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College basketball: How Utah's NCAA D-1 men's programs finished

Published: Monday, March 18 2013 2:58 p.m. MDT

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Record: 21-10 (11-7, Western Athletic Conference)


Conference tournament: Lost in WAC quarterfinals to UT Arlington


Where they ended up: Season over


How they got there: Like BYU, the Aggies' 21 wins weren't nearly as impressive as they looked due to who they came against. Not enough significant wins really hurt, as did losses against teams USU should have beaten.


Injuries led to a middling record in the watered-down WAC, where a four-game, in-conference losing streak really forced the Aggies to rely on its tournament performance.


That didn't work out, either, as USU bowed out in the first game of its last WAC Tournament appearance before heading to the Mountain West Conference.


Where they go from here: Simply getting healthy would solve a lot of problems, especially with Kyisean Reed as the only senior leaving this summer.


Preston Medlin, Marcel Davis, Spencer Butterfield and Jarred Shaw offer plenty of firepower for the future. The only question is whether it will be enough in a conference that boasts five teams in the NCAA Tournament in 2013.

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BigCougar
Bountiful, UT

You left out the return of former starter Kyle Collinsworth who will bring a lot of stability to the guard/small forward groups and even some to the PG role. He is the "glue" guy that was missing last season and will be the guy next season that seems to always be in the right place at the right time.

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