UTAH STATE AGGIES

Sam Merrill Drills Deep Three-Pointer Against SDSU In Conference Title Game

Mar 7, 2020, 5:13 PM

Sam Merrill #5 of the Utah State Aggies goes for the shot against the San Diego State Aztecs during...

Sam Merrill #5 of the Utah State Aggies goes for the shot against the San Diego State Aztecs during the championship game of the Mountain West Conference basketball tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center on March 7, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Joe Buglewicz/Getty Images)

(Photo by Joe Buglewicz/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Utah State star senior guard Sam Merrill kept his outstanding tournament play going with a big three-pointer from well beyond the arc in the second half of the Mountain West Tournament Championship game against San Diego State.

It was Merrill’s fifth three-pointer in 11 attempts and that game the Aggies their first lead of the second half.

Merrill has kept the Aggies in the game after scoring 10 points in the first 20 minutes of the game. He helped the Aggies end the first half on a 10-2 run by scoring 7 of those 10 points.

After Merrill drilled the three-pointer, Mountain West Player of the Year Malachi Flynn made his first triple of the game after struggling in the first half and the early portion of the second half.

The Aztecs outscored the Aggies 29-21 in the first half but Utah State had a much better start to the second half by outscoring San Diego State 27-18 in the first 14 minutes of the half.

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