Aggies: Kings of the Island

While the Aggies didn't blow any of their competition away at the Hawaii-Hilo tournament, they won their three games, claiming the tournament championship. Mark Brown was the MVP and Desmond Penigar made the all-tournament team. The biggest event of the weekend might be the health questions surrounding Mike Puzey however...

Hilo, Hawaii (AP) - Spencer Nelson scored 17 points and had seven rebounds as Utah State defeated Hawaii-Hilo 71-60 Sunday in the final game of the round-robin Hilo Shootout.

Utah State (5-0) led by eight, 38-30, at halftime, before the Vulcans (2-1) opened the second half with five unanswered points.

The Aggies later went on a 7-0 run followed by a 7-2 run to expand their lead to 15 points.

Mark Brown had 11 points and Mike Puzey added 10 for Utah State.

Kyle Bartholomew led Hawaii-Hilo with 14 points.  Derek Mgbeke had 13 points and Ryan Abrahams added 10.

Brown was named the tournament MVP.  He was joined on the all-tournament team by teammate Desmond Penigar, Abrahams, Drake's J.J. SOla and Greg Danielson, and Taylor Coppenrath of Vermont.

Utah State
PLAYER MIN FGM-A FTM-A OFF REB AST PF PTS
R. Ross 22 2-4 0-0 0 2 3 0 4
D. Penigar 28 3-9 0-0 1 7 0 2 8
T. Johnson 18 3-4 0-0 0 0 1 1 6
M. Puzey 7 5-7 0-0 2 3 0 0 10
M. Brown 31 3-10 4-4 0 3 6 0 11
N. Harris 12 1-1 0-0 0 3 0 4 2
M. Stowell 2 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0 0
C. Butler 18 1-5 0-0 0 1 1 1 3
C. Brown 6 1-1 1-2 0 0 2 1 3
G. Patton 16 3-4 0-0 0 1 2 2 7
S. Nelson 32 8-9 1-4 2 7 3 3 17
C. Evans 8 0-0 0-0 2 2 0 1 0
Totals 200 30-54 6-10 7 30 18 15 71
  .556 .600  
TEAM REBS: 2
TURNOVERS: 16 (N Harris 3, C Evans 2, D Penigar 2, R Ross 2, M Brown 2, C Butler 2, C Brown, G Patton, S Nelson)
BLOCKED SHOTS: 2 (S Nelson, D Penigar)
STEALS: 4 (T Johnson, S Nelson, R Ross, M Brown)
3-PT FGS: 5-6, .833 (R Ross 0-1, D Penigar 2-2, M Brown 1-1, C Butler 1-1, G Patton 1-1)

Hawaii Hilo
PLAYER MIN FGM-A FTM-A

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