Utah State 61, UC Santa Barbara 59

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP)—A tip-in by Utah State’s Matt Formisano with three seconds remaining foiled a late UC Santa Barbara comeback in a 61-59 Aggie basketball victory Monday night.

Utah State, 2-0, led 59-50 on Jaxon Myaer’s three-pointer with 4:17 remaining. He scored 11 points, while the Aggies got 12 points and eight rebounds from Tai Wesley and 11 points and eight rebounds from Gary Wilkinson.

The Gauchos, 1-1, had tied the game with a nine-point run, with James Powell scoring the last five. His three-pointer with 32.7 seconds remaining tied the game at 59-all.

Powell and Chris Devine led UCSB with 14 points apiece.

Utah State outrebounded the Gauchos 36-25, which included 12 offensive rebounds. The Aggies’ 19-10 first-half margin on the backboards helped them build a 30-27 lead.

But UCSB, led by three steals apiece by Will Brew and D.J. Posley, forced the Aggies into 22 turnovers. Brew also led all players with five assists.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Utah St.
Tai Wesley Tai Wesley
6-6,  12 Pts
8 Rebs, 1 Assists
 UCSB
James Powell James Powell
6-15,  14 Pts
1 Rebs, 3 Assists

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