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Mountain West Tournament - New Mexico Lobos vs Utah State Aggies Recap - Utah State Wins 75-70

Sam Merrill went off for 29 points and added 3 rebounds leading Utah State over New Mexico, 75-70, on Thursday at Thomas & Mack Center.

Utah State won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the -11.5-point spread.

Diogo Brito had 15 points for Utah State and Justin Bean chipped in with 10 points. Brock Miller had 2 assists for them, while Justin Bean was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 15 boards.

New Mexico got a 20-point performance from JaQuan Lyle, who was supported by 18 points from Corey Manigault. Zane Martin had 3 assists in a losing cause for New Mexico, while Vance Jackson grabbed 8 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Utah State were victorious, as the score was $HalfScore at the break.

The rebound battle favored Utah State as they grabbed 39 boards, while New Mexico only had 30