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Utes roll by CSU, pick up first road win of the conference season

Finally!

Just when it looked like Utah was about to lose it all and tumble to the bottom of the conference, they had a meeting with the worst team in the Mountain West. And just in time, too, because it buoyed their spirits and now maybe we can infuse some optimism into this campaign.

For Utah, it was the Carlon Brown show, as he scored a career high 16 points, leading Utah to the 67-52 victory over the winless Colorado State Rams. Johnnie Bryant scored 13, after struggling -- like most all Utes -- in Utah's loss to Wyoming at home earlier in the week.

Utah now moves to 12-8 on the season and 3-4 in Mountain West play. Colorado State, who were led by Marcus Walker, drop to 6-15 on the season.

What is surprising is that Utah pretty much dominated from the start. They jumped to a 21-6 lead and never really looked back. Even more surprising is the fact they did it while center Luke Nevill struggled, as he only managed 8 points on 1-6 shooting.

Some stats from Saturday night's game.

Player Stats
Colorado State Players

MIN PTS FG FG% FT FT% 3PT 3PT% OR DR REB AST STL BLK TO PF
A. Nigon (G) 21 0 0-1 0.0 0-0 0.0 0-0 0.0 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 1
W. Gardner (G) 28 0 0-5 0.0 0-0 0.0 0-2 0.0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
M. Walker (G) 31 23 9-16 56.3 3-3 100.0 2-6 33.3 0 5 5 0 1 0 1 3
A. McFarland (F) 25 2 1-5 20.0 0-0 0.0 0-4 0.0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 2
R. Aguilar (C) 23 6 3-6 50.0 0-0 0.0 0-0 0.0 3 4 7 1 1 0 0 4
F. Clayman 26 8 3-7 42.9 1-2 50.0 1-3 33.3 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 3
J. Woodard 22 5 1-4 25.0 3-3 100.0 0-1 0.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 4
J. Simmons 14 5 2-3 66.7 1-1 100.0 0-1 0.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1
D. Cohen 5 3 1-1 100.0 1-2 50.0 0-0 0.0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
J. McGinley 4 0 0-1 0.0 0-0 0.0 0-1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
J. Van Tassel 1 0 0-0 0.0 0-0 0.0 0-0 0.0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

Utah Players

MIN PTS FG FG% FT FT% 3PT 3PT% OR DR REB AST STL BLK TO PF
L. Borha (G) 20 3 1-3 33.3 0-0 0.0 1-2 50.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 2
C. Brown (G) 25 16 6-10 60.0 3-6 50.0 1-3 33.3 1 6 7 0 0 2 0 1
T. Kepkay (G) 36 11 3-5 60.0 4-4 100.0 1-3 33.3 0 4 4 4 1 0 2 2
S. Green (F) 36 5 2-7 28.6 0-0 0.0 1-6 16.7 2 4 6 2 1 1 3 4
L. Nevill (C) 25 8 1-6 16.7 6-8 75.0 0-0 0.0 2 3 5 3 2 0 1 2
K. Tillie 16 8 3-3 100.0 2-2 100.0 0-0 0.0 1 2 3 2 0 0 1 3
J. Bryant 32 13 5-9 55.6 0-0 0.0 3-4 75.0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
C. Grant 5 0 0-1 0.0 0-0 0.0 0-0 0.0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 2
M. Grim 2 2 1-1 100.0 0-0 0.0 0-0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
S. Brennan 1 1 0-0 0.0 1-2 50.0 0-0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Downie 1 0 0-0 0.0 0-0 0.0 0-0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Smith 1 0 0-0 0.0 0-0 0.0 0-0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0