Utah St. 69, BYU 62

Brockeith Pane scored 21 points and Preston Medlin added 15 as

Utah State used an 11-0 second-half run to beat in-state rival

Brigham Young 69-62 Friday night.

The Aggies have now won 32 straight home games – the

third-longest active home winning streak in the nation behind Duke

(36) and Kentucky (34).

The win avenges a 78-72 loss last November in Provo.

Noah Hartsock, playing with a bloodied nose, led BYU with 18

points as the Cougars began life without national player of the

year Jimmer Fredette.

The game marked the return of center Brandon Davies, who was

dismissed from BYU’s team in March for violating the school’s honor

code just as the Cougars had climbed to No. 3 in the polls.

Davies started slow but finished with 13 points.

Friday’s meeting was the 228th meeting between the teams but the

earliest ever.