HONOLULU For the first time since joining the Western Athletic Conference, it looked like Utah State was going to leave Hawaii as a winner Saturday night.
The Aggies, which led by as many as 13 in the second half, still held a five-point lead with just over three minutes left at the Stan Sheriff Centeru, but the Warriors outscored Utah State 13-3 down the stretch to come-from-behind and win, 71-66.
After taking the second-half lead with 1:05 to play on a bucket by Jared Dillinger, the Warriors hit six free throws down the stretch to preserve the win.
With the loss, the Aggies (18-8) fall to 8-3 in league play and sit in a first-place tie with Boise State.
Jaycee Carroll paced Utah State with 27 points on 9-of-17 shooting (5-of-7 from three) and Gary Wilkinson added 16.
Five different Warriors scored in double figures, paced by 16 each from Matt Gibson and Riley Luettgerodt. Luettgerodt's all came in the second half.
The Aggies led 36-29 at the break due in large part to 17 first- half points by Carroll.
Utah State will conclude its three-game road trip Monday when it travels to San Jose State (11-13, 3-8), which beat Louisiana Tech, 71-61, Saturday night.