Game Recap: #17 Utah State 89, Weber State 34
A Justin Bean led Aggie team cruises to a 55 point win over Wildcats.
Utah State had a monster night against an outmatched Weber State team.
The Utah State Aggies welcomed the Weber State Wildcats to the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Friday and the Aggies took care of business.
They were coming off of a surprise test Tuesday night against Montana State where they managed to come away with a hard-fought 81-73 victory over the Bobcats.
Friday night turned out a bit different and what looked like an outmatched Weber State team which only played eight players and were without preseason Big Sky MVP Jerrick Harding for a second consecutive game couldn’t seem to knock down shots. They were led by sophomore forward Donatas Kupsas who was the only Wildcat in double figures reaching ten points on the night.
Sophomore forward Justin Bean had a career night with 18 points going 6-11 from the field. While Mountain West preseason player of the year Sam Merrill chipped in 14 points and didn’t mind sharing the scoring load. Utah State was without another preseason award nominee (Defensive) in Neemias Queta who is still nursing an offseason knee injury suffered playing with the Portuguese National team in the summer.
Weber State who was predicted to finish second in the Big Sky by the media is boasting an impressive returning group paired with some talented newcomers. If Jerrick Harding returns for the Wildcats and newcomers like former Pittsburg Panther Kham Davis can ease into the system, Randy Rahe will have a group to watch out for in the Big Sky.
Next up: The Aggies take on Denver on Tuesday Nov. 12th in Logan. The Pioneers are 0-1 after a loss against Colorado State on Tuesday. They face Utah Valley in Denver on Saturday.