Jarred DuBois and the Utes play at Washington on Saturday night
Jan. 17, 2013
Utah Runnin' Utes (8-9, 0-5) at Washington Huskies (12-5, 4-0)
Date: Saturday, January 19
Tipoff: 9 p.m.
Location: Seattle, Wash.
Arena: Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion
Play-by-Play: Dave Flemming
Analyst: Sean Farnham
In Salt Lake City: Comcast Ch. 400 or 755 (HD); DISH Ch. 141
Utah Sports Radio Network
ESPN 700 AM
Play-by-Play: Bill RIley
Analyst: Jimmy Soto
Utah at Washington - Quick Hits
• A big part of Utah’s success this season has been its team defense. The Utes (59.4 ppg) are allowing seven points less than the national average (66.3).
• Utah also ranks ninth nationally in opponents field goal percentage (36.5%). Last season the Utes ranked 321st in that same category.
• Offensively, the Utes rank 12th nationally, tops in the Pac-12, in assisted basket percentage (64.0%) and 18th nationally at the stripe (75.6%).
• Utah has dropped its first five Pac-12 contests this season and is looking for its first league win on the road since joining the conference last year.
• Utah’s first seven losses were by a combined 26 points (3.7 per game margin) before a 17-point setback to USC and a 10-point loss at Washington State.
• Washington has won its first four conference games and eight of nine overall. After a 64-54 win over Colorado, three of the Huskies’ wins in league play have been by double figures.
• UW’s Chris Wilcox has been outstanding in Pac-12 play, leading the league in scoring at 22.3 points per game. The junior guard is also one of the league leaders in three-point percentage (41.3).
Last Time Out
Utah dropped a Pac-12 road game on Wednesday at Washington State, 75-65.
Brandon Taylor led Utah in scoring for the first time this season with 13 points while Justin Seymour added 11 points, five rebounds and a career-high five assists. It was the second-straight game Seymour led the team in helpers.
Jason Washburn also reached double figures for an eighth-straight game with 10 points and six rebounds as Utah shot 46 percent for the game, its best showing in league play so far.
In fact, the 65 points scored were only three shy of the most put up by the Utes during their short Pac-12 history (68 vs. Oregon; 2/2/12)
The 11 three-pointers by WSU were the most by a Utah opponent this season. The Utes are allowing 50 percent shooting from deep in the last two games.
The Utes also came into the contest, tops in the Pac-12 in turnovers but nearly matched their average (9.2) in the first half. For the game, Utah wound up with 17 turnovers, its most in league play this year.
Washburn Working Way Up Charts
Washburn has notched double-doubles in three of the five conference games so far, averaging 14.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per game while shooting 55 percent from the field.
He currently ranks fourth in the league in rebounding, 15th in scoring and fifth in blocks during conference play. He has also scored in double figures during 10 of the last 11 contests.
Washburn has scored 860 points in his 107 career games. With at least 14 games remaining, including the regular season and Pac-12 Tournament, Washburn must average 10.0 points per game for the remainder of the season to become the 35th Ute to hit the 1,000-point plateau.
He is currently averaging 10.6 points per game after scoring at a career-best clip of 11.4 points per contest last year.
Loveridge Bounding up Pac-12 Leaderboard
Freshman Jordan Loveridge is currently one of the Pac-12’s league leaders in rebounding at an average of 7.4 per contest, tops among the Utes. He also ranks seventh in the league with an average of 2.8 offensive rebounds per game
Over the last six games, Loveridge is averaging 12.0 points and 7.5 rebounds last seven games for the Utes. He was one point shy of a double-double at ASU and then led the Utes in scoring with 17 at No. 3 Arizona.
The freshman poured in a career-best 24 points vs. Cal State Northridge. Prior to that performance his previous best was 22, which he combined with nine rebounds in the Utes’ win over Wright State.
He is currently also among the league leaders in minutes per game (31.6) and free-throw percentage (78.4).
DuBois Getting it Done for Utes
Jarred DuBois, a senior transfer from Loyola Marymount, is currently the leading scorer for the Utes after scoring 20 or more in three games this season.
After his career-high, 25-point performance at SMU, he followed that up with a 21-point performance in a win at Texas State. He also led the Utes with 18 points in the win over Boise State and last weekend paced the Utes against USC.
DuBois has impressed in his first year with the club, averaging 13.0 ppg, 19th in the Pac-12. He also ranks fifth in the league in assist-to-turnover ratio and eighth in total helpers (3.4 apg).
DuBois is also one of the conference’s league leaders in three-point shooting percentage (.411), free-throw percentage (83.1) and minutes played (32.7)
Dean scored double digits in four of Utah’s first five games this season, including 13 against Central Michigan, and recently had a 10-point effort at BYU. He is currently averaging 7.1 points per game.
Dean is one of the league leaders in assist-to-turnover ratio 1.5-to-1 and assists per game (2.6). He also ranks among the top 25 in the league in minutes played (30.0) and three-point percentage (37.1)
Bachynski Beats Up Bengals
Sophomore Dallin Bachynski racked up 22 points and 16 rebounds against Idaho State for his second double-double in his first three games as a Ute. He also had one assist, one block and one steal while playing 32 minutes.
Bachynski became the first Utah player this year to score 20 or more points and is the first Ute to grab 15 or more rebounds in a game since Luke Nevill had 15 against San Diego State in the MWC Tournament championship game on Mar. 14, 2009.
Bachynski’s 20-and-15 double-double was Utah’s first since Nevill had 23 points and 15 boards against Wyoming in the semifinals of the same tournament.
Utah is one of 15 schools among the six BCS Conferences to play at least three true road games during non-conference play this season. The others are Alabama, Clemson, Colorado, DePaul, Iowa State, LSU, Miami, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Ole Miss, Rutgers, USC, Villanova, Virginia Tech. LSU was the only school to play three straight road non-conference games.
Utes on TV
Utah is 7-6 this season in televised contests. The Utes will play a minimum of 15 more live televised games this year, including every conference contest and each game played in the Pac-12 Tournament.
The Runnin’ Utes will appear on the Pac-12 Network a total of 25 times in the regular season. Utah will also play on ESPNU twice and make one appearance on FSN.