2014–15 Utah State Aggies men's basketball team

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2014–15 Utah State Aggies men's basketball
Utah State Aggies logo.svg
ConferenceMountain West Conference
2014–15 record18–13 (11–7 Mountain West)
Head coachStew Morrill (17th season)
Assistant coachTim Duryea
Assistant coachChris Jones
Assistant coachTarvish Felton
Home arenaSmith Spectrum
Seasons
2014–15 Mountain West Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Boise State 14 4   .778     25 9   .735
San Diego State 14 4   .778     27 9   .750
Colorado State 13 5   .722     27 7   .794
Wyoming 11 7   .611     25 10   .714
Utah State 11 7   .611     18 13   .581
Fresno State 10 8   .556     15 17   .469
UNLV 8 10   .444     18 15   .545
New Mexico 7 11   .389     15 16   .484
Air Force 6 12   .333     14 17   .452
Nevada 5 13   .278     9 22   .290
San Jose State* 0 18   .000     2 28   .067
*Ineligible for postseason play due to APR penalties
2015 MWC Tournament winner

The 2014–15 Utah State Aggies men's basketball team represented Utah State University in the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. This was head coach Stew Morrill's 17th and final season at Utah State.[1] The Aggies played their home games at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum and were a member of the Mountain West Conference. They finished the season 18–13, 11–7 in Mountain West play to finish in a tie for fourth place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Tournament to Wyoming.

On January 9, Stew Morrill announced his intention to retire at the end of the season.[2] He finished his 17-year career at Utah State with a record of 402–156.

Previous season[edit]

The 2013–14 Utah State finished the season with an overall record of 18–14, 7–11 in Mountain West play to finish in a tie for eighth place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference Tournament to San Diego State.

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Marcel Davis 0 G 6'2" 180 Sophomore American Fork, UT Transferred to Utah Valley
James Young 3 G 6'3" 180 Freshman Salt Lake City, UT Left the team due to personal reasons
Jarred Shaw 5 F/C 6'10" 235 Senior Dallas, TX Graduated
Danny Berger 12 G/F 6'6" 205 RS Junior Medford, OR Transferred to BYU–Hawaii
Preston Medlin 13 G 6'4" 185 RS Senior Carrollton, TX Graduated
TeNale Roland 20 G 6'1" 170 Senior Louisville, KY Graduated
Spencer Butterfield 21 G/F 6'3" 205 Senior Loomis, CA Graduated
Kyle Davis 23 F 6'7" 225 Sophomore Draper, UT Transferred to BYU
Jordan Stone 25 C 6'10" 270 Junior Smithfield, UT Transferred to BYU–Hawaii
Terrell Croasdell 31 F 6'7" 210 Freshman Albuquerque, NM LDS Mission (returning in 2016)
Carson Shanks 41 C 7'0" 235 Freshman Prior Lake, MN Transferred to North Dakota

Incoming Transfers[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Darius Perkins 3 G 6'2" 180 Junior Fort Myers, FL Miami Dade College
Chris Smith 34 G 6'4" 200 Junior Antelope, CA Yuba College

Recruiting[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Elston Jones
C
Goodyear, AZ Millennium 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (100 kg) Mar 17, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 67
Sam Merrill
SG
Bountiful, UT Bountiful 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) N/A 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 60
Henry Bolton
SG
Portsmouth, RI St. Andrew's School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) N/A Oct 7, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Julion Pearre
SG
McKinney, TX McKinney North 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) N/A Sep 20, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout:   Rivals:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Utah State Commit List for 2014". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2013-05-15.
  • "Men's Basketball Recruiting". Scout.com. Retrieved 2013-05-15.
  • "ESPN – Utah State Aggies Basketball Recruiting 2014". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2013-05-15.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved 2013-05-15.
  • "2014 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2013-05-15.

Roster[edit]

[3]

2014–15 Utah State Aggies men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G/F 0 Trace Cureton 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Sinclair CC
Bingham
Indianapolis, IN
G 1 Viko Noma'aea 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) So Sierra Vista Las Vegas, NV
G 2 Darius Perkins 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr Chaminade-Madonna College Prep
Miami Dade College
Fort Myers, FL
G 3 Sam Orchard 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) RS Fr Highland Salt Lake City, UT
G 5 Julion Pearre 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr McKinney North HS McKinney, TX
G 11 Konner Frey 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Viewmont
Northwest College
Bountiful, UT
F 12 Lew Evans (I) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Jr New Hampton Prep
Tulsa
Salt Lake City, UT
F 13 David Collette 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) RS Fr Murray Murray, UT
F 14 Jalen Moore 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Sky View Smithfield, UT
G 20 Henry Bolton 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr St. Andrew's Portsmith, UT
G 22 John Bennett 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Pinewood School Palo Alto, CA
G 24 JoJo McGlaston 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Dublin Dublin, CA
F 30 Sean Harris 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sr Rocklin
Yuba CC
Rocklin, CA
G 32 Grayson Moore 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Sky View
Northwest Nazarene
North Logan, UT
G 34 Chris Smith 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sr Center High
Yuba College
Sacramento, CA
F 50 Elston Jones 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Fr Millennium Goodyear, AZ
C 55 Bilal Begic 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 225 lb (102 kg) So Treca Gimnazija Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Schedule[edit]

[4]

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
10/31/2014*
7:05 PM
Texas A&M International W 77–70 
Smith Spectrum (6,133)
Logan, UT
11/07/2014*
7:05 PM
Arkansas–Fort Smith W 64–57 
Smith Spectrum (7,987)
Logan, UT
Regular Season
11/14/2014*
7:05 PM
Weber State
Old Oquirrh Bucket
W 72–61  1–0
Smith Spectrum (9,982)
Logan, UT
11/16/2014*
3:00 PM
at Illinois State W 60–55  2–0
Redbird Arena (4,921)
Normal, IL
11/19/2014*
7:05 PM, RTRM
Santa Clara W 60–54  3–0
Smith Spectrum (9,334)
Logan, UT
11/22/2014*
1:00 PM
at Mississippi State L 63–71  3–1
Humphrey Coliseum (7,240)
Starkville, MS
11/26/2014*
8:00 PM
at UC Davis L 70–77 OT 3–2
The Pavilion (1,877)
Davis, CA
12/02/2014*
7:00 PM, CBSSN
BYU
Old Oquirrh Bucket
L 81–91  3–3
Smith Spectrum (10,270)
Logan, UT
12/07/2014*
3:00 PM, P12N
at USC L 84–89  3–4
Galen Center (3,189)
Los Angeles, CA
12/13/2014*
7:00 PM
at Utah Valley
Old Oquirrh Bucket
W 50–47  4–4
UCCU Center (6,121)
Orem, UT
12/18/2014*
8:05 PM, KMYU
Cal State Bakersfield
World Vision Classic
W 57–56  5–4
Smith Spectrum (7,049)
Logan, UT
12/19/2014*
8:05 PM, KMYU
Idaho State
World Vision Classic
W 69–56  6–4
Smith Spectrum (7,188)
Logan, UT
12/20/2014*
8:05 PM, KMYU
South Dakota State
World Vision Classic
L 65–69 OT 6–5
Smith Spectrum (7,216)
Logan, UT
12/27/2014*
7:05 PM
Wayland Baptist W 75–63  7–5
Smith Spectrum (8,627)
Logan, UT
12/31/2014
7:00 PM
San Jose State W 61–33  8–5 (1–0)
Smith Spectrum (8,491)
Logan, UT
01/03/2015
12:00 PM, RTRM
at Boise State W 62–61  9–5 (2–0)
Taco Bell Arena (5,415)
Boise, ID
01/07/2015
9:00 PM, RTRM
at Fresno State L 52–61  9–6 (2–1)
Save Mart Center (5,591)
Fresno, CA
01/10/2015
7:00 PM, ESPN3
New Mexico L 60–66  9–7 (2–2)
Smith Spectrum (9,898)
Logan, UT
01/17/2015
4:00 PM, RTRM
Air Force W 71–59  10–7 (3–2)
Smith Spectrum (9,885)
Logan, UT
01/20/2015
8:00 PM
at Nevada W 70–54  11–7 (4–2)
Lawlor Events Center (5,318)
Reno, NV
01/24/2015
6:00 PM, CBSSN
at UNLV L 77–79 OT 11–8 (4–3)
Thomas & Mack Center (11,975)
Paradise, NV
01/27/2015
7:00 PM, RTRM
Wyoming W 56–44  12–8 (5–3)
Smith Spectrum (9,744)
Logan, UT
01/31/2015
6:00 PM, CBSSN
at San Diego State L 42–62  12–9 (5–4)
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
02/04/2015
7:30 PM, CBSSN
Boise State L 63–68  12–10 (5–5)
Smith Spectrum (9,378)
Logan, UT
02/07/2015
4:00 PM, RTRM
at New Mexico W 63–60  13–10 (6–5)
The Pit (15,111)
Albuquerque, NM
02/11/2015
7:00 PM, RTRM
Nevada W 75–62  14–10 (7–5)
Smith Spectrum (9,472)
Logan, UT
02/18/2015
8:00 PM, RTRM
at San Jose State W 76–54  15–10 (8–5)
Event Center Arena (1,311)
San Jose, CA
02/21/2015
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Fresno State W 85–79  16–10 (9–5)
Smith Spectrum (10,218)
Logan, UT
02/24/2015
7:30 PM, CBSSN
UNLV W 83–65  17–10 (10–5)
Smith Spectrum (9,503)
Logan, UT
02/28/2015
12:00 PM, RTRM
at Air Force W 74–60  18–10 (11–5)
Clune Arena (3,072)
Colorado Springs, CO
03/04/2015
7:00 PM
at Wyoming L 53–76  18–11 (11–6)
Arena-Auditorium (6,327)
Laramie, WY
03/07/2015
7:00 PM, RTRM
Colorado State L 70–75  18–12 (11–7)
Smith Spectrum (10,270)
Logan, UT
Mountain West Tournament
03/12/2015
3:30 PM, CBSSN
vs. Wyoming
Quarterfinals
L 65–67  18–13
Thomas & Mack Center (7,308)
Paradise, NV
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Mountain.

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