Logan • Sam Merrill scored 16 points with five rebounds and five assists, leading five players in double-figure scoring, as Utah State buried Alabama State 86-48 on Saturday night.

Merrill was 5 of 9 from the field for the Aggies (9-2). Neemias Queta added 15 points and seven rebounds, Dwayne Brown Jr. had 14 points and seven rebounds, Crew Ainge had 11 points and six rebounds and Diogo Brito chipped in 10 points.

Utah State shot 54.5 percent from the field compared to 21 percent for Alabama State, which took 19 shots from beyond the arc but made only four of them.

Queta made back-to-back layups to open the scoring and the Aggies never looked back, surging to a 30-9 lead midway on a Merrill 3-pointer and building to a 44-28 advantage at the break.

Alabama State collapsed in the second half, scoring its last field goal on a Tobi Ewuosho layup with 9:40 left.

Ewuosho led the Hornets (2-6) with 11 points with four rebounds.

Utah St. 86, Alabama St. 48
ALABAMA ST. (2-6)
Pichardo 0-3 1-3 1, Ross 1-15 4-4 6, Holston 0-7 2-2 2, Farrar 1-2 0-0 3, Daniels 2-7 3-5 7, Jones 1-3 0-0 3, B.Johnson 1-2 0-0 2, Gee 2-10 4-4 9, Davis 1-3 2-2 4, Seay 0-0 0-0 0, Ewuosho 3-5 4-5 11, Rogers 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 12-58 20-25 48.
UTAH ST. (9-2)
Taylor 4-9 0-0 9, Queta 5-5 5-7 15, Merrill 5-9 5-6 16, Ainge 4-5 2-6 11, Miller 2-8 0-0 5, Fakira 1-1 1-2 3, Brown 6-9 1-1 14, Bean 0-1 0-0 0, T.Knight 0-0 3-4 3, Porter 0-1 0-0 0, Brito 3-7 2-2 10, A.Johnson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-55 19-28 86.
Halftime—Utah St. 44-28. 3-Point Goals—Alabama St. 4-19 (Farrar 1-2, Ewuosho 1-2, Gee 1-3, Jones 1-3, Daniels 0-1, Holston 0-3, Ross 0-5), Utah St. 7-24 (Brito 2-6, Brown 1-2, Ainge 1-2, Merrill 1-3, Taylor 1-3, Miller 1-7, Porter 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Alabama St. 29 (Daniels 8), Utah St. 46 (Taylor 9). Assists—Alabama St. 5 (Holston 3), Utah St. 19 (Merrill 5). Total Fouls—Alabama St. 24, Utah St. 25. A—6,078 (10,270).


Utah Valley 75, Weber State 63 • In Ogden, Jake Toolson scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and the Wolverines built an 18-point first-half lead and made it stand up for a win over the Wildcats.

Utah Valley now has won two straight after having its five-game win streak snapped at Arizona. The Wolverines evened the all-time series with Weber State at six wins each.

Wyatt Lowell’s jumper with just over a minute left in the first half sent Utah State into the break with a 41-23 advantage.

Jerrick Harding scored at the basket to get the Wildcats within 10, 66-56 with 3:05 left, but they could get no closer.

Baylee Steele added 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds for Utah Valley (8-4).

Brekkott Chapman scored 20 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked three shots for Weber State (5-5). Cody John added 15 points and Harding added 10.

Women’s basketball

BYU 51, Colorado State 42 • In Provo, Shaylee Gonzales’ career-high 29 points led the Cougars (7-3) over the Rams at the Marriott Center.

Gonzales, who was 12 of 22 from the field, also had nine rebounds, four assists and three steals. Maria Albiero matched her career high in scoring with 10 points and Paisley Johnson grabbed 11 boards while contributing nine points.

BYU had a 51-33 rebounding advantage.