NCAAB Game Recap - Denver at Utah State
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:00 PM EST

Evans
67
KY
64
F
CenAR
54
Duke
105
F
N DA
66
Gonz
97
F
Mem
74
Oreg
82
F
Denv
56
UtSt
97
F
MtStM
46
Wash
56
F
Mizzu
58
Xav
63
F(OT)
Aub
70
SthAL
69
F
Pitt
71
RobM
57
F
Crei
69
Mich
79
F
PaulQ
59
Alc
111
F
(N/A)
43
Leh
80
F
Bridg
40
Radf
91
F
(N/A)
45
UMassL
88
F
W&M
80
Woff
79
F
(N/A)
67
Merrim
97
F
How
50
ND
79
F
Amer
67
GrgWas
65
F
Lamar
56
Duques
66
F
Chat
74
Troy
68
F
MD-ES
55
Longw
85
F
(N/A)
63
Hamp
95
F
NCAT
64
WCU
90
F
MsVl
81
W MI
91
F
UNH
61
StJon
74
F
StBon
65
Sien
78
F
Campbl
76
UNCW
81
F(OT)
David
58
Charl
71
F
NE
71
UMass
80
F
Hartfo
62
Maris
51
F
DelSt
74
Manh
85
F
SCSt
39
Lib
65
F
N AL
65
Ind
91
F
Citad
86
UGA
95
F
(N/A)
49
E MI
101
F
(N/A)
43
E KY
129
F
NoKY
69
CoCar
68
F
AF
69
Army
57
F
ECU
62
App
68
F
Fairf
68
HolyC
63
F(OT)
(N/A)
52
LaTec
98
F
Furm
91
ChaSo
47
F
Rice
80
NWSt
74
F
Norf
55
Miss
68
F
ChiSt
34
E IL
98
F
NOrl
64
SMU
77
F
AlSt
56
Hou
84
F
JackSt
79
Tul
88
F
Lipsco
78
TNSt
79
F
ULLa
65
TCU
98
F
NIU
52
IaSt
70
F
(N/A)
60
InWor
86
F
Valpa
89
SIU-E
76
F
(N/A)
53
WIMil
103
F
Oral
67
Tuls
74
F
CBap
54
Tex
67
F
PVAM
48
TxSt
75
F
Clev
53
MOSt
73
F
Copp
76
LoyIL
72
F
N TX
43
Ark
66
F
Minn
56
Butl
64
F
(N/A)
55
JacSt
125
F
WriSt
85
TNTec
80
F(OT)
(N/A)
38
N CO
104
F
LongB
58
Stan
86
F
(N/A)
70
UtVal
101
F
NMSt
50
UTEP
65
F
Murr
63
Tenn
82
F
Mia-FL
79
UCF
70
F
Fres
66
USD
72
F(OT)
PacOR
81
Seatt
115
F
SDSt
66
USC
84
F
WaSt
62
SCla
70
F
Pepp
94
CSNor
82
F
TexAr
73
Nev
80
F
(N/A)
52
UCIrv
98
F
UNLV
75
Cal
79
F(OT)
Okla
77
OrSt
69
F

Nov 12, 2019, 9:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Denver (1-2)

27

29

56

(17) Utah State (3-0)

53

44

97

No. 17 Utah State routs Denver 97-56
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:53 PM

LOGAN, Utah (AP) Brock Miller's career night led to an easy win for Utah State.

Miller scored a career-high 27 points as the No. 17 Aggies (3-0) cruised to a 97-56 victory over Denver.

"These guys were able to find open looks for me, wide open. All of us were able to share the ball with each other and get it going early," Miller said.

The sophomore guard had four rebounds and three assists to go with his good shooting night.

"Brock's not afraid to rise and fire. I thought tonight he just did a really good job of letting the game come to him," Utah State head coach Craig Smith said.

Alphonso Anderson had 15 points and Sam Merrill added 14 points and five assists. Justin Bean led the Aggies with 15 rebounds.

Ade Murkey led Denver (1-2) with 14 points.

"I thought we had some good moments. The Aggies came out and shot the ball really well. It's a good team led by a good leader," Denver head coach Rodney Billups said. "They were ready to play, they were ready to go, they shot the ball really well early, and we couldn't recover."

Utah State turned in its best offensive night of the year, scoring a season-high 97 points. The Aggies shot 47.8% from the field and 46.7% from 3-point range. Utah State snagged 17 offensive rebounds and scored 16 second-chance points.

The Aggies jumped out to a 18-5 lead over the first five minutes. Miller was feeling it early, scoring Utah State's first eight points with two 3-pointers and a jumper. The Aggies stretched their lead to 31-7 with 11 minutes remaining in the first half after an Anderson 3-pointer.

During the opening nine minutes of the game, the Aggies were especially stingy on defense. After David Nzekwesi scored Denver's first three points on the game 45 seconds into the contest on a three-point play, Utah State allowed just four points over the next eight minutes. Over that time, the Aggies went on a 28-4 run. Utah State's defense forced Denver to 36% shooting from the field and just 13% from beyond the arc. The Aggies also forced six turnovers in the first half.

Utah State's defense was equally as good after the halftime break, holding Denver to just five points in the first seven minutes of the final half.

POLL WATCH: Utah State remained at the No. 17 spot in the Associated Press poll after starting the season 2-0 with an 81-73 win against Montana State to open the season and an 89-34 route against in-state school Weber State. The No. 17 ranking the third-highest AP ranking in school history and the Aggies' highest ranking since the 1970-71 season.

BIG PICTURE

Utah State: The Aggies improve to 3-0 on the season with another win at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. Utah State again played without sophomore center Neemias Queta as he continues to recover from a knee injury. Starting in his place was Kuba Karwowski.

Denver: The Pioneers, coming off of a 74-62 win against WAC school Utah Valley University, fell to 1-2 on the season. Utah State held Denver to season lows in points scored, field goal percentage and 3-point percentage.

UP NEXT

Utah State: The Aggies continue a seven-game homestand to open the season, taking on North Carolina A&T at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Friday.

Denver: The Pioneers head back home to play Western Colorado on Saturday at the Hamilton Gymnasium.

Leaders

Denver PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
T. Gatlin 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. Johnson 0 0 0 0 0 0
Utah State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
B. Miller 27 0 3 4 0 0
A. Anderson 15 0 1 6 4 0

Team Comparison

Denv UtSt
Points For 56 97
Field Goals 21/54-39% 32/67-48%
Three Pointers 4/16-25% 14/30-47%
Free Throws 10/14-71% 19/24-79%
Offensive Rebounds 3 17
Defensive Rebounds 22 33
Rebounds 27 54
Blocks 5 4
Steals 4 10
Turnovers 15 12
Personal Fouls 21 15
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - UtSt Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Nov 12 Denv 56 @ UtSt 97 J. Bickham 2 K. Stall 1

Game Information

Stadium: Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, Logan, Utah
Attendance: 6,504
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