Logan • Neemias Queta scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Utah State pulled away in the second half to down Wyoming 76-59 on Wednesday night.

Sam Merrill had 19 points to lead the Aggies (19-6, 9-3 Mountain West Conference), who had won seven-straight before a 68-63 loss to San Diego State last Saturday. Quinn Taylor added 13 points and 10 rebounds and Abel Porter had 11 points.

The teams were tied 37-all at the break but the Aggies rallied late in the second half after a pair of layups by Queta and a 3-pointer by Merrill put them on top for good, 54-50, with 9:49 to play. Wyoming scored just nine points after that as the Aggies pulled away for the win.

Justin James scored 26 points to lead the Cowboys (6-18, 2-9).

Wyoming guard Trevon Taylor (13) takes a shot as Utah State forward Quinn Taylor (10) NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in Logan, Utah. (Eli Lucero/Herald Journal via AP)
UTAH ST. 76, WYOMING 59
WYOMING (6-18)
Thompson 3-7 0-0 7, Young 3-8 0-0 7, Hendricks 2-7 0-0 6, James 9-18 5-6 26, T.Taylor 1-2 2-2 4, Naughton 2-4 0-2 4, B.Porter 1-3 0-0 3, Banks 0-0 2-2 2. Totals 21-49 9-12 59.
UTAH ST. (19-6)
Q.Taylor 4-10 4-5 13, Queta 5-7 4-7 14, Merrill 5-12 5-6 19, Miller 1-4 0-0 2, A.Porter 3-7 2-2 11, Bean 0-0 0-0 0, Brown 2-2 3-5 8, Brito 4-7 0-0 9, T.Knight 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-49 18-25 76.
Halftime—37-37. 3-Point Goals—Wyoming 8-20 (James 3-5, Hendricks 2-6, Young 1-3, Thompson 1-3, B.Porter 1-3), Utah St. 10-20 (Merrill 4-6, A.Porter 3-6, Brito 1-1, Brown 1-1, Q.Taylor 1-3, Miller 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Wyoming 20 (Young 6), Utah St. 33 (Q.Taylor, Queta 10). Assists—Wyoming 10 (Young, James 2), Utah St. 21 (Merrill 6). Total Fouls—Wyoming 21, Utah St. 11. Technicals—Thompson, Utah St. coach Craig Smith. A—5,458 (10,270).