Utah State uses fast start to beat Troy, 71-50

The Associated Press

LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- Danny Berger came off the bench to score 17 points and lead Utah State to a 71-50 win over Troy in the finale of the Basketball Travelers Classic tournament Saturday night.

Berger's first points, a 3-pointer five minutes into the game capped a 14-0 run by the Aggies to start the game and his dunk with 10 seconds left capped a 38-1 first half. He finished shooting 6 of 8 from the floor, including 2-for-2 from 3-point range.

Jalen Moore added 11 points for Utah State (9-2), which shot 55 percent from the field on 27-of-49 shooting.

Antoine Myers scored 14 points and Kevin Thomas added another 10 to lead Troy (4-7), which struggled offensively, shooting just 29 percent from the field, converting just 14 of 48 attempts.

The win was host Utah State's third in three days, sweeping the six-game, four-team tournament.