MEN'S BASKETBALL: The Aggies concluded their first full week of practice with a closed scrimmage Saturday morning in the Smith Spectrum as veteran head coach Stew Morrill ran his team through four 10-minute sessions.
Brady Jardine led Utah State during the scrimmage with 21 points, 12 rebounds and three steals as the junior forward was 7-of-10 from the field and a perfect 7-of-7 at the free throw line. Junior guard Brockeith Pane, a transfer from Midland (Texas) JC, finished with 19 points and four assists as he was 7-of-10 from the field and a perfect 4-of-4 at the free throw line.
Two other post players shined for Utah State Saturday as senior forward Matt Formisano scored 19 points on 9-of-12 shooting, while redshirt junior forward Morgan Grim had 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting.
Senior guard/forward Pooh Williams also scored in double-figures for USU as he finished the scrimmage with 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting, including 2-of-3 from three-point range and 1-of-2 at the charity stripe.
Other notable performers Saturday included senior forward Tai Wesley and senior guard Tyler Newbold as each scored eight points, while sophomore guard Preston Medlin had a scrimmage-high seven assists and three steals, with no turnovers.
As a team, Utah State shot 58.1 percent from the field (50-86) during the scrimmage, including 33.3 percent from three-point range (6-18) and 73.1 percent at the free throw line (19-26). The two teams also combined for 33 assists, 24 turnovers and 15 steals.
Utah State will hold its final dress-rehearsal of the preseason on Wednesday, Oct. 27 with its annual Blue-White scrimmage, sponsored by Macey's, at 7 p.m. The scrimmage is free to the public and doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Utah State's first exhibition game of the year will be on Oct. 30 against Universite Laval at 7 p.m.
WOMEN'S SOCCER: The Aggies conclude their brief two-match road trip on Sunday, Oct. 24 against San Jose State at 2 p.m. The match is the final Western Athletic Conference regular-season road trip for the Aggies.
USU (8-5-5, 4-1-1 WAC) is 3-1-2 against San Jose State in the team's six meetings since Utah State joined the WAC. Last season, the Aggies and the Spartans battled to a 1-1 double overtime tie in Logan. Utah State captured its first WAC Tournament win against the Spartans, 4-0, in 2007. The Aggies' only loss against the Spartans came in 2005, falling 4-2, in San Jose.
Last time out, Utah State had its six-match unbeaten streak stopped against Fresno State, 1-0, on Friday. A late Bulldog goal put a halt to the Aggie unbeaten streak. Both senior forward Lauren Hansen and junior forward Shantel Flanary had three shots to lead the way for Utah State.
Hansen still stands on the cusp of history. Hansen stands alone in second place in career goals scored with 34. She is one goal away from tying Jayme Gordy (1997-2000) for first place in career goals. She still has 77 career points, tying her with Gordy's career total.
Following the match against the Spartans, Utah State returns home for its final regular-season match of the season against Hawaii on Oct. 31 at 1 p.m. Utah State will honor its three seasons, Stefani Shiozaki, Heather Pond and Lauren Hansen.
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