What can you learn in a game against an overmatched opponent that you beat by 43 points? Not a lot, but there were some signs of improvement from the Utes going from game one to game two. First of all, the Utes did a much better taking care of the ball by only turning over the ball nine times on the night, with only one coming from Lorenzo Bonam, who had six a couple nights ago. The Utes also racked up 19 assists, which is something to be pleased about going forward.
The Utes were efficient from the floor by shooting 53%, but were less than impressive by shooting just 30% from deep. That’s something the Utes will have to improve on going forward.
The Utes were balanced on the night, with six players in double figures, led by Bonam’s 17. Also joining the attack were Kyle Kuzma with 13, Parker Van Dyke with 15, JoJo Zamora had 14, Tyler Rawson pitched in 12 while Devon Daniels had 10.
It’s a step in the right direction for the Utes who are working on incorporating so many new pieces, but there’s a long ways to go.