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Utah St. 59, New Mexico St. 49

LOGAN, Utah -- Tai Wesley scored 18 points to lead Utah State past New Mexico State 59-49 on Saturday night.

Wesley was 5 for 7 from outside and made eight of his 12 free-throw attempts.

Nate Bendall grabbed 11 rebounds for Utah State (18-2, 7-0 WAC) and Brady Jardine added 10 as the hosts outrebounded New Mexico State 45-30.

Troy Gillenwater scored 20 points to lead New Mexico State (10-11, 4-3). Hernst Laroche added 11 points. NMSU was just 5 of 13 from the free-throw line and 37 percent from the field.

USU extended a 12-point halftime edge to 48-29 with 10:45 to play when Brian Green hit a 3-point shot to give the Aggies their largest lead of the game.

Utah State used a 16-0 run late in the first half to take a 35-23 lead at the break.