2009–10 Utah State Aggies men's basketball team

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2009–10 Utah State Aggies men's basketball
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WAC Regular Season Champions
NCAA Tournament, First Round
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
2009–10 record27–8 (14–2 WAC)
Head coachStew Morrill
Assistant coachTim Duryea
Assistant coachChris Jones
Assistant coachTarvish Felton
Home arenaSmith Spectrum
Seasons
2009–10 WAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Utah State 14 2   .875     27 7   .794
Nevada 11 5   .688     21 13   .618
New Mexico State 11 5   .688     22 11   .667
Louisiana Tech 9 7   .563     24 11   .686
Fresno State 7 9   .438     15 18   .455
San Jose State 6 10   .375     14 17   .452
Idaho 6 10   .375     15 16   .484
Boise State 5 11   .313     15 17   .469
Hawaii 3 13   .188     10 20   .333
2010 WAC Tournament winner
As of March 22, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009–10 Utah State Aggies men's basketball team represented Utah State University in the 2009–10 college basketball season. This was head coach Stew Morrill's 12th season at Utah State. The Aggies played their home games at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum and are members of the Western Athletic Conference. They finished the season 27–8, 14–2 to capture the regular season championship for the third consecutive year. They advanced to the championship game of the 2010 WAC Men's Basketball Tournament before losing to New Mexico State. They received an at–large bid to the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament, earning a 12 seed in the South Region, where they lost to 5 seed and AP #23 Texas A&M in the first round.

Pre-season[edit]

In the WAC preseason polls, released October 20 via media teleconference, Utah State was selected to finish first in the coaches poll, receiving 8 first place votes, with Sr. guard Jared Quayle selected to the All-WAC first team and Jr. forward Tai Wesley selected to the All-WAC second team. They were also selected to finish 1st in the media poll, receiving 15 first place votes, with Jared Quayle selected to the All-WAC first team.[1]

2009–10 Team[edit]

Roster[edit]

Source[2]

No. Name Ht. Wt. Position Yr. Hometown Previous School(s)
2 Eaton, Preston 5' 10" 170 Guard FR Springville, Utah Srpingville HS
5 Williams, Pooh 6' 3" 200 Guard/Forward JR Federal Way, WA Federal Way HS
12 Green, Brian 6' 1" 195 Guard JR Kaysville, Utah Davis HS, Salt Lake CC
13 Medlin, Preston 6' 4" 165 Guard FR Carrollton, Texas Hebron HS
15 Niang, Modou 6' 10" 220 Center SO Richard Toll, Senegal Hachioji (Tokyo, Japan)
21 Quayle, Jared 6' 1" 180 Guard SR Perry, Utah Box Elder HS, Western Wyoming CC
22 Jardine, Brady 6' 7" 220 Forward SO Twin Falls, Idaho Twin Falls HS
23 White, Tyrone 6' 6" 175 Forward FR Portland, Oregon Jefferson HS, Air Force Prep
24 Newbold, Tyler 6' 4" 210 Guard JR Payson, Utah Payson HS
25 Myaer, Jaxon 5' 9" 165 Guard SO Salt Lake City, Utah Judge Memorial HS
30 Grim, Morgan 6' 8" 220 Forward JR Riverton, Utah Riverton HS, Utah
35 Bendall, Nate 6' 9" 245 Forward JR Salt Lake City, Utah Skyline HS, Salt Lake CC
42 Wesley, Tai 6' 7" 240 Forward JR Provo, Utah Provo HS
44 Formisano, Matt 6' 8" 240 Forward JR Centennial, Colorado Heritage HS
54 DiLoreto, Anthony 7' 1" 230 Center FR Minnetonka, Minnesota Hopkins HS

RedshirtIndicates Red Shirt Year

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Year at Utah State Alma Mater (Year)
Stew Morrill Head Coach 12th Gonzaga (1974)
Tim Duryea Assistant Coach 9th North Texas (1988)
Chris Jones Assistant Coach 2nd Utah (1994)
Tarvish Felton Assistant Coach 2nd Southern Utah (1999)
Lance Beckert Director of Basketball Operations 4th Daito Bunka (Japan) (1997)

2009–10 schedule and results[edit]

Source[3]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Fri, Oct 30
7:05pm
Northwest Nazarene W 85–51 
Smith Spectrum (8,641)
Logan, Utah
Sat, Nov 7
7:05pm
Trinity Western W 65–40 
Smith Spectrum (8,962)
Logan, Utah
Regular Season
Fri, Nov 13*
7:35pm
at Weber State W 66–60  1–0
Dee Events Center (9,272)
Ogden, Utah
Wed, Nov 18*
6:05pm, The Mtn.
at Utah L 68–67  1–1
Jon M. Huntsman Center (9,699)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Sat, Nov 21*
10:00am
at Northeastern L 64–61  1–2
Matthews Arena (1,927)
Boston, Massachusetts
Tue, Nov 24*
7:05pm
Idaho State W 77–44  2–2
Smith Spectrum (9,026)
Logan, Utah
Sat, Nov 28*
7:05pm, CW30
Southern Utah W 89–49  3–2
Smith Spectrum (9,845)
Logan, Utah
Wed, Dec 2*
7:05pm, CW30
Brigham Young W 71–61  4–2
Smith Spectrum (10,270)
Logan, Utah
Sat, Dec 5*
7:05pm, CW30
Saint Mary's L 68–63  4–3
Smith Spectrum (10,270)
Logan, Utah
Sat, Dec 12*
7:05pm, CW30
Utah Valley W 87–56  5–3
Smith Spectrum (9,147)
Logan, Utah
Wed, Dec 16*
8:05pm
at Cal State Bakersfield W 68–51  6–3
Rabobank Arena (4,481)
Bakersfield, California
Fri, Dec 18*
8:05pm
at Long Beach State L 75–62  6–4
Walter Pyramid (2,656)
Long Beach, California
Mon, Dec 21*
8:05pm
Morehead State
Basketball Travelers Invitational
W 79–72  7–4
Smith Spectrum (9,086)
Logan, Utah
Tue, Dec 22*
8:05pm
Cal State Fullerton
Basketball Travelers Invitational
W 83–60  8–4
Smith Spectrum (9,001)
Logan, Utah
Wed, Dec 23*
8:05pm
Weber State
Basketball Travelers Invitational
W 85–73  9–4
Smith Spectrum (9,427)
Logan, Utah
Tue, Dec 29*
7:05pm
Western Oregon W 78–42  10–4
Smith Spectrum (9,368)
Logan, Utah
Sat, Jan 2
9:05pm, ESPNU
at New Mexico State L 55–52  10–5 (0–1)
Pan American Center (5,070)
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Mon, Jan 4
6:05pm
at Louisiana Tech L 82–60  10–6 (0–2)
Thomas Assembly Center (2,094)
Ruston, Louisiana
Mon, Jan 11
7:05pm
Hawai'i W 98–54  11–6 (1–2)
Smith Spectrum (9,888)
Logan, Utah
Wed, Jan 13
9:05pm, ESPN2
at Nevada W 79–72 OT 12–6 (2–2)
Lawlor Events Center (7,035)
Reno, Nevada
Sat, Jan 16
7:05pm, CW30
Boise State W 81–59  13–6 (3–2)
Smith Spectrum (9,769)
Logan, Utah
Thu, Jan 21
8:05pm, ESPN Plus
at Fresno State W 69–43  14–6 (4–2)
Save Mart Center (8,302)
Fresno, California
Sat, Jan 23
6:05pm, CW30
at Idaho W 60–48  15–6 (5–2)
Cowan Spectrum (2,570)
Moscow, Idaho
Sat, Jan 30
7:05pm, CW30
San Jose State W 77–58  16–6 (6–2)
Smith Spectrum (10,270)
Logan, Utah
Wed, Feb 3
9:05pm, ESPN2
Idaho W 80–62  17–6 (7–2)
Smith Spectrum (9,777)
Logan, Utah
Sat, Feb 6
7:05pm, ESPNU
Nevada W 76–65  18–6 (8–2)
Smith Spectrum (10,270)
Logan, Utah
Thu, Feb 11
7:05pm
at Boise State W 72–67  19–6 (9–2)
Taco Bell Arena (3,064)
Boise, Idaho
Sat, Feb 13
8:05pm
at San Jose State W 81–65  20–6 (10–2)
The Event Center (2,128)
San Jose, California
Wed, Feb 17
9:05pm, ESPN2
Louisiana Tech W 67–61  21–6 (11–2)
Smith Spectrum (10,049)
Logan, Utah
Sat, Feb 20*
10:00pm, ESPN2
Wichita State
ESPN BracketBusters
W 68–58  22–6
Smith Spectrum (10,270)
Logan, Utah
Thu, Feb 25
10:05pm
at Hawai'i W 61–50  23–6 (12–2)
Stan Sheriff Center (5,446)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Mon, Mar 1
7:05pm
Fresno State W 76–39  24–6 (13–2)
Smith Spectrum (10,257)
Logan, Utah
Sat, Mar 6
7:05pm, CW30
New Mexico State W 81–63  25–6 (14–2)
Smith Spectrum (10,270)
Logan, Utah
2010 WAC Men's Basketball Tournament
Thu, Mar 11
1:00pm, ESPNU
vs. Boise State
Quarterfinals
W 84–60  26–6
Lawlor Events Center (NA)
Reno, Nevada
Fri, Mar 12
7:00pm
vs. Louisiana Tech
Semifinals
W 85–55  27–6
Lawlor Events Center (NA)
Reno, Nevada
Sat, Mar 13
8:00pm, ESPN2
vs. New Mexico State
Finals
L 69–63  27–7
Lawlor Events Center (2,748)
Reno, Nevada
2010 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament
Fri, Mar 19*
2:45pm, CBS
vs. No. 23 Texas A&M
First Round
L 69–53  27–8
Spokane Arena (10,899)
Spokane, Washington
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Season highlights[edit]

The Aggies December 5 loss to Saint Mary's ended their 37-game home winning streak and their 65-game regular season home winning streak in non-conference games.[4]

On December 28, Jr. Tai Wesley was named the WAC player of the week for the seventh week of the season with weekly averages of 16.7 PPG, 7.7 RPG, 4.0 AST, 1.7 blocks and 65.4 FG%.[5]

On January 18, Sr. Jared Quayle was named the WAC player of the week for the tenth week of the season with weekly averages of 14.0 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 5.7 AST and 55.2 FG%.[6]

With their win over Idaho on January 23, head coach Stew Morrill recorded his 500th career victory.[7]

With their win over Hawai'i on February 25 the Aggies joined Gonzaga and Kansas as the only schools in the country to have 23 wins or more every season since 2000.

On March 7, Jr. Tai Wesley was named the WAC player of the week for the seventeenth week of the season with weekly averages of 22.5 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 5.5 AST and 82.6 FG%.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.wacsports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=45988&SPID=4126&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=10100&ATCLID=204817316
  2. ^ http://www.utahstateaggies.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/ust-m-baskbl-mtt.html
  3. ^ "2009-10 Schedule". Retrieved 2009-11-14.
  4. ^ http://www.utahstateaggies.com/sports/m-baskbl/recaps/120609aac.html
  5. ^ http://www.wacsports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=10100&ATCLID=204862756
  6. ^ http://www.wacsports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=10100&ATCLID=204870769
  7. ^ http://www.utahstateaggies.com/sports/m-baskbl/recaps/012310aac.html
  8. ^ http://www.wacsports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=45988&SPID=4126&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=10100&ATCLID=204903301