2015–16 Utah State Aggies men's basketball team

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2015–16 Utah State Aggies men's basketball
Utah State Aggies logo.svg
ConferenceMountain West Conference
2015–16 record16–15 (7–11 Mountain West)
Head coachTim Duryea (1st season)
Assistant coachChris Jones
Assistant coachTarvish Felton
Assistant coachLouis Wilson
Home arenaSmith Spectrum
Seasons
2015–16 Mountain West Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
San Diego State 16 2   .889     28 10   .737
Fresno State 13 5   .722     25 10   .714
Boise State 11 7   .611     20 12   .625
Nevada 10 8   .556     24 14   .632
New Mexico 10 8   .556     17 15   .531
Colorado State 8 10   .444     18 16   .529
UNLV 8 10   .444     18 15   .545
Utah State 7 11   .389     16 15   .516
Wyoming 7 11   .389     14 18   .438
Air Force 5 13   .278     14 18   .438
San Jose State 4 14   .222     9 22   .290
2016 MWC Tournament winner

The 2015–16 Utah State Aggies men's basketball team represented Utah State University in the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. This was head coach Tim Duryea's first season at Utah State. The Aggies played their home games at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum and were members of the Mountain West Conference. They finished the season 16–15, 7–11 in Mountain West play to finish in a tie for eighth place. They defeated Wyoming to advance to the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Tournament where they lost to San Diego State.

Previous season[edit]

The Aggies 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.

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Viko Noma'aea 1 G 6'1" 170 Sophomore Las Vegas, NV Left the team
Konner Frey 11 G 6'5" 210 Sophomore Bountiful, UT Walk-on; didn't return
John Bennett 22 G 6'2" 180 Freshman Palo Alton, CA Walk-on; didn't return
JoJo McGlaston 24 G 6'3" 180 Sophomore Dublin, CA Transferred to Diablo Valley College
Sean Harris 30 F 6'7" 200 Senior Rocklin, CA Graduated
Bilal Begic 55 C 7'1" 225 Junior Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina Transferred

Incoming Transfers[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Shane Rector 4 G 6'1" 180 Junior Bronx, NY Junior college transfer from Miami Dade College.
Alexis Dargenton 43 F 6'7" 190 Sophomore Fort-de-France, Martinique Junior college transfer from Laramie County Community College.

Recruiting[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Brock Miller
SG
Goodyear, AZ Brighton 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sep 6, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 70
Dusan Majstorovic
SF
Lee, ME Lee Academy 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sep 21, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
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:

  • "2015 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2015-04-26.

Note: Brock Miller a 2015 high school graduate from Goodyear, AZ, went on a 2-year LDS Mission and will be arriving back on campus at Utah State in the fall of 2017.

Roster[edit]

[1]

2015–16 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) Sr Sinclair CC
Bingham
Indianapolis, IN
G 2 Darius Perkins 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Chaminade-Madonna College Prep
Miami Dade College
Fort Myers, FL
G 4 Shane Rector 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr South Kent School
Miami Dade College
Bronx, NY
G 5 Julion Pearre 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So McKinney North HS McKinney, TX
F 12 Lew Evans 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) RS 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 So Murray Murray, UT
G/F 14 Jalen Moore 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr Sky View Smithfield, UT
G 20 Henry Bolton 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So St. Andrew's Portsmith, RI
G 21 Jake Miles (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Morgan Morgan, UT
F 22 Quinn Taylor 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) RS Fr Langham Creek Houston, TX
G 24 John Middleton (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Holy Spirit Atlantic City, NJ
G 32 Grayson Moore 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS 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 43 Alexis Dargenton 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Laramie County CC Fort-de-France, Martinique
F 50 Elston Jones 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) So Millennium Goodyear, AZ
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Schedule[edit]

[2]

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
10/31/2015*
7:00 PM
Oklahoma Panhandle State W 87–48 
Smith Spectrum (8,749)
Logan, UT
11/06/2015*
7:00 PM
Cal State Monterey Bay L 60–77 
Smith Spectrum (8,869)
Logan, UT
Non-conference regular season
11/13/2015*
7:00 PM, KJZZ
at Weber State
Old Oquirrh Bucket
W 73–70  1–0
Dee Events Center (8,964)
Ogden, UT
11/17/2015*
7:00 PM
Adams State W 83–68  2–0
Smith Spectrum (8,423)
Logan, UT
11/20/2015*
7:00 PM
Union (TN) W 73–49  3–0
Smith Spectrum (8,628)
Logan, UT
11/24/2015*
7:00 PM
Utah Valley
Old Oquirrh Bucket
W 81–55  4–0
Smith Spectrum (8,632)
Logan, UT
11/29/2015*
10:30 AM, ESPNU
at No. 6 Duke L 52–85  4–1
Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
12/01/2015*
6:00 PM
at Missouri State
MWC–MVC Challenge
W 69–68  5–1
JQH Arena (3,694)
Springfield, MO
12/09/2015*
7:00 PM, BYUtv
at BYU
Old Oquirrh Bucket
L 68–80  5–2
Marriott Center (14,048)
Provo, UT
12/12/2015*
7:00 PM, RTUT
UC Irvine L 63–73  5–3
Smith Spectrum (8,857)
Logan, UT
12/21/2015*
8:00 PM
Texas–Rio Grande Valley
World Vision Classic
W 94–69  6–3
Smith Spectrum (8,156)
Logan, UT
12/22/2015*
8:00 PM
Idaho State
World Vision Classic
W 69–58  7–3
Smith Spectrum (7,746)
Logan, UT
12/23/2015*
8:00 PM
North Dakota State
World Vision Classic
W 76–62  8–3
Smith Spectrum (8,321)
Logan, UT
Mountain West regular season
12/30/2015
8:00 PM
at San Jose State W 80–71  9–3
(1–0)
Event Center Arena (1,417)
San Jose, CA
01/02/2016
8:00 PM, ESPNU
San Diego State L 67–70  9–4
(1–1)
Smith Spectrum (8,626)
Logan, UT
01/05/2016
8:00 PM, CBSSN
Boise State L 61–76  9–5
(1–2)
Smith Spectrum (8,330)
Logan, UT
01/09/2016
4:00 PM, ESPN3
at New Mexico L 59–77  9–6
(1–3)
The Pit (13,476)
Albuquerque, NM
01/12/2016
7:00 PM, RTUT
Air Force W 79–60  10–6
(2–3)
Smith Spectrum (9,243)
Logan, UT
01/16/2016
8:00 PM, ESPN3
at Colorado State W 96–92  11–6
(3–3)
Moby Arena (3,752)
Fort Collins, CO
01/19/2016
9:00 PM, ESPN3
UNLV L 68–80  11–7
(3–4)
Smith Spectrum (9,394)
Logan, UT
01/23/2016
3:30 PM, CBSSN
at San Diego State L 55–70  11–8
(3–5)
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
01/30/2016
7:00 PM, RTUT
Nevada L 84–89  11–9
(3–6)
Smith Spectrum (9,659)
Logan, UT
02/02/2016
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at Boise State L 67–70  11–10
(3–7)
Taco Bell Arena (5,544)
Boise, ID
02/06/2016
4:00 PM, RTUT
at Wyoming L 65–84  11–11
(3–8)
Arena-Auditorium (6,141)
Laramie, WY
02/09/2016
8:00 PM, CBSSN
New Mexico W 80–72  12–11
(4–8)
Smith Spectrum (9,290)
Logan, UT
02/17/2016
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Colorado State W 72–59  13–11
(5–8)
Smith Spectrum (9,377)
Logan, UT
02/20/2016
5:00 PM, RTUT
at Fresno State L 68–75  13–12
(5–9)
Save Mart Center (7,068)
Fresno, CA
02/24/2016
8:00 PM, RTUT
at Nevada L 68–73  13–13
(5–10)
Lawlor Events Center (6,527)
Reno, NV
02/27/2016
7:00 PM
San Jose State W 88–70  14–13
(6–10)
Smith Spectrum (9,437)
Logan, UT
03/02/2016
7:00 PM, RTUT
at Air Force W 78–65  15–13
(7–10)
Clune Arena (1,556)
Colorado Springs, CO
03/05/2016
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Fresno State L 85–86  15–14
(7–11)
Smith Spectrum (9,870)
Logan, UT
Mountain West Tournament
03/09/2016
12:00 PM, MWN
vs. Wyoming
First round
W 88–70  16–14
Thomas & Mack Center (5,970)
Paradise, NV
03/10/2016
1:00 PM, CBSSN
vs. San Diego State
Quarterfinals
L 65–71  16–15
Thomas & Mack Center (8,279)
Paradise, NV
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Mountain..

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Utah State 2015–16 roster". UtahStateAggies.com.
  2. ^ "Utah State 2015–16 schedule". UtahStateAggies.com.