Ashworth scores 20 as Utah State rallies to beat Nevada

USU also honored one of its greats, retiring Jaycee Carroll’s No. 20 jersey at halftime

(Eli Lucero | The Herald Journal via AP) Utah State head coach Ryan Odom, center, celebrates with players in the locker room after defeating Nevada in an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023, in Logan, Utah.

Logan • Steven Ashworth scored 20 points and Utah State beat Nevada 75-66 on Saturday night.

Ashworth added six assists for the Aggies (21-7, 10-5 Mountain West Conference). Max Shulga finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Daniel Akin scored 12.

“Other than over-the-moon for the win, I’m exhausted,” said Utah State guard RJ Eytle-Rock. “That was a tough game out there. We knew they were going to come out punching and it was down to the wire, so it was a great win.”

The Wolf Pack (20-7, 10-4) were led by Will Baker 25 points and six rebounds. Kenan Blackshear added 14 points and six assists. Darrion Williams pitched in with nine points, 11 rebounds and two blocks.

Utah State trailed 47-32 at halftime, but the Aggies used a 10-0 run in the second half to grab momentum on their way to the victory.

“I told the team after the game, the first thing I said to them was there’s no stat really that can describe how that game went,” USU coach Ryan Odom said. “You can’t look at one thing and say this is why. That game to me, and to our team, was all about composure. It was all about playing with heart and grit.”

Utah State honored Aggie great Jaycee Carroll at halftime of the game, retiring his No. 20 jersey.

USU plays next on Thursday when the Aggies visit Wyoming.