NCAA Basketball

San Jose State Spartans (14-16)


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vs. UtahSt 
L 75-81
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@ Boise 
L 78-85
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vs. Nevada 
L 67-82
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@ Wyo 
L 62-74
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@ UtahSt 
L 64-90
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McEwen puts in 5 3s, leads Utah State in MWC tourney opener

LAS VEGAS (AP) Koby McEwen made five 3-pointers without a miss in scoring 27 points and eighth-seeded Utah State beat No. 9 seed San Jose State 90-64 on Wednesday in the first round of the Mountain West Tournament.

Jalen Moore scored 19 points and Quinn Taylor and Sam Merrill 11 each with Merrill adding eight assists for the Aggies (14-16), who will take on top-seeded Nevada in Thursday's quarterfinals.

Ryan Welage scored 14 points and Isaac Thornton 10 for the Spartans (14-16), who have been knocked out in the first round in all three trips to the tournament since joining the MWC in 2013-14. Brandon Clark grabbed 13 rebounds.

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Leaders
Points: B. Clarke17.3
Rebounds: B. Clarke8.7
Assists: B. Clarke2.3
FG%: B. Clarke59.2%
FT%: B. Clarke57.2%
3P%: R. Welage36.8%
Steals: I. Thornton1.3
Blocks: B. Clarke2.6
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga36-1
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 Kentucky32-5
6 North Carolina30-7
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-5
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga36-1
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 Kentucky32-5
6 UCLA31-5
7 Duke28-9
8 North Carolina30-7
9 Oregon33-5
10 Louisville25-9
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Mountain West Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Nevada 14-4 28-7
Colorado State 13-5 24-12
Boise State 12-6 20-12
Fresno State 11-7 20-13
New Mexico 10-8 17-14
San Diego State 9-9 19-14
Wyoming 8-10 21-14
San Jose State 7-11 14-16
Utah State 7-11 14-17
Air Force 4-14 12-21
UNLV 4-14 11-21
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 73.2 (177)
Rebounds: 9.4 (261)
Assists: 13.9 (147)
FG%: 44.1% (196)
FT%: 70.1% (177)
3P%: 34.8% (186)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 74.8 (243)
Rebounds: 24.4 (252)
Assists: 13.0 (155)
FG%: 46.0% (281)
FT%: 74.7% (345)
3P%: 34.7% (172)
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