Mapping the competition
Teams gear up for Mountain West Conference Tournament
Editor's note: Records updated as of games played through March 4. Men's At first glance, the Mountain West Men’s Basketball Tournament appears to be a two-team race. San Diego State and New Mexico are both 14-2 in conference and nationally ranked. However, nothing in March is that easy.
COLUMN: Why I chose Las Vegas over Mexico
Few sensations compare to walking into the electric atmosphere of a gym 30 minutes before tipoff. The smell of popcorn and sweat permeates the air, familiar to all those who grew up watching basketball games at their local high school. For those who once played the sport, walking into a gym is like entering a church.
State your case:
Which USU team is more likely to win the Mountain West Tournament, the men or women?
Women If you’ve watched the USU women at all this season, you know they’re much better than their record shows and that Jennifer Schlott has the Aggies playing their best ball of the season. Schlott is currently the No. 4 scorer in the nation, averaging 26.
Morrill wins 600th career game Saturday
Utah State men’s basketball coach Stew Morrill won his 600th career game on Saturday against San Jose State. All of Morrill’s wins were at the Division I level. Morrill became the 41st college basketball coach to reach this milestone and the 14th active coach.
The Final Countdown
Five Aggie seniors set to play final home game in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum
When the buzzer sounds and the clock hits zero on Wednesday, that’s it for five seniors on this years men’s basketball team. Never again will they play within the friendly confines of the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. Never again will the Hurd assist in their pregame introductions, and never again will they have a crowd of thousands profess its faith that they will win.
Morrill gets win No. 600 as Aggies cruise past Spartans
Utah State men’s basketball head coach Stew Morrill became the 14th active Division-1 coach to collect 600 career wins with a 75-58 win over San Jose State on Saturday. “I really don’t know what to think about it,” Morrill said. “Once you’ve been around a long time and had some good teams and some great kids.
Aggies sink Lobos in final seconds
Schlott comes up clutch
Jennifer Schlott hit a pair of free throws with 1.1 seconds remaining on the clock to clinch USU’s second victory over New Mexico this season. The foul shots marked the end of a frantic finish at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum Wednesday. With just six seconds remaining in a tie game, Schlott drove the length of the court and drew a foul to ultimately end the contest, which featured 11 lead changes and nine tie scores.
Second-half lead slips away from Aggies
Lobos wear down USU for win
Utah State nearly grabbed its second conference road win Tuesday against No. 25 New Mexico. The Aggies led for much of the second half of the game, but with just more than six minutes to play, the Lobos took the lead and would not surrender it, winning 67-58.
Aggies gear up for tough road game in Pit
The Pit can be a very unforgiving place. San Diego State found that out last week along with 10 other teams that have left New Mexico with a bad taste. The Utah State men’s basketball team is going to experience the Pit for the first time on Tuesday.
Aggies fall short against Fresno State
The Utah State men’s basketball team lost its third straight game on Saturday, 79-76 to Fresno State in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. The loss came despite the Aggies highest point turnout in three games. Head coach Stew Morrill said he was happy with the teams offense but was not satisfied with the defensive effort.