Utah State crushes Boise StateFeb 6, 2011 - 4:53 AM Logan, UT (Sports Network) - Tai Wesley recorded 22 points, six rebounds and three steals, as the 22nd-ranked Utah State Aggies dominated the Boise State Broncos, 77-49, at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
Brockeith Pane and Pooh Williams both scored 10 points for the Aggies (22-2, 11-0 WAC), who have won 28 straight home games. Utah State has also won a school-record 30 consecutive Western Athletic Conference contests at home.
Brady Jardine and Nate Bendall chipped in with eight points apiece for Utah State, which is off to its third-best start in school history. The Aggies have won 17 straight contests.
Robert Arnold had 12 points and five rebounds off the bench for the Broncos (12-11, 5-6), who have lost four in a row. Ryan Watkins donated 11 points and eight boards.
Utah State never looked back after starting the game on a 15-2 run. The Aggies shot a sizzling 66.7 percent from the field over the first 20 minutes to build a 43-21 lead. Boise State made just 30.8 percent of its shots in the first half.
Wesley started the second half with a layup and dunk to make it a 47-21 contest. He recorded consecutive three-point plays with 12:49 remaining to give Utah State a 62-28 margin.
Boise State responded with an ensuing 10-0 run to make the score look somewhat respectable. But Utah State cruised the rest of the way.
USU won the first meeting of the season against the Broncos by a score of 68-59 last month at Taco Bell Arena. Utah State holds a 27-8 advantage over the Broncos dating back to the 1973-74 campaign...The Aggies have won 25 straight league games...Utah State shot 64.3 percent for the game.
- BOISE STATE: 49
UTAH STATE: 77
Feb 5 10:55 PM
- BOISE STATE: 21
UTAH STATE: 43
Feb 5 9:54 PM
- BOISE STATE: 0
UTAH STATE: 0
1st Half - 20:00
Feb 5 9:06 PM
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