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3 keys from the Utah State Aggies’ 72-59 win over the Wyoming Cowboys

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Wyoming guard Hunter Maldonado shoots as Utah State center Neemias Queta (23) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, March 4, 2021, in Logan, Utah. (Eli Lucero/The Herald Journal via AP, Pool)

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The Utah State Aggies used a strong second half to pull away from the Wyoming Cowboys 72-59 Thursday night in Logan in the second-to-last game before the Mountain West Conference Tournament.

Here are three keys from the game.

  • Up by three at halftime and just five with 11:42 to play, the Aggies went on a 10-3 run over just two minutes of play to gain separation. With Brock Miller sidelined, Max Shulga scored six of his season-high eight points on two 3-pointers during the run.
  • The Aggies didn’t shoot the ball great overall, but they won the rebounding battle by nine, including a +5 advantage on the offensive glass. In all, Utah State shot 66 shots compared to 56 for Wyoming.
  • Justin Bean and Neemias both tallied double-doubles and together finished with 35 points and 23 rebounds, plus four assists and three steals. Queta also had five blocked shots by himself.