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AGGIES BACK IN ACTION TONIGHT

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It's been nine days since The Big Win over Brigham Young. Publicly, Utah State, 2-1, has been resting on its laurels since then, with no basketball competitions scheduled. And as far as games that count on the schedule (i.e., NCAA games), the Aggies don't get back into the swing until next Saturday, when they take on Southern Utah at the Delta Center.

They do play an exhibition game in the Smith Spectrum tonight starting at 7 when they host The Son's Blue Angels, a traveling team of former collegians that has included at least a couple of familiar names: Weber State's Mike Pomeroy and former Long Beach Stater Brian Camper.The Son's (as in Jesus) Blue Angels, based in Stanwood, Wash., have an 11-9 record against college teams and finished third in an eight-team tournament at Orange Coast Community College. Recently they lost 119-79 at Southern Utah, so this game could give USU some measuring stick for next week Saturday.

"I actually think this two-week break falls at a good time," says Aggie coach Larry Eustachy. "We need the work, and we need to get the guys to concentrate on exams (next week)."

Eustachy didn't prepare a real game plan for tonight and will experiment with his lineup. He will try to get junior-college transfer Jermaine Womack, redshirt senior Covington Cormier and center Nate Wickizer (recently suffering a sprained ankle) some extra playing time.