Utah State men’s basketball gets two games added back to its schedule
Aggies will play Wyoming and Fresno State in March.
Utah State's Neemias Queta (23) competes for a rebound with UNLV's Cheikh Mbacke Diong, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
The Utah State men’s basketball team will reclaim two games lost to the pandemic.
The Mountain West Conference announced Tuesday that it rescheduled several games that were previously postponed due to COVID-19. The Aggies in recent weeks had three consecutive games taken off their schedule — one against Fresno State and two against Wyoming.
But the Aggies will now play Wyoming at home March 4 and Fresno State on the road March 6. The other game against Wyoming won’t be rescheduled.
This comes at a welcome time for the Aggies, who just lost back-to-back games against Boise State and are experiencing a lull on the defensive end
Coach Craig Smith stressed after Saturday’s loss to the Broncos the importance of his team getting some more time on the court. The Aggies not only missed those three games, but also have a week between contests.
“We need to get some games and find our rhythm again and figure some of this stuff out,” Smith said.
Utah State plays its final two-game series of the regular season against Nevada on Friday and Sunday at The Spectrum.
The Aggies are 14-7 overall this season and sit fourth in the Mountain West with a conference record of 11-4. Utah State currently sits on the bubble of an NCAA Tournament bid
, per ESPN projections.