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Utah State blows past Saint Mary's 80-63

LAS VEGAS (AP) Neemias Queta had 24 points, nine rebounds and five blocks to lead Utah State to an 80-63 victory over Saint Mary's on Monday night in the heavyweight bracket of the MGM Main Event.

The Aggies shot 49 percent (29 of 50) from the floor, while stifling Saint Mary's to 29 percent.

Utah State outrebounded the Gaels, 41-32, while outscoring them in the paint, 34-24. The Aggies also registered eight blocks.

Sam Merrill added 23 points with eight assists for Utah State (5-0), which is off to its best start since the 2013-14 season.

The Gaels (3-1) were led by Jordan Ford and Malik Fitts, who each scored 14 points. Fitts also led the team with seven rebounds, and Dan Fotu added 11 points.

Utah State will play in Wednesday's championship game.

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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 5-0 413980
home team logo Saint Mary's 3-1 293463
Team Stats
away team logo Utah State 5-0 78.7 PPG 43.4 RPG 17.1 APG
home team logo Saint Mary's 3-1 72.4 PPG 37.2 RPG 10.0 APG
Key Players
5
S. Merrill 20.9 PPG 3.9 RPG 4.2 APG 46.1 FG%
3
J. Ford 21.1 PPG 2.8 RPG 2.5 APG 48.9 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