UNLV
11-10
65
TF 11
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Sat Feb. 2
4:30pm
BONUS
82
TF 14
ML: +591
UTAHST -12, O/U 152
ML: -828
UNLV
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Utah State rolls past UNLV with big first half

LOGAN, Utah (AP) Sam Merrill had 20 points and five assists, Utah State built a 20-point halftime lead, and the Aggies defeated UNLV 82-65 on Saturday.

The Aggies outscored the Runnin' Rebels 27-10 over the final 10 minutes of the first half to lead 48-28. Utah State shot 55 percent in the period and UNLV hit only 31 percent. The lead reached 29 with about eight minutes remaining in regulation and the Aggies led 82-56 at 2:51 before going scoreless the rest of the way.

Diogo Brito had 15 points and five rebounds, and Neemias Queta added 10 points and 16 rebounds for Utah State (17-5, 7-2 Mountain West). Utah State has won six in a row and is 10-1 at home.

Joel Ntambwe had 18 points for UNLV (11-10, 5-4). Kris Clyburn and Amauri Hardy scored 14 apiece, Clyburn adding nine rebounds.

For the game, Utah State shot 49 percent and made 10 of 23 3-pointers (44 percent) . UNLV shot 37 percent, 9 of 24 (38 percent) from 3-point distance.

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Key Players
S. Juiston
10 F
S. Merrill
33.3 Min. Per Game 33.3
19.4 Pts. Per Game 19.4
4.4 Ast. Per Game 4.4
3.7 Reb. Per Game 3.7
44.3 Field Goal % 48.6
30.8 Three Point % 38.1
57.1 Free Throw % 88.6
+ 3 Joel Ntambwe made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Marvin Coleman 4.0
  Defensive rebound by UNLV 18.0
  Tauriawn Knight missed jump shot 20.0
  Offensive rebound by Tauriawn Knight 18.0
  Tauriawn Knight missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Cheikh Mbacke Diong 20.0
+ 3 Joel Ntambwe made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Marvin Coleman 47.0
  Defensive rebound by Trey Woodbury 1:14
  Tauriawn Knight missed 2nd of 2 free throws 1:14
  Tauriawn Knight missed 1st of 2 free throws 1:14
  Personal foul on Marvin Coleman 1:14
+ 1 Joel Ntambwe made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:37
Team Stats
Points 65 82
Field Goals 21-57 (36.8%) 30-61 (49.2%)
3-Pointers 9-24 (37.5%) 10-23 (43.5%)
Free Throws 14-21 (66.7%) 12-22 (54.5%)
Total Rebounds 32 44
Offensive 6 9
Defensive 22 30
Team 4 5
Assists 14 22
Steals 9 5
Blocks 4 3
Turnovers 11 12
Fouls 19 22
Technicals 0 0
18 PTS, 3 REB
20 PTS, 3 REB, 5 AST
12T
away team logo UNLV 11-10 283765
home team logo Utah State 17-5 483482
Team Stats
away team logo UNLV 11-10 73.4 PPG 42.5 RPG 12.9 APG
home team logo Utah State 17-5 78.7 PPG 43.4 RPG 17.1 APG
Key Players
24
J. Ntambwe F 11.8 PPG 5.5 RPG 0.6 APG 40.9 FG%
5
S. Merrill G 20.9 PPG 3.9 RPG 4.2 APG 46.1 FG%
Top Scorers
J. Ntambwe F 18 PTS 3 REB 0 AST
S. Merrill G 20 PTS 3 REB 5 AST
36.8 FG% 49.2
37.5 3PT FG% 43.5
66.7 FT% 54.5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Ntambwe 18 3 0 5/10 3/5 5/7 1 28 0 0 0 0 3
K. Clyburn 14 9 1 5/13 3/6 1/2 1 30 3 0 2 1 8
A. Hardy 14 1 3 5/11 2/4 2/2 0 24 1 0 1 0 1
N. Robotham 3 1 5 1/7 1/4 0/0 1 31 2 0 3 0 1
N. Blair 0 0 2 0/4 0/2 0/0 5 10 1 0 1 0 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Ntambwe 18 3 0 5/10 3/5 5/7 1 28 0 0 0 0 3
K. Clyburn 14 9 1 5/13 3/6 1/2 1 30 3 0 2 1 8
A. Hardy 14 1 3 5/11 2/4 2/2 0 24 1 0 1 0 1
N. Robotham 3 1 5 1/7 1/4 0/0 1 31 2 0 3 0 1
N. Blair 0 0 2 0/4 0/2 0/0 5 10 1 0 1 0 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Diong 9 9 0 4/6 0/0 1/4 4 28 1 4 1 2 7
M. Coleman 4 1 2 1/1 0/0 2/2 3 11 0 0 1 1 0
B. Hamilton 2 0 0 0/4 0/3 2/2 1 10 0 0 0 0 0
J. Tchamwa Tchatchoua 1 3 1 0/1 0/0 1/2 1 12 0 0 0 2 1
T. Beck 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 6 0 0 2 0 0
T. Woodbury 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 10 1 0 0 0 1
B. Coupet Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Dembele - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Sljivancanin - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Green - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Juiston - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Bangai - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 65 28 14 21/57 9/24 14/21 19 200 9 4 11 6 22
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Merrill 20 3 5 7/14 2/6 4/5 0 31 1 0 0 0 3
N. Queta 10 16 1 3/11 0/0 4/9 1 26 0 3 3 5 11
Q. Taylor 9 6 4 4/4 1/1 0/0 3 26 1 0 1 3 3
A. Porter 9 2 3 4/8 1/3 0/0 4 28 1 0 2 0 2
B. Miller 6 1 1 2/7 2/5 0/0 2 23 0 0 0 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Merrill 20 3 5 7/14 2/6 4/5 0 31 1 0 0 0 3
N. Queta 10 16 1 3/11 0/0 4/9 1 26 0 3 3 5 11
Q. Taylor 9 6 4 4/4 1/1 0/0 3 26 1 0 1 3 3
A. Porter 9 2 3 4/8 1/3 0/0 4 28 1 0 2 0 2
B. Miller 6 1 1 2/7 2/5 0/0 2 23 0 0 0 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Brito 15 5 3 5/9 3/6 2/2 2 26 0 0 3 0 5
J. Bean 6 2 3 2/2 0/0 2/4 4 9 0 0 0 0 2
D. Brown Jr. 5 2 2 2/2 1/1 0/0 3 16 2 0 0 0 2
T. Knight 2 2 0 1/4 0/1 0/2 1 10 0 0 2 1 1
B. Fakira 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 3 0 0 1 0 0
A. Johnson 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
K. Stall - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Ainge - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Grootfaam - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Knight III - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 82 39 22 30/61 10/23 12/22 22 200 5 3 12 9 30