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Utah State tops UNLV 79-67 for No. 7 seed to MWC tourney

LOGAN, Utah (AP) Koby McEwen scored 18 points and Sam Merrill scored 15 and Utah State defeated UNLV 79-67 on Saturday night to secure the seventh seed in next week's Mountain West Conference Tournament.

With the win, Utah State (15-16, 8-10) finished ahead of No. 8-seed UNLV (19-12, 8-10) which now has dropped five straight. The Aggies face No. 10 seed Colorado State in Las Vegas on Wednesday, and the Rebels will take on ninth-seeded Air Force.

A pair of Alex Dargenton free throws with 5:32 before halftime gave the Aggies a 23-22 lead which started a 21-7 run for a 42-30 lead at intermission.

The Rebels responded out of the break and made 7 of 8 shots and reduced their deficit to 48-46 in the first five minutes of the second half. Utah State blunted the rally, this time with a 24-7 run in the next seven minutes and the Rebels were done.

Brandon McCoy led UNLV with 18 points and Tervell Beck scored 17.

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Key Players
J. Johnson
S. Merrill
35.3 Min. Per Game 35.3
16.1 Pts. Per Game 16.1
3.0 Ast. Per Game 3.0
3.2 Reb. Per Game 3.2
43.8 Field Goal % 50.4
40.3 Three Point % 46.6
85.0 Free Throw % 84.4
  Lost ball turnover on Jovan Mooring, stolen by Koby McEwen 20.0
  Lost ball turnover on Julion Pearre, stolen by Shakur Juiston 20.0
+ 2 Tervell Beck made layup, assist by Jovan Mooring 22.0
  Lost ball turnover on Koby McEwen, stolen by Jovan Mooring 29.0
+ 1 Brandon McCoy made 2nd of 2 free throws 55.0
+ 1 Brandon McCoy made 2nd of 2 free throws 55.0
  Brandon McCoy missed 1st of 2 free throws 55.0
  Personal foul on Sam Merrill 55.0
  Defensive rebound by Shakur Juiston 1:04
  Koby McEwen missed 2nd of 2 free throws 1:04
+ 1 Koby McEwen made 1st of 2 free throws 1:04
Team Stats
Points 67 79
Field Goals 26-49 (53.1%) 29-58 (50.0%)
3-Pointers 3-13 (23.1%) 11-27 (40.7%)
Free Throws 12-18 (66.7%) 10-14 (71.4%)
Total Rebounds 29 29
Offensive 5 9
Defensive 22 19
Team 2 1
Assists 17 23
Steals 7 12
Blocks 1 1
Turnovers 15 11
Fouls 15 19
Technicals 0 0
18 PTS, 7 REB, 1 AST
18 PTS, 5 REB, 4 AST
12T
away team logo UNLV 19-12 303767
home team logo Utah State 15-16 423779
Team Stats
away team logo UNLV 19-12 83.4 PPG 43.5 RPG 16.2 APG
home team logo Utah State 15-16 73.2 PPG 36.1 RPG 13.9 APG
Key Players
44
B. McCoy F 16.9 PPG 10.3 RPG 0.5 APG 54.5 FG%
1
K. McEwen G 15.6 PPG 5.4 RPG 3.2 APG 40.0 FG%
Top Scorers
B. McCoy F 18 PTS 7 REB 1 AST
K. McEwen G 18 PTS 5 REB 4 AST
53.1 FG% 50.0
23.1 3PT FG% 40.7
66.7 FT% 71.4
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
B. McCoy 36 18 7 1 0 1 2 1 6/11 0/0 6/10 3 4
T. Beck 36 17 3 2 1 0 0 2 6/8 0/1 5/5 1 2
S. Juiston 34 12 9 3 2 0 4 2 6/10 0/0 0/0 0 9
J. Johnson 32 10 3 7 0 0 4 3 4/7 2/4 0/0 1 2
J. Mooring 37 5 5 3 3 0 4 4 2/9 1/7 0/0 0 5
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
B. McCoy 36 18 7 1 0 1 2 1 6/11 0/0 6/10 3 4
T. Beck 36 17 3 2 1 0 0 2 6/8 0/1 5/5 1 2
S. Juiston 34 12 9 3 2 0 4 2 6/10 0/0 0/0 0 9
J. Johnson 32 10 3 7 0 0 4 3 4/7 2/4 0/0 1 2
J. Mooring 37 5 5 3 3 0 4 4 2/9 1/7 0/0 0 5
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
A. Hardy 14 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 2/4 0/1 0/1 0 0
C. Dembele 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 1/2 0 0
K. Clyburn 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
J. Green 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
C. Diong 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
B. Coupet Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Sljivancanin - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 67 27 17 7 1 15 15 26/49 3/13 12/18 5 22
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
K. McEwen 30 18 5 4 2 0 2 3 5/14 4/9 4/6 1 4
S. Merrill 33 15 3 3 3 0 3 4 6/12 3/6 0/0 0 3
A. Dargenton 23 12 4 5 1 0 3 3 4/6 0/0 4/4 2 2
D. Brown Jr. 23 9 3 4 1 0 0 2 4/8 1/3 0/2 1 2
J. Pearre 25 6 2 3 1 0 1 0 2/5 2/4 0/0 0 2
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
K. McEwen 30 18 5 4 2 0 2 3 5/14 4/9 4/6 1 4
S. Merrill 33 15 3 3 3 0 3 4 6/12 3/6 0/0 0 3
A. Dargenton 23 12 4 5 1 0 3 3 4/6 0/0 4/4 2 2
D. Brown Jr. 23 9 3 4 1 0 0 2 4/8 1/3 0/2 1 2
J. Pearre 25 6 2 3 1 0 1 0 2/5 2/4 0/0 0 2
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
D. Brito 22 6 3 0 3 0 2 1 2/3 0/1 2/2 1 2
D. Isby 10 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 3/4 0/1 0/0 0 1
Q. Taylor 23 4 5 3 1 1 0 3 2/4 0/1 0/0 3 2
D. Henson 11 3 2 0 0 0 0 3 1/2 1/2 0/0 1 1
A. Porter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Ainge - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Bean - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Miller - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Larson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 79 28 23 12 1 11 19 29/58 11/27 10/14 9 19