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Utah State cruises past Mississippi Valley State, 94-59

LOGAN, Utah (AP) Brock Miller hit six 3-pointers and put up 26 points as Utah State boosted its record to 3-0 with a 94-59 win over Mississippi Valley State Tuesday night.

The Aggies scored 100 points or more in the first two games of the three-game home stand to start the season, the first time in program history. Against the Delta Devils, they shot 29 of 50 from outside (58 percent), including 11 of 21 from distance (52.4 percent).

Utah State took a commanding lead in the first half, taking a 53-24 advantage into intermission.

Sam Merrill had 18 points and John Knight III added another 12 for Utah State.

Mississippi State, which has lost all three of its games on the road to start the season, got 29 points from Jordan Evans, who hit 8 of 11 from behind the arc. Dante Scott added another 20.

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Key Players
D. Scott
S. Merrill
29.5 Min. Per Game 29.5
25.5 Pts. Per Game 25.5
3.5 Ast. Per Game 3.5
4.0 Reb. Per Game 4.0
19.6 Field Goal % 65.7
23.1 Three Point % 66.7
77.8 Free Throw % 93.8
  Defensive rebound by John Knight III 9.0
  Patrick Rucker missed 3-pt. jump shot 11.0
+ 2 Abel Porter made driving layup 41.0
  Defensive rebound by Abel Porter 48.0
  Jordan Evans missed fade-away jump shot 50.0
  Personal foul on John Knight III 53.0
+ 1 Justin Bean made free throw 1:18
  Shooting foul on Dante Scott 1:18
+ 2 Justin Bean made layup, assist by Abel Porter 1:18
  Offensive rebound by Ben Fakira 1:24
  Brock Miller missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:26
Team Stats
Points 59 94
Field Goals 19-61 (31.1%) 29-50 (58.0%)
3-Pointers 10-22 (45.5%) 11-21 (52.4%)
Free Throws 11-14 (78.6%) 25-31 (80.6%)
Total Rebounds 29 39
Offensive 4 6
Defensive 20 30
Team 5 3
Assists 8 24
Steals 5 7
Blocks 1 6
Turnovers 12 12
Fouls 22 14
Technicals 0 0
29 PTS, 4 AST
26 PTS, 1 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo Miss Valley St. 0-3 243559
home team logo Utah St. 3-0 534194
Team Stats
away team logo Miss Valley St. 0-3 64.3 PPG 40.4 RPG 11.3 APG
home team logo Utah St. 3-0 79.2 PPG 43.5 RPG 17.2 APG
Key Players
3
J. Evans G 12.9 PPG 2.6 RPG 1.9 APG 34.3 FG%
22
B. Miller G 8.0 PPG 1.7 RPG 1.2 APG 36.4 FG%
Top Scorers
J. Evans G 29 PTS 0 REB 4 AST
B. Miller G 26 PTS 1 REB 1 AST
31.1 FG% 58.0
45.5 3PT FG% 52.4
78.6 FT% 80.6
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Evans 29 0 4 10/20 8/11 1/1 2 34 0 0 1 0 0
D. Scott 20 2 1 5/17 2/4 8/9 2 35 0 0 2 1 1
L. Hunt 2 0 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 0 8 1 0 0 0 0
M. Mitchell 1 0 0 0/1 0/0 1/2 4 9 1 1 1 0 0
T. Eckwood 0 0 1 0/4 0/2 0/0 1 17 0 0 2 0 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Evans 29 0 4 10/20 8/11 1/1 2 34 0 0 1 0 0
D. Scott 20 2 1 5/17 2/4 8/9 2 35 0 0 2 1 1
L. Hunt 2 0 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 0 8 1 0 0 0 0
M. Mitchell 1 0 0 0/1 0/0 1/2 4 9 1 1 1 0 0
T. Eckwood 0 0 1 0/4 0/2 0/0 1 17 0 0 2 0 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Green 4 1 1 2/7 0/2 0/0 1 20 1 0 1 0 1
E. Ejeh 2 6 0 1/3 0/0 0/0 2 19 0 0 1 1 5
L. Allen 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
K. Allison 0 2 0 0/2 0/0 0/0 2 5 0 0 1 1 1
P. Rucker 0 1 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 13 1 0 0 0 1
Z. Barnes 0 1 1 0/1 0/1 0/0 1 9 0 0 0 0 1
F. Lucien 0 2 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 1 8 0 0 0 0 2
T. Simmons 0 2 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 7 1 0 1 0 2
G. Holloway 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
M. Roberts - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Jones-Rollins - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 59 24 8 19/61 10/22 11/14 22 187 5 1 12 4 20
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Miller 26 1 1 7/12 6/11 6/6 0 24 0 0 0 1 0
S. Merrill 18 2 4 5/10 2/4 6/7 2 27 0 0 2 0 2
Q. Taylor 8 4 2 3/3 2/2 0/0 3 16 0 1 2 0 4
N. Queta 7 6 2 3/4 0/0 1/2 3 25 1 3 3 1 5
C. Ainge 3 2 0 1/2 0/1 1/2 1 13 0 0 1 0 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Miller 26 1 1 7/12 6/11 6/6 0 24 0 0 0 1 0
S. Merrill 18 2 4 5/10 2/4 6/7 2 27 0 0 2 0 2
Q. Taylor 8 4 2 3/3 2/2 0/0 3 16 0 1 2 0 4
N. Queta 7 6 2 3/4 0/0 1/2 3 25 1 3 3 1 5
C. Ainge 3 2 0 1/2 0/1 1/2 1 13 0 0 1 0 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Knight III 12 4 2 3/7 0/0 6/7 1 19 2 1 0 0 4
D. Brito 6 4 2 2/3 1/2 1/2 2 19 0 0 0 1 3
D. Brown Jr. 5 4 1 2/3 0/0 1/2 0 16 0 0 0 0 4
J. Bean 3 2 1 1/1 0/0 1/1 0 6 2 0 1 1 1
A. Porter 2 3 5 1/1 0/0 0/0 1 11 1 0 1 0 3
T. Knight 2 1 4 1/4 0/1 0/0 1 14 0 1 1 0 1
B. Fakira 2 3 0 0/0 0/0 2/2 0 10 1 0 1 2 1
K. Stall - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Grootfaam - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 94 36 24 29/50 11/21 25/31 14 200 7 6 12 6 30