Utah State at Boise State post-game notes
Jan. 17, 2018

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Team Notes

  • Utah State went into the half trailing 37-32 and is now 2-10 on the year when trailing at the half.
  • Utah State outrebounded Boise State 30-25 and is now 7-4 on the year and 32-13 under head coach Tim Duryea when winning the battle of the boards.
  • USU has held a rebounding advantage in four of the last five games.
  • Utah State led for the majority of the game, carrying the lead for 21:08 to Boise State’s 15:53.
  • Utah State had four players scored in double figures and is now 6-2 on the year when four or more players log double-digit scoring numbers.
  • Utah State finished the game shooting 50.0 percent (26-of-52) from the floor, marking the seventh time the Aggies have shot 50 percent or better in a game this season. USU is 5-2 in those games.
  • The four-point decision marked the seventh time in the last nine Mountain West contests against the Broncos that the game has been decided by five points or less.
  • Utah State shot a season-low eight free throws, converting a season-low-tying seven.


Individual Notes

  • Sophomore guard Sam Merrill scored in double figures for the 16th time this season and the 30th time in his career, finishing the game with 23 points. The total marked his fourth 20-plus scoring outing this season and fifth of his career.
  • Merrill tied a career high with nine field goals and set a new career high with five 3-point field goals.
  • Merrill finished the game with five rebounds, marking the third time this season and 10th time in his career logging five or more rebounds in a game.
  • Merrill also finished the game with a steal, marking the eighth time in the last nine games he has recorded at least one steal.
  • Junior guard DeAngelo Isby scored in double figures for the 10th time this season, finishing the game with 11 points.
  • Junior forward Dwayne Brown Jr. scored in double figures for the second consecutive game, and for the eighth time this season, finishing with 11 points.
  • Sophomore guard Koby McEwen scored in double figures for the seventh consecutive game, 11th time this season and for the 35th time in his career, finishing the game with 11 points.
  • McEwen also recorded a season-high eight rebounds, marking the fifth time he has led the team in rebounding.
  • Sophomore guard Diogo Brito tied his career high with seven rebounds.



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