Jarred DuBois scored a team-high 21 points for the Utes.
Aug. 8, 2012
SAO JOSE dos CAMPOS, Brazil - The University of Utah men's basketball team dropped another tough game in Brazil, falling by a 78-67 score to Sao Jose dos Campos, the runner-up in Brazil's top division. Guard Jarred DuBois scored a team-high 21 points for the Utes.
Freshman forward Jordan Loveridge continued his strong play, scoring 16 points and grabbing six rebounds. Loveridge has averaged 14 points per game to go with 7.3 rebounds through three contests. Also hitting double figures was senior center Jason Washburn, who poured in 12 points and collected four rebounds.
After falling behind early and going to the locker room trailing 41-26 at the half, the Utes clamped down on defense and allowed just 11 points in the third quarter. Nearly two-thirds of Sao Jose dos Campos' 36 points in the second half came from the free throw line.
"Despite the loss we were really pleased with the team again tonight," said staffer Phil Cullen. "This was by far the best team we have faced down here. It was an extremely physical game and our guys fought hard and stepped up and played a physical game right back at them. Despite going down early we still showed a strong presence and got back in the game. We made a lot more basketball plays tonight, we were proud of the guys."
The Utes will travel on Thursday before arriving in Rio de Janiero, where they will play Botafogo on Friday.