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UTAHST -3.0, O/U 144.0
ML: -155
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Utah State downs New Mexico 89-80 on McEwen's career night

LOGAN, Utah (AP) Koby McEwen set career highs with 31 points and 13 rebounds, Sam Merrill added 18 points, and Utah State held off New Mexico 89-80 on Wednesday night to win its third straight.

Dwayne Brown Jr. and Quinn Taylor scored 15 points apiece and the Aggies (13-11, 6-5 Mountain West Conference) shot 56.4 percent from the floor. McEwen had a career-high six of Utah State's 13 3-pointers.

The Lobos closed to 70-64 after scoring 10 straight, then to 83-80 with 1:03 left after Troy Simons' dunk, but got no closer. The Aggies sealed it with four free throws in the final 27 seconds.

Taylor's layup put Utah State up 28-19, but the Lobos led 32-30 after Anthony Mathis' jumper capped a 13-2 run. Brown hit a 3 and Utah State led 39-35 at halftime.

Mathis scored career-high 25 points with six 3s and five assists. Chris McNeal had 21 points and Makuach Maluach 15 for New Mexico (11-12, 6-4), which saw its three-game win streak end.

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Key Players
J. Furstinger
S. Merrill
35.1 Min. Per Game 35.1
15.6 Pts. Per Game 15.6
3.3 Ast. Per Game 3.3
3.5 Reb. Per Game 3.5
50.7 Field Goal % 51.2
13.6 Three Point % 43.2
79.1 Free Throw % 81.8
  Defensive rebound by Koby McEwen 8.0
  Troy Simons missed 3-pt. jump shot 10.0
+ 1 Diogo Brito made 2nd of 2 free throws 16.0
+ 1 Diogo Brito made 1st of 2 free throws 16.0
  Personal foul on Joe Furstinger 16.0
  Out of bounds turnover on Dane Kuiper 22.0
+ 1 Koby McEwen made 2nd of 2 free throws 27.0
+ 1 Koby McEwen made 1st of 2 free throws 27.0
  Personal foul on Joe Furstinger 27.0
  Offensive rebound by Quinn Taylor 33.0
  Quinn Taylor missed free throw 33.0
Team Stats
Points 80 89
Field Goals 29-60 (48.3%) 31-55 (56.4%)
3-Pointers 13-28 (46.4%) 13-24 (54.2%)
Free Throws 9-10 (90.0%) 14-17 (82.4%)
Total Rebounds 25 32
Offensive 7 8
Defensive 17 22
Team 1 2
Assists 18 15
Steals 4 7
Blocks 3 3
Turnovers 10 13
Fouls 16 12
Technicals 0 0
25 PTS, 2 REB, 5 AST
31 PTS, 13 REB, 6 AST
12T
away team logo New Mexico 11-12 354580
home team logo Utah State 13-11 395089
Team Stats
away team logo New Mexico 11-12 76.3 PPG 40.6 RPG 13.9 APG
home team logo Utah State 13-11 78.7 PPG 43.4 RPG 17.1 APG
Key Players
32
A. Mathis G 14.4 PPG 2.2 RPG 2.1 APG 41.1 FG%
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K. McEwen G PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
A. Mathis G 25 PTS 2 REB 5 AST
K. McEwen G 31 PTS 13 REB 6 AST
48.3 FG% 56.4
46.4 3PT FG% 54.2
90.0 FT% 82.4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Mathis 25 2 5 8/13 6/10 3/3 5 36 0 0 3 0 2
C. McNeal 21 2 3 8/15 3/6 2/2 2 36 0 0 1 0 2
M. Maluach 15 6 2 6/9 2/3 1/1 2 34 1 0 3 2 4
J. Furstinger 6 9 6 3/6 0/0 0/0 2 40 1 3 0 4 5
D. Kuiper 5 2 1 1/6 0/3 3/4 2 27 1 0 1 0 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Mathis 25 2 5 8/13 6/10 3/3 5 36 0 0 3 0 2
C. McNeal 21 2 3 8/15 3/6 2/2 2 36 0 0 1 0 2
M. Maluach 15 6 2 6/9 2/3 1/1 2 34 1 0 3 2 4
J. Furstinger 6 9 6 3/6 0/0 0/0 2 40 1 3 0 4 5
D. Kuiper 5 2 1 1/6 0/3 3/4 2 27 1 0 1 0 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Simons 8 3 1 3/11 2/6 0/0 3 25 1 0 2 1 2
M. Mondragon 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
A. Jackson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. MacDougall - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Logwood - - - - - - - - - - - - -
V. Pinchuk - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Simmons - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Vail - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 80 24 18 29/60 13/28 9/10 16 200 4 3 10 7 17
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. McEwen 31 13 6 10/15 6/8 5/5 2 40 3 0 5 0 13
S. Merrill 18 3 3 5/9 3/6 5/6 2 35 0 0 2 0 3
Q. Taylor 15 5 0 7/9 0/0 1/2 3 32 1 1 1 4 1
D. Brown Jr. 15 5 2 6/13 3/5 0/0 1 34 3 1 1 2 3
D. Brito 6 3 3 2/5 0/2 2/2 0 38 0 1 2 1 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. McEwen 31 13 6 10/15 6/8 5/5 2 40 3 0 5 0 13
S. Merrill 18 3 3 5/9 3/6 5/6 2 35 0 0 2 0 3
Q. Taylor 15 5 0 7/9 0/0 1/2 3 32 1 1 1 4 1
D. Brown Jr. 15 5 2 6/13 3/5 0/0 1 34 3 1 1 2 3
D. Brito 6 3 3 2/5 0/2 2/2 0 38 0 1 2 1 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Henson 4 1 0 1/4 1/3 1/2 4 13 0 0 0 1 0
A. Porter 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0
C. Ainge 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 5 0 0 1 0 0
J. Pearre - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Dargenton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Bean - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Isby - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Miller - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Larson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 89 30 15 31/55 13/24 14/17 12 200 7 3 13 8 22