The Nevada Wolf Pack had another solid offensive performance tonight. Nevada did score 62 points and shot 42 percent from the three-point line and three Wolf Pack starters scored in double figures.
However, the Utah State Aggies offense was a whole lot better tonight.
The Aggies shot 59.5 percent from the field, 56 percent from three point land and had four of their five starters score in double figures as the Aggies defeated the Wolf Pack 75-62 at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in Logan, Utah.
The Aggies were up nine at the half when they went on a 16-6 scoring run to extend their lead to 58-39. The Wolf Pack were able to cut the lead down to ten points at 61-51 but Nevada could not get any closer as the Aggies offense was too much in the final minutes of the game. The Aggies defense performed very well as they switched defenses to keep the Wolf Pack outside the paint and it did limit Nevada to just 12 points from inside the paint.
For the Wolf Pack, Eric Cooper was the leading scorer for the team as he scored 14 points. Tyron Criswell and forward AJ West were the other two Wolf Pack players who scored in double figures as Criswell scored 12 points and West scored ten points respectively.
The Aggies were lead by junior guard Chris Smith as he led all Aggies scorers with 18 points. Jalen Moore, who scored 22 points in the first game against Nevada, scored 17 points tonight and Julion Pearre and David Collette chipped in with 12 points and 14 points respectively.
With the loss, the Wolf Pack have lost 13 of the last 14 games against Utah State and Nevada is 3-18 against the Aggies in Logan.
The Wolf Pack's next game is on Saturday night as they face the New Mexico Lobos in the only meeting between the two teams in Reno.