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Utah State beats San Jose State

The Aggies bested the Spartans in the second game of the two game series

Eli Lucero / The Herald Journal

For a second straight game the Aggies blew out the Spartans, this time 85-52. The Aggies scored 42 points in the first half while holding the Spartans to 25 points and scored 43 points in the second half, holding the Spartans to 27 points.

Rollie Worster led the Aggies in scoring, shooting 5-11 and getting 15 points. He had four rebounds, three assists, and a steal. Brock Miller scored 12 points (5-9 shooting; 2-5 from three) and also recorded an assist. Neemias Queta registered nine points (4-9 shooting) and had 11 rebounds (9 defensive, two offensive) four assists, and a team leading six blocks. Justin Bean scored six points (2-7 shooting) and also had 12 rebounds (11 defensive, one offensive). Marco Anthony had eight points (2-5 shooting) and also posted nine rebounds (seven defensive, two offensive), four assists, and a steal.

Off the bench, Sean Bairstow scored 11 points (5-7 shooting) and had two assists. Steven Ashworth was 1-4 on shooting and 1-2 from three. He had a rebound, four assists, and two steals. Trevin Dorius only had two points on 1-2 of shooting, but did have five rebounds (four defensive, one offensive), a steal, and two blocks.

Utah State shot 30-70 as a team (42.9%) and San Jose State shot 15-64 (23.4%). The Aggies also shot 8-24 from three (33.3%) while the Spartans shot 4-20 (20%). San Jose State made 18-26 of free throws while Utah State made 17-25. Utah State outrebounded San Jose State 54-44, had more assists (19-8) and less turnovers (17-13). San Jose State had 21 fouls while Utah State had 18.

The Aggies never trailed in this game, building their lead to as big as 35. Utah State didn’t have a great shooting percentage but their defense was good enough to force San Jose State into poor shooting. The Aggies had eight more assists and dominated overall in statistical comparison. Utah State is now 5-3 (2-0) and will have their series against Air Force starting on December 31st, who just split a series with Nevada.