Quayle's Three Sinks Nevada in OT

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Jared Quayle scored 21 points as Utah State outlasted Nevada 79-72 in overtime Wednesday night.

Quayle and Tyler Newbold each hit 3-pointers in overtime to lead the Aggies (12-6, 2-2 Western Athletic). Pooh Williams added 16 points for Utah State.

Luke Babbitt scored 26 points as the Wolf Pack (10-7, 2-2) lost for the first time this season in nine home games. Ray Kraemer added 14.

Nevada led 65-55 with 7 minutes to go after Babbitt scored in the lane. Utah State outscored Nevada 14-4 the rest of the way to send the game into overtime tied 69-69.

The Aggies actually took a 69-67 lead on a jumper by Tai Wesley with 1:30 to go in regulation. Nevada needed a layup by Armon Johnson with 35 seconds to go to force overtime.

Newbold drained a 3-pointer to give Utah State a 72-69 lead with 4:17 to go in overtime. A pair of free throws by Babbitt with 2:10 to play and one free throw by Dario Hunt, though, tied the game 72-72 with 1:27 to play.

Quayle answered with a 3-pointer for a 75-72 Utah State lead with 1:15 to play. A couple of free throws by Nate Bendall gave the Aggies a 77-72 lead with 55 seconds to go, and a dunk by Williams put the game away with 32 seconds left.

The Wolf Pack scored the last five points of the first half to take a 35-33 lead at the break. Babbitt hit a 3-pointer with 25 seconds left in the half to tie it 33-33, and Armon Johnson scored on a layup off a steal with 4 seconds left.

UTAH ST. (12-6)
Bendall 3-10 3-4 9, Wesley 5-11 5-6 15, Williams 7-9 0-0 16, Quayle 8-15 1-1 21, Newbold 2-8 0-0 5, Green 1-3 0-0 3, Niang 0-1 2-2 2, Jardine 4-7 0-0 8, Myaer 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 30-65 11-13 79.

NEVADA (10-7)
Shaw 2-8 1-3 5, Babbitt 9-22 6-8 26, Hunt 1-3 2-4 4, Fields 5-13 0-3 13, Johnson 5-14 0-0 10, Cukic 0-0 0-0 0, Kraemer 5-5 0-0 14, Olson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-65 9-18 72.

Halftime-Nevada 35-33. End Of Regulation-Tied 69. 3-Point Goals-Utah St. 8-16 (Quayle 4-7, Williams 2-3, Green 1-2, Newbold 1-4), Nevada 9-18 (Kraemer 4-4, Fields 3-7, Babbitt 2-4, Shaw 0-3). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Utah St. 43 (Newbold 11), Nevada 36 (Babbitt 12). Assists-Utah St. 18 (Quayle, Williams 5), Nevada 15 (Johnson 9). Total Fouls-Utah St. 18, Nevada 12. A-7,035.


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