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Miller leads Utah State over Eastern Oregon 129-61

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec 28th, 2019 @ 5:07pm



LOGAN — Brock Miller had 25 points as Utah State won its eighth consecutive home game, romping past Eastern Oregon 129-61 on Saturday.

Kuba Karwowski had 16 points and four assists for Utah State (13-2). Justin Bean added 16 points and 12 rebounds. Alphonso Anderson had 16 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the hosts.

It was the first time this season Utah State scored at least 100 points.

Utah State posted a season-high 36 assists. Meanwhile, the Aggies forced a season-high 22 turnovers.

"First of all I want to thank Eastern Oregon for making the trip here. They have a good team, they lead the NAIA in scoring and field goal percentage. They certainly had our attention," Utah State coach Craig Smith said. "Our guys had a great mindset the last couple days of practice. You don’t always know, coming off two big wins against South Florida and Florida, going into the Christmas break. Our guys showed a lot of maturity in our preparation for these guys. I love how we played. I thought we really shared the ball. It’s amazing how that works, when you share the ball how all of a sudden you start shooting the ball a lot better. I’m not saying we were selfish before, but you can see our offense really starting to gain some momentum here the last three or four games. To set a school record with 36 assists, Diogo Brito leading the way with 11. We shoot 58 percent."

Utah State scored 66 first-half points, a season high for the team.

Jarek Schetzle had 13 points for the Mountaineers. Max McCullough added 12 points. He also had seven turnovers but only two assists. Jamal Heckard had six assists.

Utah State plays UNLV on the road on Wednesday.

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