Utah St. 80, Santa Clara 78
Danny Berger and Preston Medlin scored 11 points each and
provided vital offense down the stretch to lead Utah State to an
80-78 overtime victory against Santa Clara on Wednesday night.
Medlin’s 3-point shot with three seconds left in regulation
forced the extra session, and his shot from behind the arc gave the
Aggies (4-1) a four-point lead that Berger helped protect with
three free throws in the last 54 seconds.
Still, the Broncos (5-1) had a chance, as Evan Roquemore’s
3-pointer with 12 seconds left made it 79-78. After Berger made 1
of 2 from the line, Roquemore aimed for the win from 3-point range,
but his shot missed at the buzzer.
Kevin Foster had 27 points and made five 3-pointers for Santa
Clara. Roquemore added 23 points.
Jarred Shaw scored 15 points before fouling out late in
regulation for Utah State, which shot 56 percent (28 of 50) from
the floor. Kylsean Reed had 11 points, including a dunk that gave
the Aggies a 79-75 cushion with 23 seconds left in overtime.