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Utah Men's Basketball Falls to Stanford

Renan Lenz had eight points and a career-high eight rebounds

Renan Lenz had eight points and a career-high eight rebounds

Jan. 27, 2013

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SALT LAKE CITY -Utah men's basketball suffered its second loss in a row this evening, 87-56 to Stanford. Justin Seymour led the Utes with 14 points on a snowy evening at the Jon M. Huntsman Center.

Seymour was the only player in double figures for Utah (9-11, 1-7) with Renan Lenz and Jarred DuBois each finishing with eight points apiece. Lenz also grabbed a career-high eight rebounds.

Stanford shot 50 percent from the floor and connected on 9-of-15 tries from beyond the arc. In their last six games, the Utes' opponents are 47-of-108 from deep, 43.5 percent. The Cardinal were also a +16 on the glass which led to 21 points in the paint.

John Gage made all four of his 3-point attempts and scored a career-high 19 points for Stanford while Chasson Randle added 17 points and eight rebounds. Josh Huestis chipped in 13 points and seven boards for the Cardinal.

Stanford scored 12 of the first 14 points in the contest but Utah cut the deficit to 16-9 after a couple of buckets by Renan Lenz. However, the Cardinal went on a 12-0 run and never looked back.

A jumper by Jason Washburn with 4:55 remaining in the first half cut the margin to 13 but Stanford closed the period with an 8-2 run. It was Utah’s largest halftime deficit of the season (11 vs. UCLA). Also, the 46 points scored were the most by an opponent this season (35, SMU).

DuBois scored the first six points of the second half and Utah trailed by 16. However, Stanford went on a 7-0 run to get the lead over 20 and an 11-0 run would follow to make the score 71-38 with 9:25 to play in the game.

Utah is off until next Saturday when it hosts Colorado at 12:30 p.m. The Runnin’ Utes will also hold a special halftime presentation to honor former head coach Rick Majerus.


 

 

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