The Utah State Aggies remained hot Saturday night, dominating 81-59 at the expense of the Boise State Broncos. The win was the Aggies third in a row, and capped of a successful week in WAC play.”Awfully good week for us. It’s something that hopefully we can build on,” head coach Stew Morrill said. “I always stress to them afterward that the reason we are playing a lot better is that we practiced with purpose. We practiced well, and it paid off for usThe Aggies received yet another all-around game from numerous players. Five players scored in double figures, and Utah State had beat Boise in every statistical category. All twelve players on the Aggie roster received at least four minutes of playing time, and ten scored.USU was led offensively by reserve guard Brian Green. The junior came off of the bench to score 14 points, 12 of which came in the first half. He shot 3-4 from behind the arc, and 5-7 overall from the field. Green displayed his high amount of energy on many hustle plays throughout the game, by diving to the floor for loose balls on many instances. He also had two rebounds, two assists, and two steals.”I felt like we didn’t come out with a lot of energy in the first couple minutes of the game,” Green said. “I just wanted to come out and play hard and bring some energy to the team, and do whatever it was that I had to do. I guess that is what happened.””He (Green) is a little spark plug. He’s always got the energy,” said guard Jared Quayle. “In practice he is always getting us going. Tonight he came in and had an amazing game. He got us going there in the first half.”Quayle himself had yet another solid game himself, as he capped of an impressive week of personal performances. The lone senior on the team ended up with 10 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists. He also played very hard defense on opposing point guard Anthony Thomas, who was on the receiving end of hearty taunting at the hands of the Aggie crowd. Thomas finished the game with seven points and eight turnovers on 2-8 shooting.”He (Quayle) is playing great,” Morrill said. “I thought that Jared was playing good before, but he just wasn’t scoring at as high of a clip…. Right now, he is doing all of the things he was doing before, but he is scoring more, and we need that. That is one of the things we need from him.”USU’s bench played a large part in the wide margin of victory. The Aggie backups scored 35 points, in comparison to Boise’s 15. Besides Brian Green, Brady Jardine also made a notable contribution off of the bench. He scored ten points, to go along with five rebounds, an assist, a steal, and a block, all in 16 minutes of playing time. The high level of performance by the bench allowed Coach Morrill to give his starters valuable rest, in preparation for a road trip in the coming week. The Aggies will play at Fresno State on Thursday, and will then turn around and travel to Idaho for a Saturday night matchup to complete a tough stretch of conference games.”Everybody came in off of the bench and stepped up well tonight,” Quayle said.”At Fresno and at Idaho will be very, very tough,” said Morrill. “But, if you go out and do some good, whatever it may be, it makes you feel better about those five out of seven on the road.”
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