The Utah Utes cruised past outmatched Coppin State at the Huntsman Center Friday night, 94-51.
SALT LAKE CITY—The Utah Utes cruised past outmatched Coppin State at the Huntsman Center Friday night, 94-51. Utah (3-0, 3-0 home) dominated from the start against the Eagles (0-5, 0-5 away), who were playing their third game in as many nights, and fifth in a week’s time.
Utah drained twelve three-pointers, including three apiece from Parker Van Dyke, Jake Connor, and JoJo Zamora. Zamora led the Utes in scoring with 22 points, 21 of which came in the second half.
“The thing that we haven’t done up to this point is get it going from the perimeter a little bit,” said head coach Larry Krystkowiak. “Sharing the ball and making the number of threes that we did, it was good to see Parker and Jake and those guys hit some threes.”
Four Utes scored in double digits as the home team stifled CSU defensively, holding ground inside and covering the perimeter to limit the Eagles to 25.5% shooting from the floor.
Kyle Kuzma had a limited night on the offensive end of the floor, but made up his effort on the defensive side, collecting nine rebounds to add to ten from Jayce Johnson and a dozen from Tyler Rawson.
Utah will continue to gel a team with mostly new faces next Friday night at the Huntsman Center, when they host the UC Riverside Highlanders. Tipoff will be at 7:00pm, with pregame coverage starting at 5:00pm on ESPN 700.
Larry Krystkowiak Postgame:
Parker Van Dyke, Jake Connor Postgame: