halftime; 2-1 when tied at halftime; 18-3 when shooting better from the field; 3-7 when shooting worse than opponent from field; 14-4 when shooting better from three-point range; 7-6 when shooting worse from three-point range; 16-5 when shooting better from the free throw line; 18-9 when out-rebounding the opponent; 3-1 when getting out-rebounded; 16-8 when committing more turnovers; 3-1 when committing fewer turnovers; 17-3 when having more assists; 15-4 when blocking more shots.

MEDLIN AMONG TOP 10 ALL-TIME AT UTAH STATE IN THREE-POINT SHOOTING
Senior guard Preston Medlin is shooting 41.4 percent from three-point range (147-355) during his Utah State career to rank fifth all-time in school history for three-point percentage, as well as climbing up the top 10 for three-pointers made, moving up to No. 7 with 134, passing former teammate and current Aggie graduate assistant Brian Green (2010-11) with 129, as well as becoming just the 10th player with 300 or more career three-point attempts, moving up to tie for No. 8 with 340.

AGGIES HAVE SIX PLAYERS FROM THE STATE OF UTAH
Aggie players from the state of Utah include junior forward Ben Clifford (South Jordan/Bingham HS), junior center Jordan Stone (Smithfield/Sky View HS) and sophomore guard Marcel Davis (American Fork/American Fork HS), along with sophomore forward Kyle Davis (Draper/Alta HS/Southern Utah), freshman forward Jalen Moore (Smithfield/Sky View HS), and freshman guard Terrell Young (Salt Lake City/Judge Memorial HS).

AGGIES TO PLAY TEAMS FROM 10 DIFFERENT STATES
Utah State will play teams from 10 different states for the second year in a row. California leads the way with six, while Utah is second with four, along with two each from Colorado and Nevada, as well as one each from six different states:

Alabama - 1
Troy - Dec. 21

California - 6 San José State - Jan. 4, March 1 at UC Santa Barbara - Nov. 16, Dec. 20 USC - Nov. 8 Pacific - Dec. 7 San Diego Christian - Dec. 28 San Diego State - Jan. 25, Feb. 18

Colorado - 2 Air Force - Jan. 1 Colorado State - Jan. 15, Feb. 11

Idaho - 1 Boise State - Jan. 18, Feb. 8

Illinois - 1 Western Illinois - Dec. 19

Mississippi - 1 Mississippi State - Nov. 23

Nevada - 2 Nevada - Jan. 11, Feb. 5 UNLV - Jan. 22, Feb. 15

New Mexico - 1 New Mexico - Jan. 28, Feb. 25

Utah - 4 vs. Southern Utah - Nov. 12 at Weber State - Nov. 26 vs. BYU - Nov. 30 vs. Utah Valley - Dec. 14

Wyoming - 1 Wyoming - Feb. 1, March 5

HEAD COACH Stew Morrill NOTES

350 USU WINS FOR COACH MORRILL
Utah State's win over Western Oregon on Dec. 8, 2013 was USU head coach Stew Morrill's 350th victory at the helm of the Aggie program and Morrill is now 367-129 (.740) at USU.

THE MORRILL COACHING TREE
Utah State head coach Stew Morrill currently has three former assistants who are head coaches at the Division I level, which is tied for the eighth-most in the nation among active coaches.

Randy Rahe (Weber State) Dave Rice (UNLV) Don Verlin (Idaho)

Arizona State's Herb Sendek and Louisville's Rick Pitino each have eight assistants who are current head coaches, followed by Mike Montogmery (California) with seven, Billy Donovan (Florida) with six, and Stew Morrill (Utah State), Tom Izzo (Michigan State), John Calipari (Kentucky) and Trent Johnson (TCU) all with five.

COACH MORRILL NO. 6 ON ESPN.COM's RANKING TOP 25 X's AND O's COACHES
ESPN.com ranked the top X's and O's coaches in college basketball, regardless of level. They polled about two-thirds (around 250) of the Division I head coaches, and some opted to vote more than once. There were more than 300 total votes cast, and USU head coach Stew Morrill ranked No. 6.

COACH MORRILL TABBED COLLEGE CHALKTALK MOUNTAIN WEST COACH OF THE YEAR
Aggie head coach Stew Morrill was tabbed by College Chalktalk as the publication's Preseason Mountain West Coach of the Year. The publication picked USU fifth in its preseason MW poll, as well as predicting that the Aggies will play in the NCAA Tournament, along with its preseason favorite New Mexico, as well as Boise State, UNLV and San Diego State.

MORRILL HAS COACHED 15 FIRST-TEAM ALL-LEAGUE PLAYERS AT UTAH STATE
Utah State head coach Stew Morrill has coached 14 first-team all-league players who have won the award a total of 20 times in his 13 years at Utah State. Those players are Shawn Daniels (twice), Troy Rolle, Bernard Rock, Tony Brown, Desmond Penigar (twice), Mark Brown, Cardell Butler, Nate Harris (three times), Spencer Nelson, Jaycee Carroll (twice), Gary Wilkinson, Jared Quayle, Tai Wesley (twice), Brockeith Pane and Preston Medlin.

MORRILL NAMED 2011 JIM PHELAN NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR
Utah State men's basketball coach Stew Morrill was named the 2011 Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year at the Final Four in Houston. Named after legendary Mount St. Mary's head coach Jim Phelan, who won over 800 games and coached in more contests than any in college basketball history, the award is presented annually to the top coach in America by CollegeInsider.com. The honor is voted upon by a distinguished group of coaches, media members and athletic administrators. Other finalists for the award included Mike Brey (Notre Dame), Rick Byrd (Belmont), Jamie Dixon (Pittsburgh), Billy Donavan (Florida), Steve Fisher (San Diego State), Greg Kampe (Oakland), Mike Krzyzewski (Duke), Steve Lavin (St. John's), Thad Matta (Ohio State), Sean Miller (Arizona), Matt Painter (Purdue), Rick Pitino (Louisville), Dave Rose (BYU), Bill Self (Kansas) and Roy Williams (North Carolina).

MORRILL DEAN OF MOUNTAIN WEST COACHES
USU head coach Stew Morrill is entering his 28th-year as a head coach and has the longest coaching tenure, as well as the most overall wins of all the current Mountain West Conference coaches. Morrill has amassed a 584-267 (.686) record in his 27 years. San Diego State's Steve Fisher is 465-253 (.648) in 22 seasons as a head coach. Colorado State's Larry Eustachy has compiled a 428-267 (.616) overall record, also in 22 seasons, including 98-53 (.649) during five seasons at Utah State (1994-98).

Stew Morrill VERSUS THE MOUNTAIN WEST
Stew Morrill is 122-64 (.656) all-time against Mountain West teams.

vs. Air Force	         14-2
vs. Boise State	         24-10
vs. Colorado State	  1-2
vs. Fresno State	 16-12
vs. Nevada	         21-14
vs. New Mexico	          3-9
vs. San Diego State	 11-2
vs. San José State	 22-1
vs. UNLV	          3-2
vs. Wyoming	          7-10
Total	                122-64

-USU-
 

 

Pepsi Blue Square Restaurant USU Charter Credit Union Icon Health & Fitness Utah State Online Education
Utah State University Campus Store