|Utah State defeats Utah Valley, 87-56|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 12 December 2009 18:32|
Jared Quayle and Brian Green scored 13, Nate Bendall 12, and Tyler Newbold added 11 for Utah State (5-3).
Corey Claitt scored a career-high 22 points for the Wolverines (4-5). He made nine of his 10 shots. Utah Valley's leading scorer for the season, Jordan Swarbrick, did not get his first field goal until 13:05 remained, and finished with six points. Swarbrick brought a 16.5-point average into Saturday's game.
Utah Valley ran off 16 straight points against the Aggies over two halves, but a pair of 3-point shots by Utah State early in the second half stopped the run. The Wolverines were never able to get closer than 48-31 in the second half.
Utah State shot 13-of-21 from 3-point range and converted 12-of-14 free throws.