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LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- Jared Quayle scored 21 points to lead five Aggies in double figures as Utah State topped San Jose State 89-77 Saturday night.
Pooh Williams scored a career-high 17 for the Aggies (27-4, 14-2 Western Athletic). Tai Wesley, Gary Wilkinson and Tyler Newbold each added 13.
The Spartans (13-16, 6-10) were led by Adrian Oliver with 20, Robert Owens 18, Chris Oakes 13 and DaShawn Wright 10.
San Jose shot 61 percent from the field in the second half. After trailing by double digits most of the game, the Spartans got the game within striking distance, 75-71 with 4:36 to play, after Oliver dropped in three free throws.
Quayle then scored eight consecutive points for USU to stop the San Jose rally. Quayle scored 18 in the second half, hitting six of seven attempts.
The Aggies led by as many as 20 points in the first half, taking a 43-27 halftime lead.
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