Wikipedia states, “Metaphorically, a snowball effect is a process that starts from an initial state of small significance and builds upon itself.”
The Utah State Aggies certainly hope their first conference win snowballs into a stellar season.
While over a foot of snow blanketed Cache Valley, the USU men’s basketball team blanketed the New Mexico Lobos with stifling defense en route to a 79-75 victory in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in Logan, Utah.
Senior Forward Jalen Moore and Freshman Guard Koby McEwen meshed youth and experience as they combined to score 38 points.
Sam Merrill showed poise as a new starter by scoring 13 points with a career high 8 assists.
New Mexico head coach wasn’t impressed with his team as he felt like his team let an opponent with no conference victories beat them. The Aggies are disguisingly good as their losses in league play have been by a combined total of 8 points. Coach Tim Duryea told his team that this was the game where they had to start strong and keep a hold of the game at the end. The Aggies had let plenty of leads slip away this season but this time they buckled down and beat a good Mountain West Conference team.
The Aggies look to help their snowball become an avalanche as they play UNLV on Saturday. The game will be televised on the CBS sports channel at 4 PM.