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Utah State center Neemias Queta (23) and BYU forward Matt Haarms (3) go for a rebound during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in Logan, Utah. (Eli Lucero/The Herald Journal via AP, Pool)

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Utah State continues dominant start to MWC play with 35-point win over Air Force

By Sports | Posted - Dec. 31, 2020 at 4:18 p.m.

SALT LAKE CITY — It stands to reason that there will be a Mountain West team that can keep the score within 30 points when playing Utah State. But it hasn't happened yet.

The Aggies continued their dominant start to the conference season with an 84-38 win over Air Force on Thursday in Colorado Springs. USU (6-3; 3-0) has won its first three conference games by an average of over 37 points.

Justin Bean led the way on Thursday with 15 points while adding five assists and four rebounds, Brock Miller chipped in 14 points behind four 3-pointers and Nemias Queta had 10 points, five assists and five rebounds in the convincing win.

USU shot 40% (12-of-30) from behind the 3-point line as the Aggies easily outpaced the home Falcons.

Utah State went on a 19-2 run early in the first half and, quite frankly, the game could have been called right then and there. Air Force was never able to get the lead back to single digits and a 15-0 run by USU in the second half turned an already comfortable advantage into a complete blowout.

The two teams will square off again Saturday at 4 p.m. in Colorado Springs.

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