Top 7 moments in the last 14 meetings between BYU and USU basketball

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 19 2013 2:42 p.m. MST

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Steve Cleveland's final year at the helm for the Cougars, 2004-05, was as trouble-filled as any BYU hoops fans have seen. The Cougars posted a 9-21 record that season, losing to the Aggies twice in the only home-and-away series between the schools during the last 15 seasons.

The second loss to the Aggies of 2004 was particularly bitter for Cougar fans. Not only was the Cougar loss the most disparate of the last 14 games, but it was the first time that Utah State had managed a win in Provo since 1985.

"It's good to get this one off our backs," said Utah State forward Nate Harris said of the game. "We knew we could win here — it was a matter of coming in here and executing and getting the job done."

Those two losses, combined with the other 19 BYU suffered in the 2004-05 season, prompted the promotion of a little-known former Dixie State head coach to the head job in Provo, and BYU hoops would never be the same.

From 2003 to 2005, three of the four games in the series were in Logan, and the Aggies rolled off four straight wins.

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