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Utah State basketball: For Preston Medlin, family really does come first
USU basketball » Despite living in Texas, guard’s parents have made every home game.

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But while most consider this a rebuilding season, Medlin sees the opportunity to make noise in the coming month.

"We know what we have to do," Medlin said. "We have to win the WAC tournament. We have a chance to make a move. No way we’re going to give up on this season."

At a glance

Preston Medlin file

» Averages 15 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists per game.

» Redshirted last season.

» Played as a true freshman and scored eight points to help beat BYU.

» Averaged 22.5 points per game as a high school senior.

New Mexico State at Utah State

At the Spectrum (Logan)

Tipoff » Saturday, 1 p.m.

TV »   ESPN2

Radio » 97.5 FM

Records » New Mexico State 17-8, Utah State 13-12

Series record » Utah State leads 35-28

Last meeting » New Mexico State 80, Utah State 60

About New Mexico State » Wendell McKines is one of the best players in the league, averaging 18 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. … This is the 10th-oldest rivalry in Utah State history. … Hernst Laroche averages 11 points and 3.5 assists per game. … New Mexico State allows 68.7 points per game. … New Mexico State hasn’t won in Logan in six years.

About Utah State » Preston Medlin and Kyisean Reed combined for 22 points in Thursday’s victory over Louisiana Tech. … The Aggies are 11-2 when they foul fewer than their opponents. … The Aggies are 4-3 this year when holding opponents under 60 points. … Brockeith Pane has 17 double-figure scoring games this season

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