Latest Sam Merrill News

San Diego State head coach Brian Dutcher instructs his team against Utah State during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game for the Mountain West Conference men's tournament championship Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Utah St tops No. 5 San Diego State for Mountain West title

Mar. 7, 2020 10:24 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sam Merrill once again lifted Utah State to a Mountain West Tournament title. Merrill hit a contested 3-pointer with 2.5 seconds to play to give the Aggies a 59-56 victory over No. 5 San Diego State and clinch a spot in the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season on Saturday. The...

Merrill, Utah St. hold off Wyoming in MWC tourney semifinals

Mar. 7, 2020 1:53 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sam Merrill had 27 points and seven assists, Neemias Queta scored 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting, and No. 2 seed Utah State never trailed in its 89-82 win over Wyoming on Friday night in the Mountain West Conference tournament semifinals. Utah State plays top-seeded and fifth-ranked San...

Merrill carries load as Utah St. eliminates New Mexico

Mar. 6, 2020 12:11 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sam Merrill scored 29 points on 10-of-15 shooting and Justin Bean had a double-double and Utah State beat New Mexico 75-70 in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference Tournament on Thursday night. Merrill scored seven straight as he made four free throws and a 3-pointer. The free...

Jackson, Manigault help New Mexico beat Utah State 66-64

Mar. 1, 2020 1:37 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Vance Jackson scored 17 points and drew a crucial foul Saturday night to help New Mexico knock off Utah State 66-64. Corey Manigault added 16 points and had an important late steal and layup to help seal the victory for the Lobos (18-13, 7-11 Mountain West). Utah State had its six-game...

Queta, Merrill help Utah State beat San Jose State 96-54

Feb. 26, 2020 12:56 AM EST

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Neemias Queta had a double-double and Sam Merrill hit three 3-pointers in Utah State's 25-2 run to open the game and the Aggies beat San Jose Sate 96-54 on Tuesday night. Queta finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds and Merrill had 18 points and seven assists. Justin Bean added 12...

Merrill. Bean help spark Utah St. to 78-58 win over Wyoming

Feb. 19, 2020 11:28 PM EST

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Sam Merrill scored 26 points with four assists and three steaks as Utah State romped past Wyoming 78-58 on Wednesday night. The win, after Nevada's win Tuesday, pushed Utah State back into sole possession of second place in the Mountain West Conference. Justin Bean added 20 points with...

Merrill scores 24; Utah State beats Fresno State 71-59

Feb. 16, 2020 12:19 AM EST

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Sam Merrill scored 24 points to lead Utah State to a 71-59 victory over Fresno State on Saturday night. Justin Bean added 15 points and 11 rebounds for Utah State (21-7, 10-5 Mountain West Conference), which has won seven of its last eight games. Diogo Brito had 10 points. Noah...

Merrill scores 32 to lift Utah St. over Colorado St. 75-72

Feb. 12, 2020 12:20 AM EST

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Sam Merrill made 6 of 10 3-pointers and scored 32 points with five assists and Utah State held off Colorado State 75-72 on Tuesday night to sweep the season series against the Rams. Merrill, a senior guard, also scored his 2,000th career point, becoming the fourth Aggie in school...

Utah State closes on 8-0 run, beats Boise State 70-61

Feb. 9, 2020 12:49 AM EST

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Neemias Queta scored 21 points and Utah State closed on a 8-0 run to beat Boise State 70-61 on Saturday night. Utah State led the entire way after the opening minutes. Boise State pulled to 62-61 with a minute left. Diogo Brito scored four of his 11 points to help the Aggies pull away. ...

Queta leads Utah State past UNLV 69-54

Feb. 6, 2020 12:46 AM EST

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Neemias Queta scored 21 points with six rebounds and five assists to lead Utah State past UNLV 69-54 on Wednesday night. Sam Merrill added 20 points for the Aggies (18-7, 7-5 Mountain West Conference). Justin Bean had 11 rebounds and scored six points. Bryce Hamilton led the Runnin'...