Utah State hasn't faced much adversity this season. The Aggies are breezing through the Western Athletic Conference and are nationally ranked, heading into the all-important month of February.
USU, however, faced a mountain of issues Saturday at Hawaii. In escaping the island with an 89-84 double-overtime win, the Aggies needed a Brian Green 3-pointer to force the second extra-session.
They were forced to win without a big contribution from Tai Wesley, who ultimately fouled out with 12 points and seven rebounds. And they won despite playing for a second time in three nights, against a team that had a week to prepare for Stew Morrill's crew.