Utah State can take comfort in that it's not the only team coming off a loss when it hosts Illinois State on Saturday.
The Aggies' BracketBuster opponent suffered its worst defeat of the season at Evansville, falling 79-62 to the Purple Aces on Wednesday. Illinois State had been one of the hotter teams in the Missouri Valley Conference, beating Creighton and Evansville the first time around.
Now after losing two straight, the Redbirds have to come to Logan. Utah State will benefit from some extra tape of how to beat their next opponent. Of note: