SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Preston Medlin scored 24 points, and Utah State spoiled UTSA's first-ever Western Athletic Conference game Saturday with a 71-67 victory in the conference opener for both teams.
Medlin was 9 of 15 from the field, including three 3-pointers, as part of a 62 percent shooting effort for the Aggies (10-1). Spencer Butterfield added 14 points, and Jarred Shaw had 11 points and nine rebounds.
Utah State went ahead for good, 31-29, on Medlin's jumper 3:50 before halftime. UTSA pulled within 61-60 on Burrage's basket with 4:51 to play, but the Aggies followed with a 10-3 run to put the game away.
The game was the first-ever meeting between the schools; UTSA fell to 0-3 all-time against teams from Utah, having previously lost to Utah and BYU.