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Utah St. keeps San Jose St. winless in Mountain West, 103-73

LOGAN, Utah (AP) Sam Merrill poured in 29 points and Utah State handed San Jose State its seventh-straight Mountain West Conference loss, 103-73 on Wednesday night.

Utah State now has won 23 of the last 24 games with San Jose State and have beaten the Spartans 27 straight times in Logan. The Spartans now have lost 11 straight, including a double overtime loss at Air Force on a last-second shot Saturday.

Merrill took a long in-bounds pass just across the midcourt line and hit a long 3 at the buzzer to give Utah State a 51-33 lead at the break. He knocked down 5 of 9 from beyond the arc while dishing eight assists.

The Aggies were 35 of 72 from the floor, including 11 of 37 from long range.

Freshman Brock Miller came into the game shooting 50 percent from long range and finished with 14 points after launching 14 3-point attempts, connecting on just 3. Neemias Queta finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds for Utah State (15-5, 5-2).

Michael Steadman had 20 points for the Spartans (3-16, 0-7). Noah Baumann added 15 points.

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Key Players
M. Steadman
1 F
S. Merrill
33.5 Min. Per Game 33.5
18.9 Pts. Per Game 18.9
4.2 Ast. Per Game 4.2
3.8 Reb. Per Game 3.8
48.6 Field Goal % 48.5
28.6 Three Point % 38.3
60.8 Free Throw % 89.0
  Seneca Knight missed layup 0.0
  Offensive rebound by Seneca Knight 3.0
  Michael Steadman missed 3-pt. jump shot 5.0
+ 2 Ben Fakira made dunk 15.0
  Offensive rebound by Ben Fakira 21.0
  Diogo Brito missed 3-pt. jump shot 23.0
  Defensive rebound by Alek Johnson 51.0
  Seneca Knight missed 2nd of 2 free throws 51.0
  Seneca Knight missed 1st of 2 free throws 51.0
  Personal foul on Ben Fakira 51.0
+ 2 Tauriawn Knight made driving layup 1:06
Team Stats
Points 73 103
Field Goals 25-55 (45.5%) 35-72 (48.6%)
3-Pointers 5-14 (35.7%) 11-37 (29.7%)
Free Throws 18-27 (66.7%) 22-24 (91.7%)
Total Rebounds 35 38
Offensive 7 14
Defensive 23 23
Team 5 1
Assists 16 28
Steals 4 8
Blocks 1 6
Turnovers 15 8
Fouls 23 22
Technicals 0 0
20 PTS, 6 REB, 2 AST
29 PTS, 2 REB, 8 AST
12T
away team logo San Jose State 3-17 334073
home team logo Utah State 16-5 5152103
Team Stats
away team logo San Jose State 3-17 65.9 PPG 40.1 RPG 13.6 APG
home team logo Utah State 16-5 78.7 PPG 43.4 RPG 17.1 APG
Key Players
1
M. Steadman F 13.2 PPG 8.5 RPG 0.9 APG 48.3 FG%
5
S. Merrill G 20.9 PPG 3.9 RPG 4.2 APG 46.1 FG%
Top Scorers
M. Steadman F 20 PTS 6 REB 2 AST
S. Merrill G 29 PTS 2 REB 8 AST
45.5 FG% 48.6
35.7 3PT FG% 29.7
66.7 FT% 91.7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Baumann 15 3 2 4/8 2/3 5/7 2 27 1 0 2 0 3
A. Chastain 8 2 2 2/4 0/0 4/4 3 22 0 0 4 1 1
S. Knight 6 6 1 2/4 1/1 1/5 1 29 0 0 2 2 4
C. Anigwe 6 1 0 3/6 0/0 0/0 4 22 0 0 1 0 1
C. LeCesne 2 9 3 1/9 0/2 0/0 2 23 1 0 4 2 7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Baumann 15 3 2 4/8 2/3 5/7 2 27 1 0 2 0 3
A. Chastain 8 2 2 2/4 0/0 4/4 3 22 0 0 4 1 1
S. Knight 6 6 1 2/4 1/1 1/5 1 29 0 0 2 2 4
C. Anigwe 6 1 0 3/6 0/0 0/0 4 22 0 0 1 0 1
C. LeCesne 2 9 3 1/9 0/2 0/0 2 23 1 0 4 2 7
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Steadman 20 6 2 9/15 0/2 2/3 2 36 1 1 1 2 4
B. Ivey 9 1 5 2/6 1/4 4/6 4 22 0 0 0 0 1
Z. Chappell 7 2 1 2/3 1/2 2/2 3 19 1 0 1 0 2
O. Barry - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Japhet-Mathias - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Nichols - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Simmons - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Hammonds - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Rodriguez-Flores - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 73 30 16 25/55 5/14 18/27 23 200 4 1 15 7 23
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Merrill 29 2 8 8/13 5/9 8/9 3 30 2 0 1 0 2
B. Miller 14 3 2 4/15 3/14 3/3 2 27 0 1 2 2 1
N. Queta 11 11 2 5/11 0/0 1/1 1 26 1 3 1 2 9
Q. Taylor 8 8 9 3/4 0/1 2/2 4 25 1 2 1 4 4
A. Porter 8 2 3 2/3 1/2 3/4 2 22 2 0 0 0 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Merrill 29 2 8 8/13 5/9 8/9 3 30 2 0 1 0 2
B. Miller 14 3 2 4/15 3/14 3/3 2 27 0 1 2 2 1
N. Queta 11 11 2 5/11 0/0 1/1 1 26 1 3 1 2 9
Q. Taylor 8 8 9 3/4 0/1 2/2 4 25 1 2 1 4 4
A. Porter 8 2 3 2/3 1/2 3/4 2 22 2 0 0 0 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Knight 11 1 2 4/7 0/1 3/3 3 18 0 0 1 1 0
J. Bean 8 4 1 4/8 0/2 0/0 3 18 1 0 1 2 2
D. Brito 5 2 1 2/7 1/6 0/0 1 20 1 0 0 1 1
D. Brown Jr. 4 1 0 1/1 0/0 2/2 2 8 0 0 1 0 1
A. Johnson 3 1 0 1/2 1/2 0/0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1
B. Fakira 2 2 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 1 3 0 0 0 2 0
K. Stall - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Ainge - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Grootfaam - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Knight III - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 103 37 28 35/72 11/37 22/24 22 200 8 6 8 14 23