Ashworth comes off bench to lead Utah State past Bradley

Ryan Odom’s Aggies improve to 2-0 on the season.

(Eli Lucero/The Herald Journal via AP) Utah State guard Steven Ashworth celebrates with fans after defeating Bradley in an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, in Logan, Utah.

Logan • Steven Ashworth led Utah State past Bradley with 28 points off of the bench in an 84-62 victory.

Ashworth had six assists for the Aggies (2-0). Zee Hamoda shot 4 for 7 (3 for 4 from 3-point range) and 4 of 4 from the free throw line to add 15 points. Taylor Funk recorded 13 points and shot 4 for 9 (2 for 4 from 3-point range) and 3 of 4 from the free throw line.

Duke Deen led the way for the Braves (1-1) with 15 points. Zek Montgomery added 12 points for Bradley. Ja’Shon Henry also recorded seven points, nine rebounds and two steals.

Utah State entered halftime up 45-32. Ashworth paced the team in scoring in the first half with 12 points. Ashworth scored 16 points in the second half to help lead the way as Utah State went on to secure a victory, outscoring Bradley by nine points in the second half.


Utah State takes on Santa Clara at home on Monday, and Bradley hosts Eastern Michigan on Tuesday.