Utah State Men's Basketball Tops Weber State, 89-77
Dec. 23, 2000
LOGAN, Utah (AP) - Curtis Bobb shot a career-high 20 points to help Utah State University pull away 89-77 from Weber State University Saturday night.
Four players scored in double figures for the Aggies (8-2, 0-0), while the Wildcats (5-4, 0-0) were led by Jermaine Boyette who scored 19 on 8-of-13 shooting and four steals.
Aggie center Dimitri Jorseen scored 15 and backup Brennan Ray scored a season-high eight points, as USU forced the ball inside against the lesser-experienced Wildcat post players. Tony Brown also scored 17 for USU, shooting 3-of-6 from the three-point line.
USU had topped the University of Utah by a single bucket, 58-57, earlier in December in Logan, then fell to Brigham Young University last week in Provo, 67-69. In this game, USU's post players outscored WSU's big men 30-18, as the Ags pounded the ball inside, particularly in the first half, which ended in a 48-33 USU advantage.
Weber State had also topped Utah, snapping the Ute's 54-game home winning streak, 79-77, in Salt Lake City last week.
USU led by as many as 23 points, 68-45, with 12 minutes left in the game, but two straight steals and lay-ins by Boyette and a two-footer by Stephan Bachmann put the Aggies on their heels. Brown countered with a three-pointer to stop the Wildcat offensive momentum and the closest the visitors were able to come was the 12-point final margin.
USU's leading scorer on the season, Shawn Daniels, was only able to manage
four points but pulled down a team-high seven rebounds.