Utah State 72, South Dakota St 51

LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- Jaycee Carroll scored 18 points and three
other Utah State players scored in double figures in a 72-51 win
over South Dakota State on Friday night.

David Pak had 14 points and seven assists for the Aggies (14-4).
Nate Harris scored 15 and Cass Matheus finished with 10 points, six
rebounds and three of Utah State's eight blocks.

Andre Gilbert led the Jackrabbits (5-14) with 12 points and
Mohamed Berte added 11 points and 11 rebounds for South Dakota

Utah State held a double-digit lead from Carroll's 3-pointer 30
seconds into the second half. After trailing by as many of 23 early
in the half, the Jackrabbits got to within 12 points with 6:50
remaining after Gilbert made a fast break dunk.

But five quick points from Carroll and inside play from Matheus
and Harris kept South Dakota State from getting any closer.

USU shot 9-of-19 from behind the 3-point line in the game, four
each from Pak and Carroll.

Matt Cadwell, the leading scorer for the Jackrabbits at 16.1
points per game, was held scoreless in the first half and finished
with six points. He was 1-for-10 from the field shooting.

Utah State returns to Western Athletic Conference schedule
Monday when the Aggies host Hawaii.