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Utah State's game with Fresno State postponed indefinitely

Utah State head coach Craig Smith argues a call during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Logan, Utah. (Eli Lucero/The Herald Journal via AP, Pool)

(Eli Lucero, The Herald Journal via AP, Pool)

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LOGAN β€” Utah State's series finale against Fresno State will have to wait.

The Aggies' second contest against the Bulldogs, which was scheduled for 8 p.m. MT Saturday night on FS1, has been postponed by the Mountain West Conference due to health and safety concerns. The league says further adjustments to the schedule will be revealed at a later date.

It's the first game to be postponed in Mountain West play for Utah State, which hasn't faced a cancellation since a pair of dropped games Dec. 12 against Weber State and Dec. 15 against Division I newcomers Dixie State. Utah State coach Craig Smith tested positive for COVID-19 shortly before the Aggies' home opener against BYU, but the program did not cancel any games as a direct result of the diagnosis while Smith was isolated from the team.

The Aggies, who opened league play with a nine-game winning streak, are coming off a 69-53 win over the Bulldogs on Thursday night. Neemias Queta scored a team-high 14 points, five rebounds and five blocked shots in that game, but left early after a fall in the second half. He did not return to the game, but joined his team on the bench and in postgame celebrations afterward.

Utah State leads the Mountain West by a half-game with an 11-2 record following Boise State's stunning 74-72 loss at Nevada on Friday night. The Aggies and Broncos are scheduled to meet Feb. 17-19 in Boise.

Utah State's next game is scheduled for Wednesday and Friday, Feb. 10-12, against Wyoming in Logan. Wednesday night's tipoff will be at 6 p.m. MT on Stadium and KJZZ.

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