Home games against Colorado State and Utah and road games at Fresno State and Brigham Young highlight the 1998-99 Utah State University basketball schedule announced this week.
Seventeen home games, including an annual Delta Center contest, dot the Aggies' schedule, including a Dec. 5 matchup with Colorado State, the last team to defeat USU at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. Since that loss in the 1996-97 season, Utah State has won 25 consecutive home games, the second-longest active streak in the nation, behind Kansas' 58 home victories.Utah State will also host 1998 NCAA runner-up Utah on Dec. 23 and will invite Weber State for a Dec. 19 game at the Delta Center. The Aggies' non-conference road games include matchups at San Diego State, Fresno State and Brigham Young.
Utah State returns six letterwinners from last year's record-setting 25-win team, which claimed the Big West Championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. Among the returnees are starting center Donnie Johnson and starting forward Pharoah Davis.
1998-99 Utah State basketball schedule
Mon. Nov. 9 SIMON FRASER 7:05 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 14 NEXT LEVEL 7:05 p.m.
Fri. Nov. 20 COLO.-COLO. SPRINGS 7:05 p.m.
Tue. Nov. 24 at San Diego State 8:05 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 28 WHITWORTH 7:05 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 5 COLORADO STATE 7:05 p.m.
Thu. Dec. 10 at Fresno State 8 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 19 vs. Weber State 7:05 p.m.
at the Delta Center
Wed. Dec. 23 UTAH 7:05 p.m.
Tue. Dec. 29 GOSSNER CLASSIC
Troy St. vs. Lafayette 5:30 p.m.
Norfolk State vs. USU 8:05 p.m.
Wed. Dec. 30 Consolation 5:30 p.m.
Championship 8:05 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 2 at Brigham Young 3 p.m.
Thu. Jan. 7 at Pacific* 8 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 9 at Long Beach State* 8:05 p.m.
Thu. Jan. 14CAL POLY* 7:05 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 16 UC SANTA BARBARA* 7:05 p.m.
Thu. Jan. 21at Boise State* 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 23 at Idaho* 8:05 p.m.
Thu. Jan. 28NORTH TEXAS* 7:05 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 30 NEW MEXICO STATE* 7:05 p.m.
Thu. Feb. 4 at CS Fullerton* 8:05 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 6 at Nevada* 8:35 p.m.
Thu. Feb. 11UC IRVINE* 7:05 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 13 NEVADA* 7:05 p.m.
Thu. Feb. 18IDAHO* 7:05 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 20 BOISE STATE* 7:05 p.m.
Thu. Feb. 25at New Mexico State* 7 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 27 at North Texas* 6:35 p.m.
Fri. Mar. 5 Big West Tournament TBA
Home games ALL CAPS; *-Big West Conference games; All times are Mountain and subject to change.