Final. The Huskies play Illinois at 2:30 p.m. Saturday for the right to go to the Sweet Sixteen in Washington, D.C.
Utah State outrebounded UW, 35-22, on Thursday, and that's an area the Huskies will have to clean up against Illinois. Against the Aggies, UW compensated by forcing 22 turnovers and committing only six.
UW's Brandon Roy led all scorers with 28 points against a variety of USU defensive philosophies. He also had a team-high five assists.
Utah State's two leading scorers from the regular season were their leading scorers again Thursday: Jaycee Carroll, 21 points; Nate Harris, 19 points and 14 rebounds. HE is a Pac-10 quality player. Maybe an NBA quality player.