10 to tune in: The most intriguing non-conference matchups for local college basketball teams

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 6 2013 1:49 p.m. MST

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Opening night of Utah State's schedule has typically been reserved for an in-state rival or a lesser-known opponent. That's not the case this year.

Instead, the Aggies will welcome the Pac-12's Trojans to the Smith Spectrum to open the regular season. Utah State is coming off an injury-plagued 21-10 season, while USC hasn't been to the postseason for two straight years.

Regardless, the Aggies have the chance to wash away some of last year's frustrations with a solid victory over USC and new coach Andy Enfield on Friday.
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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Isn't it funny that byu has "big" games at Stanford and Oregon.

Utah has those games two. In fact twice. Each.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

Chris B

Salt Lake City, UT

Isn't it funny that byu has "big" games at Stanford and Oregon.

Utah has those games two. In fact twice. Each.

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If you read the title of the article, you will understand.

Besides, the games with BYU will be competative.

Ummmmm, LOLOLOLOLOLOL, I think...

bfowers
Roy, UT

If you read the title it states "The most intriguing non-conference matchups". I believe that Utah, Stanford and Oregon are all in the PAC-12. Besides BYU has a chance to beat those two, Utah well....not so much

thompbl
Brigham City, UT

Back at Chris B

Isn't it funny that byu has "big" games at Stanford and Oregon.

Utah has those games two. In fact twice. Each.

Isn't it funny that Utah has a "big" games at Boise.

Utah State has that game too. In fact twice.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

bfowers, Utah has already beaten both of those teams in the last two years. Why wouldn't they have a chance?

Aggie 4 Life
North Ogden, UT

A little surprised that the Mississippi State game at Utah State didn't make the list. How often do you see a SEC team making the trip to Logan....? Come on Desnews. The list looks great except for that game being left off!

BluedevilUte
PAYSON, UT

This Utah team is very good. That being said they should take fourth place in the PAC. Arizona, UCLA, and Oregon are legit championship contenders. I think Utah goes dancing this year and gets a 6 or 7 seed. Utah finally has depth, size, and athletes to compete with the elite in this conference. Go Utes!!!

Tilka
PORTLAND, OR

Setting aside the delusional comment that the Utes will be fourth place in the PAC and go to the NCAA tournament, I do believe that they will probably beat BYU this year.

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