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Merrill's 23 lifts Utah St. over Lobos 91-83 in MWC tourney

LAS VEGAS (AP) Sam Merrill had 23 points as Utah State beat New Mexico 91-83 in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference Tournament on Thursday night.

Merrill shot 11 for 12 from the foul line. He added nine assists.

Neemias Queta had 16 points and six blocks for Utah State (26-6). Justin Bean added 14 points and 15 rebounds. Diogo Brito had 14 points for Utah State.

Vance Jackson had 25 points for the Lobos (14-18). Corey Manigault added 16 points. Anthony Mathis had 14 points and five steals.

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Key Players
V. Jackson
2 G
S. Merrill
5 G
35.2 Min. Per Game 35.2
21.0 Pts. Per Game 21.0
4.2 Ast. Per Game 4.2
3.9 Reb. Per Game 3.9
40.5 Field Goal % 46.6
33.1 Three Point % 39.2
65.0 Free Throw % 90.5
+ 1 Justin Bean made 2nd of 2 free throws 3.0
+ 1 Justin Bean made 1st of 2 free throws 3.0
  Personal foul on Vance Jackson 3.0
  Defensive rebound by Justin Bean 3.0
  Anthony Mathis missed 3-pt. jump shot 5.0
  Offensive rebound by New Mexico 6.0
  Anthony Mathis missed 3-pt. jump shot 8.0
  Lost ball turnover on Abel Porter 12.0
  Defensive rebound by Abel Porter 14.0
  Dane Kuiper missed 3-pt. jump shot 16.0
  Offensive rebound by Dane Kuiper 20.0
Team Stats
Points 83 91
Field Goals 28-72 (38.9%) 25-47 (53.2%)
3-Pointers 10-29 (34.5%) 6-13 (46.2%)
Free Throws 17-21 (81.0%) 35-45 (77.8%)
Total Rebounds 28 46
Offensive 7 9
Defensive 17 32
Team 4 5
Assists 18 19
Steals 12 6
Blocks 0 7
Turnovers 10 23
Fouls 29 19
Technicals 1 0
25 PTS, 4 REB, 5 AST
23 PTS, 4 REB, 9 AST
12T
away team logo New Mexico 14-18 394483
home team logo Utah State 26-6 395291
Team Stats
away team logo New Mexico 14-18 76.3 PPG 40.6 RPG 13.9 APG
home team logo Utah State 26-6 78.7 PPG 43.4 RPG 17.1 APG
Key Players
2
V. Jackson G 13.1 PPG 7.0 RPG 2.7 APG 40.5 FG%
5
S. Merrill G 20.9 PPG 3.9 RPG 4.2 APG 46.1 FG%
Top Scorers
V. Jackson G 25 PTS 4 REB 5 AST
S. Merrill G 23 PTS 4 REB 9 AST
38.9 FG% 53.2
34.5 3PT FG% 46.2
81.0 FT% 77.8
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
V. Jackson 25 4 5 9/18 4/8 3/4 5 35 2 0 3 0 4
A. Mathis 14 0 3 4/13 3/10 3/3 3 37 5 0 0 0 0
D. Kuiper 7 4 1 2/7 1/5 2/2 1 24 0 0 0 2 2
C. Bragg 4 1 1 2/3 0/0 0/0 5 13 0 0 2 0 1
M. Maluach 2 2 3 1/9 0/2 0/0 3 29 2 0 1 1 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
V. Jackson 25 4 5 9/18 4/8 3/4 5 35 2 0 3 0 4
A. Mathis 14 0 3 4/13 3/10 3/3 3 37 5 0 0 0 0
D. Kuiper 7 4 1 2/7 1/5 2/2 1 24 0 0 0 2 2
C. Bragg 4 1 1 2/3 0/0 0/0 5 13 0 0 2 0 1
M. Maluach 2 2 3 1/9 0/2 0/0 3 29 2 0 1 1 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Manigault 16 5 1 4/11 0/0 8/9 4 21 0 0 0 2 3
D. Drinnon 8 2 1 3/4 1/1 1/2 2 17 0 0 2 0 2
K. McGee 5 5 2 2/6 1/3 0/0 2 14 3 0 2 2 3
V. Pinchuk 2 1 1 1/1 0/0 0/1 2 10 0 0 0 0 1
T. Percy - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Lyle - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Z. Martin - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Arroyo - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Patterson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 83 24 18 28/72 10/29 17/21 29 200 12 0 10 7 17
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Merrill 23 4 9 5/9 2/4 11/12 4 35 1 0 1 0 4
N. Queta 16 6 2 5/9 0/0 6/11 4 35 1 6 2 1 5
A. Porter 8 3 4 1/2 0/1 6/7 3 37 1 0 6 0 3
B. Miller 6 1 0 2/5 2/5 0/0 1 22 1 0 3 1 0
Q. Taylor 4 8 1 2/4 0/1 0/0 4 16 0 0 1 2 6
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Merrill 23 4 9 5/9 2/4 11/12 4 35 1 0 1 0 4
N. Queta 16 6 2 5/9 0/0 6/11 4 35 1 6 2 1 5
A. Porter 8 3 4 1/2 0/1 6/7 3 37 1 0 6 0 3
B. Miller 6 1 0 2/5 2/5 0/0 1 22 1 0 3 1 0
Q. Taylor 4 8 1 2/4 0/1 0/0 4 16 0 0 1 2 6
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Brito 14 3 1 5/7 2/2 2/2 2 28 1 0 5 1 2
J. Bean 14 15 2 3/7 0/0 8/10 1 22 1 1 5 3 12
D. Brown Jr. 6 1 0 2/4 0/0 2/3 0 5 0 0 0 1 0
K. Stall - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Ainge - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Grootfaam - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Knight III - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Knight - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Fakira - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 91 41 19 25/47 6/13 35/45 19 200 6 7 23 9 32