For the first 20 minutes, it looked as if the Weber State Wildcats were going to run away with this one and send Aggie fans home disappointed. Whatever happened in the locker room at halftime must have gotten through to the team because they put on a show in the second half.
Down 47-29 at the half, USU came out strong to begin the second frame, scoring the first eight points to cut the lead to 10. Weber State's Jeremy Senglin made a 3-pointer to make it 50-37 before the Aggies made one of their own to keep the lead at 10. The team traded for the next few minutes to make the score 53-45. It was at this point that the Aggies went on an incredible 17-0 run to take a 62-53 lead. Late in the second half, they led by as many as 15 before the Wildcats added two more baskets to make the final score 72-61.
Redshirt freshman David Collette had a terrific game. In his first official regular season start since returning from a 2-year mission, Collette had 22 points on 11-of-15 shooting and added six rebounds. Jalen Moore also had a terrific game, adding 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting and eight rebounds.
For Weber State, guard Jeremy Senglin had 14 points on the night with 5-of-10 shooting and going 3-for-6 from three point range. Guard Richaud Gittens dropped in 13 points on 4-of-10 shooting and seven rebounds.
The biggest disparity in this game is the field goal shooting per half. In the first half, the Wildcats shot 57% from the floor while the Aggies shot just 38%. But it was a complete reversal in the second half with USU shooting 55% in the half while Weber State was just 4-of-23 in the second half (17 percent shooting).
The other big key for the Aggies was turnovers. They forced 20 turnovers in the game, while committing just seven themselves. Utah State was able to get 16 points off those turnovers while Weber had just 7 off theirs.
Next up for Utah State, they will hit the road to take on Illinois State tomorrow afternoon. Tipoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. MT. The game will not be televised.