Bairstow scores 20, Utah State defeats New Mexico 84-73
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Sean Bairstow’s 20 points helped Utah State defeat New Mexico 84-73 on Wednesday.
Bairstow added five rebounds for the Aggies (18-5, 7-3 Mountain West Conference). Steven Ashworth scored 19 points, going 4 of 8 from the floor, including 2 for 5 from distance, and 9 for 9 from the line. Daniel Akin was 4 of 6 shooting and 8 of 9 from the free-throw line to finish with 16 points.
Jamal Mashburn Jr. finished with 17 points for the Lobos (19-4, 6-4). Morris Udeze added 16 points and 12 rebounds for New Mexico. In addition, Jaelen House finished with 14 points and two steals.
Utah State took the lead with 18:33 to go in the first half and never looked back. The score was 46-27 at halftime, with Ashworth racking up 10 points.
Utah State’s next game is Saturday against Colorado State on the road, while New Mexico hosts Nevada on Tuesday.