No confirmation from Utah State yet — basketball coach Stew Morrill and staff are still waiting to release the official 2009-10 schedule — but it appears the Aggies will be making a trip to Boston in a couple of months.
According to a twitter post on the official account at Northeastern University in Boston, Utah State will play the Huskies some time in November.
If Morrill’s scheduling philosophy of playing only games home-and-home series holds true, Northeastern will be making a trip to Logan next season.
Here’s what the NU radio station blog had to say about Utah State: “This is the second big-time opponent that will play here at home this year, the first being Providence College, who is completing a home-and-home series with the men’s team.
Utah State might not carry the “big time” distinction that Providence has, but they certainly can play. They are coming off a 30-5 season and an NCAA tournament bid through their WAC conference championship. They return four of five starters from last year’s team, which already has garnered strong accolades from media outlets around the country. Make no mistake, this game will be as tough as it gets for a Huskies team that already once again plays difficult non-conference opponents before the CAA schedule begins.”
Northeastern might not have a lot of name recognition in Utah, but is a fairly respectable program from the Colonial Athletic Association and had a nice 19-13 record a year ago finishing 12-6 in CAA games. The Huskies beat Wyoming in Laramie in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational.