Utah State won going away for the second straight time against Air Force on Saturday, beating the Falcons 72-53 at Clune Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Here are three takeaways from the Aggies’ sixth straight win:
- Utah State (7-3, 4-0 Mountain West) set the tone early, getting out to a 14-0 lead. The Aggies took a 33-20 advantage into halftime, holding Air Force to 33% shooting in the opening 20 minutes. Utah State outshot the Falcons 54.5% to 40.4% for the game.
- Neemias Queta had an all-around strong game, finishing with a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds while adding six assists, four blocked shots and two steals. He shot 7 of 10 from the field.
- The Aggies dominated inside, outscoring Air Force (3-5, 1-3 MW) 44-22 in the paint and owning a 38-21 edge in rebounding. Utah State had a 13-5 advantage in offensive rebounding, leading to a 10-4 edge in second-chance points.