Utah State Aggies Basketball Schedule
There is no better place to be when the college basketball season really
begins to pick up than at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, the Logan, Utah home of the Utah State Aggies. The Aggies have been one
of the most successful teams in the NCAA over the past decade and are looking to replicate the success they achieved in the
Western Athletic Conference in their new home, the Mountain West Conference. Things are never easy in the Mountain West which
has emerged as one of the best conferences in all of college basketball and the Aggies will be looking to improve upon a 7-11
conference finish during their first season in the Mountain West. Coach Stew Morrill has proven to be one of the best coaches
in the country and he will surely be able to help make the Aggies one of the top teams in their new conference before long.
season the Aggies will once again go up against the best teams in the Mountain West including the UNLV Running Rebels, the
San Diego State Aztecs, the New Mexico Lobos, and the Nevada Wolf Pack. As new members of the conference, Utah State are still
developing new rivalries and one of the best ways to start is by knocking off some of the traditional conference powers. If
they can accomplish this it will surely go a long way to building their resume for March and making a return to the NCAA Tournament.
The Utah State Aggies are poised for a return to greatness and tickets to all of their games at Dee Geln Smith Spectrum are
sure to sell quickly so get your tickets for all of the big games from StubHub as soon as possible.
Aggies Basketball History
Utah State has been one of the most successful college basketball programs in the country
since head coach Stew Morrill took over in 1988. The history of the program dates all the way back to 1904 and the Aggies
have been invited to participate in the NCAA Tournament twenty times, having made the Elite Eight twice, and the Sweet Sixteen
twice. Additionally they have won fifteen conference regular season titles and eight conference tournament championships.
Life in the Mountain West will not be as easy for Utah State as it was in the WAC but the Aggies should be more than capable
of stepping up to the challenge of the tougher competition in their new conference. Despite suffering through a tough first
season in their new conference, Utah State will surely be a force to be reckoned with in the Mountain West for years to come.
All of the returning players on Utah State will be looking to prove to the rest of the conference that they are no push overs
and to improve upon a 7-11 conference record to earn an invitation to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2011. This
is the beginning of an exciting new era of Utah State Basketball and all die hard Aggies fans will want to be there right
from the start.
Utah State Aggies Basketball Conference
In recent years the Mountain West Conference has
emerged as a true national powerhouse. There are now eleven members of the Mountain West Conference: San Diego State, UNLV,
Air Force, Boise State, Colorado State, New Mexico, Nevada, Fresno State, Wyoming, Utah State, and San Jose State. Previous
members have included TCU, Utah, and BYU. Of the current members, Utah State leads the way with twenty NCAA Tournament appearances.
However, so far all of their appearances have come before joining the Mountain West. UNLV and Wyoming, two charter members
of the Mountain West, are next in line with 19 and 14 respectively. UNLV and Wyoming are also the only two members of the
conference to win a National Championship, with UNLV winning in 1990 and Wyoming winning all the way back in 1943. Lately
it has been San Diego State, New Mexico, and UNLV who have dominated the conference on the basketball court with SDSU tearing
up the national rankings during the 2013-2014 season. The current season is a celebration marking the fifteenth anniversary
of the creation of the Mountain West Conference.
Attending a top college basketball game
is one of the best experiences to be found in sports. Many of the top student athletes in the world take the court in college
basketball, when this is combined with some of the most passionate fans in all of sports there is an atmosphere in the arena
that cannot be found anywhere else. When you set foot in Dee Glen Smith Spectrum for a Utah State Aggies home basketball game
this will all be clear. As the teams set up for opening jump ball the fans get on their feet and loudly cheer for their alma
mater and hometown favorites. The game continues full of end to end action, big time shots, and clutch defensive stops. All
of a sudden the clock is winding down in the second half and the two sides are wrapped up in yet another tight contest. Your
palms get sweaty with each trip down the floor and each time a player from your favorite team lets loose a shot you hold your
breath until the ball tickles the twine. This continues until the final buzzer when the Aggies' side erupts after another
big win and their fans exit of the arena in jubilation.
Since Stew Morrill took over the Utah State
Aggies have been almost unstoppable at home and have enjoyed the fourth best winning percentage in the country during that
time period, trailing only Kansas, Duke, and Gonzaga. Tragedy fell upon the 1965 Aggies team when Wayne Estes who was the
second leading scorer in the country behind Rick Barry died after a game against the University of Denver. He was in a car
with friends on the team heading home when they stopped to help at the scene of a car accident. Wayne Estes crossed the street
towards the cars and was electrocuted by a downed power line.