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Richardson, Braxton lead Weber St past rival Utah St 65-59

OGDEN, Utah (AP) Ryan Richardson scored 20 points, Zach Braxton added 18 and Weber State held off Utah State 65-59 on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.

The Aggies cut a 10-point deficit to two with 3:02 remaining and was down by four with 22 seconds remaining when Braxton came up with a block. Dusty Baker then found Braxton behind the defense for a breakaway dunk with 15 seconds to go to seal the win.

It was the first time Weber State beat its in-state rival in back-to-back games since winning in 1998 and 1999.

Utah State made just one of its first eight shots and was 4-of-20 shooting with 7:26 to play in the first half but Weber State hit a cold spot, missing seven straight and only led 27-24 at the half.

A 10-2 run, with Richardson scoring the last four from the line, had the Wildcats up 10 with 6:09 to play.

Alex Dargenton led Utah State with 12 points.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Utah State 0-1 243559
home team logo Weber State 1-0273865
Team Stats
away team logoUtah State 0-1 73.8 PPG 38.1 RPG 13.5 APG
home team logoWeber State 1-0 79.4 PPG 35.7 RPG 14.7 APG
Key Players
3
S. Merrill 15.5 PPG 3.4 RPG 3.6 APG 51.4 FG%
10
J. Harding 21.5 PPG 3.2 RPG 1.9 APG 54.2 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Utah State
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
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Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Bench
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Weber State
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Bench
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB