LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- Nate Harris scored 19 points and pulled down
11 rebounds in leading Utah State to a 63-52 victory over Hawaii
Hawaii (10-8, 4-4) was led by Julian Sensley with 14 and Deonte
Tatum with 10.
USU led by as many as 20 early in the second half after two
consecutive baskets by Harris. But the Rainbow Warriors brought the
score to 47-38 with 10 minutes to play, with five points in the run
scored by Sensley and Tatum hitting a strong layup.
USU went more than nine minutes without a field goal during this
stretch before a 3-pointer by Carroll stopped the Aggie slide at
50-40 with 7:40 to play. Carroll then hit another 3-pointer and
Cass Matheus dropped in a bank shot as the Aggies regained control.
The Rainbow Warriors blocked nine Aggie shots, many coming in
the second half during their comeback stretch.
Sensley, Hawaii's leading scorer (17 points per game) only
scored two points in the first half.
A technical foul on Hawaii coach Riley Wallace gave USU a
15-point lead with 3:04 left in the half. USU then pushed to a
36-19 halftime edge after two consecutive field goals in the paint
USU shot 6-of-11 from beyond the 3-point line in the first half,
three by Huber and a pair from Durrall Peterson. Hawaii shot only
31 percent from the field in the first half and had 11 turnovers.