Bovine Blog: Previewing Utah State Vs. East Tennessee State

Dec 20, 2023, 4:31 PM | Updated: 4:32 pm

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Utah State senior guard Ian Martinez shoots against San Francisco at Delta Center on Saturday, December 16.

LOGAN, Utah – Utah State will put the nation’s fifth-longest winning streak on the line when they host East Tennessee State this weekend.

The Aggies come into the matchup riding a ten-game winning streak. USU won its last two games by a combined three points.

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USU senior point guard Darius Brown II continues to lead the country in assist-to-turnover ratio (5.35) and is second in the nation with 7.6 assists per game.

Utah State’s 11-1 start under first-year head coach Danny Sprinkle is the best start for a head coach in program history. The Aggies enter this week ranked 31st in NET.

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Previewing East Tennessee State

Brooks Savage is in his first season leading the Buccaneers after working as an ETSU assistant coach from 2015-2020. East Tennessee State averages 71.8 points per game while allowing 67.3 points per game.

ETSU comes in on a three-game winning streak but is 1-4 away from home.

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Graduate senior guard Ebby Asamoah leads three double-digit scorers with 16.2 points per contest on 43 percent shooting and 43 percent from deep. Junior guard Quimari Peterson adds 13.2 points while dishing out a team-high 3.7 assists per game. Junior forward Jaden Seymour is averaging 11.9 points and a team-leading 6.9 rebounds per game.

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The Aggies host East Tennessee State (6-4) on Friday, December 22. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. (MT). This will be the first game between these two programs.

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