St. Mary's defeats Utah State 68-63

BY foxsports • December 12, 2009

Omar Samhan scored 22 points and pulled down 17 rebounds to lead St. Mary's past Utah State 68-63 Saturday night.

Clint Steindl added 11 for the Gaels (6-1), including a 3-point shot with 36 seconds to play and the score tied at 63.

Ben Allen dropped in 14 points for St. Mary's, including four 3-pointers. The Gaels shot 7 of 12 from 3-point range in the second half.

USU was led by Pooh Williams with 15 points. Jared Quayle added 13 and Tai Wesley 12 for the Aggies (4-3). The loss broke a 37-game home winning streak for USU.

The Aggies took their first lead of the second half, 52-51 with 8:49 to play, when Tyler Newbold made a short jump shot, which was then followed by a 3-pointer from Quayle.

After the Aggies tied the game with 1:06 to play, St. Mary's milked the clock and worked a kick-out play to Steindl, who made the critical shot from the corner of the court.

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