NCAA Tournament March Madness

#42 Utah St

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Projected seed: 6

Utah State emerges as a team with a solid shot in the tournament given their performance in one of the mid-major conferences that often amps up its competitiveness come March. The Aggies’ overall record is peppered with some critical wins, such as those against Colorado State and San Diego State, signaling their ability to handle high-caliber teams. However, the loss to New Mexico, also a key conference rival, coupled with a bit of an inconsistent defense as suggested by their performance, shows some vulnerability. The narrow escapes against mid-tier teams like San Jose State imply an area for improvement in game control. One opportunity to shore up their standing would be the rematch with San Diego State, using it as a platform to consolidate their ability to compete on neutral grounds or as an underdog—an essential trait come tournament time.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/14Southern Utah252W93-84
11/21(N)SF Austin161W79-49
11/28@St Louis196W81-76
12/2UC Irvine72W79-69
12/6San Diego248W108-81
12/13@Santa Clara111W84-82
12/16(N)San Francisco87W54-53
1/2@Air Force290W88-60
1/6Colorado St31W77-72
1/16@New Mexico37L99-86
1/20Fresno St195W83-62
1/27@Boise St55W90-84
1/30San Jose St254W82-61
2/3@San Diego St20L81-67
2/10Boise St55W80-61
2/17@Colorado St31L75-55
2/20San Diego St20W68-63
2/27@Fresno St195W77-73
3/1Air Force290W72-60
3/6@San Jose St25480%
3/9New Mexico3761%