Utah State vs UNLV — Men's basketball January 7, 2017

The Aggies knocked off the UNLV Rebels 79-63 in the Spectrum behind a huge performance from freshman guard Koby McEwen (28 points, six assists, seven rebounds). The win moves USU to 2-2 in conference play this season.

"We got Koby going and we were off to the races." — head coach Tim Duryea

Koby was on fire in the second half, scoring 25 of his 28 points and knocking down all five of his 3-pointers.

"What do you say? The kid is special. He can do it all." — junior guard Julion Pearre

With less than eight minutes left in the game, the Aggies led 57-52. McEwen knocked down three treys in the next four possessions, then the rest of the team got involved as senior Shane Rector, Pearre and sophomore Quinn Taylor all hit 3-pointers of their own. By the time the onslaught was over, USU had a 16-point lead.

"When you get in that mode you try not to force things and just go with the flow... I just gave them the confidence to knock down shots." — Koby McEwen

Photos by Sam Brown. Recap by Megan McNulty.

The Aggies have consecutive road games at Wyoming and at San Diego State next week, before returning home to take on Colorado State on January 21.


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