Written by Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBOISE, Idaho (AP) — Sam Merrill had 32 points as Utah State defeated Boise State 78-71 in overtime on Saturday. Abel Porter had 16 points for Utah State (22-6, 12-3 Mountain West Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive victory. Brock Miller added 11 points. Neemias Queta had 10 points for the visitors. Derrick Alston had 22 points for the Broncos (11-16, 6-8). Justinian Jessup tied a season high with 21 points. Alex Hobbs had 13 points and 10 rebounds. February 23, 2019 /Sports News – Local Merrill lifts Utah St. over Boise St. 78-71 in OT Tags: Mountain West/Sam Merrill/Utah State Aggies Basketball Utah State outscored Boise State 6-0 in the final 1:59 of overtime. Earlier, Merrill’s 3-point play tied it at 68 with 16 seconds left in regulation. Utah State takes on San Diego State at home on Tuesday. Boise State plays Colorado State at home on Wednesday.