Carroll Scores 19 And Harris Scores 18 In USU's 70-67 Loss At Cal State Northridge
Jan. 15, 2005
LOGAN, Utah - Jaycee Carroll scored 19 points and Nate Harris added 18, but it wasn't enough as Utah State dropped its second straight game, falling 70-67 at Cal State Northridge here Saturday afternoon.
With the loss, USU fell to 11-5 overall and 2-3 in Big West play. CSUN improved to 8-7 and 6-1.
The Aggies owned a 35-31 halftime lead, but saw that slip away as the Matadors outscored USU 39-32 in the final 20 minutes of play. CSUN entered the game as the worst three-point shooting team in the league, but drilled eight of 17 treys, including five of nine in the second half.
USU outshot the Matadors 56.5 percent to 41.9 percent from the field, but saw CSUN make 26 of 35 free throw attempts to USU's 10 of 14 charity tosses. The Aggies also committed 17 turnovers in the game.
The home team was led by Davin White, who scored all 15 of his team-high points in the second half. Jonathan Heard added 14, including eight points from the free throw line, while Ian Boylan chipped in 11, including six points from the free throw line.
Cass Matheus was the only other USU player to reach double figures as he came off the bench to make four of six shots to finish with 10 points in 21 minutes of play.
Harris, who hit eight of nine field goal attempts on the afternoon, also led the team with five rebounds and four blocks. He also added four assists and two steals before fouling out late in the contest. Spencer Nelson took just three shots and finished with eight points, eight assists and three steals.
Utah State will return home for a pair of games this week against Cal State Fullerton on Thursday and UC Riverside on Saturday. Both games will tipoff at 7:05 p.m.