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Queta, Utah State snap three-game skid with 80-70 win over Nevada

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan 11th, 2020 @ 10:41pm



LOGAN (AP) — Neemias Queta had 19 points to lead five Utah State players in double figures as the Aggies defeated Nevada 80-70 on Saturday night.

Sam Merrill and Diogo Brito added 12 points apiece for Utah State while Brock Miller chipped in 11 points and Abel Porter had 10. Merrill also had eight rebounds and eight assists and Brito posted six rebounds.

"It feels good to get back on track, I thought we had a great team effort," Utah State coach Craig Smith said. "We played very connected on offense and defense. That’s an explosive team and the leading scoring team in Mountain West play. We had them at 46 with five minutes to go, then they showed what they can do. Some of that we probably semi-relaxed, but they made some tough plays to. For us to do what we did in the first 35 minutes was big time. We held them to 23 in the first half."

Jalen Harris tied a career high with 31 points for the Wolf Pack (10-7, 3-2 Mountain West Conference). Jazz Johnson added 18 points. Lindsey Drew had seven rebounds.

Utah State (14-5, 3-3) plays Boise State on the road next Saturday. Nevada faces Wyoming at home on Tuesday.

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