Utah State Aggies Draws TCU Horned Frogs In 2024 NCAA Tournament

Mar 17, 2024, 4:29 PM | Updated: 4:35 pm

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LOGAN, UT - JANUARY 20 : Great Osobor #1 of the Utah State Aggies celebrates during the final seconds of their game against the Fresno State Bulldogs at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum the on January 20, 2024 in Logan, Utah.

LOGAN, Utah— In a season that surpassed all expectations, Utah State (27-5) earned the right to wear its home whites as an eight-seed in the 2024 NCAA Tournament.

Eighth-seeded USU will travel to Indianapolis, Indiana, on Friday, March 22, for a first-round matchup with TCU. This is the fifth time in program history that the Aggies have received an at-large bid.

The Aggies learned their fate along with the rest of the world during the NCAA Tournament Selection Show on Sunday, March 17.

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After rising to its highest AP ranking (16th) since 2019-20, No. 18 Utah State matches the eight-seed it received in the 2019 NCAA Tournament. The Washington Huskies blew out that Aggie team 78-61.

The Aggies are 6-25 overall and have lost ten straight NCAA tournament games dating back to 2001.

USU won its first outright Mountain West regular season title and finished the year with a 14-4 record in conference play.


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The Aggies had a 17-point lead and all the momentum in the first half, but a careless backcourt foul from Great Osobor shifted the energy in San Diego State’s favor. USU never recovered, suffering a 33-point turnaround in the 86-70 loss.

RELATED: USU Loses Big First Half Lead, Falls In Mountain Semifinals

Great Osobor led USU with 19 points, Ian Martinez added 16, and Isaac Johnson added 11. Utah State shot 22-55 (40 percent) and 5-20 (25 percent) from deep.

Jaeden LeDee led all scorers with 22 points and eight rebounds despite fouling out late and playing with foul trouble most of the night.

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The Aggies and Horned Frogs will tangle at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Friday, March 22. Tip-off time is TBD. Utah State is 2-0 all-time against TCU, with the last matchup in 1982.

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