Utah State Men’s Basketball Hosts Fresno State Wednesday Night

first_imgThe Aggies are second in giving up only 31 percent shooting for opponents from behind the arc. Written by Tags: Braxton Huggins/Colorado State/Deshon Taylor/Fresno State/Mountain West Conference/Sam Merrill/San Jose State/Spectrum/Utah State Men’s Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Wednesday night, Utah State men’s basketball hosts Fresno State as the 11-4 Aggies ensue in their homestand at the Spectrum. Wednesday’s meeting is the 60th between the schools in history with Utah State leading the all-time series 35-24. Merrill is the only player in the nation to shoot above 50 percent from the field and better than 90 percent at the foul line. The Aggies and Bulldogs are also the most selfless Mountain West teams as Utah State posts 16.3 assists per game and Fresno State is second at 16 assists per contest. The Bulldogs are the top team in the conference in 3-point percentage defense as they only allow opponents to shoot 29.3 percent from range. The Aggies are 1-1 in conference play, having dropped a 72-49 game at Nevada Wednesday and prevailing 79-62 over Air Force Saturday. As the Aggies and Bulldogs tussle, the two top defenses in the Mountain West Conference will be on display. center_img The 11-3 Bulldogs are 2-0 in Mountain West play and have won nine of their last 10 contests. Utah State junior guard Sam Merrill posts 19.3 points per game and has made 23 consecutive free throws. He is currently shooting 93.4 percent (71 of 76) at the foul line and is shooting 50.3 percent from the field. Their conference wins have come against San Jose State (73-53) and Colorado State (78-67). January 8, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah State Men’s Basketball Hosts Fresno State Wednesday Night The Aggies lead the conference in surrendering 65.1 points per game (they also score 79.1 points per contest) and Fresno State is second in giving up 65.6 points per game (the Bulldogs score 79.4 points per game). Utah State is currently 7-0 at home on the season and has won their last eight games at the Spectrum. Fresno State continues to be led by complementary guards in redshirt senior Braxton Huggins (17.8 points per game) and senior guard Deshon Taylor (17.4 points per game). Brad Jameslast_img read more