Boxscore
Utah St. 75, St. Mary's 65
Saturday, February 19, 2011 9:00 PM
Location - McKeon Pavilion, Moraga, California
Officials - Frank Harvey, Ronnie Hernandez, Bob Staffen
Attendance - 3500

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Utah St. 27 48 75
St. Mary's 36 29 65

Recap


Tai Wesley and Brockeith Pane scored 22 points apiece, and No. 24 Utah State dominated in the second half en route to a 75-65 victory at No. 23 Saint Mary’s on Saturday.

Wesley recorded his sixth double-double this season with 11 rebounds and the Aggies (25-3) outscored Saint Mary’s 48-29 in the second half of the BracketBusters game.

Mitchell Young had 11 points and 12 rebounds, and Mickey McConnell added 16 in a loss that places Saint Mary’s (22-6) squarely on the NCAA Tournament bubble. Matthew Dellavedova finished with nine points.

Three Saint Mary’s players fouled out, including starting forward Rob Jones. The Gaels’ leading rebounder exited with nine minutes left after he had nine points and four rebounds.

Utah State opened the second half with a 27-5 run and held its biggest lead at 65-53 with 3:27 remaining after Pooh Williams’ dunk. Clint Steindl answered with back-to-back 3-pointers, but the Gaels were unable to come closer than six.

The win gives Utah State’s NCAA Tournament chances a boost - in case it doesn't win the Western Athletic Conference tournament - since the Aggies had only one win over a top 100 opponent entering the game.

Utah State holds a commanding lead in the WAC at 12-1. Saint Mary's has a one-game lead over Gonzaga and San Francisco in the West Coast Conference.

Utah St. Aggies

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Tai Wesley 31:00 8-15 0-0 6-9 3 8 11 1 4 0 1 2 22
Nate Bendall 27:00 3-8 0-0 2-2 1 5 6 0 1 0 0 0 8
Brockeith Pane 34:00 5-7 1-2 11-14 0 2 2 4 1 4 6 0 22
Pooh Williams 33:00 2-6 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 0 4
Tyler Newbold 23:00 1-3 0-1 3-4 1 2 3 1 3 0 1 0 5
James Walker III 7:00 1-2 0-1 1-1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 3
Brady Jardine 21:00 2-5 0-0 2-2 1 3 4 0 2 1 1 0 6
Brian Green 24:00 2-2 1-1 0-0 0 3 3 0 2 0 2 0 5
TOTAL 200 24-48 2-6 25-32 6 25 31 8 16 6 13 2 75
  50.0% 33.3% 78.1% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 13

St. Mary's Gaels

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Rob Jones 16:00 4-9 1-3 0-0 2 2 4 2 5 1 0 0 9
Mickey McConnell 40:00 5-11 4-6 2-2 0 2 2 4 1 1 5 0 16
Clint Steindl 21:00 2-6 2-4 0-0 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 6
Tim Williams 9:00 1-2 0-1 3-3 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 5
Matthew Dellavedova 38:00 3-10 1-5 2-2 0 2 2 6 1 2 2 0 9
Kenton Walker 18:00 3-8 0-0 0-0 2 2 4 0 5 1 0 0 6
Mitchell Young 32:00 4-9 0-0 3-6 3 8 11 2 5 2 1 1 11
Stephen Holt 24:00 1-3 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 3
Tim Harris 1:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Phil Benson 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 23-59 9-22 10-13 9 19 28 17 22 8 10 2 65
  39.0% 40.9% 76.9% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 10
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