Utah State beats Nevada 72-61

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LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- Tai Wesley scored 22 points, 17 of them in the second half, to lead Utah State past Nevada 72-61 Thursday night.

Stavon Williams scored 15 for the Aggies (20-1, 8-0 Western Athletic Conference), and Jared Quayle added 14.

The Wolf Pack (12-8, 5-2) were paced by Armon Johnson with 18 points. Luke Babbitt added 17 and pulled down a game-high seven rebounds. Brandon Fields had 11 points for Nevada.

After trailing by four points at halftime, Utah State took its first lead of the game, 36-34, when Wesley scored the first six points of the second half. Wesley would eventually score the first 11 points for the Aggies, though the Wolf Pack would again briefly take the lead.

Later in the half, Williams hit eight consecutive points to help Utah State to a 60-45 lead with 5:35 to play. The Aggies dropped in 11 free throws in the final two minutes to seal the win.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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