bite not quite hard enough as Ags escape, 65-61
By Craig Morris
January 16, 2009 | The visiting Fresno State Bulldogs
led for the first 24 minutes of the game, but ice in
Jared Quayle's veins secured the Aggies a tough conference
win. The Ags move to 16-1 on the season and 4-0 in the
Quayle led Utah State with 21 points, 15 of which
came in the second half. Tai Wesley scored nine of his
11 in the second half as well, as the two led the surge
to recapture the lead. Wesley was plagued by foul trouble
in the first half that limited him to 24 minutes in
"They were letting everyone else play,"
said Wesley. "I looked up and our team had four
fouls and I had three of them." With Wesley on
the bench, Brady Jardine saw his minutes extended and
brought great energy off the bench.
The Bulldogs were led by Sylvester Seay, who had a
career night -- 32 points, nine rebounds and three blocks.
"I'd like to think that we could guard better
than that," said USU Coach Stew Morrill. "That
should be embarrassing to some of our big guys."
Fresno State did not have any other players in double
The home team did not shoot the ball as well as usual
from the field, but the Aggies made all 10 of their
free throws. They also held on to the ball extremely
well, only committing six turnovers. The Bulldogs did
beat the Ags on the boards, 28-27, which can't happen
Saturday if the Aggies expect to beat Boise State.
Boise State is tied for second in the WAC at 3-1,
12-4 overall. The Aggies lead the overall series with
the Broncos, 21-7.
The Aggies are quietly impressing people across the
country, enough so that they received 12 votes in the