Scores

Final

Morehead State 72

(4-5, 1-1 OVC)

Utah State 79

(7-4, 5-1 home)

10:00 PM ET, December 21, 2009

Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, Logan, Utah

1 2 T
MORE 24 4872
USU 32 4779

Top Performers

Morehead State: S. Peterson 16 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Stl

Utah State: T. Wesley 18 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

Utah St. 79, Morehead St. 72

Associated Press

LOGAN, Utah -- Nate Bendall and Tai Wesley each scored 18 points to lead Utah State past Morehead State 79-72 Monday night.

Tyler Newbold also scored 15 for the Aggies (7-4). The win came in the opening round of the three-day Basketball Travelers Invitational, hosted by Utah State.

Morehead State (4-5) was led by Steve Peterson, who scored a career-high 16 points. Kenneth Faried added 14, and Terrance Hill and Demonte Harper each had 12.

After the Aggies extended to a 52-37 lead to open the second half, the Eagles went on a 14-4 run to bring the score to 56-51 with less than nine minutes to play.

Morehead State shot 20-of-30 from the field and 3-of-6 from the 3-point line in the second half. They eventually would close to 75-72 on a short jumper by Faried with 17 seconds to play.

But Utah State dropped in 4-of-4 free-throw attempts in the closing seconds.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MORE
USU
Points 72 79
FG Made-Attempted 29-57 (.509) 26-46 (.565)
3P Made-Attempted 5-15 (.333) 6-12 (.500)
FT Made-Attempted 9-11 (.818) 21-30 (.700)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
Largest Lead 1 15

2009-10 Season

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