Thursday, March 22, 2012

Thursday's Utah State & Nevada WAC roundball roundup

And then there was one ...

Nevada got blasted 84-56 by host Stanford last night. Didn't see a lot of the game but limited viewing made it seem like the Wolf Pack had difficulty gaining any traction offensively against Pac-12 level bodies and athleticism. Open looks were few as Coach Carter's guys shot 39% while allowing Johnny Dawkins' bunch to go for 53%. Malik Story, Deonte Burton and Olek Czyz went for 14, 13 and 11 points respectively but Dario Hunt was a no-show (two points, four rebounds).

Chris Murray tweeted the contest.

Chris also filed game reports here and here. Scott Oxarart wrote about the supporters who made the trip.


Utah State outscored Loyola Marymount in both halves in winning 77-69 in Logan. Preston Medlin paced the Aggies with 26 points (13-14 from the foul line) while Brockeith Pane added 17 and Morgan Grim contributed 16. It was a matchup producing odd stats, such as Stew Morrill's team going 32-35 at the free throw stripe while LMU produced a 7-14 night. Both teams were heavy on the turnovers, 22 for the victors and 19 for the visitors. USU shot 39% overall, LMU 41%. The latter also earned a pair of technicals as play got a bit chippy at times.

Kraig Williams and Tony Jones tweeted.

Kraig, Tony, Shawn Harrison and Matt Sonnenberg filed game stories. Tony also lauds the effort of Morgan Grim, this game and all season long. Craig Peterson has posted 38 photos of the contest.

Next up is Utah State hosting Oakland (the college, not the city) on Sunday.

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