Nov. 26, 2005
LOGAN, Utah - Cass Matheus scored 20 points, while Jaycee Carroll added 18 to lead Utah State to an easy 102-65 win against Division III Lewis and Clark College here in men's basketball action Saturday night.
Utah State improved to 2-1 on the year with the win, while Lewis & Clark fell to 1-2 with the loss.
Utah State struggled with the smaller Lewis & Clark team early in the game and held just a two point lead at 23-21 with 11:31 remaining in the half before going on a 22-4 run over the next eight-plus minutes to open a 19-point advantage at 45-26. The Pioneers answered with a 5-0 run to cut the lead to 14 before the Aggies went into the locker room up 18 at 52-34.
Matheus led Utah State with 12 first half points as he was six-of-eight from the field. As a team, USU shot 66.7 percent from the field in the opening period and held Lewis & Clark College to 41.4 percent shooting.
The second half was more of the same for Utah State as it extended its lead to 46 points at 96-50 with 4:56 remaining in the contest before finishing the game with a 37-point win.
The 102 points scored by Utah State is the most since it defeated North Texas 102-77 on Feb. 28, 1998 in Logan. The 102 points also marked the first time ever that a Stew Morrill team scored 100 points in a game.
Overall, Matheus was 10-of-13 from the field, while Carroll finished by making eight-of-10 field goal attempts. Chaz Spicer added 16 points for Utah State on eight-of-nine shooting, while Nate Harris had 14 points and eight rebounds. Durrall Peterson also scored in double-digits for USU as he finished with 12 points on four-of-six shooting from three-point range.
David Berggren led Lewis & Clark College with 21 points and he was six-of-10 from three-point range to go along with three free throws.
Overall, Utah State shot 67.1 percent from the field and 47.1 percent from three-point range as it made eight-of-17 shots from behind the arc. Lewis & Clark College shot 36.7 percent overall, and 41.5 percent from three as it converted on 17-of-41 three-pointers.
Utah State will return to action on Wed., Nov. 30 when it plays at Utah at 7:05 p.m. The game will be televised live by KJZZ-TV.
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