Loud takes on a new meaning

Here are a few notes and observations from Utah State’s 72-61 win over Nevada Thursday night.

Over the years, I think I’ve been to at least 150 basketball games in the Spectrum. I don’t think I’ve ever heard the building that loud.

As Tai Wesley said “They were rocking, we were rolling and it’s hard to beat us.”

Aggie guard Stavon Williams, who hit a pair of 3-pointers to ignite the inferno of noise, said he got dizzy from the ear-splitting thunder and pretty much everyone on press row had their ears plugged for a minute or two to just to preserve our eardrums. Many of us still had ringing ears when the game was over.

The win preserves Utah State’s home-court streak at 29 games — second best in the nation.

The Aggies also hold the nation’s best overall win streak at 15 games and own the nation’s best regular season road win streak at 10 games.

With St. Mary’s losing at Gonzaga Thursday, the door is wide open for Utah State to jump into the national rankings. USU will likely pick up a lot of the mid-major sympathy votes from the East-coast block of voters — but only if the Aggies can win at Fresno State on Saturday.

Speaking of Fresno State: The Bulldogs own the cellar apartment of the WAC standings with a 1-5 record.

But that shouldn’t make Aggie fans too confident. FSU has been resting at home since playing last Thursday and will have a week to prepare for the Aggies.

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