Medlin powers Utah State past Hawaii 77-72
Thursday, January 26, 2012
LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- Preston Medlin scored 25 points to lead five Aggies in double-figures as Utah State topped Hawaii 77-72 Thursday night.
Danny Berger scored 12 points on four 3-pointers for the Aggies (11-10, 3-3 WAC). Ben Clifford had a career-high 11 points off the bench while Kyisean Reed and Brockeith Pane added 10 apiece.
The Rainbow Warriors (11-9, 3-3 WAC) were led by Vander Joaquim, who scored 24 points on 12 of 16 shooting and grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds. Hauns Brereton had 15 points and Joston Thomas added 14.
Medlin made 13 of 14 attempts from the free-throw line, including two with 18 seconds remaining to seal the win.
Utah State was sparked by a 10-2 run shortly after the beginning of the second half, pushing out to a 52-38 lead. The Aggies received 3-point shots from Berger and Medlin during the stretch and two consecutive layups from Pane.