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Utah State holds off late-charging Northeastern 71-67

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) DeAngelo Isby scored nine points down the stretch as Utah State rallied past Northeastern late in the game, then held off the Huskies and red-hot Vasa Pusica 71-67 Friday in the PK80 tournament at Nashville.

Pusica scored a career-high 27 points and had nailed a full-court, buzzer-beating turnaround 3-pointer to give Northeastern a one-point lead at the half. With nine seconds left in the game, he appeared poised to do it again, his sixth 3-pointer pulling the Huskies to within 68-67. But, racing down court to catch a pass after Utah State missed a free throw, Pusica's momentum took him out of bounds with 1.1 seconds showing. Northeastern quickly fouled but Alex Dargenton hit both free throws and Utah State held on.

Sam Merrill led the Aggies (3-3) with 19 points, Dargenton added 10. Isby scored nine of his 14 points in the last nine minutes. Utah State forced 20 turnovers and made eight steals, both season highs.

Donnell Gresham added nine points for Northeastern (2-3), Pusica was 6-for-8 from distance.

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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 3-3 323971
home team logo Northeastern 2-3 333467
Team Stats
away team logo Utah State 3-3 78.7 PPG 43.4 RPG 17.1 APG
home team logo Northeastern 2-3 75.4 PPG 33.6 RPG 14.1 APG
Key Players
5
S. Merrill 20.9 PPG 3.9 RPG 4.2 APG 46.1 FG%
4
V. Pusica 17.4 PPG 3.8 RPG 4.1 APG 48.2 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB