Game Recap: Nevada Wolf Pack at Utah State Aggies
The Aggies come up big at home against the Wolf Pack
Queta and the Aggies snap 3 game losing streak.
Craig Smith, the players, and the fans are breathing a sigh of relief after Utah State snapped a three game losing streak beating Nevada 80-70. The Wolf Pack never led throughout the entire contest as the Aggies took an early 3-0 lead and never looked back.
The Aggies led 32-23 at half time and quickly pushed the lead up to double digits for the remainder of the game.
Neemias Queta had his best game of the season finishing with 19 points and 7 rebounds. Queta has played sparingly this season due to injury. The Aggies ran two set plays over and over resulting in bucket after bucket for Queta. Nevada didn’t make the needed adjustments in order to shut him down and Utah State took advantage.
Sporting a nice black eye, Sam Merrill finished the game with 12 points, 8 assists, and 8 rebounds. Merrill has struggled from the field over the past 4 games but the 87% free throw shooter always seems to find a way to score. Brock Miller, Abel Porter, and Diogo Brito all scored in double digits for the Aggies.
Jalen Harris led the Wolf Pack with 31 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists. The junior guard is leading the Wolf Pack in scoring this season. Harris hit 5 threes and made 8-9 free throws. This was Harris’ 8th game this season scoring 20 or more points and his 2nd game with 30 or more. Jazz Johnson, the other high scorer for the Wolf Pack, finished the game with 18 points. Johnson struggled for most of the game before exploding during the last few minutes of the game.
The Aggies travel to Boise next Saturday to take on Boise State.
The Wolf Pack returns to Reno for a matchup against Wyoming on Tuesday night.
No fire extinguisher cabinets were harmed before, during, or after the game.
Utah State snapped the worst losing streak in the Craig Smith era.
Nevada now sports a 2 game losing streak for only the 2nd time this season.
Nevada falls to 3-2 in conference while Utah State levels out at 3-3.