LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Sam Merrill and Neemias Queta had double-doubles on Saturday night and Utah State never trailed in beating Air Force 79-62.
Merrill had 18 points and 12 assists, Queta had 13 points and 10 rebounds, Quinn Taylor added 16 points and Brock Miller scored 15 for the Aggies (11-4, 1-1 Mountain West Conference).
Utah State pulled away to its largest lead of the first half with a 14-1 run to make it 41-24 and went into the break with a 44-28 lead. The Falcons (5-9, 0-2) cut the deficit to 61-52 and that was the only time the margin was in single digits during the second half.
Keaton Van Soelen had 16 points and Lavelle Scottie added 14 for Air Force.