Junior guard Sam Merrill currently averages 20 points per game to lead the Aggies and shoots a Mountain West Conference-best 89 percent at the foul line. The Aggies’ current nine conference wins are the most for Utah State in conference play since 2013-14. Freshman center, Portuguese national Neemias Queta (11 points, 9.2 rebounds per game), has five double-doubles in his last seven games for the Aggies. Written by Utah State continues to dominate opponents on average, outscoring them 79 points-66.3 points per game. February 14, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah State Men’s Basketball Visits Air Force Saturday The Falcons score 67.6 points per game and surrender 71.5 points per contest. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-Saturday, Utah State men’s basketball (19-6, 9-3 in Mountain West Conference play) seeks its 20th win of the season by visiting Clune Arena to take on the Air Force Falcons (10-14, 5-7 in conference play). A win against the Falcons would give the Aggies their first 20-win season since 2012-13 and commemorate the 29th time in program history they would have done so. Air Force is led by junior forward Lavelle Scottie (15.1 points, 5.2 rebounds per game) and his fellow junior forward Ryan Swan (12.1 points, 7.1 rebounds per game). The Aggies have also won the battle on the glass in the past eight games. Of those, Utah State has won seven. Tags: Clune Arena/Lavelle Scottie/Mountain West Conference/Neemias Queta/Ryan Swan/Sam Merrill/USU Men’s Basketball The Aggies lead the Falcons 17-5 all-time, including a 6-5 mark at Colorado Springs, Colo. However, the Falcons have won the last two games in the series at Clune Arena. Brad James
The plunging value of sterling against the dollar and the euro, combined with a decline in UK wheat quality, may put a stop to the recent falls in flour prices.The pound has fallen in value by more than 20% compared to the dollar in the past month, from around $2 to $1.54. Against the euro, sterling has suffered similarly heavy losses, falling in value from E1.43 at the beginning of the year to around E1.20 last week.According to Alex Waugh, director-general of Nabim, the falls could push up wheat prices. “Imported bread wheat, which accounts for around 20% of the UK market, is priced in US dollars, while UK wheat prices are underpinned by the euro because of the Common Agricultural Policy,” he said. “At the same time, British wheat quality has suffered because of heavy summer rain.”The HGCA said analysis of British wheat had shown low protein levels, while wheat harvested later in the season had high moisture content and was of variable quality. HGCA crop marketing director Alastair Dickie said the economic crisis had undermined the price of milling wheat, which had fallen from a high of £200 a tonne in March to £135-£140 a tonne this month.Both Nabim and the HGCA expect currency turmoil to be more of a challenge than EU proposals to reintroduce import duties on cereals, to safeguard European farmers from falling grain prices. The duties were suspended last December in response to record prices and tight supply. The EU hopes raising import duties to keep the price above E155 a tonne will help ensure European farmers can earn a reasonable living.