Men's Basketball Scoreboard (Dec. 19)

Men's Basketball Scoreboard (Dec. 19)

Utah State 68, Western Illinois 52
LOGAN, Utah (AP) - Kyle Davis scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Utah State to a 68-52 win over Western Illinois Thursday night at the Basketball Travelers Classic.

Spencer Butterfield and Preston Medlin each added 14 points as well.

Utah State ended the first half on a 9-0 run, opening up a 35-24 lead. The Aggies pushed the lead to 45-29 on a Butterfield 3-pointer and coasted to the victory.

Western Illinois (4-6) cut the lead to 12 on a Mohammed Conde dunk, but that was as close as the Leathernecks would get.

The Leathernecks struggled from beyond the arc, hitting only 3-of-15 shots from long range.

The Aggies shot a blistering 52.8 percent from the field and finished 25 of 34 from the line while Western Illinois only shot 7 of 9 on free throws.

Jordan Foster led the Leathernecks with 10 points.


Morehead State 120, South Dakota 83
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) - Drew Kelly scored a career-high 40 points and pulled down 12 rebounds, and Kareem Storey tied a school record with 16 assists as Morehead State defeated South Dakota 120-83 Thursday night.

Kelly, who had a combined 36 points in his last seven games, finished 14 of 23 from the field and 8 of 12 from 3-point range.

Morehead State (8-5) ripped off an 11-1 run to start the game and never looked back. Kelly scored the team's last nine points of the half as his team opened up a 57-34 halftime lead.

South Dakota (3-8) had no answer for the Eagles, who hit 17 3-pointers during the contest, one short of the school record.

Morehead's Brent Arrington scored 19 while Angelo Warner added 16.

Casey Kasperbauer paced the Coyotes with 15 points off the bench. Trevor Gruis added 14 while Adam Thoseby and Brandon Bos each scored 11.