LOGAN, Utah -- Preston Medlin led the way with 17 points for Utah State in downing NAIA member San Diego Christian 84-53 on Saturday night.
The Aggies dominated San Diego Christian in the first half, out-muscling the Hawks on the boards 28-8 and pulling down 10 more offensive rebounds while en route to a 39-22 halftime lead. San Diego was able to knock down 5 of 11 three's in the half in preventing an even larger deficit.
Utah State upped their shooting percentage to 50 percent in the second half squashing any Hawk comeback opportunity while winning the rebounding battle 56-17.
Derek Dickerson scored 17 points for San Diego Christion in the loss.
Utah State (10-2) opens conference play in the Mountain West against Air Force on Jan. 1.
Four-star power forward Royce Hamm ended his recruitment on Friday with a commitment to head coach Shaka Smart and the Texas Longhorns after also considering Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Baylor and Houston among others.
Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes did his best Stone Cold Steve Austin impression and brought the pain to some fellow Badgers.
Avery Johnson's first season as a college coach was a success by most measures, and he'll aim to keep the Crimson Tide rolling in the right direction.