Fresno State vs Utah State

Utah St. 72, Fresno St. 53


LOGAN, Utah (AP) - Preston Medlin scored 19 points to lead Utah State past Fresno State 72-53 Thursday night in the Western Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

Kyisean Reed added 16 points on 7 of 8 shooting and pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds for the Aggies (9-6). Morgan Grim scored 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds for Utah State.

Jonathan Wills led the Bulldogs (7-9) with 16 points. Jerry Brown scored 14 and Kevin Olekaibe had 11 points for Fresno State.

Utah State broke Fresno State's press for several breakaway layups and held Olekaibe scoreless in the second half to keep the game out of reach. Olekaibe came into the game as the WAC's leading scorer with 18.7 points per game.

USU shot 65 percent from the field in the game, 70 percent in the first half, while the Bulldogs shot 38 percent for the game.

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Fresno State Bulldogs
K. Foster, F140-20-02010
S. Shepp, G371-50-01632
J. Wills, G346-114-642416
K. Olekaibe, G324-140-001011
T. Johnson, G262-70-04234
J. Brown306-122-271214
L. McGaughey213-70-04026
G. Johnson60-00-01000
Totals 22-586-825121553
Utah State Aggies
K. Reed, F327-82-3100216
M. Grim, F274-62-482210
P. Medlin, G346-94-433019
B. Pane, G283-80-01726
D. Berger, G271-11-21513
B. Clifford181-20-00012
E. Farris163-43-33109
M. Bruneel133-40-00127
J. Stone20-00-01000
A. Thoseby20-00-00000
I. Premasunac10-10-01000
Totals 28-4312-1631191072
Western Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Mex. St.13-123-11103
Grand Canyon8-617-15274
Utah Valley5-911-19308
UT-Pan Am4-1010-21334
Chicago St.4-108-24333

Big West
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UC Davis14-225-775
UC Irvine11-521-1388
UC Riverside7-914-17234
Cal Poly6-1013-16199
CSNorthridge 4-129-24282
Other games
PEP 45 Final
Michigan 71 Final
Indiana 73
UNLV 89 Final
SDCC 52 Final