Oakes leads Spartans over Aggies

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP)—Chris Oakes scored a career-high 21 points to lead the San Jose State Spartans to victory over the Utah State Aggies 70-67 on Monday night.

Jaycee Carroll led Utah State with a game-high 31 points. The Aggies (18-9, 8-4) have lost three straight for the first time this season.

Utah State forward Tai Wesley was ejected for committing a blatant foul in the first 90 seconds.

Even so, Utah State chipped away at a double-digit San Jose State lead in the second half. Carroll’s layup with 15:03 remaining got the Aggies within nine points of the lead. But Tim Pierce drained a 3-pointer with 13:21 left to get the lead back to 12-points for the Spartans.

The Aggies were just 1-of-9 from the field to start the game. The Spartans jumped out to a 13-4 lead in the first six minutes and would lead by 15 points with 2:40 remaining in the first half.

San Jose State (12-13, 4-8) has won two straight. The Spartans have not won more than 10 games since the 2000-01 season when the program was 14-14.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Utah St.
Jaycee Carroll Jaycee Carroll
12-22,  31 Pts
8 Rebs, 0 Assists
 San Jose St.
Chris Oakes Chris Oakes
9-17,  21 Pts
12 Rebs, 0 Assists

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