Twenty wins! 11 in a row! But who's counting
By Doug Layne
The 62-53 win over the Pack improves the Aggies' record to 20-5, which gives the Aggie basketball team its second best start ever as a team. The Aggies also have won six consecutive games on the road, which ties a school record, and they hold the second-longest winning streak in the nation at 11 games.
The Aggies, who just played the Pack a week ago in Logan, found themselves down early in the Lawlor Events center.
The Aggies then used a 16-5 run lead by Shawn Daniels, who scored two of his 15 points on a rebound basket. The Aggies later in the first half saw their biggest lead of the game when Curtis Bobb threw the ball down the court to a wide-open Bernard Rock to put the Aggies up 27-15.
The Wolfpack then went on a 10-4 run lead by Donny Guerinoni hit back to back threes including a lay up to cut the lead down to six at the end of the first half.
The second half got ugly as USU went 1 for 10. Guereinoni continued to lead the Pack back into the game as he tied the game at 33. Guereinoni then nailed a three-pointer to give the Pack the lead at 36-33.
That margin did not last long as Daniels helped give the Aggies the lead for good when he went to the foul line to help Aggies make their last 15 foul shots on the night.
The bench players came up big for USU as they scored 16 of the Aggies' points, including Dion Bailey when he dunked the ball to help the Aggies to a 12-2 run.
The Aggie defense came up big on the night as, unlike last week when Richard Stirgus had 17 rebounds, they held him to less then a handful.
"We put a body on him" Shawn Daniels told a radio interviewer after the game.
USU has now clinched a spot in the Big West Tournament with the win over the Pack.
The Aggies will be home on Saturday night, where they look to continue to rewrite the record books.