LOGAN It could be a record-setting night in Logan tonight for Utah State coach Stew Morrill and senior guard Jaycee Carroll.
With a victory over Boise State (12-4, 3-1), Morrill, who has 225 career victories at Utah State, will become the all-time wins leader, passing legendary coach E. Lowell Romney.
Carroll, just by starting the game, will tie Greg Grant for the most games started (115), and with 25 minutes played he will pass Grant for the all-time leader in minutes played, and with 31 points he would pass Grant for the granddaddy of all records most points scored in school history.
If Carroll is ambitious he could pass Tony Brown in three-pointers attempted if he fires up 18. His career high in three-point attempts in a game in 16 at New Mexico State two seasons ago.
As for the points mark, Carroll has two of his seven career 30-point games this year, but in four career games against Boise State, his high is 19.
The game tips at 7 p.m. at the Smith Spectrum.
In past year, and for that matter, games this year, the Aggies have needed Carroll, who leads the Aggies in scoring at 21.2 points a game, to produce eye-popping numbers to get wins but not as of late.
For the third straight game this year, someone other than Carroll has led the team in scoring, and they won all three. In the first 13 games, the Aggies were 0-4 when someone other than Carroll weighed down the score book and 8-1 when he did.
When he scores 20 points or more the Aggies are 9-1 this season and 37-7 in his career.
He is coming off one of his worst outings of the year when he was 5-of-16 from the field (1-of-6 from the three-point line) for 15 points in the Aggies' 74-62 win over New Mexico State last Saturday.
The Aggies have won seven straight games overall, and those wins coincide with freshmen Tai Wesley and Tyler Newbold moving into the starting line-up.
Utah State, however, will have to battle a senior-laden Boise State line-up which is led by the inside play of Matt Nelson and Reggie Larry, while Tyler Tiedeman and Matt Bauscher can knock down the three-pointer.
Larry leads the Broncos in scoring and rebounding at 19.4 and 8.9, respectively, while Nelson is at 16.5 and 8.0, respectively.
Tiedeman (37) and Bauscher (22) are 1-2 in three-pointers made, while Larry is third (20).
"I think this might be the best Boise State team that we've played against since we've been in the WAC," Utah State assistant coach Don Verlin said. "Coach (Greg) Graham has done an outstanding job with this program, and obviously their two big guys (Larry and Nelson) and the numbers they are putting up together in points and rebounding are our main concern and a big concern of ours because we start two new guys in those spots with Gary Wilkinson and Tai Wesley. That will be the key to the game if we can slow down those two big guys."The Aggies lead the all-time series 19-6, but they need some late magic to beat the Broncos last year in Logan after trailing by 11 with 4:35 left. Chaz Spicer, who had the knack of winning games late, recorded a three-point play with seven seconds left to earn the win.
Aggies on the air
Boise State (12-4, 3-1) at Utah State (12-5, 2-0)
Tonight, 7 p.m.TV: None Radio: 610 AM, 95.9 FM (Logan), 1230 or 1320 AM (S.L.)
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