Porter’s 3 with 1.8 left gives Utah State win over Lobos

first_imgMathis had a half-court shot hit iron and bounce away at the buzzer. January 26, 2019 /Sports News – Local Porter’s 3 with 1.8 left gives Utah State win over Lobos Then it was just a matter of New Mexico chiseling away at the deficit. With the Lobos (9-11, 3-5 Mountain West) leading 66-65, Anthony Mathis was called for a controversial backcourt violation with 31 seconds left. Utah State: Home Wednesday to meet San José State. Utah State: The win moves Utah State into a third-place tie with Fresno State, which lost to Colorado State on Saturday. Tags: Abel Porter/Mountain West/Utah State Aggies Basketball By pounding the ball inside to Neemias Queta and relying on Merrill, who finished with 22 points, on the perimeter, the Aggies ran off to an early 22-8 lead. The Lobos took their first lead since the opening seconds at 62-61 after Mathis hit a 3 with 5:33 left, his fourth of the second half. He finished 16, all coming in the second half, and Carlton Bragg had 18 points. Brock Miller added 16 for the Aggies. The Aggies (15-5, 5-2) ran the clock down then Sam Merrill got caught on the outside and he forced a low pass to Porter, who scooped it up and fired for the game-winner.center_img New Mexico: With a win, New Mexico would have moved into a fourth-place tie with the Aggies, but the loss drops the Lobos into the bottom third of the conference. BIG PICTURE UP NEXT FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Abel Porter’s 3-pointer with 1.8 seconds left and just as the shot clock expired gave Utah State a 68-66 win Saturday over New Mexico. New Mexico: Plays Feb. 2 at Fresno State. Written by It helped that after missing their first nine 3-pointers, the Lobos’ Keith McGee hit one with four minutes remaining in the first half and was followed by consecutive 3s from Makuach Maluach to cut it to 27-22. Associated Presslast_img

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