Nov. 25, 2013
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State men's basketball is among others receiving votes in this week's USA Today/Coaches Top 25 Poll for the second week in a row.
After receiving one vote in last week's USA Today/Coaches Poll, the Aggies received five votes this week to rank tied for 42nd in the nation. The Aggies are the lone Utah school receiving votes, after BYU did not receive any votes this week after earning one vote last week. USU plays BYU Saturday, Nov. 30 at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City at 7 p.m. (MT).
The Aggies are also one of three Mountain West Conference teams recognized in the poll with New Mexico dropping out of the Top 25 after its first loss of the season last week, and the Lobos fell from No. 20 to receiving 56 votes to rank 27th this week. Boise State collected 19 votes to rank No. 31. In the Associated Press Top 25 Poll, Utah State is not receiving any votes, while New Mexico dropped out from 19th to first among others receiving votes to rank No. 26 and Boise State received 35 votes to rank tied for 31st.
Michigan State (6-0) is No. 1 in both polls for the second week in a row
The USA Today Sports Board of Coaches is made up of 31 head coaches at Division I institutions, including San Diego State head coach Steve Fisher and former USU assistant and current Idaho head coach Don Verlin. All are members of the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
Utah State currently has an RPI of 4. The RPI (Rating Percentage Index) is a measure of strength of schedule and how a team does against that schedule.
Utah State (4-0, 0-0 MW) plays the middle of its three games in seven days stretch by heading to Ogden, Utah to take on in-state foe Weber State (0-2, 0-0 Big Sky) on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Tip-off for the Beehive State battle between the Aggies and Wildcats is set for 7:30 p.m. (MT) at WSU's Dee Events Center (11,500). Tuesday's USU-WSU game will not be televised, but will be streamed online free by clicking on the "Watch Live" link at www.UtahStateAggies.com to be redirected to the BigSky.tv site.
Tuesday's game 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.
USU wraps up its three games in seven days stretch by playing another in-state foe, facing BYU on Saturday, Nov. 30 at the Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City in a 7 p.m. tip-off.
The Aggies return home to host Pacific on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
USU men's basketball single-game, multi-game and season tickets are on sale. All single-game tickets will go on sale two weeks prior to each game. Single-game tickets will cost $18 for non-priority and $20 for priority, as well as $25 for premium games against Mississippi State (Nov. 23), BYU (Nov. 30 in Salt Lake City) and UNLV (Feb. 15).
Utah State men's basketball season ticket renewals and new season tickets are also still on sale. Season tickets start at $230 and they include all 20 home games as well as the BYU game at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on Nov. 30. Big Blue Scholarship Fund per seat commitment fees apply, ranging from $100-$900 per seat in addition to ticket cost.
Family Plans are also available for purchase at $800 (two adults and three Jr. Aggies). Please be aware that there is a limit of one Family Plan per household.
To order a package or for more Aggie men's basketball ticket information, fans can contact the USU Athletics Ticket Office over the phone by calling 1-888-USTATE-1 or 435-797-0305 during regular hours of operation. Fans can also buy their tickets in person at the USU Ticket Office inside the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum or online by clicking on the "Buy Tickets" tab at www.UtahStateAggies.com.
Fans can follow the Aggie men's basketball program at twitter.com/AggieHoops. USU fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program at twitter.com/USUAthletics, on facebook at Utah State University Athletics or on instagram at instagram.com/USUAthletics.
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