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Utah State uses big 2nd half to rout NAIA Life Pacific 96-62

By The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th, 2017 @ 8:56pm


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LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Dwayne Brown Jr. and Koby McEwen combined to score 44 points as Utah State romped past Life Pacific, posting 96-62 victory over the NAIA school from San Dimas, California on Saturday night.

It was the first meeting between the schools. Utah State has never lost to a non-Division I opponent and now is 25-0 against NAIA schools.

The Warriors were able to hang with Utah State in the first half, trailing by five at intermission, 40-35, but the Aggies roared out of the break to outscore Life Pacific by 29 points over the final 20 minutes.

Brown hit 11 of 15 shots from the field and scored 24 points to lead the Aggies (6-6). McEwen made 7 of 11 from the field and knocked down 5 of 9 from behind the arc to post 20 points.

Jonathan Cortez scored 16 points and Mark Eden added another 15 for Life Pacific.

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