In a crucial game for their NCAA Tournament hopes, the Utah State Aggies beat the Colorado State Rams 62-50 in the semifinals of the Mountain West Conference tournament in Las Vegas.

Here are three keys from the game.

  • The Rams were very poor offensively, as they made just 25 percent of their shots. That included making just 3 of their 19 attempts from behind the 3-point line.
  • A good deal of credit for CSU’s offensive woes should go to the Utah State defense, especially center Neemias Queta. The Portuguese big man finished with a whopping nine blocked shots to go with 18 points and 14 rebounds in a completely dominant performance.
  • The Aggies finished with 16 assists to just six for the Rams and outrebounded them 50-43. Justin Bean finished with a double-double alongside Queta, scoring 13 points with 11 rebounds. Brock Miller added 11 points. Only two CSU players finished in double figures.