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Utah State rolls to 93-51 win against Laval

Utah State rolls to 93-51 win against Laval

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LOGAN -- Junior guard Brockeith Pane led six Utah State players in double-figure scoring with 16 points and junior forward Brady Jardine posted a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds in an easy 93-51 exhibition win against Universite Laval in front of 6,888 fans Saturday night.

Pane, a transfer from Midland (Texas) Junior College, was 5-of-8 from the field, 2-of-4 from three-point range and a perfect 4-of-4 at the free throw line. Jardine, who made his first collegiate start Saturday, finished 4-of-6 from the field and 3-of-5 at the free throw line.

Senior guard Brian Green added 15 points off the bench for Utah State on 5-of-8 shooting, including 3-of-6 from three-point range, while fellow senior guard Pooh Williams scored 14 points to go along with four rebounds and three assists.

Senior forward Tai Wesley finished the game with 11 points, four rebounds and three assists, and junior forward Morgan Grim had 11 points and four boards. Freshman guard James Walker III also had a solid game finishing with six points and a game-high seven assists.

Jean-Francois Baulieu-Maheu led Universite Laval with 19 points and Jerome Turcotte-Routhier had 17 points.

Utah State never trailed in the game as it led by 10 early on at 19-9 following a three-pointer from Green and extended its lead to 19 at 36-17 on a layup by Green with 7:35 to play in the half. USU shot 54.3 percent from the field (19-35) in the first 20 minutes as Jardine had seven points and nine rebounds.

Utah State scored the first four points of the second half and increased its advantage to 30 at 64-34 with 13:20 to play following a layup by senior guard Tyler Newbold. USU took its largest lead of the game at 91-41 following a layup from Grim with 2:50 to play before Universite Laval scored 10 of the final 12 points.

Utah State finished the game by shooting 56.7 percent from the field (34-60), 42.1 percent from three-point range (8-19) and 68.0 percent at the free throw line (17-25). Universite Laval shot 34.6 percent overall (18-52), but was held to just 25.0 percent (6-24) in the final 20 minutes. The Red and Gold were also 7-of-24 from behind the arc (.292) and a perfect 8-of-8 at the free throw line.

Utah State out-rebounded Universite Laval by 17 (40-23) and finished the game with 20 assists, eight turnovers, seven steals and three blocks. The Red and Gold had 10 assists, 16 turnovers and four steals.

Utah State will return to action on Friday, Nov. 5 when it hosts Division II Grand Canyon University in its final exhibition game at 7 p.m.

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Doug Hoffman, Utah State Athletic Dept.


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