LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sam Merrill had 22 points as Utah State easily beat Fresno State 85-60 in the Mountain West Conference Tournament semifinals on Friday night. Diogo Brito added 20 points for the...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sam Merrill had 23 points as Utah State beat New Mexico 91-83 in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference Tournament on Thursday night.
Taylor leads Utah St. past San Diego St. 70-54
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Quinn Taylor recorded 13 points and 11 rebounds to lift Utah State to a 70-54 win over San Diego State on Tuesday night.
Queta scores 23 to carry Utah St. over New Mexico 71-55
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Neemias Queta had 23 points and 10 rebounds as Utah State topped New Mexico 71-55 on Wednesday night.
Queta made 10 of 12 shots. He added four assists and three...
Merrill scores 20 to lift Utah St. past Air Force 76-62
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Sam Merrill had 20 points as Utah State beat Air Force 76-62 on Saturday.
Neemias Queta had 17 points for Utah State (20-6, 10-3 Mountain West Conference). Diogo Brito added 11 points and 11 rebounds. Abel Porter had 10 points for the visitors.
Lavelle Scottie had 25 points for the Falcons (10-15, 5-8). Ryan Swan added 13 points and nine rebounds. Chris Joyce had seven rebounds.
Utah State rolls past UNLV with big first half
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Sam Merrill had 20 points and five assists, Utah State built a 20-point halftime lead, and the Aggies defeated UNLV 82-65 on Saturday.
The Aggies outscored the Runnin' Rebels 27-10 over the final 10 minutes of the first half to lead 48-28. Utah State shot 55 percent in the period and UNLV hit only 31 percent. The lead reached 29 with about eight minutes remaining in regulation and the Aggies led 82-56 at 2:51 before going scoreless the rest of the way.
Miller, Queta carry Utah St. over Colorado St. 87-72
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Brock Miller and Neemias Queta scored 18 points apiece as Utah State topped Colorado State 87-72 on Saturday night.
Miller shot 6 for 9 from behind the arc while Queta added 11 rebounds and three blocks. Sam Merrill had 16 points and eight assists and Diogo Brito scored 12 points for Utah State (14-5, 4-2 Mountain West Conference).
J.D. Paige had 17 points, Hyron Edwards scored 14 and Nico Carvacho had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Rams (7-11, 2-3).
Brito scores 23, leads Utah State past San Jose State
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Diogo Brito scored 23 points with six assists and five rebounds and Utah State defeated San Jose State 81-63 on Wednesday night.
Brito, a junior from Portugal, averages 5.6 points per game and had a previous career high of 16 points against Weber State last month. Neemias Queta, a freshman from Portugal, added 14 points with nine rebounds for the Aggies (13-5, 3-2 Mountain West).
Utah State wins at Wyoming, 71-55, for first time since 1962
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Sam Merrill had 22 points and tied his career high with eight rebounds, freshman Neemias Queta scored 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting, and Utah State beat Wyoming 71-55 Saturday.
The Aggies (12-5, 2-2 Mountain West Conference) snapped an eight-game skid against the Cowboys, winning at Wyoming for the first time since Feb. 16, 1962.
Merrill with 16 points, Utah State buries Alabama St. 86-48
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Sam Merrill scored 16 points with five rebounds and five assists, leading five players in double-figure scoring, as Utah State buried Alabama State 86-48 on Saturday night.
Merrill was 5 of 9 from the field for the Aggies (9-2). Neemias Queta added 15 points and seven rebounds, Dwayne Brown Jr. had 14 points and seven rebounds, Crew Ainge had 11 points and six rebounds and Diogo Brito chipped in 10 points.
Utah State beats UC Irvine 89-65
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Quinn Taylor scored 21, Neemias Queta had his first career double-double and Utah State never trailed in an 89-65 win over UC Irvine on Saturday night.
Queta had 11 points and a career-high 19 rebounds. As late as the 7:22 mark in the second half, Queta had more rebounds than the entire UC Irvine team and the Aggies (7-1) finished with a 41-27 edge on the glass.
Merrill scores 20, leads Utah State past Northern Iowa 71-52
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Sam Merrill scored 20 points as host Utah State beat Northern Iowa 71-52 on Wednesday night in the Mountain West/Missouri Valley Conference Challenge.
The Aggies (6-1) snapped a two-game losing skid and are now 2-2 in their annual contest.
Merrill, a junior guard who led all scorers with 50 points in two games during the MGM Main Event in Las Vegas, made 7 of 14 field goals and all four of his free-throw attempts.
Utah State holds off Boise State, wins 71-65
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Koby McEwen scored 23 points to lead Utah State to a 71-65 victory over Boise State on Saturday night.
Utah State (14-12, 7-6 Mountain West Conference) has won four of its last five games. Boise State (20-5, 10-3) had a five-game win streak snapped, and is now a half-game back of conference leader Nevada (10-2), which beat San Diego State by 25 points Saturday night. The Broncos host No. 23 Nevada on Wednesday.
Utah St downs Air Force 71-49 behind Merrill, McEwen
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Sam Merrill scored 21 points with five 3-pointers, Koby McEwen added 20 points, and Utah State opened the second half with a big run to beat Air Force 71-49 on Wednesday night, ending a four-game skid.
Merrill scored eight points in a 15-4 run and the Aggies pulled ahead 44-29, then led by 20 on Diogo Brito's layup with 7:10 to play. Merrill's fifth 3 made it 62-41 with 5:21 left and the Aggies rolled.
Utah State tops San Jose State for 21st straight time, 86-72
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Koby McEwen scored 24 points and Utah State opened its Mountain West Conference season by beating San Jose State for the 21st straight time, topping the Spartans 86-72 on Wednesday night.
The Aggies are 33-4 all-time against San Jose State at home and have beaten the Spartans 25 straight times in Logan. Overall, they've beaten the Spartans in 27 of the last 28 meetings.
Utah State left little doubt how this one was going to turn out, racing to a 44-28 lead by intermission.
Merrill scores 20, leads Utah State over New Hampshire 77-63
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sam Merrill scored 20 points, DeAngelo Isby added 16 and Utah State defeated New Hampshire 77-63 on Saturday.
Merrill opened the scoring with a 3 and Alex Daregenton followed with a dunk and layup and the Aggies went on to a quick 11-0 lead. A 3-point play by Daron Henson and two Isby free throws pushed the lead to 33-13 with 4:12 left in the first half. It was 39-25 at the break.