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Wyoming vs. Utah State game recap: Aggies use solid defense to down Cowboys

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The team bounced back after a tough loss to UNLV with a solid defensive performance against Wyoming. The win puts the team just a game out of first place in the conference

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

The Aggies seem to have a lot of momentum right now. Even with their overtime loss at UNLV, they have managed to stay in every game this season. And Tuesday night looked to be a turning point for the team. They were in need of a big time win, and they didn't disappoint.

The Cowboys came into the game with one of the best offenses in the conference. But the Aggies used a solid defense to stifle the Wyoming offensive attack. They were held to a season low in points (44) and shot only 36 percent from the field. This is the 12th time this year that Utah State has held an opponent under 40 percent shooting. Larry Nance, Jr. had a pretty good night, scoring 14 points and nabbing six rebounds. Riley Grabau led the way for the Cowboys with 16 points.

For Utah State, they had a good night shooting the basketball, shooting 48 percent overall. But they did have a little bit of a cold night shooting from long range, shooting just 35 percent. David Collette did a good job redeeming himself. He led the way with 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting. Chris Smith chipped in with 13 points and six rebounds. The team once again won the rebounding battle for the second game in a row, outrebounding Wyoming 32-28.

With the win, the Aggies move to 12-8 overall and 5-3 in conference play. Wyoming moves to 17-4 overall and 6-2 in conference. This puts Utah State just one game back of Wyoming and San Diego State for first place.

The Aggies will travel to San Diego for their next game on Saturday against the Aztecs. The game is set to tip-off at 6 p.m. MT and will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network.