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Sunday, March 7, 2010
Has Utah State done enough?

By Diamond Leung

Utah State coach Stew Morrill recently relayed to Andy Katz what he told his team -- that the Aggies aren't in the NCAA tournament yet.

Morrill does, of course, think they should be even with the WAC tournament yet to be played. From the Salt Lake Tribune:
"Anytime you win 14 straight league games and your league is ranked 10th out of 30-plus conferences, you should be in," Morrill said. "I don't care what happens next week, you should be in."
Utah State is 25-6, won the WAC regular season title by three games, and have won 15 straight including a BracketBuster victory against Wichita State.

Last night, the Aggies sent a message by routing a talented New Mexico State team by 18 points at home, where they are backed by a big crowd at the Spectrum (see photo).

Today, Morrill was named the conference's coach of the year, with guard Jared Quayle and forward Tai Wesley making the first team.

They'll open with No. 8-seeded Boise State in Thursday's quarterfinal on ESPNU. A tournament title would make all the at-large discussion unnecessary.