As sports leagues around the United States put themselves on hiatus over concerns surrounding COVID-19, the athletic departments of Utah’s universities are making their own accommodations to help combat the spread of the disease.
Merrill had 27 points and six rebounds, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 2.6 seconds left, to help the Aggies win their third game in as many days with a 59-56 win over San Diego State at the Thomas and Mack Center that wrapped up a second-straight Mountain West Tournament title and an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.
Sam Merrill scored 18 of his game-high 27 points in the second half to go along with seven assists, and Neemias Queta added 21 points, six rebounds and five blocks to help second-seeded Utah State end No. 11 Wyoming’s Cinderella postseason run, 89-82 in the semifinals of the Mountain West tournament Friday night in Las Vegas.
Sam Merrill had 18 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead the Aggies, and Neemias Queta added 18 points, 14 rebounds and two blocks for the Aggies, who six points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals from Justin Bean.
Sam Merrill's Spectrum career ended with a perfect night, not only for Merrill — who had 18 points and seven assists — but for the other seniors in Diogo Brito and Roche Grootfaam. But the Utah State seniors still have so much to play for.
Sean Walker, KSL.com | Updated Feb 11th - 10:34pm
Merrill scorched the nets with 32 points to go along with five assists and four rebounds, and Neemias Queta added 14 points and 11 rebounds to help Utah State hold off Colorado State 75-72 at Mobey Arena in Fort Collins, Colorado.
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