Utah State 64

(19-6, 9-4 WAC)

Boise State 62

(13-13, 5-9 WAC)

    9:30 PM ET, February 23, 2006

    Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho

    1 2 T
    USU 41 2364
    BSU 26 3662

    Top Performers

    Utah State: N. Harris 16 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Boise State: K. Cunningham 10 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    Utah State 64, Boise State 62

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Utah State's Jaycee Carroll scored 18 points and Nate Harris added 16 as the Aggies defeated Boise State 64-62 in a Western Athletic Conference game Thursday night.

    The Aggies survived a 13-0 Boise State run in the final five minutes.

    David Pak had put Utah State (19-6, 9-4 WAC) ahead 64-49 with a field goal with 5:02 left in the game when the Broncos went on a run that ended when Boise State's Coby Karl hit a field goal with 48 seconds left. The Broncos (13-13, 5-9 WAC) got one more chance when Utah State's Harris turned the ball over with 22 seconds left. A field goal attempt by Karl at the buzzer bounced off the front rim.

    Karl ended with a game-high 19 points, including 11 down the homestretch. Kurt Cunningham came off the Boise State bench to add 10 points. For the Aggies, Chaz Spicer added 13 and Cass Matheus 10 points.

    Utah State dominated the first half, holding a 41-26 halftime lead on 63 percent shooting from the field, including 55 percent from 3-point range, while the Broncos could manage only 31 percent from the field. Utah State cooled off in the second half and wound up hitting 52 percent for the game while the Broncos upped their field goal shooting to 40 percent for the entire contest.

    The Aggies upped their second half lead to 55-38 on a field goal by Harris before Boise State started to make its way back into the game.

    Carroll scored all of his points on 3-pointers, hitting 6 of 9. He was held to just one 3-pointer in the second half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 64 62
    FG Made-Attempted 25-48 (.521) 25-63 (.397)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-16 (.438) 7-20 (.350)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-13 (.538) 5-9 (.556)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 15 0

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