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Utah State guard Marco Anthony (44) drives to the basket as Northern Colorado guard Daylen Kountz defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, in Logan, Utah.

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Anthony helps Utah State pull away from Northern Colorado, 63-50

By KSL.com Sports | Posted - Dec. 18, 2020 at 10:19 p.m.



LOGAN — Redshirt junior guard Marco Anthony scored 19 points and junior forward Justin Bean had a double-double with 12 points and a game-high 11 rebounds as the Aggies pulled away for a 63-50 win over Northern Colorado in a non-conference men's basketball game Friday night at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

"I thought it was a great game for the Aggies," said Smith, who hadn't coached Utah State (3-3) since Nov. 27, missing two games, after testing positive for the coronavirus. "Northern Colorado is good. They have a winning pedigree and a winning culture. They've been really good the last four or five years, so they understand how to win."

Daylen Kountz led the Bears (3-2) with 13 points, six rebounds and two blocks, while Kur Jockuch added 11 points and Bodie Hume chipped in 10.

The Aggies added a game with the Bears just three days ago, after coming quarantine for an increase in COVID-19 infection rates that caused the postponement of its game with northern Utah rival Weber State. The Wildcats added a game with Boise State on Sunday.

Utah State opens Mountain West play Monday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. MT, against San José State. These same two teams will also meet on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. MT at the Spectrum.

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