Kell, Hemsley fuel Aztecs’ offense in 66-62 win over Utah State

Feb 15, 2017; Logan, UT, USA; San Diego State Aztecs guard Trey Kell (3) keeps the ball away from Utah State Aggies guard Sam Merrill (3) while going to the basket during the first half at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
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LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Trey Kell scored 21 points, Jeremy Hemsley had 13 and the pair combined for all but three of San Diego State’s final 28 points for a 66-62 win over Utah State on Wednesday night.

Kelly and Hemsley had five points each, starting with back-to-back 3-pointers, in a 10-0 to give the Aztecs a 57-45 lead with 6:36 to play. The lead was 61-48 with 4:06 to go when Koby McEwen scored the last nine points of an 11-2 run that pulled the Aggies within four with 59.1 seconds remaining.

San Diego missed a shot with 28 seconds left but Utah State missed a long 3 and Kell rebounded and made two free throws with 20.2 seconds left, making it 65-59. Sam Merrill got a 3-point play with 10.2 seconds left but Hemsley iced it with a free throw at 8.8.

Kelly, who had seven rebounds, had six points and Hemsley three at the half, when the Aztecs (15-10, 7-6 Mountain West) took a 32-29 lead.

Jalen Moore led the Aggies (11-14, 5-9) with 20 points, 14 in the first half.