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McEwen makes late FTs, helps Utah State beat UC Irvine 62-59

LOGAN, Utah (AP) Sam Merrill scored 13 points, and Koby McEwen made a pair of free throws with five seconds left to help Utah State beat UC Irvine 62-59 on Wednesday night.

Tommy Rutherford's 3-point shot for UC Irvine rimmed out at the buzzer.

Quinn Taylor made a 3-pointer, McEwen a free throw and Merrill a jumper and Utah State led 60-55 with 3:34 left. UC Irvine shot 4 of 6 from the line to pull to 60-59 with 24 seconds left before McEwen's free throws.

Merrill scored 13 points to lead Utah State (5-5). McEwen made 7 of 9 free throws and finished with nine points.

Evan Leonard scored 12 points and Max Hazzard had 10 for UC Irvine (4-7). Rutherford had eight points and nine rebounds.

Both teams shot 21 of 58 from the floor, but the Aggies made seven 3-pointers compared to the Anteaters' five from long range.

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Key Players
E. Worku
S. Merrill
34.6 Min. Per Game 34.6
15.3 Pts. Per Game 15.3
3.4 Ast. Per Game 3.4
3.3 Reb. Per Game 3.3
33.6 Field Goal % 48.2
30.3 Three Point % 33.9
77.8 Free Throw % 75.8
  Tommy Rutherford missed 3-pt. jump shot 1.0
+ 1 Koby McEwen made 2nd of 2 free throws 5.0
+ 1 Koby McEwen made 1st of 2 free throws 5.0
  Personal foul on Eyassu Worku 5.0
  Defensive rebound by Quinn Taylor 5.0
  Eyassu Worku missed layup 7.0
  Defensive rebound by Tommy Rutherford 24.0
  Sam Merrill missed layup 26.0
+ 1 Jonathan Galloway made 2nd of 2 free throws 38.0
  Jonathan Galloway missed 1st of 2 free throws 38.0
  Personal foul on Koby McEwen 38.0
Team Stats
Points 59 62
Field Goals 21-58 (36.2%) 21-58 (36.2%)
3-Pointers 5-17 (29.4%) 7-23 (30.4%)
Free Throws 12-18 (66.7%) 13-17 (76.5%)
Total Rebounds 43 37
Offensive 13 10
Defensive 25 21
Team 5 6
Assists 8 16
Steals 4 4
Blocks 4 2
Turnovers 12 9
Fouls 14 16
Technicals 0 0
12 PTS, 2 REB, 1 AST
13 PTS, 4 REB, 2 AST
12T
away team logo UC Irvine 4-7 312859
home team logo Utah State 5-5 342862
Team Stats
away team logo UC Irvine 4-7 72.3 PPG 43.3 RPG 12.9 APG
home team logo Utah State 5-5 78.7 PPG 43.4 RPG 17.1 APG
Key Players
14
E. Leonard G 11.3 PPG 2.5 RPG 1.8 APG 44.8 FG%
5
S. Merrill G 20.9 PPG 3.9 RPG 4.2 APG 46.1 FG%
Top Scorers
E. Leonard G 12 PTS 2 REB 1 AST
S. Merrill G 13 PTS 4 REB 2 AST
36.2 FG% 36.2
29.4 3PT FG% 30.4
66.7 FT% 76.5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Hazzard 10 2 1 4/7 2/3 0/0 2 25 0 0 1 0 2
E. Worku 8 0 2 2/10 1/1 3/4 1 27 3 0 2 0 0
E. Jones 5 6 0 1/3 0/0 3/4 2 16 0 1 2 3 3
J. Galloway 5 11 0 2/4 0/0 1/2 2 28 0 3 2 2 9
B. Smith 0 2 1 0/3 0/2 0/0 1 21 0 0 3 0 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Hazzard 10 2 1 4/7 2/3 0/0 2 25 0 0 1 0 2
E. Worku 8 0 2 2/10 1/1 3/4 1 27 3 0 2 0 0
E. Jones 5 6 0 1/3 0/0 3/4 2 16 0 1 2 3 3
J. Galloway 5 11 0 2/4 0/0 1/2 2 28 0 3 2 2 9
B. Smith 0 2 1 0/3 0/2 0/0 1 21 0 0 3 0 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
E. Leonard 12 2 1 4/16 2/8 2/2 3 26 0 0 0 0 2
J. Edgar Jr. 9 2 1 4/7 0/2 1/1 0 21 1 0 1 2 0
T. Rutherford 8 9 2 3/5 0/1 2/5 2 25 0 0 1 4 5
B. Greene 2 4 0 1/3 0/0 0/0 1 10 0 0 0 2 2
J. Wertner 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
S. Rivers - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Traylor - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Welch - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Davidian - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Ruddell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Welp - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 59 38 8 21/58 5/17 12/18 14 200 4 4 12 13 25
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Merrill 13 4 2 5/11 1/4 2/2 3 32 1 0 4 1 3
A. Dargenton 9 6 1 3/7 0/0 3/4 3 28 2 2 0 3 3
D. Brito 9 5 2 3/6 2/4 1/2 0 19 0 0 1 3 2
K. McEwen 9 2 3 1/11 0/4 7/9 4 33 0 0 3 0 2
D. Brown Jr. 8 1 3 3/8 2/3 0/0 3 24 0 0 1 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Merrill 13 4 2 5/11 1/4 2/2 3 32 1 0 4 1 3
A. Dargenton 9 6 1 3/7 0/0 3/4 3 28 2 2 0 3 3
D. Brito 9 5 2 3/6 2/4 1/2 0 19 0 0 1 3 2
K. McEwen 9 2 3 1/11 0/4 7/9 4 33 0 0 3 0 2
D. Brown Jr. 8 1 3 3/8 2/3 0/0 3 24 0 0 1 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Q. Taylor 8 6 0 3/3 2/2 0/0 2 13 0 0 0 1 5
K. Stall 4 3 0 2/2 0/0 0/0 0 11 0 0 0 1 2
D. Isby 2 3 4 1/6 0/3 0/0 1 24 0 0 0 1 2
J. Pearre 0 1 1 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 12 1 0 0 0 1
D. Henson 0 0 0 0/2 0/2 0/0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
N. Janicek - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Porter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Ainge - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Bean - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Miller - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Larson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 62 31 16 21/58 7/23 13/17 16 200 4 2 9 10 21