Ryan Odom’s first game as head coach of the Aggies ended in a 72-69 loss to UC Davis Tuesday night at the Spectrum in Logan.
Here are three keys to Utah State’s setback:
- After opening the game with a 17-5 burst, the Aggies went cold offensively and shot just 36.1 % from the field, including a woeful 8 of 30 from 3-point range.
- Aggie big men Brandon Horvath (19 points, 7 rebounds) and Justin Bean (16 points, 13 rebounds) had strong outings, but totaled 12 of USU’s 22 field goals.
- UC Davis was in foul trouble all night long, and Utah State took advantage in the first half, knocking down 12 of 15 free-throw attempts, but USU went just 5 for 13 in the second half.