Utah State Basketball Pictorial Roster 2013-14

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It’s that time of year again! Time to try and piece together the team for the upcoming basketball season! We’ve done just that at USUStats.com with our annual “Pictorial Roster“. Check it out by clicking below, and feel free to post questions, comments, or predictions on any of the players you see on the roster.

2013-14 Utah State Basketball Pictorial Roster

Also feel free to reminisce and check out the rosters from past seasons by changing the season in the drop down box at the top of the page (once you click the link above).

2014 Mountain West Conference Basketball Tournament Brackets

MWC Tournament LogoThe Mountain West Conference announced the 2014 Basketball Tournament format and schedule yesterday. With a little help from ProvoAggie at USUFans.com, we now have actual brackets of both the Men’s and Women’s tournaments as well (see below).

The tournament will be held from March 10-15 in Las Vegas, Nevada at UNLV’s home stadium, the Thomas and Mack Center. The format of both tournaments will consist of three opening round games played by the #6-11 seeds. The winners of those games will advance to face the #1, #2, and #3 seeds in the quarterfinals. The women will open play on Monday March 10th and will play their quarterfinals games on Tuesday March 11th before waiting until Friday to start the semifinals. The Men will play their opening round games on Wednesday March 12, and continue each day until the conference championship game on Saturday.

Men’s Tournament Bracket || PDF Format
2014 MWC Men's Basketball Tournament Bracket

Women’s Tournament Bracket || PDF Format
2014 MWC Women's Basketball Tournament Bracket

Full Schedule:

MONDAY, MARCH 10
Session #1

Game #1 2:00 p.m. #8 Women’s Seed vs. #9 Women’s Seed
Game#2 4:30 p.m. #7 Women’s Seed vs. #10 Women’s Seed
Game #3 7:00 p.m. #6 Women’s Seed vs. #11 Women’s Seed

TUESDAY, MARCH 11
Session #2

Game #4 12 noon #1 Women’s Seed vs. Game #1 Winner
Game #5 2:30 p.m. #4 Women’s Seed vs. #5 Women’s Seed

Session #3
Game #6 6:00 p.m. #2 Women’s Seed vs. Game #2 Winner
Game #7 8:30 p.m. #3 Women’s Seed vs. Game #3 Winner

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12
Session #4

Game #8 2:00 p.m. #8 Men’s Seed vs. #9 Men’s Seed
Game #9 4:30 p.m. #7 Men’s Seed vs. #10 Men’s Seed
Game #10 7:00 p.m. #6 Men’s Seed vs. #11 Men’s Seed

THURSDAY, MARCH 13
Session #5

Game #11 12 noon #1 Men’s Seed vs. Game #8 Winner
Game #12 2:30 p.m. #4 Men’s Seed vs. #5 Men’s Seed

Session #6
Game #13 6:00 p.m. #2 Men’s Seed vs. Game #9 Winner
Game #14 8:30 p.m. #3 Men’s Seed vs. Game #10 Winner

FRIDAY, MARCH 14
Session #7

Game #15 12 noon Game #4 Winner vs. Game #5 Winner
Game #16 2:30 p.m. Game #6 Winner vs. Game #7 Winner

Session #8
Game #17 6:00 p.m. Game #11 Winner vs. Game #12 Winner
Game #18 8:30 p.m. Game #13 Winner vs. Game #14 Winner

SATURDAY, MARCH 15
Session #9

Game #19 TBD Women’s Championship Game
Game #20 TBD . Men’s Championship Game

USUFans Challenge BBSF 2013 – Join the Climb!

It’s that time of year again! Time for the USUFans Big Blue Scholarship Fund Challenge! Our partner site USUFans.com has set up a “USUFans Challenge” to help raise funds for the Big Blue Scholarship Fund. Last year we raised nearly $28,000, and this year’s goal is to increase donations by 10% to reach $30,500. Being an Aggie sports fan has never been better, and it’s the perfect time to show you support our athletes by contributing to their scholarships!

Everyone that donates will receive some Aggie memorabilia, and there are several rewards (prizes) that will be given out in a drawing at the end of the challenge to anyone who donates through the site. Interested in autographed sports cards from Aggie greats? How about a brand new piece of the Aggie Blue turf cut from the end zone in Romney Stadium? Head on over and check it out! Anyone who donates a minimum of $25 will receive a Robert Turbin, Bobby Wagner, and/or Chuck Jacobs rookie card!

USUFans Challenge – BBSF 2013

Jalen Moore’s Buzzer Beater on ESPN SportsCenter (Video)

In case you missed it, here’s a clip from tonight’s ESPN SportsCenter. They had a section about high school basketball buzzer beaters that featured future Aggie Jalen Moore. This video was shown on ESPN2 SportsCenter directly shortly after the game.

UPDATE: Later on ESPN, Jalen made the opening highlights and leading top stories. Here’s that video:

ANOTHER UPDATE: Jalen made #2 on the SportsCenter Top 10 Plays tonight:

Hayden Weichers talks about signing with Utah State (Video)

While looking for some highlight of some of our new football signees I came across this interview of one of the most interesting stories this recruiting year. Hayden Weichers, a 6-0, 170 lb wide receiver from Bingham High School comes from a long line of BYU Cougars. He had committed early to BYU, but was recruited heavily by both BYU and Utah State. In December Hayden decided to decommit from BYU to sign with Utah State and was instantly a fan favorite in Logan.

Here’s an interview with Hayden filmed yesterday on National Letter of Intent day. Enjoy.

And just for good measure, here’s a nice highlight clip of Weichers.

Utah State to face Illinois State in the BracketBuster

Illinois State LogoSo much for regional matchups. Just when I was pretty sure Utah State would see a regional matchup with Montana, Pacific, or even UC Irvine, ESPN sent us a team from back east. The Illinois State Redbirds will be visiting the Spectrum on Saturday February 23rd at 7:00 Mountain Time.

While the game is not televised on the ESPN networks, there is still a chance that it may be picked up by KMYU TV in Utah. Last year it was announced two days before game day that the BracketBuster game against UC Santa Barbara was to be televised on KMYU.

Utah State has faced Illinois State 5 times and has won 2 of those match ups. Two of the games were NIT contests (both won by Illinois State). For a full history between the two schools check out the Illinois State page at USUStats.com.

Utah State Football Appreciation Night (Video)

For those of you who missed it, here is some footage of the 2012 Utah State Aggie Football Team at the Spectrum for the Football Appreciation Night. Coach Wells and the team was available for autographs before the game and came out at halftime to show their WAC Championship and Famous Idaho Potato Bowl trophies.

Enjoy.

Update on 2014 Aggie Recruit Rashard Figures

Rashard FiguresWe had this video sent to us today, and thought we would share it with Aggie Nation. Rashard Figures is a 6’4″ 195lb shooting guard playing his high school ball at Hackensack High School in New Jersey. He’s currently a Junior (Class of 2014).

Rashad who has offers from Utah State, Rhode Island, St. Joeseph’s, and Seton hall, is known for his long range shooting ability as well as his ability to slash and take the ball to the hoop. Other teams that have shown interest are UConn, Georgetown, USC, St. John’s, Virginia, Maryland, Iona, Depaul, Boston, and Rutgers.

Check out Rashard’s ESPN Profile.