Scores

Final

Houston Baptist 77

(0-14, 0-8 away)

Utah State 94

(11-1, 7-0 home)

    10:00 PM ET, December 30, 2008

    Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, Logan, Utah

    1 2 T
    HBU 42 3577
    USU 34 6094

    Top Performers

    Houston Baptist: B. Sauls 18 Pts, 1 Reb, 8 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Utah State: T. Wesley 17 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Utah St. 94, Houston Baptist 77

    Associated Press

    LOGAN, Utah -- Tai Wesley had 17 points and Gary Wilkinson scored 16 and pulled down 12 rebounds to lead Utah State past Houston Baptist 94-77 Tuesday night.

    Jared Quayle recorded 15 points and Pooh Williams 13 for the Aggies (11-1). The game was part of the four-team Duel in the Desert holiday tournament, hosted by Utah State.

    Baron Sauls led the Huskies (0-14) with 18 points. Gordon Watt scored 13 and Andrew Puzyk added 15, all in the first half.

    The Aggies took their first lead of the second half with 13:31 to play when Matt Formisano made a layup, bringing the score to 51-50. The teams then traded leads before Utah State pulled away behind five straight points by Wesley near the 5:00 mark.

    Utah State made three consecutive steals in the final minutes to seal the victory.

    Houston Baptist shot 9-of-12 from 3-point range in the first half, while USU shot 41 percent from the field and had seven turnovers, falling behind 42-34 at halftime.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    HBU
    USU
    Points 77 94
    FG Made-Attempted 29-59 (.492) 36-63 (.571)
    3P Made-Attempted 13-26 (.500) 8-16 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-8 (.750) 14-22 (.636)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 20

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