UTAH STATE AGGIES
Utah State Takes Down Fresno State With Second Half Surge
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah State Aggies needed a big second half in order to take down Fresno State on the road with a 69-53 victory on Thursday night.
After taking a 33-29 halftime lead, Utah State outscored Fresno State 36-24 in the second half to cruise to the win.
Neemias Queta led all scorers with 14 points, along with 5 rebounds and 4 blocks. Alphonso Anderson added 13 points and 4 boards off the bench. Steven Ashworth was the third Aggie that scored in double figures with 10 points to go with 4 assists.
Utah State shot 50 percent (26-52) from the field, 43 percent from the three-point line (6-14) and 73 percent (11-15) from the free throw line. They were also sharing the ball, dishing out 17 assists on 26 field goals made.
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Fresno State didn’t have anyone score in double figures. Christian Gray had 9 points off the bench to lead the Bulldogs, while Orlando Robinson contributed 8 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. They struggled offensively, shooting just 37 percent (20-54) from the floor, 21 percent (4-19) from the perimeter and 69 percent (9-13) from the free throw line.
Utah State improved their record to 14-5 overall and 11-2 in Mountain West Conference play. They will stay in California to battle Fresno State in a rematch on Saturday, February 6 at 8 p.m. MST. The game will be televised on FS1.
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