3 keys to the Utah Utes’ 77-43 win over the California Golden Bears

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah ended a perfect week at home with a dominating 77-43 victory over California on Saturday night at the Huntsman Center.

Turning point: With Utah leading 19-16 with 9:21 left in the first half, the Utes went on a 21-5 run to go up 40-21 before California (8-18, 2-11 Pac-12) ended the half with a 3-pointer.

The heroes: David Collette paced the Utah offense with 18 points while shooting 9 of 10 from the field, and he added three rebounds, an assist and a steal. Guards Justin Bibbins (15 points, four 3-pointers) and Sedrick Barefield (13, three) also provided an offensive spark.

3 keys

Utah shot 54.9 percent from the field, while the Golden Bears shot 30.2 percent. The Utes also had 24 assists, compared to seven for Cal. The Utes hit 13 of 28 3-point attempts, while California was 4 of 24 beyond the arc. Utah forced the Golden Bears into 16 turnovers and turned it into a 19-9 edge in points off turnovers. Utah almanac: 15-9, 7-6 Pac-12, Won 2

Next 3

At Washington (17-7, 7-4), Thursday, 7 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks)

At Washington State (9-14, 1-10), Feb. 17, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)

Vs. UCLA (17-8, 8-5), Feb. 22, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

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Source:: Deseret News – Top stories


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