The question with this year's Lobos team is who is going to up? Against Colorado State it was Sam Logwood but in a loss to San Diego State no one stepped up against the Aztecs. Tonight against Utah State it was Hugh Greenwood. Greenwood went 6-11 from 3 point range and made all four of his free throws to lead the Lobos with 22 points.
The Lobos started off the game on a five to two run but then Utah State took control with their ball screen offense creating open shots the Aggies took a 10-5 lead into the first television time out. The Aggies would lead until 6:30 left in the first half. After both teams traded baskets and leads for six minutes the Lobos would take a 34-31 lead into the half.
It looked as if the Lobos would start to pull away when they took a 41-33 but the Aggies shot 45 percent from the floor and used the outside shooting of Jalen Moore and Julion Pearre who made a combined seven three pointers to keep the game close. Every time the Lobos made a run Pearre or Moore would make a big shot.
The Duo gave the Aggies the lead with 1:34 left in the game and it looked as if Utah State had seized momentum going up 60-58 but after Devon Williams had a breakaway layup up blocked by Jalen Moore David Collete fouled out when he hit Obij Aget on the put back. Collete was not happy about the call and did not leave the court so he received a technical foul. The Lobos made all four free throws giving them a two point led. On the next possession Aget stole the ball and Greenwood then put a dagger in the Aggies heart by hitting a contested shot behind the arc with two seconds left on the shot clock to give the Lobos a five point lead.
The Lobos would hold the Aggies scoreless from that point winning the game 66-60. The Lobos who are usually a balanced scoring team only had two players in double digits, along with Greenwood, Deshawn Delaney scored 15 points. Utah State was led by Jalen Moore's 22 points and Julion Pearre's 18. The loss drops the Aggies to 2-2 in Mountain West Conference play. The Lobos improved to 3-1 and they will have an opportunity to improve when they play an Air Force team on Wednesday that has not won a conference game.