Utah State beats New Mexico State 81-63

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LOGAN, Utah (AP)—Tai Wesley scored 24 points and Jared Quayle added 17 points and seven rebounds to lead Utah State to an 81-63 victory against New Mexico State on Saturday night.

Brady Jardine had 10 points for Utah State (25-6, 14-2 Western Athletic Conference). The regular-season conference champion and winner of 15 straight games, Utah State is the No. 1 seed in the WAC tournament in Reno, Nev., facing No. 8 Boise State on Thursday.

Jahmar Young had 17 points for New Mexico State (19-11, 11-5 WAC), which slipped to the tournament’s No. 3 seed after Nevada’s win against Louisiana Tech on Saturday. Nevada tied NMSU for second in the standings and owns the tiebreaker based on a sweep of the season series.

Troy Gillenwater had 14 points and Hamidu Rahman 13 for NMSU, which faces sixth-seeded San Jose State in a first-round game on Thursday.

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 Top Performers
 New Mexico St.
Jahmar Young Jahmar Young
5-13,  17 Pts
1 Rebs, 7 Assists
 Utah St.
Tai Wesley Tai Wesley
9-10,  24 Pts
6 Rebs, 6 Assists

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