Nov. 9, 2007
Utah-USC Upstate Postgame Quotes
November 9, 2007
Tonight's game marks the earliest season-opener in Utah men's basketball history. Last season's opener against Southern Utah on Nov. 10 had been the earliest.
Tonight's game marks the first time Utah has ever played a current member of the Atlantic Sun Conference.
Jim Boylen becomes the 8th coach in Utah history to win his first game on the Ute bench.
Lawrence Borha scored the first three points of the season for the Runnin' Utes on a three-pointer from the left wing.
Borha finished with a career-high 20 points on 6-of-7 shooting (including 3-of-3 from 3-point range). His previous best was 13, a mark he had reached twice. He also set a new carer mark for three-pointers made. His previous high was two (four times).
Kim Tillie's nine rebounds were a career-high. His previous high was four at Santa Clara on Nov. 18, 2006.
Luke Nevill played just two minutes in the first half, after picking up two fouls in the first two minutes of the contest. Nevill scored his first points of the season on Utah's first second-half possession.
Despite missing almost the entire first half, Nevill reached double-digit scoring midway through the second half. He finished with 12 points on 6-of-10 shooting.
Freshman Morgan Grim scored the first points of his collegiate career with 11:21 remaining in the first half.
Freshman Carlon Brown scored the first points of his collegiate career with 12:38 remaining in the second half.
Utah had 40 rebounds with more than 12 minutes remaining in the contest. It was the first time since Jan. 13, 2007 (against New Mexico in overtime) that the Utes pulled down that many caroms.
Utah scored 86 points. The Utes only reached 80 four times in regulation games last season.
The Utes did not hold one team under 55 points last season. USC Upstate scored 52 tonight.