10:00 PM ET, March 12, 2011
Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
LAS VEGAS -- One by one, Utah State's players climbed the ladder to claim snippets of nylon as their fans, the ones who made the Orleans Arena feel a lot like Logan, massed at center court.After waiting to get an NCAA invite a year ago, the Aggies had done it on their own this time -- and it sure felt sweet.
• The Aggies won their second WAC tournament championship and advanced to the NCAA tournament for the 20th time and third straight year.
• Tai Wesley and Brockeith Pane both led the Aggies with 19 points.
• Utah State went 17-1 against WAC opponents this season and beat Boise State for the sixth straight time.
• The Aggies won their eighth straight game and tied a school record with their 30th win -- the second time in the past three seasons they've won 30 games.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
NCAA Tournament Automatic Bids
Teams that have clinched automatic bids to the 2011 men's NCAA tournament:
|Morehead State||Ohio Valley|
|Indiana State||Missouri Valley|
|Arkansas-Little Rock||Sun Belt|
|Northern Colorado||Big Sky|
|Boston University||America East|
|San Diego State||Mountain West|
|UC Santa Barbara||Big West|
|Ohio State||Big Ten|
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||23-58 (.397)||26-49 (.531)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-26 (.231)||3-8 (.375)|
|FT Made-Attempted||17-21 (.810)||22-26 (.846)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||22 (0/0)||17 (0/0)|