Quantcast

Utah State Aggies defeat San Jose State Spartans for fifth straight WAC win

Published: Sunday, Aug. 30 2015 7:16 p.m. MDT

Utah State forward Ben Clifford, center, and teammate guard Marcel Davis, right, fight for a rebound against San Jose State guard Aalim Moor (4) during their matchup Friday in Logan. (Eli Lucero, Associated Press) Utah State forward Ben Clifford, center, and teammate guard Marcel Davis, right, fight for a rebound against San Jose State guard Aalim Moor (4) during their matchup Friday in Logan. (Eli Lucero, Associated Press)

LOGAN — Nov. 15, 2012.

That's the last time the Utah State men's basketball team lost a game. With a 66-60 win Friday against San Jose State University, the Aggies have now won a total of 13 straight games.

The Aggies had five different players score in double figures, led by preseason WAC player of the year Preston Medlin. Medlin scored a game-high 25 points and recorded five assists as well. He also converted all 11 of his free-throw attempts. In 32 minutes, Medlin went 5 for 10 from the field, making two of his six 3-point attempts.

D.J. Brown led the Spartans in scoring. His 16 points in the losing effort came over 37 minutes and on 5-for-14 shooting.

The Aggies led for most of the game, never allowing the Spartans to lead in the second half. The Aggies were able to create a little separation during a 4-minute-and-55-second second-half stretch in which San Jose State went scoreless. Despite the dry spell, the Aggies never were able to get ahead by more than nine points.

San Jose State center Alex Brown (44) blocks the shot of Utah State forward Kyisean Reed as San Jose State forward Chris Cunningham watches during their game Friday in Logan. (Eli Lucero, Associated Press) San Jose State center Alex Brown (44) blocks the shot of Utah State forward Kyisean Reed as San Jose State forward Chris Cunningham watches during their game Friday in Logan. (Eli Lucero, Associated Press)

Freshman point guard and American Fork native Marcel Davis struggled in this game. He recorded only two points in 24 minutes, making a single 2-point shot in five attempts. He went 0 for 2 from beyond the arc.

Notes: The Utah State student section, known as The HURD, put on a "beard-out" for this game in honor of Medlin's facial hair.

Medlin is coming into his own as of late. The Texas native is averaging 22 points per game in conference play. It was his 3-pointer against Idaho that sent that game into overtime. Medlin's free-throw shooting against SJSU down the stretch kept the Spartans at bay.

Landon Hemsley is the sports content manager for DeseretNews.com. Email: lhemsley@deseretnews.com. Twitter: @EarlOfHemsley

Copyright 2015, Deseret News Publishing Company