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.