2017–18 Utah State Aggies men's basketball team

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2017–18 Utah State Aggies men's basketball
Utah State Aggies logo.svg
ConferenceMountain West Conference
2017–18 record17–17 (8–10 MW)
Head coachTim Duryea (3rd season)
Assistant coachTarvish Felton
Assistant coachLouis Wilson
Assistant coachSpencer Nelson
Home arenaSmith Spectrum
Seasons
2017–18 Mountain West Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 24 Nevada 15 3   .833     29 8   .784
Boise State 13 5   .722     23 9   .719
New Mexico 12 6   .667     19 15   .559
Fresno State 11 7   .611     21 11   .656
San Diego State 11 7   .611     22 11   .667
Wyoming 10 8   .556     20 13   .606
UNLV 8 10   .444     20 13   .606
Utah State 8 10   .444     17 17   .500
Air Force 6 12   .333     12 19   .387
Colorado State 4 14   .222     11 21   .344
San Jose State 1 17   .056     4 26   .133
2018 MW Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2017–18 Utah State Aggies men's basketball team represented Utah State University in the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Aggies, led by third-year head coach Tim Duryea, played their home games at the Smith Spectrum in Logan, Utah as members of the Mountain West Conference. They finished the season 17-17 overall and 8-10 in conference play, finishing tied for 7th. In the Mountain West Conference Tournament, they defeated Colorado State in the first round and Boise State in the quarterfinals before losing to New Mexico in the semi-finals.

On March 11, 2018, head coach Tim Duryea was fired after three seasons.[1] He finished at Utah State with a three-year record of 47–49. On March 25, reports indicated that the school had hired South Dakota head coach Craig Smith as head coach, which was confirmed the next day.[2][3]

Previous season[edit]

The Aggies finished the 2016–17 season 14–17, 7–11 in Mountain West play to finish in tie for eighth place. They defeated San Jose State in the first round[4] of the Mountain West Tournament to advance to the quarterfinals where they lost to Nevada.[5][6]

Offseason[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Reason for departure
Shane Rector 0 G 6'2" 180 Senior Bronx, NY Graduated
Ngor Barnaba 13 F 6'8" 235 Junior Rochester, MN Graduate transferred to Northwest Nazarene
Jalen Moore 14 G/F 6'9" 220 Senior Smithfield, UT Graduated
Connor Garner 25 G 6'3" 200 Senior Raft River, ID Graduated
Trevin Dorius 32 F 6'10" 215 Freshman Heber City, UT Walk-on; didn't return

Incoming transfers[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Deangelo Isby 0 F 6'5" 195 Junior Chicago, IL Junior college transferred from Wabash Valley College
Dwayne Brown Jr. 25 F 6'7" 220 Junior Conyers, GA Junior college transferred from Northern Oklahoma College

Recruiting[edit]

Utah State did not have any incoming players in the 2017 recruiting class.

Preseason[edit]

In a vote by conference media at the Mountain West media day, the Aggies were picked to finish in eighth place in the Mountain West.[7] Sophomore guard Koby McEwen was named to the preseason All-Mountain West team.[8]

Roster[edit]

2017–18 Utah State Aggies men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 DeAngelo Isby 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr Hillcrest HS
Wabash Valley JC
Chicago, IL
G 1 Koby McEwen 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Wasatch Academy Toronto, ON
F 2 Klay Stall 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) RS Fr Basha HS Chandler, AZ
G 3 Sam Merrell (W) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) RS So Bountiful HS Bountiful, UT
G 4 Crew Ainge (W) 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) RS Fr Kimball Union Academy Wellesley, MA
G 5 Julion Pearre 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr McKinney North HS McKinney, TX
F 10 Quinn Taylor 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) RS Jr Langham Creek Houston, TX
F 11 Alex Dargenton 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS Sr Laramie County CC Fort-de-France, Martinique
F 12 Justin Bean 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS Fr Southmoore HS Moore, OK
G 13 Taylor Larson 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So American Fork HS Highland, UT
F 15 Norbert Janicek 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Jr Canarias Basketball Academy
Snow College
Dražkovce, Slovakia
G 22 Brock Miller 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Brighton HS Sandy, UT
F 23 Daron Henson 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS Fr Cathedral HS Pasadena, CA
G 24 Diogo Brito 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS So Mountain Mission School Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal
F 25 Dwayne Brown, Jr. 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jr Rockdale County HS
Northern Oklahoma CC
Conyers, GA
G 30 Abel Porter 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) RS Fr Davis HS Farmington, UT
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Source[9]

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/03/2017*
7:00 pm
Providence (MT) W 98–54 
Smith Spectrum (6,201)
Logan, UT
Non-conference regular season
11/10/2017*
7:00 pm
at Weber State
Old Oquirrh Bucket
L 59–65  0–1
Dee Events Center (8,592)
Ogden, UT
11/13/2017*
7:00 pm
Montana State W 81–73  1–1
Smith Spectrum (7,154)
Logan, UT
11/15/2017*
7:00 pm
Mississippi Valley State W 83–47  2–1
Smith Spectrum (7,244)
Logan, UT
11/18/2017*
8:00 pm, ATTSNRM
at No. 17 Gonzaga
Phil Knight Invitational
L 66–79  2–2
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
11/20/2017*
8:00 pm
at Portland State
Phil Knight Invitational
L 79–83  2–3
Veterans Memorial Coliseum (804)
Portland, OR
11/24/2017*
1:00 pm
vs. Northeastern
Phil Knight Invitational sub-regional
W 71–67  3–3
Nashville Municipal Auditorium (400)
Nashville, TN
11/26/2017*
11:00 am
vs. New Hampshire
Phil Knight Invitational sub-regional
W 77–63  4–3
Nashville Municipal Auditorium (400)
Nashville, TN
11/28/2017*
6:00 pm
at Valparaiso
MW–MVC Challenge
L 65–72  4–4
Athletics–Recreation Center (2,949)
Valparaiso, IN
12/02/2017*
7:00 pm, ATTSNRM
BYU
Old Oquirrh Bucket
L 66–75  4–5
Smith Spectrum (10,206)
Logan, UT
12/06/2017*
7:00 pm
UC Irvine W 66–75  5–5
Smith Spectrum (5,443)
Logan, UT
12/09/2017*
5:30 pm, P12N
vs. Utah
Old Oquirrh Bucket/Beehive Classic
L 67–77  5–6
Vivint Smart Home Arena (7,729)
Salt Lack City, UT
12/16/2017*
7:00 pm
Life Pacific W 96–62  6–6
Smith Spectrum (6,342)
Logan, UT
12/20/2017*
7:00 pm
Youngstown State W 91–74  7–6
Smith Spectrum (6,054)
Logan, UT
Mountain West regular season
12/27/2017
7:00 pm
San Jose State W 86–72  8–6
(1–0)
Smith Spectrum (6,759)
Logan, UT
12/30/2017
8:00 pm, ESPN3
at San Diego State L 59–79  8–7
(1–1)
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
01/03/2018
7:00 pm
Fresno State W 81–79 OT 9–7
(2–1)
Smith Spectrum (8,276)
Logan, UT
01/06/2018
8:00 pm, ATTSNRM
at UNLV W 85–78  10–7
(3–1)
Thomas & Mack Center (12,386)
Paradise, NV
01/10/2018
7:00 pm
Colorado State L 75–84  10–8
(3–2)
Smith Spectrum (6,144)
Logan, UT
01/13/2018
6:00 pm, ESPN3
at Nevada L 57–83  10–9
(3–3)
Lawlor Events Center (9,976)
Reno, NV
01/17/2018
7:00 pm, Stadium
at Boise State L 67–71  10–10
(3–4)
Taco Bell Arena (7,002)
Boise, ID
01/20/2018
7:00 pm
Wyoming L 77–85  10–11
(3–5)
Smith Spectrum (7,148)
Logan, UT
01/24/2018
7:00 pm
Air Force W 71–49  11–11
(4–5)
Smith Spectrum (6,974)
Logan, UT
01/27/2018
5:00 pm
at Fresno State W 65–62  12–11
(5–5)
Save Mart Center (7,317)
Fresno, CA
01/31/2018
7:00 pm
New Mexico W 89–80  13–11
(6–5)
Smith Spectrum (6,345)
Logan, UT
02/07/2018
7:00 pm
at Wyoming L 65–83  13–12
(6–6)
Arena-Auditorium (4,672)
Laramie, WY
02/10/2018
7:00 pm, ATTSNRM
Boise State W 71–65  14–12
(7–6)
Smith Spectrum (8,421)
Logan, UT
02/14/2018
7:00 pm
at New Mexico L 63–78  14–13
(7–7)
The Pit (9,737)
Albuquerque, NM
02/17/2018
4:00 pm, CBSSN
No. 24 Nevada L 87–93  14–14
(7–8)
Smith Spectrum (5,796)
Logan, UT
02/24/2018
2:00 pm
at Air Force L 65–75  14–15
(7–9)
Clune Arena (3,267)
Colorado Springs, CO
02/28/2018
8:00 pm
at San Jose State L 62–64  14–16
(7–10)
Event Center Arena (1,761)
San Jose, CA
03/03/2018
7:00 pm, ESPN3
UNLV W 79–67  15–16
(8–10)
Smith Spectrum (5,853)
Logan, UT
Mountain West Tournament
03/07/2018
2:30 pm, Stadium
(7) vs. (10) Colorado State
First round
W 76–65  16–16
Thomas & Mack Center (4,994)
Paradise, NV
03/08/2018
7:00 pm, CBSSN
(7) vs. (2) Boise State
Quarterfinals
W 78–75  17–16
Thomas & Mack Center (7,138)
Paradise, NV
03/09/2018
8:30 pm, CBSSN
(7) vs. (3) New Mexico
Semifinals
L 68–83  17–17
Thomas & Mack Center (8,224)
Paradise, NV
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Mountain Source[10].

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greene, Dana (March 11, 2018). "Utah State fires head basketball coach Tim Duryea". Good4Utah. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  2. ^ "Source: Utah State set to hire South Dakota's Craig Smith as new basketball coach". Retrieved 2018-03-26.
  3. ^ Garry, Mick (March 26, 2018). "South Dakota's Craig Smith named men's basketball coach at Utah State". Sioux Falls Argus Leader. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  4. ^ "San Jose State vs. Utah State - Game Recap - March 8, 2017 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-10-26.
  5. ^ "Utah State vs. Nevada - Game Recap - March 9, 2017 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-10-26.
  6. ^ Bales, Kenzie. "Nevada defeats Utah State in quarterfinals of Mountain West Tournament". KRNV. Retrieved 2017-10-26.
  7. ^ "Nevada Predicted to Win 2017-18 Mountain West Men's Basketball Regular-Season Title". Retrieved 2017-10-26.
  8. ^ "Mountain West Announces 2017-18 Men's Basketball Preseason All-Conference Team". Retrieved 2017-10-26.
  9. ^ "Utah State 2017–18 roster". UtahStateAggies.com. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  10. ^ "Utah State 2017–18 schedule". UtahStateAggies.com. Retrieved October 11, 2017.