Utah State downs Southern Utah 72-65
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP)—Jared Quayle scored 23 points, and Utah State went 9-for-10 from the foul line in the final 30 seconds, as the Aggies held off Southern Utah 72-65 Wednesday.
Utah State (7-1, 0-0 WAC) led 60-50 with 5:18 left, but Southern Utah closed the gap to 65-63 when David Marek was fouled behind the 3-point line and made all three free throws with 26.2 seconds left.
Quayle hit five foul shots and Jaxon Myaer made two more in the last 20 seconds to clinch the win.
Marek led Southern Utah (3-7, 2-0 Summit) with 21 points, while Tyler Quinney scored 20 and John Clifford added 14.
Gary Wilkinson scored 17 points for the Aggies, who shot 61 percent in the first half and 56 percent overall. Utah State also got 15 points from reserve Stavon Williams.
Utah State edged the Thunderbirds on the boards 27-25.