LOGAN – Call it a rematch of the rematch.

Just five days after suffering a deflating defeat at New Mexico, the second-seeded Aggies will open play at the 2020 Mountain West Men’s Basketball Championship by facing the Lobos again at 7 p.m. MT Thursday at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Thursday’s game also marks the second straight year that Utah State has played a seventh-seeded New Mexico team in its first game of the postseason. In 2019, the Aggies started their run to the MW tourney title with a 91-83 win over the Lobos.

“March Madness is upon us … a little earlier than normal. But we’re excited to be a part of it,” USU head coach Craig Smith said. “It’s an exciting time; a great event in a fantastic venue.

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