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Huggins hits 3 in final seconds, Fresno State wins 78-77

LOGAN, Utah (AP) Braxton Huggins poured in a career-high 33 points, and with five seconds left nailed a straightaway 3-pointer after shaking a defender and Fresno State pulled out a 78-77 win over Utah State on Wednesday night.

Fresno State (12-3, 3-0 Mountain West) had trailed the entire game until Huggins launched his winning 3 . He broke right, then cut left to get defender Sam Merrill on the wrong foot.

Merrill launched a 3 as time was winding down, but it was partially blocked. Quinn Taylor grabbed the rebound while going out of bounds and his putback missed.

Merrill scored 16 points and but was held to 3 of 10 from the floor. He was 9 of 11 at the foul line. Neemias Queta also scored 16 on 6-of-6 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds for Utah State (11-5, 1-2).

Braxton was 8 of 13 from behind the arc and the Bulldogs made 15 3-pointers - half their made field goals (30 of 66). Fresno State faces No. 10 Nevada on Saturday.

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Key Players
D. Taylor
S. Merrill
32.9 Min. Per Game 32.9
19.3 Pts. Per Game 19.3
4.1 Ast. Per Game 4.1
3.7 Reb. Per Game 3.7
44.0 Field Goal % 49.2
32.8 Three Point % 38.6
81.2 Free Throw % 92.0
  Offensive rebound by Quinn Taylor 0.0
  Sam Merrill missed 3-pt. jump shot 1.0
+ 3 Braxton Huggins made 3-pt. jump shot 6.0
  Defensive rebound by Nate Grimes 22.0
  Neemias Queta missed 2nd of 2 free throws 22.0
+ 1 Neemias Queta made 1st of 2 free throws 22.0
  Shooting foul on Sam Bittner 22.0
  Defensive rebound by Brock Miller 46.0
  Deshon Taylor missed driving layup, blocked by Quinn Taylor 48.0
  Defensive rebound by Braxton Huggins 55.0
  Sam Merrill missed jump shot 57.0
Team Stats
Points 78 77
Field Goals 30-66 (45.5%) 25-49 (51.0%)
3-Pointers 15-31 (48.4%) 6-20 (30.0%)
Free Throws 3-6 (50.0%) 21-30 (70.0%)
Total Rebounds 34 35
Offensive 6 5
Defensive 24 28
Team 4 2
Assists 14 21
Steals 6 2
Blocks 3 9
Turnovers 10 11
Fouls 25 14
Technicals 1 1
33 PTS, 2 REB
16 PTS, 3 REB, 4 AST
12T
away team logo Fresno State 12-3 304878
home team logo Utah State 11-5 383977
Team Stats
away team logo Fresno State 12-3 76.5 PPG 38.1 RPG 14.3 APG
home team logo Utah State 11-5 78.7 PPG 43.4 RPG 17.1 APG
Key Players
4
B. Huggins G 18.5 PPG 4.3 RPG 1.7 APG 42.5 FG%
23
N. Queta C 11.8 PPG 8.9 RPG 1.6 APG 61.4 FG%
Top Scorers
B. Huggins G 33 PTS 2 REB 0 AST
N. Queta C 16 PTS 9 REB 1 AST
45.5 FG% 51.0
48.4 3PT FG% 30.0
50.0 FT% 70.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Huggins 33 2 0 12/21 8/13 1/2 3 29 0 0 2 0 2
N. Blackwell 13 4 6 5/9 3/5 0/0 4 33 3 0 3 0 4
D. Taylor 11 2 4 4/13 2/3 1/3 2 36 3 0 2 0 2
N. Grimes 9 8 2 4/7 0/1 1/1 4 19 0 3 1 3 5
S. Bittner 8 6 1 3/4 2/2 0/0 3 33 0 0 0 1 5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Huggins 33 2 0 12/21 8/13 1/2 3 29 0 0 2 0 2
N. Blackwell 13 4 6 5/9 3/5 0/0 4 33 3 0 3 0 4
D. Taylor 11 2 4 4/13 2/3 1/3 2 36 3 0 2 0 2
N. Grimes 9 8 2 4/7 0/1 1/1 4 19 0 3 1 3 5
S. Bittner 8 6 1 3/4 2/2 0/0 3 33 0 0 0 1 5
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
L. Rojas 4 0 0 2/3 0/0 0/0 1 13 0 0 1 0 0
N. Williams 0 4 0 0/8 0/7 0/0 3 17 0 0 0 1 3
J. McWilliams 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
C. Gray 0 2 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 4 8 0 0 0 1 1
A. Agau 0 2 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 7 0 0 1 0 2
C. Seeley - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Fitzgerald-Warren - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Dhaliwal - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Diouf - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 78 30 14 30/66 15/31 3/6 25 200 6 3 10 6 24
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Merrill 16 3 4 3/10 1/4 9/11 3 35 0 1 2 0 3
N. Queta 16 9 1 6/6 0/0 4/7 1 33 0 6 0 2 7
B. Miller 11 2 1 4/8 3/6 0/0 3 31 0 0 0 0 2
Q. Taylor 10 5 2 5/7 0/1 0/1 1 27 0 1 2 2 3
C. Ainge 2 3 5 1/4 0/2 0/0 0 12 0 0 1 0 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Merrill 16 3 4 3/10 1/4 9/11 3 35 0 1 2 0 3
N. Queta 16 9 1 6/6 0/0 4/7 1 33 0 6 0 2 7
B. Miller 11 2 1 4/8 3/6 0/0 3 31 0 0 0 0 2
Q. Taylor 10 5 2 5/7 0/1 0/1 1 27 0 1 2 2 3
C. Ainge 2 3 5 1/4 0/2 0/0 0 12 0 0 1 0 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Porter 14 3 4 3/4 2/3 6/9 2 26 0 0 4 0 3
D. Brito 6 3 4 2/7 0/3 2/2 1 16 1 0 0 0 3
J. Bean 2 4 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 1 15 0 1 1 1 3
D. Brown Jr. 0 1 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 2 5 1 0 1 0 1
K. Stall - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Grootfaam - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Knight III - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Knight - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Fakira - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 77 33 21 25/49 6/20 21/30 14 200 2 9 11 5 28