USU basketball: Aggie men's basketball hosting Simon Fraser in second and final exhibition Saturday

By Doug Hoffman

For the Deseret News

Published: Saturday, Nov. 3 2012 8:33 a.m. MDT

In its second and final exhibition of the 2012-13 season, Utah State men's basketball will host Simon Fraser on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

USU is coming off a 76-44 win over Grand Canyon on Oct. 26 in the Aggies' first exhibition of the season. Simon Fraser plays at Utah on Friday night in an exhibition contest before coming to Logan for Saturday's game.

Utah State has won 10 exhibition games in a row with its last exhibition loss coming on Oct. 31, 2007 to EA Sports, 86-81. Overall, USU is 22-5 (.815) in exhibition games under head coach Stew Morrill.

Saturday is USU’s first meeting with Simon Fraser since the 1999-2000 season-opener, won by USU, 78-57. The Aggies and the Clan have met a total of six times.

If fans happen to not be able to make it to Saturday's game, they can follow the action on the radio, broadcast on KVNU (610 AM/102.1 FM) and KLZX (95.9 FM) in Logan, KZNS (97.5 FM) in Salt Lake City, KZNU (1450 AM) in St. George, KVEL (920 AM) in Vernal, KRPX (95.3 FM) in Price, and KLZX (105.3 FM) in Montpelier, Idaho, as well as online. Al Lewis serves as the play-by-play announcer, while Rod Tueller serves as the analyst during home games and select road games.

The USU men's basketball pre-game show will start at 6 p.m. following the Aggie football post-game show after the USU-Texas State football game.

In addition to season tickets being on sale, the Utah State Athletics Ticket Office has five different ticket packages for fans that want to watch men's basketball games this season but are unable to attend every game. Fans can choose from a West Coast Package, Saturday Package, Aggie Football/Basketball Doubleheader Package, Gossner Tournament Package and a Western Athletic Conference Package.

The West Coast Package is a four-game set for $60 that includes games against Saint Mary's (11/15), Western Oregon (12/8), Seattle (1/3) and San Jose State (1/11). The Saturday Package also is a four-game set for $60 consisting of games against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (11/17), Western Oregon (12/8), Idaho (1/5) and New Mexico State (2/16). The Aggie Football/Basketball Doubleheader Package is for Saturday, Nov. 24 and gets fans into the USU football vs. Idaho game that afternoon and the USU men's basketball vs. Weber State game that night for $30. The Gossner Package includes all six games of the World Vision Challenge, sponsored by Gossner Foods (12/20-22) for $40. The WAC Weekend Package is a three-game set for $45 including games against San Jose State (1/11), Louisiana Tech (1/26) and UTSA (3/9).

To order a package or for more information, fans can contact the USU Athletics Ticket Office over the phone by calling 1-888-USTATE-1 or 435-797-0305 during regular hours of operation. Fans can also buy their tickets in person at the USU Ticket Office inside the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum or online.

Utah State men's basketball season tickets for the 2012-13 season are also on sale at the USU Ticket Office. Ticket prices are $230 in non-priority areas and $220 in priority areas, which have Big Blue Scholarship Fund per seat commitment fees apply, ranging from $100-$900 per seat in addition to ticket cost.

Family Plans are also available for purchase at $800 (two adults and three Jr Aggies). Please be aware that there is a limit of one Family Plan per household.

USU will tip off the regular-season schedule by hosting Idaho State on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. USU opens the season with four-straight home games at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

Doug Hoffman is the assistant athletic director for Utah State University Athletic Media Relations.

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