Recap: Utah State vs. Illinois State
Logan, UT (Sports Network) - Jarred Shaw recorded a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds as the Utah State Aggies took down the Illinois State Redbirds, 80-71, as part of BracketBusters weekend at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
Spencer Butterfield scored 16 points on 7-of-9 from the field for Utah State (19-7), which has won five of its last seven contests. TeNale Roland poured in 13 points off the bench, Marvin Jean had 10 points and Marcel Davis tallied nine points, eight assists and six rebounds.
Tyler Brown was fantastic for Illinois State (16-13), shooting 11-of-22 from the field, including 7-of-14 from beyond the arc, for 35 points, one off his career-high set on Nov. 24 against Northwestern. Jackie Carmichael was stellar as well with 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Brown also corralled 10 rebounds.
Illinois State led by as many as 11 less than eight minutes into the first half, but Utah State came storming back to take a 36-32 advantage heading into intermission. The Aggies shot 44.4 percent from the field in the first half, compared to just 33.3 percent for the Redbirds.
The Aggies' field goal efficiency improved to a lofty 58.6 percent after halftime as they held on for the win.
Illinois State committed just 11 turnovers, but Utah State took full advantage with 17 points off of those miscues.Game Notes