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Runnin' Utes Hold Successful Red-White Scrimmage

Dijon Farr scored 15 points on 6-of-8 from the floor and 3-of-4 from the free throw line.

Dijon Farr scored 15 points on 6-of-8 from the floor and 3-of-4 from the free throw line.

Oct. 26, 2011

Red-White Scrimmage Stats Get Acrobat Reader

SALT LAKE CITY - Junior forward Dijon Farr poured in a game-high 15 points during the University of Utah men's basketball team's Red and White scrimmage Wednesday at the Jon M. Huntsman Center. The scrimmage consisted of three 14-minute periods and was the first live-action look at the 2011-12 Runnin' Utes and new head coach Larry Krystkowiak. White defeated Red in two of the three periods.

"For every good thing that happened tonight, there was a bad thing," Krystkowiak said. "There were certain plays that we rely on that were breaking down once we got in front of a crowd. Turnovers killed us, especially when we were tired and we didn't have a real deep bench on either side. The play got pretty sloppy and we'll have to clean it up. But it was fun for these guys. We have 11 practices in and we haven't had a chance to get out and play with referees, so I'm sure there was some adrenaline and a little more fatigue involved."

The White team, guided by assistant coach Tommy Connor, hit for a 44.6% mark from the floor, including a six-of-10 effort from the 3-point stripe. The Red team, led by assistant coach DeMarlo Slocum, shot 40 percent from the floor after hitting 20 of 50 field goal attempts.

Farr was 6-for-8 from the floor for a total of 15 points and also grabbed eight rebounds.

Two other members of the White Team posted double-digits in points. Freshman guard Anthony Odunsi scored 12 points, including a 7-of-10 effort from the free throw line. Junior guard Cedric Martin was 4-for-4 from the floor for 10 points.

Senior center David Foster registered a game-high three blocks for the White squad and corralled nine rebounds while scoring eight points.

Senior point guard Josh Watkins scored eight points to go with a game-high six assists.

Junior center Jason Washburn led the Red Team with 14 points and seven rebounds. Chris Hines scored seven, while Cedric Martin added six.

The White squad sprinted out to a 7-2 lead in the first period behind five points from Cedric Martin. They would extend their lead to seven points at 11-4 before a Red Team 3-pointer by Hines cut the deficit to four, 11-7. The White Team promptly went on a 6-0 run to push its advantage to 10 points and led by a 21-13 spread at the conclusion of the first 14-minute period. The White Team connected on two or three 3-point attempts and out-rebounded the Red, 18-13. Foster and Washburn scored six points and five rebounds apiece in the opening frame.

The White team took six of the first eight points in the second period, but a Story 3-pointer and a jump shot by Washburn gave the Red Team the lead for the first time of the night at 11-10 and capped a 7-2 run. The White Team responded with 14 unanswered points, which a 3-point bucket and a pair of free throws by Odunsi, and went on to a 30-16 win. Watkins had eight points with four assists and no turnovers in the period. Farr added seven points and three rebounds in the frame.

The third frame was tied four times before a 7-0 spurt by the White Squad gave it a 17-10 edge. The Red Team could get no closer than four points until the 2:13 mark in the period, when Coach Krystkowiak ordered the action to be tied at 23 points apiece. The Red Squad took the final four points of the night and won the third period, 27-23.

The teams were initially chosen in a coaches' draft and shuffled after the second period.

The Utes' next action will be against Adams State in an exhibition game at the Huntsman Center of Friday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m.

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