2010–11 Utah State Aggies men's basketball team

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2010–11 Utah State Aggies men's basketball
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WAC Regular Season and Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
Conference Western Athletic Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 17
AP No. 19
2010–11 record 30–4 (15–1 WAC)
Head coach Stew Morrill
Assistant coach Tim Duryea
Assistant coach Chris Jones
Assistant coach Travis Felton
Home arena Smith Spectrum
Seasons
2010–11 WAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#19 Utah State 15 1   .938     30 4   .882
Boise State 10 6   .625     22 13   .629
New Mexico State 9 7   .563     16 17   .485
Idaho 9 7   .563     18 14   .563
Hawaii 8 8   .500     19 13   .594
Nevada 8 8   .500     13 19   .406
Fresno State 6 10   .375     14 17   .452
San Jose State 5 11   .313     17 16   .515
Louisiana Tech 2 14   .125     12 20   .375
2011 WAC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010–11 Utah State Aggies men's basketball team represented Utah State University during the 2010–11 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Aggies, led by thirteenth year head coach Stew Morrill, played their home games at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum and are members of the Western Athletic Conference. They finished the season 30–4, 15–1 in WAC play to win their 4th consecutive regular season conference title. They also won the 2011 WAC Men's Basketball Tournament to earn an automatic bid in the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.

Although the Aggies were ranked 19th in the final AP poll and were one of seven teams in the country to win thirty games entering the tournament, the selection committee gave them a #12 seed in the Southeast Region where they faced Kansas State, the #5 seed who actually finished 21st in the final poll. Utah State was beaten by Kansas State by five points.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
3 Brockeith Pane Guard 6–1 195 Junior Dallas, Texas
4 Antonio Bumpus Guard 6–3 185 Junior Columbus, Ohio
5 Pooh Williams Guard/Forward 6–4 190 Senior Federal Way, Washington
10 Leon Cooper, Jr. Guard 6–1 182 Freshman Freeport, Bahamas
11 Brad Brown Forward 6–6 190 Freshman Orono, Minnesota
13 Preston Medlin Guard 6–4 175 Sophomore Carrollton, Texas
14 E.J. Farris Guard 6–2 185 Sophomore Newark, California
15 James Walker III Guard 6–2 180 Freshman Long Beach, California
21 Morgan Grim Forward 6–8 230 Junior Riverton, Utah
22 Brady Jardine Forward 6–7 220 Junior Twin Falls, Idaho
23 Brian Green Guard 6–1 200 Senior Kaysville, Utah
24 Tyler Newbold Guard 6–5 210 Senior Payson, Utah
31 Ben Clifford Forward 6–7 220 Freshman South Jordan, Utah
35 Nate Bendall Forward 6–9 250 Senior Salt Lake City, Utah
42 Tai Wesley Forward 6–7 240 Senior Provo, Utah
44 Matt Formisano Forward 6–8 240 Senior Centennial, Colorado
45 Leland Miller Center 7–1 230 Sophomore St. George, Utah


Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
10/30/2010*
7:00 PM
Laval W 93–51 
Smith Spectrum (6,888)
Logan, UT
11/05/2010*
7:00 PM
Grand Canyon W 76–46 
Smith Spectrum (N/A)
Logan, UT
Regular Season
11/13/2010*
7:00 PM
Weber State W 77–65  1–0
Smith Spectrum (9,014)
Logan, UT
11/17/2010*
7:00 PM, The Mtn.
at No. 23 BYU L 72–78  1–1
Marriott Center (17,303)
Provo, UT
11/20/2010*
7:00 PM
at Southern Utah W 66–53  2–1
Centrum Arena (4,303)
Cedar City, UT
11/24/2010*
7:00 PM, KUCW
Utah W 79–62  3–1
Smith Spectrum (8,368)
Logan, Utah
11/27/2010*
7:00 PM
Northeastern W 56–54  4–1
Smith Spectrum (6,761)
Logan, Utah
12/01/2010*
6:00 PM, FSNRM
at Denver W 61–53  5–1
Magness Arena (2,580)
Denver, CO
12/04/2010*
12:00 PM, ESPNU
at No. 14 Georgetown L 51–68  5–2
Verizon Center (12,106)
Washington, D.C.
12/07/2010*
7:00 PM
Long Beach State W 81–53  6–2
Smith Spectrum (7,565)
Logan, UT
12/11/2010*
7:00 PM
Cal State Bakerfield W 77–58  7–2
Smith Spectrum (8,194)
Logan, UT
12/18/2010*
7:00 PM
at Utah Valley W 76–58  8–2
UCCU Center (7,124)
Orem, UT
12/21/2010*
8:15 PM
Idaho State
World Vision Invitational
W 71–48  9–2
Smith Spectrum (8,145)
Logan, UT
12/22/2010*
8:00 PM
Western Michigan
World Vision Invitational
W 78–57  10–2
Smith Spectrum (7,975)
Logan, UT
12/23/2010*
8:05 PM
Troy
World Vision Invitational
W 80–39  11–2
Smith Spectrum (8,323)
Logan, UT
12/29/2010
7:00 PM
Hawaiʻi W 74–66  12–2
(1–0)
Smith Spectrum (7,025)
Logan, UT
12/31/2010
7:00 PM
San Jose State W 80–71  13–2
(2–0)
Smith Spectrum (6,732)
Logan, UT
01/08/2011
2:00 PM, ESPNU
at Nevada W 81–67  14–2
(3–0)
Lawlor Events Center (4,339)
Reno, NV
01/13/2011
8:15 PM
at Boise State W 68–59  15–2
(4–0)
Taco Bell Arena (8,825)
Boise, ID
01/15/2011
9:15 PM
at Fresno State W 52–39  16–2
(5–0)
Save Mart Center (7,396)
Fresno, CA
01/20/2011
7:00 PM
Louisiana Tech W 74–57  17–2
(6–0)
Smith Spectrum (9,768)
Logan, UT
01/22/2011
9:00 PM, ESPNU
New Mexico State W 59–49  18–2
(7–0)
Smith Spectrum (10,013)
Logan, UT
01/27/2011
8:00 PM
at San Jose State W 84–65  19–2
(8–0)
The Event Center Arena (2,391)
San Jose, CA
01/29/2011
10:00 PM
at Hawaiʻi W 89–84 2OT 20–2
(9–0)
Stan Sheriff Center (8,127)
Honolulu, HI
02/02/2011
9:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 22 Nevada W 67–45  21–2
(10–0)
Smith Spectrum (9,837)
Logan, UT
02/05/2011
7:00 PM, KUCW
No. 22 Boise State W 77–49  22–2
(11–0)
Smith Spectrum (10,270)
Logan, UT
02/09/2011
9:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 21 at Idaho L 56–64  22–3
(11–1)
Cowan Spectrum (1,512)
Moscow, ID
02/12/2011
7:00 PM, WSN
No. 21 Fresno State W 71–55  23–3
(12–1)
Smith Spectrum (10,246)
Logan, UT
02/16/2011*
7:00 PM
No. 25 Montana Western W 100–66  24–3
Smith Spectrum (9,943)
Logan, UT
02/19/2011*
7:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 25 at Saint Mary's
ESPNU BracketBuster
W 75–65  25–3
McKeon Pavilion (3,500)
Moraga, CA
02/26/2011
7:00 PM
Idaho W 84–68  26–3
(13–1)
Smith Spectrum (10,270)
Logan, UT
03/02/2011
9:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 25 at New Mexico State W 58–54  27–3
(14–1)
Pan American Center (6,602)
Las Cruces, NM
03/05/2011
5:00 PM, ESPN+
No. 25 at Louisiana Tech W 72–30  28–3
(15–1)
Thomas Assembly Center (2,141)
Ruston, LA
WAC Tournament
03/11/2011
7:00 PM
No. 23 vs. San Jose State
Semifinals
W 58–54  29–3
Orleans Arena (N/A)
Paradise, NV
03/12/2011
8:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 23 vs. Boise State
Championship Game
W 77–69  30–3
Orleans Arena (N/A)
Paradise, NV
NCAA Tournament
03/17/2011*
7:57 PM, truTV
No. 19 vs. No. 21 Kansas State
Second Round
L 68–73  30–4
McKale Center (10,293)
Tucson, AZ
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Mountain Time.

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