Utah St. 80, Idaho 62

Brian Green shot 4 of 4 from 3-point range and scored 16 points

in 21 minutes to lead Utah State past Idaho 80-62 Wednesday

night.

Nate Bendall added 14 points on 6-of-6 shooting for the Aggies

(17-6, 7-2 Western Athletic), who won their seventh in a row. Tai

Wesley had 13, while Jared Quayle and Pooh Williams each added

11.

Marvin Jefferson scored 17 for the Vandals (10-11, 2-7), Kyle

Barone had a career-high 14 and Kashif Watson added 11.

Utah State, which led by 28 points with 4:30 to play, shot 8 of

16 from beyond the 3-point line and outrebounded Idaho 34-23. The

Vandals outscored Utah State 41-40 in the second half but dug

themselves a deep hole early in the game, shooting only 36 percent

in the first half.

The Aggies shot 68.2 percent in the first half before cooling to

48.1 percent in the second.