Medlin leads Utah State to first Mountain West road win at Colorado State

Utah State's Kyle Davis, left, and Colorado State's Jon Octeus fight for the ball in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Fort Collins, Colo. (AP Photo/The Coloradoan, Erin Hull)

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Preston Medlin scored 18 points Tuesday night and Utah State dominated Colorado State 71-62.

Spencer Butterfield scored 14, Kyle Davis had 12, Jarred Shaw grabbed 10 rebounds, and the Aggies (15-9, 5-7 Mountain West) never trailed.

Utah State opened with a 10-2 run that included Medlin’s 200th career trey, and pulled to a 19-8 lead. Butterfield hit consecutive treys — for his 100th career 3-pointer — for a 25-10 Utah State lead, and the Aggies led 29-15 at halftime. Colorado State shot just 17.2 percent in the half.

The Aggies built a 19-point lead after a 7-2 second-half run capped by a three-point play by Jalen Moore. The Rams showed some life when Daniel Bejarano and Jon Octeus each hit a trey, cutting the lead to 12, but the Aggies held them off.

Octeus led Colorado State (14-11, 5-7) with 22, Bejarano had 21, and J.J. Avila 14.

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