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Utah State Basketball: 2015-16 Schedule Released

There are some great games on Utah State's schedule…. There are also a lot of head scratchers.

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Utah State released it's full 2015-16 basketball schedule on Wednesday.

Date Opponent Last Season's RPI
10/31 vs. Oklahoma Panhandle St. (Exhibition) N/A
11/6 vs. Cal State Monterey Bay (Exhibition) N/A
11/13 at Weber State 263
11/17 vs. Adams State N/A
11/20 Union NY N/A
11/24 Utah Valley 308
11/29 at Duke 6
12/1 at Missouri St 246
12/5 vs. UC Davis 75
12/9 at BYU 36
12/12 vs UC Irvine 88
12/21 vs Texas-Rio Grande Valley 334
12/22 vs Idaho State 343
12/23 vs North Dakota State 92
12/30 at San Jose State 336
1/2 vs SDSU 26
1/6 vs Boise State 40
1/9 at New Mexico 172
1/13 vs Air Force 240
1/16 at Colorado State 29
1/20 vs UNLV 112
1/23 at SDSU 26
1/30 vs Nevada 306
2/3 at Boise State 40
2/6 at Wyoming 71
2/10 vs New Mexico 172
2/17 vs Colorado State 29
2/20 at Fresno State 183
2/24 at Nevada 306
2/27 vs San Jose State 336
3/2 at Air Force 240
3/5 vs Fresno State 183

The first thing that jumps off the Aggies schedule is the road game against the defending National Champion Duke. The early season game at Cameron Indoor will be an incredible test for the Aggies. While USU probably won't win it's not the 'body bag' game many think it is.

Next is the four games against non-division one opponents. This combined with the five out of conference opponents who finished with RPI's over 245 do not bode well for USU's strength of schedule. Head coach Tim Duryea has insisted this year is the last year of the Gossner Classic, replacing this tournament and a couple of the lower division games with a higher profile tournament will go a long way in upping both the Aggies RPI and SOS.

In terms of in conference games, Utah State misses UNLV on the road and Wyoming at home due to the unbalanced scheduling. Utah State's schedule sets them up for a lot of wins but if they want to get an at-large big to the NCAA tournament they will most likely need over 22 wins with one or no bad loses.