February 12, 2009

COL BKB: Utah State 62, Idaho 53

A 3-point shot by Gary Wilkinson with 2:02 to play gave Utah State some breathing room Thursday night and the No. 17 Aggies went on to down Idaho 62-53.

Utah State won its 19th consecutive game and clinched no worse than a tie for the Western Athletic Conference regular-season title. The Aggies are unbeaten in the league with four games remaining and every other team in the WAC has at least four setbacks.

Wilkinson's shot gave Utah State a 55-49 advantage and Idaho was unable to make a late charge.

Wilkinson scored 18 points to lead the Aggies (24-1, 12-0 WAC), whose only loss this season came Dec. 6 against Brigham Young.

Mac Hopson paced Idaho (10-13, 4-6) with 17 points.