Utah St. beats San Jose St. 80-71 in Mountain West opener
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Jalen Moore scored a season-high 21 points to help Utah State roll to an 80-71 victory over San Jose State in a Mountain West Conference opener for both schools on Wednesday night.
Utah State (9-3) has won four consecutive games while San Jose State (5-8) has lost five of its last six.
Frank Rogers had 23 points and 11 rebounds to lead San Jose State.
Ryan Welage made two 3-pointers and Rogers a layup to pull the Spartans to 49-45 early in the second half. The Aggies answered with a 21-11 surge and led 70-56 with six minutes left. Pearre scored nine and Moore five during the stretch.
The Spartan's Jaycee Hillsman made a 3 to cut the deficit to 79-69 with 31 seconds left.