Well, it was fun while it lasted. After winning his final three games, including a hard-fought win over Colorado two days earlier, Washington his Huskies hit hard in Salt Lake City. 61 wins Saturday night.
Kyone Brooks He led the three Washington (12-9, 4-6) players in double digits with 17 points. Cole Vallema 13 points and Noah Williams Added 10.
Utah (14-7, 7-3) led by 25 points. Branden CarlsonHe also scored 25 points against Washington State. Gabe Madsen add 17, Marco Anthony 13, and Laurie Wooster 11. The worst was a short one rebound for a triple-double.
The game has never been competitive, with the Utes taking advantage of Washington’s poor shooting and UW’s weak defense to lead 11-7 in the first media timeout of the night, never getting better for the Huskies. did not.
Brooks hit a lay-in to pull the visitors within two, but Utah pulled away in four straights to lead to six at the next timeout. After that media break, the Utes went on a 15-4 run until the next media timeout as the Huskies shot 3-12 to start the game and a rout ensued.
Washington spent energy Langston Wilson Jump-starting things off the bench, they got within 8 points after Brooks’ two free throws at 2:42 of the intermission, but then Ute went half-up for an 8-2 run to 44-2. Finished with 30.
The second half was much the same. The Utes continue to step on the gas and the Huskies struggle to stay competitive. Whether it’s a zone or a human, big or small, in this game the visitors had nothing to do with them.
It was a three-point shot played by Williams with 8:48 that cut the Huskies into Utah’s halftime lead. It took less than 30 seconds, Lazar Stefanovic Hit the 3 to get your Utes points back immediately.
After a Vallema 3-pointer that pulled Utah within 15, Utah continued with a 9-0 run to put the final nail in the coffin.by the time Keyon Menifield He hit a jumper for Washington with 4:11 remaining, but the Huskies were down more than 20. Utah head coach Craig Smith Providing his men with a well-deserved curtain call by subbing out his entire lineup for 58 seconds with a 22 second extension.
By almost every metric, Washington wasn’t second in the game. The only stat they outperformed Utah was in foul shooting. The Huskies had him winning 17% overall, including his 16% at the arc. Utah scored another 10 points from the turnover and another 26 in the paint to rebound UW 48-30.