San José State at Utah State post-game notes
Utah State 86, San José state 72
- With the 86-72 win, Utah State is now 6-0 this season when leading at the half and 30-6 under head coach Tim Duryea.
- With the 86-72 win, Utah State is now 60-21 against San Jose State.
- Utah State's 44 first half points were the most this season, besting the team's 42 against Gonzaga.
- Utah State scored 21 points off of SJSU's 12 turnovers in the first half and outscored the Spartans 36-3 in points off turnovers, as USU forced 23 turnovers while committing only 4, which is a season-low.
- The 36 points off turnovers are a season-high and the most USU has had under Duryea.
- Utah State improved to 5-0 this season when scoring at least 80 points.
- Utah State recorded its second wire-to-wire win this season, also doing so against New Hampshire.
- Utah State shot 50 percent (18-of-36) from the field in the first half and 47.1 percent (33-of-70) overall.
- Utah State tied its season-high in free throw percentage, shooting 80.0 percent (8-of-10) at the charity stripe.
- Utah State shot 33 three-point attempts, marking the third time this season shooting at least 30 treys.
- San José State is the first team to shoot at least 50 percent from three against the Aggies this season, as the Spartans shot 57.9 percent (11-of-19) from behind the arc.
- Utah State outscored SJSU 40-22 in the paint, marking the third-straight game USU had at least 40 points in the paint.
- Utah State stole the ball eight times in the first half as part of a season-high 13 steals, the most since the Aggies recorded 12 steals against Weber State on Nov. 14, 2014.
- Utah State finished the game with 23 assists. With the 86-72 win, Utah State is now 6-0this season and 29-8 under Duryea when recording 15 or more assists in a game
- Utah State is now 11-0under Duryea when recording 20 or more assists in a game.
- Sophomore guard Diogo Brito dished out a career high six assists.
- Brito's 11 points mark the fourth time this season where he has scored in double figures.
- Brito had a career-high five steals.
- Brito's five steals were the first time an Aggie has recorded five or more steals since Shane Rector had five against Idaho State (11/19/16).
- Junior forward Dwayne Brown Jr.'s 16 points were the fourth time in his career, and third straight game, scoring in double figures.
- Brown tied his career-high with two steals.
- Junior forward Quinn Taylor's one block marked the fourth consecutive game where Taylor had at least one block.
- Taylor had a season-high two steals.
- Sophomore guard Koby McEwen had a season-high 24 points to mark the fifth time this season and 29th in his career scoring in double figures, as well as the fourth time this season and the 11th time in his career he has reached the 20-point plateau.
- McEwen's seven rebounds mark the third time this season and 24th time in his career where the sophomore has grabbed five or more boards.
- McEwen's five assists marked the third time this season and 11th in his career where the Aggie dished out five or more assists in a game.
- Sophomore guard Sam Merrill's nine assists were a season-high and marked the fourth time this season and 12th time in his career where he dished out five or more assists.
- Merrill's 18 points marked the 11th time this season and 25th time in his career where the sophomore has scored in double figures.
- Merrill has now scored in double figures in three-straight games and 12 of the last 13.
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