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Utah Rolls Ripon, 75-59

Utah, which was 25-for-48 from the floor, opens Mountain West Conference play Saturday at San Diego State.

Utah, which was 25-for-48 from the floor, opens Mountain West Conference play Saturday at San Diego State.

Jan 14, 2003

Box Score

By DOUG ALDEN
AP Sports Writer

SALT LAKE CITY - Nick Jacobson scored 15 points and Tim Drisdom had 11 points and 10 rebounds as Utah shot 52 percent and beat Ripon 75-59 Tuesday night.

Utah (12-3) closed out its nonconference schedule against the NCAA Division III Red Hawks and got a much tougher test than expected. The Utes weren't able to pull away for good until the final 10 minutes, when Ripon's shooting collapsed.

The Red Hawks (9-2) went 21-for-53, missing 10 of their final 13 shots and losing for the second straight game.

Britton Johnsen finished with 13 points and Tim Frost and Bryant Markson both scored 10 for the Utes, who won for the 10th time in their last 11 games.

Utah, which was 25-for-48 from the floor, opens Mountain West Conference play Saturday at San Diego State.

The 15,000 seat Huntsman Center was only about half full for the Red Hawks, who stayed close by going 8-for-20 from 3-point range and forcing 15 turnovers.

Andy Kieck was 6-for-10 on 3-pointers and 9-for-14 overall and finished with 24 points.

Kieck's back-to-back 3-pointers got Ripon to 52-46 with about 12 minutes to play, but the Utes responded with a 12-2 run. Johnsen, who's been playing with a padded splint on his right had as he recovers from ligament surgery, scored eight points during the spurt, including a 3-pointer and a dunk that put the Utes up 64-48.

The Utes continued to pull away from there.

Josh Glocke scored 11 and Joe Early added 10 points for Ripon.

Utah didn't take a lead Tuesday until Johnsen converted a 3-point play that put the Utes up 14-11 with 12:52 left in the first half. Utah pulled ahead by as much as 10, but the Red Hawks stayed close and tied it at 29-all on a 3-pointer by Kieck.

 

 

Jacobson hit a 3-pointer that put Utah back up by three, but Early hit one from beyond the arc to tie it again. Jacobson broke the tie with another 3 and was fouled. He hit the free throw and the Utes never trailed again.

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