"The first half, I didn't play bad. Offensively, I wasn't really getting what I would have liked," Merrill said. "I wanted to come out and be aggressive in that second half. Fortunately, I was finally able to find some space and make some shots."
"It's been a good year for us, definitely, getting Utah State back to where Utah State basketball needs to be," said Sam Merrill, who had 10 points. "But obviously this is still very disappointing. We felt like this was a real opportunity to make that next step for this program."