Last week, Utah State couldn't handle BYU-Provo, losing 71-65, so this week the Aggies will see what they can do against BYU-Hawaii in a 7:30 p.m. contest Wednesday night in the Spectrum.
The Seasiders from Laie, Hawaii will be the second straight Division II opponent for the Aggies who cruised past Cal State-Northridge 95-78 Saturday night.BYU-Hawaii was 28-9 a year ago under Coach Charles Hess. But only one starter, guard Wayne Keys, returns from last year's team.
The Aggies also return just one starter from a year ago - guard Kendall Youngblood. In the win over Northridge, Youngblood finally broke loose offensively with 17 points on 7 of 9 shooting.
Aggie Coach Kohn Smith was able to clear his bench early against Northridge as every player except one scored. Randy Funk has been the Aggies' leading scorer and rebounder this year with 16.3 points and 7.7 rebounds per game.
Following Wednesday's game with BYU-Hawaii, the Aggies will leave for Hawaii where they'll play in the Maui Preseason Tournament on the weekend. The Aggies are matched up with Colorado in the first round Friday and will play either Hawaii or George Washington the following night.
The next Aggie home game will be Dec. 20 against Weber State, following road games at BYU and Utah.