Logan, UT (Sports Network) - Jarred Shaw scored 24 points and pulled down
eight rebounds as the Utah State Aggies held on to defeat the Aggies of New
Mexico State, 73-69, in Western Athletic Conference action at the Dee Glen
Also scoring in double figures for USU (18-6, 9-5 WAC) was Spencer Butterfield
who dropped in 17 points to go along with six rebounds and five assists as the
team won for the fourth time in five tries.
New Mexico State (18-9, 12-3) was paced by Remi Barry with his 15 points off
the bench, followed by Bandja Sy with 12 and Terrel deRouen and Daniel
Mullings with 11 points apiece as the loss snapped NMSU's 12-game win streak.
Utah State scored the first points of the night and ended up leading by as
many as 14 points with just over 13 minutes to play in the first half. The
hosts connected on 53.6 percent from the floor in the frame, en route to a
40-37 edge at the break.
In the second half NMSU shot just 37.9 percent from the field, yet the
visitors still made things interesting down the stretch before suffering the
The visiting Aggies scored 25 second-chance points thanks to 17 offensive
rebounds, but the team shot only 4-of-15 beyond the arc on the night.
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