Utah State at Portland State post-game notes
Portland State 83, Utah State 79
- Utah State trailed 45-29 at the half, and are now 1-3 on the year when trailing at the intermission.
- Utah State attempted a season-high-tying 26 free throws, converting a season-high-tying 15.
- Utah State outscored Portland State 50-38 in the second half and has outscored opponents 200-161 over the final 20 minutes during the year.
- Utah State was whistled for a season-high 28 fouls, leading to the Vikings shooting 24-of-34 from the free throw line, both season highs by an Aggie opponent.
- Utah State pulled down 10 offensive rebounds, its third consecutive game with double-digit offensive rebounds. USU outrebounded Portland State overall, 39-34.
- Utah State outscored Portland State 36-22 in the paint and has now outscored opponents in the paint in four of its five games this season.
- Freshman guard Brock Miller scored a career-high 15 points, his first double-digit scoring game of his career. Miller hit a season-high five field goals, including four 3-point field goals, playing in a career-high 29 minutes.
- Junior forward Dwayne Brown Jr., scored a career-high 13 points, his first double-digit scoring game of the season. Brown Jr., also led the Aggies on the glass with a career-high 15 boards, his first double-double of the season and first of his career, playing in a career-high 29 minutes.
- Sophomore guard Sam Merrill scored in double figures for the third consecutive game, finishing the contest with a career-high 23 points. The performance marked his first game with 20 or more points this season and second in his career.
- Sophomore guard Diogo Brito finished the game with 12 points, his second consecutive game scoring in double figures, playing in a career-high 30 minutes.
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