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...
Fresno State, Utah State meet in MWC semis
Fresno State (23-8, 14-5) vs. Utah State (26-6, 16-3)
Mountain West Conference Tournament Semifinals, Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas; Friday, 10:30 p.m. EDT
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.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada forwards Jordan Caroline and Caleb Martin are first-team selections on the all-Mountain West Conference squad and Jazz Johnson was named the league's Sixth Man of the Year...
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Sam Merrill had a career-high 38 points as Utah State stretched its winning streak to seven games, narrowly beating Colorado State 100-96 in overtime on Tuesday...
Utah State looks to extend streak vs CSU
Utah State (24-6, 14-3) vs. Colorado State (12-17, 7-9)
Moby Arena, Fort Collins, Colorado; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Utah State looks for its seventh straight conference win...
No. 12 Nevada looks to extend streak vs Utah State
No. 12 Nevada (26-2, 13-2) vs. Utah State (23-6, 13-3)
Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, Logan, Utah; Saturday, 8:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 12 Nevada looks for its sixth straight win in the...
San Diego St., Utah State put streaks on line
San Diego State (18-9, 10-4) vs. Utah State (22-6, 12-3)
Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, Logan, Utah; Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: San Diego State looks for its sixth straight...
Merrill lifts Utah St. over Boise St. 78-71 in OT
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Sam Merrill had 32 points as Utah State defeated Boise State 78-71 in overtime on Saturday.
Utah State outscored Boise State 6-0 in the final 1:59 of overtime. Earlier,...
Boise State looks for home win vs Utah State
Utah State (21-6, 11-3) vs. Boise State (11-15, 6-7)
Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Boise State looks for its fourth straight win over Utah State at...
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.
Queta, Merrill lead Utah State past Wyoming 76-59
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Neemias Queta scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Utah State pulled away in the second half to down Wyoming 76-59 on Wednesday night.
Sam Merrill had 19 points to lead the Aggies (19-6, 9-3 Mountain West Conference), who had won seven-straight before a 68-63 loss to San Diego State last Saturday. Quinn Taylor added 13 points and 10 rebounds and Abel Porter had 11 points.
Utah State edges Fresno State in battle for 2nd in MWC
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Sam Merrill scored 20 points and freshman Neemias Queta had 18 points and 15 rebounds to help Utah State hold off Fresno State 82-81 on Tuesday night in a battle for second place in the Mountain West Conference.
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.
Utah St. keeps San Jose St. winless in Mountain West, 103-73
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Sam Merrill poured in 29 points and Utah State handed San Jose State its seventh-straight Mountain West Conference loss, 103-73 on Wednesday night.
Utah State now has won 23 of the last 24 games with San Jose State and have beaten the Spartans 27 straight times in Logan. The Spartans now have lost 11 straight, including a double overtime loss at Air Force on a last-second shot Saturday.
Porter’s 3 with 1.8 left gives Utah State win over Lobos
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Abel Porter's 3-pointer with 1.8 seconds left and just as the shot clock expired gave Utah State a 68-66 win Saturday over New Mexico.
With the Lobos (9-11, 3-5 Mountain West) leading 66-65, Anthony Mathis was called for a controversial backcourt violation with 31 seconds left.
The Aggies (15-5, 5-2) ran the clock down then Sam Merrill got caught on the outside and he forced a low pass to Porter, who scooped it up and fired for the game-winner.
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.
Huggins hits 3 in final seconds, Fresno State wins 78-77
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Braxton Huggins poured in a career-high 33 points, and with five seconds left nailed a straightaway 3-pointer after shaking a defender and Fresno State pulled out a 78-77 win over Utah State on Wednesday night.
Fresno State (12-3, 3-0 Mountain West) had trailed the entire game until Huggins launched his winning 3 . He broke right, then cut left to get defender Sam Merrill on the wrong foot.
Utah State beats Air Force 79-62
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Sam Merrill and Neemias Queta had double-doubles on Saturday night and Utah State never trailed in beating Air Force 79-62.
Merrill had 18 points and 12 assists, Queta had 13 points and 10 rebounds, Quinn Taylor added 16 points and Brock Miller scored 15 for the Aggies (11-4, 1-1 Mountain West Conference).
Merrill leads Utah State past NAIA Eastern Oregon, 84-57
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Sam Merrill scored 28 points and Utah State closed out its nonconference schedule by walloping NAIA-member Eastern Oregon, 84-57 on Friday night.
The Aggies (10-3) open Mountain West Conference play Wednesday at Nevada.
Utah State built a 19-point advantage in the first half, taking a 45-26 lead at the break.
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 snaps 2-game skid against Weber State, wins 76-67
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sam Merrill scored 19 points and Utah State held off Weber State's late run for a 76-67 victory on Saturday.
Utah State (8-2) snapped a two-game skid against in-state rival Weber State (5-4).
Merrill made three 3-pointers. Neemias Queta added 15 points and Tauriawn Knight had 10 for the Aggies.
Cody John had 16 points to lead Weber State. Caleb Nero added 15 points, Zach Braxton had 14 and Brekkott Chapman 11.
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.