Utah State On Wrong End Of Hot Shooting Night, Lose To Boise State

Jan 7, 2023, 6:56 PM | Updated: Jan 11, 2023, 4:23 pm


Utah State guard Steven Ashworth (Courtesy of USU Athletics)

(Courtesy of USU Athletics)

BOISE, Idaho – The Utah State Aggies travelled to ExtraMile Arena to take on the Boise State Broncos. The Aggies entered on a 3-game win streak and a 13-2 record overall.  The Broncos lost two of their last three and had a. 11-4 record.

The beginning of the game was a close one. The Broncos and Aggies traded inside baskets. That was until a wide-open three-pointer from Taylor Funk.

The 7-6 lead would be the last of the game for Utah State. After a 3-point deficit at 15-18, the Aggies gave up a 10-point run to the Broncos.

The Aggies were on the wrong end of a three-point onslaught from Boise State. The Broncos shot 58% from deep in the game.

From wide-open to contested, the Broncos made it rain in front of the home crowd.

The Aggies also struggled from the free throw line, only hitting 6 of their 14 attempts.

Utah State was down 15 at the half, 45-30.

It was all Broncos in the second half as well. They opened up a 20-point lead right after halftime.

No matter what the Aggies tried, not much went their way. Boise State controlled the game and kept their large lead.

Along with their 43% performance from the stripe, the Aggies shot under 40% from the field. Tyler Funk was the only person who could get it going for Utah State. He finished with 14 points on 5 for 8 from the field and 4/5 from deep.

The final score was 82-59.

Chandler Holt is a Digital Sports Producer for KSLSports.com, specializing in all things basketball and football. Follow Chandler on Twitter at @ChandlerHoltKSL.

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Utah State On Wrong End Of Hot Shooting Night, Lose To Boise State