Scores

Final

Nevada 63

(13-8, 5-3 WAC)

Utah State 77

(16-6, 6-1 WAC)

    9:05 PM ET, February 2, 2008

    Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, Logan, Utah

    1 2 T
    NEV 36 2763
    USU 47 3077

    Top Performers

    Nevada: J. McGee 15 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Stl

    Utah State: G. Wilkinson 23 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Utah St. 77, Nevada 63

    Associated Press

    LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- Jaycee Carroll scored 24 points and Gary Wilkinson added a career-high 23 to lead Utah State past Nevada 77-63 Saturday night.

    Tai Wesley also scored 14, while Wilkinson pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds for the Aggies (16-6, 6-1 Western Athletic Conference).

    The Wolfpack (13-8, 5-3 WAC) were led by Marcelus Kemp with 16 points and JaVale McGee who scored 15 and nabbed a game-high 15 rebounds. Brandon Fields added 13 points.

    After trailing by double digits most of the first half, the Wolfpack brought the score to 49-41 with 16:45 to play on a Kemp free throw.

    But the Aggies answered behind inside play from Wilkinson and two 3-point shots from reserve guard Tyler Newbold and stretched the lead to 17 points, 71-54, with four minutes to play.

    The Wolfpack only shot 1-of-8 on 3-point attempts in the second half, 6-of-18 for the game.

    In the first half, USU burst out to a 13-2 lead, behind an 11-0 run and eight points from Wilkinson. Carroll dropped in 17 points and shot 6-for-11 from the field in the half, as the Aggies held a 47-36 edge at halftime.

    USU shot 68 percent from the field in the first half, while Nevada shot 43 percent, 39 percent for the game.

    The WAC rivals meet again in nine days in Reno, Nev.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NEV
    USU
    Points 63 77
    FG Made-Attempted 23-59 (.390) 27-50 (.540)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-18 (.333) 6-14 (.429)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-14 (.786) 17-20 (.850)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 22

    2007-08 Season

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