USU Men's Basketball Hits Road For First Time In Match Up With UC Santa Barbara
Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield will lead Utah State into his home state of California when the Aggies (2-0, 0-0 MW) hit the road for the first time of the 2013-14 season, heading to Santa Barbara, Calif., to take on a familiar foe in the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (2-0, 0-0 Big West) on Saturday, Nov. 16. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. (MT) from UCSB's Thunderdome (6,000). The USU-UCSB match-up will not be televised, but will be streamed online on BigWest.tv.

 
Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield will lead Utah State into his home state of California when the Aggies (2-0, 0-0 MW) hit the road for the first time of the 2013-14 season, heading to Santa Barbara, Calif., to take on a familiar foe in the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (2-0, 0-0 Big West) on Saturday, Nov. 16. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. (MT) from UCSB's Thunderdome (6,000). The USU-UCSB match-up will not be televised, but will be streamed online on BigWest.tv.
 
 

Nov. 14, 2013

LOGAN, Utah - Utah State (2-0, 0-0 MW) at UC Santa Barbara (2-0, 0-0 Big West)
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 • 8:05 p.m. (MT) • Santa Barbara, Calif.
UCSB Thunderdome (6,000)
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The Last Meeting
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February 18, 2012
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USU Men Grounded By Gauchos Of UC Santa Barbara, 72-64, Saturday
UC Santa Barbara made 53 percent of its field goals and three-pointers on the way to a 72-64 win against Utah State in men's basketball ESPNU BracketBusters action at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum Saturday night.

GAME DAY HEADLINES
• Utah State (2-0, 0-0 MW) hits the road for the first time of the 2013-14 season, heading to Santa Barbara, Calif., to take on a familiar foe in the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (2-0, 0-0 Big West) on Saturday, Nov. 16. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. (MT) from UCSB's Thunderdome (6,000). The USU-UCSB match-up will not be televised, but will be streamed online on BigWest.tv.

• The Aggies have an overall record of 1,502-1,032 (.593) in their 2,534 games played. USU became the 52nd team in NCAA history to reach the 1,500 total win plateau.

• Utah State is 2-0 to start a season for the first time in six years (2008-09) and for the seventh time in Stew Morrill's 16 seasons as head coach.

• USU is in pursuit of its first 3-0 start to a season since 2008-09, when the Aggies opened 5-0, as well as the sixth 3-0 beginning to a season under Morrill.

• Utah State and UC Santa Barbara will be playing for the 64th time in series history this weekend, in what is the 11th-oldest rivalry in USU history, with USU leading the all-time series, 39-24. The first game played in the series was on Dec. 7, 1970 with Utah State posting a 66-64 home win, and the most recent time was on Feb. 18, 2012 in the ESPNU BracketBusters, with visiting UCSB winning, 72-64.

• Saturday is USU's first road game of the season, and Utah State has won 28 of its last 46 road games (.622) and is 106-86 (.555) in road games under veteran head coach Stew Morrill.

• Utah State is 126-31 (.803) against teams from the state of California during the last 13 years, including 44-24 (.647) on California soil.

• Utah State has three players on its current roster from the state of California in senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield (Loomis, Calif./Del Oro HS/Yuba CC), senior forward Sean Harris (Rocklin, Calif./Rocklin HS/Yuba CC) and freshman guard JoJo McGlaston (Dublin, Calif./Dublin HS).

• Utah State spent 27 years in the Pacific Coast Athletic Association/Big West Conference (1979-2005) and won six tournament championships and seven regular season titles. USU's overall league record while a member of the Big West was 283-177 (.615), while its record against current members of the conference is 194-100 (.659) as Utah State has a winning record against every team in the league. USU head coach Stew Morrill is 12-5 (.706) all-time against UC Santa Barbara and 96-35 (.733) against current members of the Big West Conference.

• Utah State is 53-18 (.746) during the month of November under Morrill, having won its last five games in the 11th month, as well as winning its last two road games in the month. USU has only played once on Nov. 16, in known dates of games dating back to 1962-63, doing so in 1996, when the Aggies hosted Simon Fraser in the 1996-97 season-opener, wining 75-39.

• USU senior guard Preston Medlin enters Tuesday's game with 993 career points, needing seven more points 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 (2-0, 0-0 MW) hits the road for the first time of the 2013-14 season, heading to Santa Barbara, Calif., to take on a familiar foe in the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (2-0, 0-0 Big West) on Saturday, Nov. 16. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. (MT) from UCSB's Thunderdome (6,000). The USU-UCSB match-up will not be televised, but will be streamed online on BigWest.tv. 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 "Live Stats" link, and updates will also be available on Twitter - @Aggiehoops.

WHAT'S UP NEXT?
Utah State returns home to host Southeastern Conference foe, Mississippi State on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7:05 p.m. at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. Mississippi State will be the first SEC opponent to visit Logan since Arkansas did so on Dec. 27, 1971, won by USU, 95-94, in OT. MSU will only be the third SEC team to play at USU, as LSU played in Logan on Dec. 30, 1970, also won by the Aggies, 97-81, for USU's 2-0 home mark against SEC foes. Utah State is 0-1 against the Bulldogs of MSU, losing on the road, 66-64, on Dec. 31, 2011.

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, including Saturday's game at UC Santa Barbara.

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 USU-UCSB match-up will not be televised.

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 improved to 2-0 for the first time since 2008-09, and the seventh time in Stew Morrill's 16 seasons as head coach, with a 90-57 thumping of the Thunderbirds of Southern Utah Tuesday night. Senior center Jarred Shaw leads the Aggies with 18.0 points and 7.0 rebounds per game, posting his first double-double of the season and 10th of his career with 24 points and 10 rebounds against SUU. The senior duo of guard Preston Medlin and guard/forward Spencer Butterfield are both averaging 11.5 points per game. Medlin and senior guard TeNale Roland lead the team with four three-pointers, as Roland is 4-of-7 (57.1 percent) and Medlin is 4-of-10 (40.0 percent). Sophomore forward Kyle Davis chips in with 8.5 points and 5.5 rebounds adding a team-high 4.0 blocks per game, while junior forward Danny Berger adds 5.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game, as well as 2-of-4 (50.0 percent) behind the arc. Sophomore guard Marcel Davis is averaging team-highs of 4.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game, while Roland is adding 3.0 helpers per contest. As a team, USU is averaging 84.0 points per game, while shooting 52.8 percent (57-of-108) from the field, and 44.8 percent (13-of-29) from three-point range, in addition to 71.9 percent (41-of-57) at the free throw line. Defensively, the Aggies are holding the opposition to 61.0 ppg, while limiting opponents to 33.9 percent (40-of-118) field goal shooting, 17.9 percent (7-of-39) behind the arc and 83.3 percent (35-of-42) at the charity stripe. USU has a +10.5 rebounding margin (41.0-30.5), while averaging 18.5 assists, 6.0 blocks and 4.0 steals per game.

MEDLIN FOR 1,000 PLEASE, ALEX
With 17 points in the season-opener and six points Tuesday, senior guard Preston Medlin has 993 career points and needs just seven 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 77 career games, for a 12.8 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 SOUTHERN UTAH GAME
Senior center Jarred Shaw posted a double-double to lead Utah State men's basketball to a 90-57 thumping of the Thunderbirds of Southern Utah Tuesday night at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. Shaw's 24 points and 10 rebounds led USU its first 2-0 record since 2008-09, and the seventh time in Stew Morrill's 16 seasons as head coach. Tuesday's win was the Aggies' 28th-straight home victory against in-state competition in improving to 30-1 at home against teams from the state of Utah in the last 14 years, including 7-0 all-time against Southern Utah. Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield netted 11 points, while senior guard TeNale Roland recorded 10 points. A total of 11 different players scored with all 13 players who were in uniform Tuesday seeing action. It was the Aggie debuts of senior forward Sean Harris, who missed all of his first season at USU last year with a knee injury, and freshman guards JoJo McGlaston and Viko Noma'aea. It was also the season debut of junior forward Ben Clifford, who missed the preseason and last week's game against USC with a foot injury. SUU, which leveled its season record at 1-1 with the loss, was led by Trey Kennedy with 11 points, while Cal Hanks, a Logan, Utah native, posted 10 points off the bench. Casey Oliverson, who is also a Logan, Utah, native, and teammate of USU freshman forward Jalen Moore at Sky View High School, led the Thunderbirds with nine rebounds. USU shot a season-high 58.3 percent (28-of-48) from the field, making a season-high 62.5 percent (5-of-8) from three-point range, its best shooting from behind the arc in its last 24 games, dating back to last season, when Utah State shot 66.7 percent (6-of-9) from three-point range against Southern Illinois on Dec. 22, 2012. The Aggies were 29-of-38 (76.3 percent) at the free throw line. The 29 made free throws are Utah State's most since making 32 free throws against Loyola Marymount on Mar. 21, 2012, a span of 36 games. Furthermore, USU's 38 free throw attempts are its most since attempting 39 against Utah on Nov. 24, 2010, a span of 101 games. Southern Utah made 16-of-53 (30.2 percent) of its field goals, including 3-of-15 (20.0 percent) from three-point range, as well as 22-of-26 (84.6 percent) at the charity stripe. USU doubled-up SUU in the rebounding department, 44-22, including 11 on the offensive glass which led to a 22-6 second-chance points advantage. Shaw's 10 rebounds were one of six different Aggies have four or more boards. The Aggies had twice as many assists as the Thunderbirds, 16-8, with sophomore guard Marcel Davis dishing out six helpers, while Roland notched four. Sophomore forward Kyle Davis, who played at SUU as a freshman before going on an LDS Church Mission, then transferring to USU upon his return, swatted a game-high three blocks, while Shaw added two. Utah State led from start-to-finish, jumping out to a 5-0 lead, on a three-pointer by Roland and a pair of Shaw free throws. Kennedy hit a three-pointer on SUU's next possession to pull the T-Birds within, 5-3, but that would be the closest they would get for the rest of the game, as USU went on a 14-4 run, starting by two Kyle Davis free throws and capped by a Marcel Davis layup for a 19-7 lead. The Aggie advantage grew to over 20 for the first time at 36-15 after a jumper from Butterfield at the 7:02 mark, and USU took a 46-26 lead into halftime. The Aggie advantage was 20 or more for the majority of the second half, swelling to 30 for the first time at 82-51 with 4:37 to play following a layup by Roland. Moore made a pair of free throws with 27 seconds left for USU's largest lead of the night at 90-56, before SUU's Cal Hanks hit one free throw with 12 ticks for the final score at 90-57.

POST-GAME NOTES FROM SUU GAME
• Utah State is 2-0 to start a season for the first time in six years (2008-09) and for the seventh time in Stew Morrill's 16 seasons as head coach.

• Utah State shot a season-high 58.3 percent from the field, for its best shooting percentage from the field in its last 14 games dating back to last year.

• Utah State shot a season-high 62.5 percent from three-point range, for its best shooting from behind the arc in its last 24 games dating back to last season.

• Utah State's 90 points are its most since defeating Oakland, 105-81, on March 25, 2012, a span of 35 games.

• Utah State's 22 rebounds allowed are its fewest since Denver has just 19 rebounds on Feb. 14, 2013, a span of 11 games, while its 20 rebound advantage is its largest since out-rebounding Western Oregon by 22 (43-21) on Dec. 8, 2012, a span of 28 games.

• Utah State has now won 28 straight home games against in-state opponents and is now 30-1 all-time at home against teams from the state of Utah under Morrill.

• Utah State has now won 33 of its last 42 overall games against in-state opponents and is 41-13 against the state of Utah in the last 15 years, including a 7-0 record against Southern Utah.

• Utah State has now won 65 of its last 74 home games and improved to 226-22 all-time in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum under Morrill.

• USU has won seven of its last nine and 121 of its last 127 games (.953) when holding its opponents under 60 points. Overall USU is 186-16 (.921) under Morrill when allowing fewer than 60 points in a game.

• Utah State has won 86 of its last 88 games when leading at the half and is now 293-25 over the last 15 years when leading at the half.

• Utah State is 2-0 this year and has won 93 of its last 99 games when scoring 70-plus points. Overall, USU is now 235-31 under Morrill when scoring 70 or more points in a game.

SCOUTING UC SANTA BARBARA
The Gauchos improved to 2-0 on the season after an 86-65 win over UNLV Tuesday in Las Vegas, Nev., getting 21 points and nine rebounds from junior center Alan Williams and 19 points from senior guard Kyle Boswell, netting 5-of-7 from three-point range. Junior guard Zalmico Harmon, sophomore guard Michael Bryson and freshman guard Eric Childress all added nine points while sophomore forward Sam Beeler pulled down seven rebounds. The Gauchos beat Hawaii-Pacific, 76-50, on Nov. 8 in the season-opener. UCSB is averaging 81.0 ppg, making 48.6 percent (53-of-109) of its field goals, as well as 41.2 percent (14-of-34) beyond the arc, in addition to 67.7 percent (42-of-62) at the free throw line. The Gauchos' defense is holding opponents to 57.5 ppg, limiting them to 35.1 percent (39-of-111) field goal shooting, 40.0 percent (16-of-40) from three-point range and 50.0 percent (21-of-42) at the charity stripe. UCSB has a +23.5 scoring margin, as well as a +8.5 rebounding margin (42.5-34.0). The Gauchos are averaging 17.5 assists, 4.5 steals and 5.0 blocks per game, while committing just 8.5 turnovers per game.

HELLO OLD FRIEND
USU head coach Stew Morrill and UCSB head coach Bob Williams are both in their 16th seasons at their respective posts, with Morrill holding a 12-5 advantage in head-to-head match-ups.

AGGIES-GAUCHOS SERIES HISTORY
Utah State and UC Santa Barbara will be playing for the 64th time in series history this weekend, in what is the 11th-oldest rivalry in USU history, with USU leading the all-time series, 39-24. The first game played in the series was on Dec. 7, 1970 with Utah State posting a 66-64 home win, and the most recent time was on Feb. 18, 2012 in the ESPNU BracketBusters, with visiting UCSB winning, 72-64.

BIG WEST REUNION
Utah State spent 27 years in the Pacific Coast Athletic Association/Big West Conference (1979-2005) and won six tournament championships and seven regular season titles. USU's overall league record while a member of the Big West was 283-177 (.615), while its record against current members of the conference is 194-100 (.659) as Utah State has a winning record against every team in the league. USU head coach Stew Morrill is 12-5 (.706) all-time against UC Santa Barbara and 96-35 (.733) against current members of the Big West Conference.

UTAH STATE VERSUS THE GOLDEN STATE
Utah State is 126-31 (.803) against teams from the state of California during the last 13 years, including 44-24 (.647) on California soil.

CALIFORNIA AGGIES
Utah State has three players on its current roster from the state of California in senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield (Loomis, Calif./Del Oro HS/Yuba CC), senior forward Sean Harris (Rocklin, Calif./Rocklin HS/Yuba CC) and freshman guard JoJo McGlaston (Dublin, Calif./Dublin HS).

USU IN NOVEMBER
Utah State is 53-18 (.746) during the month of November under Morrill, having won its last five games in the 11th month, as well as winning its last two road games in the month. USU has only played once on Nov. 16, in known dates of games dating back to 1962-63, doing so in 1996, when the Aggies hosted Simon Fraser in the 1996-97 season-opener, wining 75-39.

LOOKING BACK AT UTAH STATE'S DAYS IN THE BIG WEST CONFERENCE
Utah State's first win in basketball in the PCAA was at home against Fresno State, 56-49, on Jan. 9, 1979 and its first tournament win was that same year against San Jose State, 85-78, on March 1. Utah State won its first regular season championship during the 1979-80 season under then head coach Rod Tueller with an 11-2 record and won its first tournament championship during the 1987-88 season under Tueller with wins against San Jose State (80-72), UC Santa Barbara (73-66) and UC Irvine (86-79). Aggie fans would not see another regular season championship until Larry Eustachy's second year as head coach as he led USU to a 14-4 conference record during the 1994-95 season. Three years later, Eustachy guided Utah State to its second-ever tournament championship in 1998 with wins against Long Beach State (69-61), Cal State Fullerton (65-56) and Pacific (78-63). Current Aggie head coach Stew Morrill took over the program prior to the 1998-99 season and promptly turned Utah State into the conference's premier team. USU began its domination in the league during the 1999-2000 season as it finished with a perfect 16-0 record and then won the tournament championship by defeating Pacific (64-41), Nevada (69-64) and New Mexico State (71-66). Utah State would repeat as tournament champions the next year with wins against CS Fullerton (74-43), Boise State (67-48) and Pacific (50-38). The Aggies would go on to finish tied for first in the conference in 2002 before losing to UC Santa Barbara (60-56) in the tournament championship game. After placing third in the Big West during the 2003 season, Utah State won its third tournament championship in four years by defeating CS Fullerton (89-83 ot), UC Irvine (62-55) and Cal Poly (57-54). Utah State had an outstanding season during the 2003-04 campaign, as it went 17-1 in league play and tied with Pacific for first-place, before losing to Cal State Northridge (63-62) in the semifinals of the tournament. USU's final year in the Big West was the 2004-05 season, as Utah State ended its association with the conference by winning the 2005 tournament championship with wins against CS Fullerton (84-77) and 16th-ranked Pacific (65-52). Overall, Utah State won six tournament championships (1988, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005) and seven regular season titles (1980, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 20002, 2004) as a member of the Big West Conference. In its last six years in the league, USU won four tournament championships, three regular season titles, recorded an 84-20 (.808) league record and had a 13-2 (.867) record in tournament action. USU also had 12 first-team all-Big West selections, 20 all-conference selections and 23 Player of Week honorees, not to mention Coach Morrill being named the Big West Coach of the Year twice (2000, 2002) in its last six years in the league.

USU LAST MEETING AGAINST UCSB - Feb, 18, 2012
LOGAN, Utah - UC Santa Barbara made 53 percent of its field goals and three-pointers on the way to a 72-64 win against Utah State in men's basketball ESPNU BracketBusters action at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum Saturday night. Sophomore guard Preston Medlin led three Aggies in double-digit scoring with 14 points, and tied his career-high by dishing out a game-high eight assists. Senior guard Brockeith Pane netted all 13 of his points in the second half and junior forward Kyisean Reed tallied 10 points. Freshman center Jordan Stone led USU on the glass with a career-best tying eight rebounds, as the Aggies had a slim, 31-30, rebounding edge. James Nunnally led UCSB with a double-double, netting 24 points to go with a game-best 11 rebounds, while Orlando Johnson added 22 points. Johnson hit four three-pointers while Nunnally drained three triples, as the Gauchos made 8-of-15 (.533) of their three's. UCSB shot 53.2 percent (25-47) from the field and were also 14-of-21 (.667) at the free throw line. USU hit a paltry 26.1 percent (6-23) field goal shooting in the first half, but made 53.6 percent (15-28) in the second stanza, finishing the night at 41.2 percent (21-51) from the floor. The Aggies were 5-of-20 (.250) from three-point range and 17-of-25 (.680) at the charity stripe. Utah State opened a 14-9 lead at 10:58 of the first half after a three-pointer by sophomore forward Mitch Bruneel, one of his two treys on the night, but UCSB stormed back and later opened up 30-23 lead with four seconds remaining. USU nearly pulled within four points at the break, but sophomore guard E.J. Farris' three-pointer at the half was a split second too late and waved off by the officials, making the halftime score remain, 30-23. The Gauchos stretched their lead to 51-35 at the 11:18 mark after a three-pointer from the left wing by Kyle Boswell. The Aggies rallied with 9-0 run which became a 17-5 spurt to cut the gap to 56-52 after a three-point play by Pane with 6:14 to go. That would be the closest USU would get as the Gauchos reeled off nine unanswered to open a 65-52 lead after a three-point play by Johnson, and the Aggies couldn't trim the margin to single digits until the final minute, before Bruneel hit a three from the left corner with 21 seconds remaining for the final score.

USU-UCSB LAST MEETING AT SANTA BARBARA - Nov. 17, 2008
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Matt Formisano scored a put-back basket with three second to play to lift Utah State to a hard-fought 61-59 road at UC Santa Barbara on Nov. 17, 2008. With the game tied at 59-all, Utah State's Gary Wilkinson missed a running layup that Formisano rebounded and scored on to give the Aggies the win. Formisano finished with six points and three rebounds. Sophomore forward Tai Wesley led Utah State with 12 points and eight rebounds, while Wilkinson added 11 points and eight rebounds. Freshman guard Jaxon Myaer also scored 11 points for the visitors. Chris Devine and James Powell each scored 14 points for UC Santa Barbara, but were a combined 11-of-28 from the field, including 2-of-9 from three-point range. Utah State used a 14-0 run in the second-half to take a 56-44 lead with 7:52 remaining before UC Santa Barbara went on an 18-6 run to tie the game at 59-all with 29 seconds to play. UC Santa Barbara scored the first four points of the game before Utah State took its first lead at 7-6 on a layup by junior guard Stavon Williams. The Gauchos reclaimed the lead and held a 12-9 advantage before the Aggies went on a 13-2 run and led 24-14 with 5:16 to play in the half. UCSB scored 13 of the final 19 points of the first-half to make the score 30-27 for USU at the break. Myaer led Utah State with eight first-half points as USU shot 47.8 percent from the field (11-23). Powell had nine first-half points for UCSB as the Gauchos shot 40.7 percent (11-27). Utah State finished the game by shooting 47.9 percent from the field (23-48), 42.9 percent from three-point range (6-14), and 69.2 percent from the free throw line (9-13), while UC Santa Barbara shot 44.6 percent overall (25-56), including 4-of-14 from three-point range (.286), and 5-of-7 from the free throw line (.714). USU also dominated the glass as it out-rebounded the Gauchos, 36-25.

DID YOU KNOW?
Utah State is 353-116 (.753) 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.

UTAH STATE AT THE HALF
Utah State is 2-0 this season after going 18-0 during the 2012-13 season when leading at half and has won 86 of its last 88 games (.977) when leading at the break. Over the last 14 years, USU is 293-25 (.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 231 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 2-0 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 93 of its last 99 games (.939), when reaching 70 points and is 235-31 (.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 is 1-0 this season after going 7-1 last season and has won 121 of its last 127 games (.952) when holding its opponents under 60 points. Overall, USU is 186-16 (.921) 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 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.

AGGIES BE REBOUNDING
USU has picked up right where it left off in the rebounding department from last season. After a -1 rebounding deficit in the USC game, the Aggies bounced back to double-up Southern Utah at +22 at 44-22.

Utah State's 22 rebounds allowed are its fewest since Denver has just 19 rebounds on Feb. 14, 2013, a span of 11 games, while its 22 rebound advantage is its largest since also out-rebounding Western Oregon by 22 (43-21) on Dec. 8, 2012, a span of 28 games.

Last year, 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 last 28 games that USU has out-rebounded its opponent, the Aggies have had a double-digit rebounding edge 17 times, including the first seven games of last season. Utah State was 13-4 (.765) during those 17 games 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.

USU MEN'S BASKETBALL THIRD IN NATION IN REBOUNDING MARGIN
Utah State men's basketball ranked third in the nation in rebounding margin last season as part of ranking in the top 50 in three categories of the final NCAA Division I statistics,

USU's +9.1 rebounding margin ranked the team third in the NCAA, and was also tops in the Western Athletic Conference. The Aggies' rebounding margin was helped by out-rebounding each of its last 15 opponents, as part of 27 times overall. On the year, USU was 18-9 when out-rebounding its opponent in 2012-13.

The Aggies were also 24th in the country in field goal percentage (.469). Utah State also ended 49th in assists per game (14.7), 63rd in won-lost percentage (.677) and 75th in the nation in assists-turnover ratio (1.12).

SHAW LONE USU INDIVIDUAL IN TOP 100 OF NCAA STATS
Junior center Jarred Shaw was ranked 50th in field goal percentage (.539), as well as 71st in rebounds per game (8.4) and 81st in double-doubles (9.0).

USU LED WAC OVERALL IN TWO CATEGORIES
In addition to rebounding margin (+9.1), the Aggies were also tops in the WAC statistics in rebounding defense, holding their opponents to 28.4 rebounds per game.

USU was also second in the league in free throw percentage (.723) and field goal percentage (.469), as well as assists (14.68) and assist-turnover ratio (1.11), while ranking third in scoring (68.8), scoring margin (+5.3) and three-point field goal percentage (.356). The Aggies were also fourth in blocks (4.03), while ranking fifth in scoring defense (63.6), field goal percentage defense (.412) and rebounds (37.5), in addition to seventh in three-point field goal percentage defense (.337) and ninth in steals (4.84).

AGGIES IN WAC ONLY STATISTICAL LISTS
In WAC only games, USU ended league play ranked first in rebounding margin (+8.5) and rebounding defense (28.4), while ranking second in scoring defense (62.2), rebounds (37.6) and free throw percentage (.739). The Aggies were also third in assists (13.22) and assist-turnover ratio (1.02), while ranking fourth in scoring margin (+4.2), field goal percentage (.446), three-point field goal percentage (.347) and blocks (3.83). USU was also fifth in three-point field goal percentage defense (.339), sixth in scoring (66.4) and field goal percentage defense (.413) and ninth in steals (4.50).

BUTTERFIELD LED WAC IN FT PERCENTAGE; UTAH STATE INDIVIDUALS IN WAC AND WAC ONLY STATS
Guard/forward Spencer Butterfield led the WAC in free throw percentage both overall (.835) and league only games (.837). Butterfield ranked 11th in the WAC in scoring overall (12.2), while ranking ninth in league games (13.3). He also was fourth in the conference in overall three-point field goal percentage (.425), while ranking sixth in conference games (.408), in addition to being eighth in overall three-pointers made (1.66) and 10th in WAC only games (1.71). Butterfield ranked sixth in field goal percentage overall (.498) and ninth in league games (.497), as well as ninth in rebounds overall (6.6) and sixth in league contests (7.6), in addition to standing 13th in the WAC overall in assists (2.66) and 10th in WAC only (3.18). Finally, he was eighth in assist-turnover ration in WAC only games (1.69), while ranking ninth in league only games for minutes played (32.53).

Center Jarred Shaw was fourth in overall field goal percentage (.539), while ranking sixth in conference only games (.528), as well as sixth in overall scoring (14.2) and seventh in league games (14.3). He also ranked third in the league in rebounding overall (8.4) and third in conference games (8.1), including ranking second in defensive rebounds both overall (6.19) and WAC only games (6.00). Additionally, Shaw was ninth in overall blocks (0.97) and 11th in conference games (0.83).

Guard Marcel Davis was sixth in the WAC in assist-turnover ratio overall (1.51) and 11th in league only (1.48). He also was seventh in overall assists (3.32) and fifth in league games (3.8).

Forward Ben Clifford ranked ninth in WAC only games in blocks per game (0.94) and 12th in all games in blocks (0.68) Junior guard TeNale Roland was ninth in overall three-point field goal percentage (.364) and 15th in WAC only games (.364).

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.

Three-Point Field Goals Made
	Name			Years		FG
1.	Jaycee Carroll		2005-08		369
2.	Tony Brown		1999-02		283
3.	Reid Newey		1984, 87-89	237
4.	Jay Goodman		1991-93		209
5.	Tyler Newbold		2008-11		194
6.	Justin Jones		1996-98		183
7.	Preston Medlin		2010, 12-	147
8.	Brian Green		2010-11		129
9.	Jared Quayle		2009-10		128
10.	Pooh Williams		2008-11		117
11.	Troy Rolle		1999-00		112

Three-Point FGs Attempted Name Years Att. 1. Jaycee Carroll 2005-08 793 2. Tony Brown 1999-02 686 3. Jay Goodman 1991-93 580 4. Reid Newey 1984, 87-89 572 5. Tyler Newbold 2008-11 477 6. Justin Jones 1996-98 408 7. Preston Medlin 2010, 12- 355 8. Pooh Williams 2008-11 320 9. Jared Quayle 2009-10 316 10. Troy Rolle 1999-00 304 11. Brian Green 2010-11 268

Three-Point Pct. (Min. 50 Made) Name Years Pct. 1. Brian Green 2010-11 .483 2. Jaycee Carroll 2005-08 .465 3. Justin Jones 1996-98 .449 4. Kendall Youngblood 1989-92 .448 6. Jeff O. Anderson 1985-88 .415 7. Preston Medlin 2010, 12- .414 Reid Newey 1984, 87-89 .414 8. Tony Brown 1999-02 .413 9. Vince Washington 1984-85 .411 10. Tyler Newbold 2008-11 .407 11. Jared Quayle 2009-10 .405 Kevin Nixon 1985-88 .405

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 586-267 (.687) 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

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