LAS VEGAS — After struggling in its first game in the Mountain West Conference Tournament the night before, the Utah State basketball team put it all together in Friday’s semifinals, taking a convincing 85-60 victory over Fresno State at the Thomas & Mack Center.

The Aggies, who improved to 27-6 on the season, were sharp from the start and dominated in every way shooting 49 percent from the field and 43 from 3-point range, out-rebounding the Bulldogs 43-28 and playing relatively error-free with just nine turnovers.

The Ags will play San Diego State in Saturday’s championship game at 4 p.m. MT after the Aztecs knocked off No. 1 seed Nevada 65-56 earlier Friday night. The game will be televised on the CBS Sports Network.

The Aggies came into the game, having won 15 of their last 16 games and already a lock for an NCAA Tournament berth according to most experts.

They were taking on a Fresno team that they had played to a pair of one-point games during the regular season, winning one and losing one. The Bulldogs had bulldozed Air Force 76-50 in the late quarterfinal game to earn a rematch with the Aggies, who knocked off New Mexico 91-83 in a …read more

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