Carroll scores 33 and Utah St. beats Fresno St. 79-66

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LOGAN, Utah (AP)—Jaycee Carroll scored 33 points in his final home game to lead Utah State past Fresno State 79-66 Monday night.

Gary Wilkinson also scored 17 and grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds for the Aggies (21-9, 10-4 Western Athletic Conference). Stephen DuCharme dropped in 13 and Tai Wesley 10 for USU.

Kevin Bell scored 31 to lead the Bulldogs (13-17, 5-10 WAC). Eddie Miller also scored 14 for Fresno State.

Utah State pushed the lead to 62-45 with 9:16 to play, but the Bulldogs went on an 8-0 run behind Bell, who shot 3-of-5 from behind the 3-point line and 13-of-19 from the field.

Fresno later brought the USU lead down to seven points with less than five minutes to play, but Wilkinson, who scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half, scored five consecutive points to bring the Aggie lead back to double digits.

USU burst out to a 21-9 lead in the first half, 15 points coming from Carroll. USU led by as much as 29-10 with 8:39 to play, but the Bulldogs ended the half on a 20-11 run behind 16 first-half points from Bell.

USU led at halftime 40-30.

Carroll came into the game leading the nation in 3-point shooting (50.3 percent) and leading the WAC in scoring at 22.3.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Fresno St.
Kevin Bell Kevin Bell
13-19,  31 Pts
5 Rebs, 4 Assists
 Utah St.
Jaycee Carroll Jaycee Carroll
10-18,  33 Pts
5 Rebs, 2 Assists

Team Stat Leaders

Points
Rebounds
Assists