It's no surprise Utah State travels well. Didn't realize it until just now when I came back down to the Orleans Arena and it's half of what it was during Utah State's 58-54 WAC Tournament semifinal win over San Jose State on Friday.
Regardless of who wins tonight's second semifinal, it will like playing a road game in Logan on Saturday night.
Utah State tried to make it sound like they were shaking off rust, shooting 37 percent from the field but San Jose State outrebounded them and Adrian Oliver's game-winning attempt from the top of the key with eight seconds left was halfway down. That's how close Utah State came to losing.
Adrian Oliver was held to eight points in the first half, but Keith Shamburger also has eight and Will Carter is making Tai Wesley play defense with San Jose State within four at the half to top-seeded Utah State.
Wesley and Nate Bendall each have two fouls in the first half but so does Shamburger.