Merrill lifts Utah St. over Boise St. 78-71 in OT
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) Sam Merrill had 32 points as Utah State defeated Boise State 78-71 in overtime on Saturday.
Utah State outscored Boise State 6-0 in the final 1:59 of overtime. Earlier, Merrill's 3-point play tied it at 68 with 16 seconds left in regulation.
Abel Porter had 16 points for Utah State (22-6, 12-3 Mountain West Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive victory. Brock Miller added 11 points. Neemias Queta had 10 points for the visitors.
Utah State takes on San Diego State at home on Tuesday. Boise State plays Colorado State at home on Wednesday.
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Updated February 23, 2019