Utah Basketball Update

Running Utes vs Evergreen St GeoducksThe Utah Utes basketball team ran their record on the season to 2-0 when they demolished the UC-Davis Aggies 94-60. This game was very similar to the first demolition of Evergreen State a week ago. The Utes jumped out early, and never looked back.

Brandon Taylor led the Utes, but the story of the night was the continued solid play of Delon Wright. Taylor chipped in 21, and Renan Lenz poured in 20 points and could not be stopped inside against a very unmanned UC Davis squad.
Wright scored 12 points on 6 of 7 shooting, and contributed nine rebounds, and six assists. Wright has been in the brightest spot at Point Guard although he’s really more of a Point Running Utes vs Evergreen St GeoducksForward at 6’5. He currently leads the team in assists(6.5), steals(3.5), and blocks (2.5), and is second on the team in rebounds (9) and third in scoring.

It was clear from the get-go that the Aggies were content on stopping Loveridge as he didn’t take many shots in the first half. He still finished in double figures, with a Double Double including 11 points, and 15 rebounds for the game.

The Utes controlled the glass against a much smaller team grabbing 49 boards, to only 27 for the Aggies. The Utes pretty much dominated the game getting into lane at will, and scoring easy bucket after easy bucket, but the

Utah guard Brandon Taylor

Utah guard Brandon Taylor

Aggies did have a few runs in them closing the gap to within 10 points a few times until the Utes took a 45-29 lead going into halftime after an 11-0 run.

The Utes are currently 2nd in the nation in scoring averaging 111 points per game, and 2nd in the nation in field goal percentage at 62.1. The Utes look to run their overall record to 5-0 after this weekend when they take on Lamar, Savanah State, and Grand Canyon. The Utes should be double digit favorites in all three games. The competition picks up in December when the Utes take on Boise State in Boise, and the BYU Cougars at the Huntsman Center in what figures to  be a revenge game for a few years of lopsided losses.

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