ROME, Italy - Utah State men’s basketball lost its opening game on its Italian tour on Saturday, losing 85-78 to Silute BC, a team from Lithuania.
Sophomore guard Koby McEwen led the Aggies with 19 points, while adding six rebounds, three assists and one steal. He was followed in scoring by junior college transfer DeAngelo Isby with 12 points and sophomore guard Sam Merrill with 11. Isby was also among the leaders on the glass, totaling seven rebounds, second only to junior forward Alex Dargenton’s eight.
Several Aggies made their debut with the team as redshirt freshman Klay Stall recorded seven points and four rebounds, junior college transfer Dwayne Brown, Jr., recorded six points and five rebounds, freshman Brock Miller recorded five points and three rebounds and redshirt freshman Daron Henson scored four points, coupled with three rebounds.
Silute BC led 25-18 at the end of the first quarter and held the lead throughout the game. Utah State made a final push in the fourth, outscoring Silute 25-22 during the final frame, but came up short in the 85-78 loss.
The Aggies will have their next game on Monday, slated to face the Adriatic Sea Tritons that evening. The team will leave Rome on Sunday and travel to San Marino, an independent state surrounded by Italy.
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