Utah State rips Louisiana Tech 85-55; 17th in row
RENO, Nev. (AP)—Jared Quayle scored 16 points to lead Utah State to its 17th straight victory and into the finals of the Western Athletic Conference tournament with an 85-55 win Friday night over Louisiana Tech.
Brady Jardine added 13 points and Pooh Williams 10 for the top-seeded Aggies (27-6), who shot a blistering 66 percent in the first half and 59 percent for the game.
Utah State, the WAC’s regular-season champ the last three years in a row, will play for the tourney title Saturday night against third-seeded New Mexico State.
Kyle Gibson, David Jackson and Olu Ashaolu scored 10 points each for the fourth-seeded Bulldogs (23-10), who made only four of their first 16 tries and shot 35 percent for the game. They lost their star, 6-foot-11 center Magnum Rolle, to an ankle injury less than 3 minutes in.