Scores

Final

Fresno State 68

(13-21, 3-13 WAC)

Utah State 85

(28-4, 14-2 WAC)

    5:30 PM ET, March 12, 2009

    Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada

    1 2 T
    FRES 31 3768
    USU 45 4085

    Top Performers

    Fresno State: P. George 16 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 5 Stl

    Utah State: S. Williams 22 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Utah St. 85, Fresno St. 68

    Associated Press

    RENO, Nev. -- Stavon Williams scored 22 points on 6-of-8 shooting from 3-point range and top-seeded Utah State raced out to an early lead on the way to an 85-68 victory over Fresno State in the quarterfinals of the Western Athletic Conference tournament Thursday.

    Gary Wilkinson and Jared Quayle each added 18 for the Aggies (28-4), who already have clinched a berth in at least the NIT because they won the WAC regular season title. They will play in Friday's semifinal against New Mexico State, which beat Boise State 80-70 earlier Thursday.

    Paul George had 16 points, Dwight O'Neil 14 and Sylvester Seay 12 for Fresno State (13-21), which never led.

    The Aggies started fast, taking a 16-2 lead over the ninth-seeded Bulldogs. Utah State shot 64 percent from the field in the opening half to take a 45-31 halftime lead.

    The Aggies made eight of their first 10 attempts from 3-point range and finished 13-of-21 from long distance on the game.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FRES
    USU
    Points 68 85
    FG Made-Attempted 25-54 (.463) 26-49 (.531)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-22 (.364) 13-21 (.619)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-17 (.588) 20-25 (.800)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 19

    2008-09 Season

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