Utah State has been to the NCAA Tournament 22 times in their storied basketball history. The Aggies have been to two Sweet Sixteens (1962 and 1970) and two Elite Eights (1939 and 1970). They were in the first NCAA Tournament in 1939 and their most recent trip was in 2011.
The Aggies have been to the NIT nine times in their history. They advanced to the semifinals at Madison Square Garden in 1960. The Aggies have also been to the CIT in 2012 where they advanced to the finals.
The Aggies play at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum which opened in 1970 and seats over 10,000 fans. There are only great seats at the Smith Spectrum and you’ll enjoy the view with some great concessions such as hot dogs, churros, pizza, bbq pork sandwiches, turkey subs, fresh Mexican food and Chick-Fil-A. You may want to come out to the Aggies games just for the food!
The atmosphere at the Aggies games is top flight as well. The student section is among the most feared by opponents in college basketball. They get there early and they fill up their section, cheering and taunting the road team all game long. This is one of the best venues in the game to watch college basketball.
Utah State plays in the Mountain West Conference which includes some great teams such as Air Force, Boise State, Fresno State, Colorado State, Nevada, UNLV, New Mexico, San Diego State, San Jose State and Wyoming. These teams will be trying to get to the NCAA Tournament by winning the MWC Tournament or by winning enough regular season games to get an at-large berth. Some of them will likely be successful.
You will not want to miss out on any of the great college basketball action this season at the Dee Glenn Smith Spectrum this season.
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