February 4, 2010 in Sports

Aggies roll over UI

Slow start, Hopson’s absence hinder Idaho
Associated Press
 
AGGIES80
VANDALS62
Saturday: Idaho at Boise State, 6:05 p.m.

LOGAN, Utah – Brian Green shot 4 of 4 from 3-point range and scored 16 points in 21 minutes to lead Utah State past Idaho 80-62 Wednesday night in a Western Athletic Conference men’s basketball game.

Nate Bendall added 14 points on 6-of-6 shooting for the Aggies (17-6, 7-2 Western Athletic), who won their seventh in a row.

Marvin Jefferson scored 17 for the Vandals (10-11, 2-7), Kyle Barone had a career-high 14 and Kashif Watson added 11.

Utah State, which led by 28 points with 4:30 to play, shot 8 of 16 from beyond the 3-point line and outrebounded Idaho 34-23. The Vandals outscored Utah State 41-40 in the second half.

Mac Hopson, Idaho’s leading scorer, did not play because of a curfew violation, ESPN reported.

Utah St. 80, Idaho 62

 Idaho (10-11, 2-6) Toledo 2-4 0-0 4, Jefferson 8-11 1-5 17, Ledbetter 2-2 0-0 6, Johnson 0-5 0-0 0, Watson 5-12 1-2 11, Henderson 1-4 0-0 2, de Souza 2-8 0-0 6, Lawrence 1-1 0-1 2, Barone 6-8 2-2 14, Blackstock 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-55 4-10 62.

Utah State (17-6, 6-2) Williams 4-9 0-0 11, Wesley 5-8 3-4 13, Bendall 6-6 2-2 14, Quayle 3-8 4-4 11, Newbold 1-4 0-0 2, Green 5-6 2-2 16, Niang 1-1 0-1 2, Jardine 3-5 3-4 9, White 0-1 0-0 0, Myaer 0-1 2-2 2, Formisano 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-49 16-19 80. Halftime – Utah St. 40-21. 3-Point Goals – Idaho 4-13 (Ledbetter 2-2, de Souza 2-8, Johnson 0-3), Utah St. 8-16 (Green 4-4, Williams 3-6, Quayle 1-3, Myaer 0-1, Newbold 0-2). Fouled Out – None. Rebounds – Idaho 23 (Jefferson 6), Utah St. 34 (Jardine 8). Assists – Idaho 19 (Johnson 6), Utah St. 18 (Williams 6). Total Fouls – Idaho 19, Utah St. 19. A – 9,777.

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