The Utah State Aggies have had a halftime lead in each of its last four games. They have lost every one of them, the latest came against the USC Trojans. The Aggies and Trojans had a first half to remember as each team shot above 45 percent from three-point range. The Aggies were 10-of-28 from long distance for the game while USC went 12-of-26. USU shot 47 percent overall while the Trojans shot 50 percent.
Players from both teams had career games. David Collette had a sensational game for the Aggies, recording a double-double. He scored a carrer high 32 points and 14 rebounds. For USC, Nikola Jovanovic led the way 23 points and 6 rebounds while shooting 9-of-11 from the field overall.
For Utah State, the most glaring stat on their stat sheet from this game is their free throw shooting percentage. The team shot just 69.2 percent (18-for-26) from the free throw line. Eight points is a lot to leave at line, so expect the Aggies to improve in that area before conference play starts. The team did a much better job in the rebounding department, only losing the turnover battle by -2, helped by Collette's 14 rebounds.
For Utah State, they are now 0-4 on the season when leading a halftime, while being 3-0 when trailing at the half. This is the team's fourth straight loss and they fall to 3-4 on the season. For USC, this win improves them to 6-3 on the year. The Aggies will travel to Orem for their next game against Utah Valley on Saturday. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. MT and will not be televised.