Jan. 18, 2007
LOGAN, Utah - Chaz Spicer's three-point play with seven seconds left in the game lifted Utah State to an 80-79 win against Boise State here Thursday night.
The Aggies improved to 14-5 overall and 3-2 in WAC play, while Boise State fell to 8-8 and 2-3.
Spicer scored 20 points to match his career high, while Jaycee Carroll scored 19 points and Durrall Peterson scored 18 for Utah State. Coby Karl and Reggie Larry each scored 17 points for Boise State.
Spicer also added a team-best eight rebounds as he reached double-figure points for the first time in four games.
Utah State led 16-15 at the 12:28 mark in the first half and did not lead again in the game until Spicer's final second heroics. After trailing by as many as seven points early in the second half, Utah State managed to tie the game at 47 apiece after a Jaycee Carroll layup at the 15:27 mark.
However, Boise State pushed its margin to as many as 13 at 73-60 and led 75-64 with 4:35 remaining. However, the Broncos would not score another field goal after Reggie Larry's jumper put them up 77-68 with 3:44 left.
BSU led 79-70 with 2:03 remaining before the Aggies finished the game on a 10-0 run.
Boise State dominated the boards in the first half, out-rebounding the Aggies 24-17, including grabbing 10 offensive rebounds. The visitors struggled shooting from the outside in the first period, making just three of 14 three-point attempts. However, the visitors heated up in the second half, making seven of nine from behind the arc.
The Aggies, who ended up matching Boise State in rebounding for the game at 34 apiece, had a season low eight turnovers in the game. Both team sshot well from the floor as USU hit 50.0 percent and Boise State made 51.7 percent.
USU improved to 9-0 at home this season and has now won 10 straight games in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
Utah State will travel to San Jose State on Saturday for a 4 p.m. mountain time tipoff. The Aggies have played four straight home games and will play its first road game since Jan. 6.
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