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Utah Falls to Saint Mary's 70-58 in NIT Opening Round.

Jordan Loveridge scored 16 points versus Saint Mary's in the first round of the NIT.

Jordan Loveridge scored 16 points versus Saint Mary's in the first round of the NIT.

March 19, 2014

Final Stats

MORAGA, Calif. (AP) - Jordan Loveridge scored 16 points for Utah (21-12), but the Utes fell to Saint Mary's 70-58 in the first round of the NIT tournament on Tuesday night.

Utah led the entire first half and was up 41-31 with 12:30 remaining before struggling down the stretch. The fifth-seeded Utes missed five of their last six shots and committed four turnovers.

Kerry Carter scored 10 points over the final 5 minutes as Saint Mary's stormed back to win the game.

Utah shot 50 percent (6-12) from behind the arc.

Carter missed his first five shots before making a pair of 3-pointers, recording a steal and scoring on a fast break layup to complete the remarkable comeback for the Gaels (23-11) after guard Stephen Holt fouled out. Holt, Saint Mary's second-leading scorer, had 15 points.

Brandon Taylor added 14 points for Utah, and Delon Wright pitched in 10.

The fourth-seeded Gaels will play against Minnesota in the second round. The Gophers, the highest seed in their quadrant, beat High Point 88-81.

 

 

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