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Utah State takes down No. 13 Colorado State

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Great Osobor had 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead Utah State to a 77-72 upset of No. 13 Colorado State in their Mountain West matchup on Saturday night at Logan, Utah.

Utah State (14-1, 2-0 MW) has won 13 consecutive games.

Colorado State (13-2, 1-1) had its four-game winning streak snapped.

Utah State’s Mason Falslev contributed 18 points and six rebounds.

Colorado State’s Isaiah Stevens collected 21 points and eight assists, and Nique Clifford added 18 points.

Utah State took a 69-60 lead with 1:56 left on two free throws by Osobor, who drew the fifth foul on Patrick Cartier. He finished with 15 points on 7-of-12 shooting but missed both of his 3-point attempts.

The Rams cut the lead to 69-63 with 1:32 left after Clifford’s steal and layup.

Clifford fouled out with 1:14 left when Josh Uduje made a shot over him to give Utah State a 71-63 lead.

Stevens later made a 3-pointer with 20 seconds left to cut the lead to 75-70.

Darius Brown’s two free throws with 18 seconds left put the game out of reach.

Utah State shot 63 percent from the field in the second half after making only 28.1 percent of its attempts in the first half. The Aggies were 1 of 10 from 3-point range in the first half and 4 of 8 after halftime.

Utah State trailed by as many as 10 points in the first half.

A 9-0 run gave Colorado State a 21-11 lead with 10:18 remaining in the half.

The Aggies, who outscored the Rams 9-3 in a stretch in the last five minutes of the half, trailed 32-28 at halftime.

Utah State took its first lead since 16:47 remained in the first half when Osobor’s layup with 15:28 remaining put the Aggies ahead 42-41.

Utah State went on a 10-0 run to take a 65-57 lead with 3:57 left.

Colorado State missed four straight field goal attempts during that stretch.

Clifford ended the field goal drought of more than four minutes with a dunk with 3:46 left.

–Field Level Media

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