LOGAN, Utah (AP) - Spencer Butterfield scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Utah State past Nevada 83-75 Wednesday night.
Jarred Shaw scored 17 and had 13 rebounds for the Aggies (13-9, 3-7 Mountain West Conference). Preston Medlin added 14, all in the second half, and Kyle Davis had 12. The Wolf Pack (12-11, 7-3 MWC) were led by Deonte Burton with 23 points and Cole Huff with 21.
A 3-point shot by Jerry Evans brought Nevada to within two points, 52-50, with 9:10 to play, but 3-point shots by Medlin and Butterfield helped Utah State stretch to 72-60 with 2:55 remaining, and USU hit 7 of 8 free throws in the final minutes to seal the win.
USU shot 61.5 percent from the field in the second half, while Nevada was held to 44 percent. The Wolf Pack were only 5-of-20 from 3-point range.
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