LOGAN, Utah – Utah State men’s basketball is receiving votes in both The Associated Press and USA Today Coaches poll for the second consecutive weeks. The Aggies garnered 34 votes in the AP poll and 19 in the USA Today Coaches poll to rank No. 29 in the nation in both polls.
Before its recent spot in the polls, Utah State last appeared in the national rankings on Jan. 14, 2013, starting the year with a 14-1 record and receiving one vote in the AP poll to tie for 37th and two votes in the Coaches poll to rank tied for 36th.
USU finished its regular season with a 100-96 overtime victory at Colorado State last week to secure a share of the Mountain West regular season championship, its 17th conference championship in school history and the first for the Aggies since the 2010-11 season as members of the Western Athletic Conference.
Utah State enters the Mountain West Tournament this week as the No. 2 seed after wrapping up the regular season with an overall mark of 25-6, including a 15-3 ledger in league games. The Aggies’ 25 victories are the most since the 2010-11 season, while the 15 league wins are the third-most conference victories in school history.
USU will face the winner of seventh-seeded New Mexico (13-17, 7-11) and 10th-seeded Wyoming (8-23, 4-14) in a quarterfinal game on Thursday, March 14, at 7 p.m. (MT). The game will be televised live on CBS Sports Network (Comcast Ch. 269, DirecTV Ch. 221, Dish Ch. 158). If USU advances to the semifinals it will play at 9:30 p.m. (MT) on Friday, March 15, on CBS Sports Network, while the championship game will be on Saturday, March 16, at 4 p.m. (MT) on CBS.