Shaw, Aggies race past Southern Utah

LOGAN – Another game, another win for the Utah State men’s basketball team.

The Aggies got a game-high 24 points from senior Jarred Shaw and USU doubled up the Thunderbirds on the boards en route to a 90-57 win Tuesday at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

“I think it was an overall good team win for us against a good SUU team,” Shaw said. “We played fairly well, but we’ve got room for improvement and ways to get better before the next game.”

Shaw finished with a double-double with 10 rebounds and fellow-seniors Spencer Butterfield and TeNale Roland join Shaw in double digits in points.

Utah State had 13 different players see playing time, and 11 scored.

“It’s always good for your basketball team and morale when you get to play everybody who’s available to play,” USU head coach Stew Morrill said. “We had 13 guys available and they all played in the first and second half. That’s a positive thing to be garnered from this game.”

USU dominated the paint, outscoring Southern Utah 32-10, including a 22-6 edge in second chance points.

It was the seventh straight win for USU over SUU as the Aggies maintained their perfect record all-time against the Thunderbirds.

Four former Cache Valley preps were in action Tuesday in Jordan Stone, Jalen Moore, Casey Oliverson and Cal Hanks.

Hanks, a former Mountain Crest Mustang, scored 10 points in 15 minutes of action while former Bobcat Stone scored seven. Moore and Oliverson, who played together at Sky View, scored eight and four points, respectively.

The Aggies moved to 2-0 this season and return to action on Nov. 16 when they travel to UC Santa Barbara for the first of two meetings with the Gauchos. Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m.

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