April 16, 2024
Miles Byrd has a shot blocked by Nice Osobor within the second half. Photograph credit score: Display screen shot, CBS Sports activities

Residence cooking counts within the Mountain West and Utah State greater than loved its style Tuesday towards San Diego State.

The Aggies (22-5, 10-4 MW) took over sole possession of first place within the convention with a 68-63 win over No. 19 SDSU (20-7, 9-5 MW) in Logan, Utah.

The duo of Darius Brown II and Nice Osobor made issues tough for the Aztecs within the battle for first within the MW, and Brown, coming off a two-point efficiency in a 20-point loss to Colorado State, greater than bounced again.

The guard led all scorers with 25 and with simply over two minutes to play and the ball rattling between gamers beneath the basket, teammate Mason Falslev managed to kick out the ball to him. With the shot clock winding down, Brown hit a three-pointer to place his group up by six and push SDSU to the brink.

Head coach Brian Dutcher, speaking to San Diego Sports activities 760, famous “the well timed nature of their offensive rebounds,” including merely, “Darrius Brown was sensational.”

Brown and Osobor pounded the Aztecs within the first half, however SDSU managed to remain shut.

They overcame an early 6-0 lead, and after a layup to tug inside one, Jaedon LeDee tied the sport at 15 with a jumper within the paint.

He added two extra fast jumpers to provide San Diego State its first lead of the sport at 19-17.

Brown, although tied it once more with a three-pointer, off an help by Osobor. Trammell answered with a layup, however then so did Brown to knot it again up at 23. Elijah Saunders gave SDSU one other lead on a layup with 3:04 on the clock.

That may be the Aztecs’ ultimate discipline aim of the half, and Brown and Osobor matched up once more for a 28-25 Aggie lead. Utah State took at 31-26 benefit into the locker room as Brown completed with 12 factors for the half.

He wasn’t completed, The Aggies’ lead stretched to 10 after the break with one other Brown three off a feed by Osobor.

However San Diego launched into a 7-0 run with a jumper by LeDee, a steal by Trammell that led to a layup by LeDee and a 3 by Saunders to make it 36-33 Utah State.

But the Aggies would construct one other 10-point benefit, capped by – who else? – Brown, off a rebound and help by – yep – Osobor.

SDSU had another go at Utah State, chopping the result in one with just below 5 minutes to play on a second-chance jumper by LeDee that adopted an offensive rebound by Micah Parrish. However after a layup by Isaac Johnson – and a missed three by Saunders and an offensive foul by Lamont Butler – Brown sunk his huge shot from lengthy distance.

San Diego State didn’t make a discipline aim down the stretch – Osobor additionally had a well timed block towards LeDee – till Miles Byrd scored a meaningless three with three seconds left.

“We had a possibility to steal one and we didn’t get sufficient completed to make that occur,” Dutcher stated.

Osobor completed with 17 factors together with seven rebounds and assists. LeDee had 23 and Reese Waters 11. The groups break up their matchups on the season, with every successful at dwelling towards a ranked opponent. SDSU knocked off Utah State after they have been nonetheless No. 17 within the Related Press High 25.

The Aztecs have an obvious breather forward with two video games towards lesser MW lights. They head to Fresno State (11-15, 4-9 MW) at 7 p.m. Saturday; three days later they host San Jose State (9-18, 2-12 MW).