Utah State vs. UC Irvine: Preview, Score Prediction

Utah State vs. UC Irvine: Preview, Score Prediction

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Utah State vs. UC Irvine: Preview, Score Prediction

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Utah State vs. UC Irvine Preview & Score Prediction


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Utah State (4-5) vs. UC Irvine (4-6) Game Preview

Game Info

Date: Wednesday, December 6
Tip-off: 6:00pm PT
Venue: Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, Logan, Utah
Radio: TBD
TV/stream: Mountain West Network

Projected Utah State Lineup

Julion Pearre
Koby McEwen
Sam Merrill
– leads USU with 15.3 PPG, 3.4 APG
Dwayne Brown
Alex Dargenton

Projected UC Irvine Lineup

Max Hazzard
Evan Leonard
– averaging 10.1/3.2/2.3 this season
Brandon Smith
Elston Jones
Jonathan Galloway

Why Utah State Will Win

Utah State looks to erase its two-game losing streak Wednesday night when it hosts UC Irvine in Logan. The Aggies dropped both of its matchups last week against Valparaiso and BYU. With Koby McEwen and Julion Pearre back and comfortable in the Utah State lineup, the Aggies offense should return to form. Only the third home game of the season for USU, UC Irvine comes to town with an attack that ranks 259th in the nation in adjusted offensive efficiency. Utah State should be able to hold its own at home.

KenPom Line

Utah State -8, o/u: 138

Score Prediction

Utah State 72, UC Irvine 68

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