Utah State men’s and women’s basketball conference schedule announced – Utah News

Utah State men’s and women’s basketball conference schedule announced – Utah News

The 2017-18 Utah State basketball schedule has been finalized as the Mountain West announced the conference schedule on Tuesday.

The men’s team opens with a home game against San Jose State on Dec. 27. Alternatively, the women will start their conference slate on the road against SJSU the following day, on Dec. 28.

The men are 2-0 in conference openers against the Spartans, winning in both 2014 and 2015. Last season, the Aggies opened against Boise State, with the men losing narrowly at home and the women falling in a road matchup.  

San Diego State and Colorado State are the only conference opponents the Aggies will play once, with those games coming Dec. 30 and Jan. 10, respectively.

Utah State will only play two home games during Christmas break, as opposed to the three games the men played last year when fewer students were on campus.

The Aggie men will play rival Boise State in the road matchup on Jan. 17 and in Logan on Feb. 10. The women will flip the locations and play the Broncos on the same days.

Reigning MW champions Nevada will host the Aggies in Reno on Jan. 13 and will travel to Logan on Feb. 17.

The Aggies will close their season against the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for the second straight year on Mar. 3, this time in the friendly confines of the Spectrum. The women’s team will host SJSU for their final home game on Feb. 27.

Last year saw an eighth-place finish from the men’s team, who ended with a 7-11 record in conference play and an overall record of 14-17. The Aggies were 6-3 at home against conference foes but a subpar 1-8 away from Logan.

The women finished 17-15 and 9-9 in…

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