LOGAN, Utah – Utah State males’s basketball shot a season-high 52.3 % (34-of-65), knocked down a season-high 12 3-point area objectives and turned 26 Air Pressure turnovers into 45 factors en path to an 83-48 victory in opposition to the Falcons on Thursday afternoon. The end result strikes the Aggies to 6-3 total and 3-0 within the Mountain West, marking the primary 3-0 begin for USU since becoming a member of the MW.
Junior ahead Justin Bean led 5 Aggies in double figures with a game-high 15 factors and was adopted by Brock Miller with 14 factors, marking his third consecutive sport in double figures. Redshirt junior guard Marco Anthony completed with 12 factors, capturing an ideal 5-for-5 from the ground, together with 2-for-2 from behind the 3-point line. Junior middle Neemais Queta and freshman guard Steven Ashworth rounded out the double-digit scorers with 10 factors apiece.
Queta recorded the Aggies’ solely block of the sport to extend his profession whole to 144 and tie Tai Wesley (2008-11) for third at school historical past. Queta entered the sport with as many or extra blocks by himself (21) than 154 groups within the nation.
Queta scored the opening basket of the sport with a dunk, the primary of two for him in the course of the sport, earlier than Air Pressure took their first and solely lead of the sport, 6-4, with 18:04 on the clock. Utah State then put collectively a 17-3 run over the following six minutes, capped by Bean’s first 3-point area aim of the 12 months, to take a commanding 21-9 lead with 11:57 to play within the opening half.
The margin remained in double figures all through the remainder of the sport, because the Aggies’ last 35-point victory marked the biggest scoring divide in sequence historical past.
Utah State was in a position to play all 15 gamers that dressed for the third consecutive sport and has outscored every of its final three opponents by 37.7 factors per sport. The Aggie reserves outscored their counterparts, 28-16, and have carried a bonus in scoring in every of the final three video games.
Utah State completed the sport capturing a season-high 52.3 % (34-of-65) from the ground, 40.0 % (12-of-30) from behind the 3-point line and 50.0 % (3-of-6) on the free throw line. Each of the Aggies’ makes and makes an attempt on the charity stripe marked season lows for Utah State, who had averaged 22.6 free throws per sport going into the competition.
Air Pressure (3-4, 1-2 MW) was led in scoring by sophomore ahead Nikc Jackson with 11 factors, the one Falcon in double figures. Total, AFA shot 47.2 % (17-of-36) from the ground, 26.3 % (5-of-19) from behind the arc and 64.3 % (9-of-14) on the free throw line.
The identical two groups will face one another once more on Saturday afternoon, tipping at 4 o’clock inside Clune Area. Followers can watch the sport on Stadium, on-line at watchstadium.com, or via steaming providers similar to YouTubeTV or PlutoTV.
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