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.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
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