Jan. 5, 2008
Utah Postgame Notes vs. Air Force
Jan. 5, 2008 - Jon M. Huntsman Center - Salt Lake City
Utah is now 44-12 all-time vs. Air Force.
Today's game marks the first conference opener against Air Force since Jan. 3, 1981, when the Utes defeated the Falcons 74-60 in Western Athletic Conference play at the Huntsman Center.
Air Force's 36-point offensive output was tied for the second-lowest scoring total against the Utes since 1980. Utah held St. Mary's to 35 on Jan. 7, 2002 and held Air Force to 35 on Feb. 1, 2003. The Utes also held Wichita State to 36 on Dec. 21, 1991.
With his first rebound at the 19:20 mark of the first half, Luke Nevill reached 500 rebounds for his Utah career. With his seventh point at the 9:12 mark of the second half, Nevill became the 32nd Ute to reach 1,000 points for his career.
Both the aforementioned marks make Nevill just the 19th player in the 100-year history of Utah Basketball to score 1,000 points and grab 500 rebounds.
Johnnie Bryant is also approaching the 1,000-Point Club. Bryant entered today's game with 973 points. His 22 points today leave him 5 short of becoming the 33rd member of the 1,000-Point Club.
Bryant's 3-pointer at the 12:10 mark was Utah's first field goal of the game.
Bryant's 5 first-half 3-pointers were Utah's only field goals of the first half. It was also a season-high number of triples for Bryant.
Bryant's 22 points are his season-high mark. His 6 3-pointers made is tied for the No. 2 mark in school history and is a new season-high for him. Bryant's 14 3-point attempts today is a school record.
Shaun Green's 3-pointer at the 17:44 mark of the second half was the first basket for a Ute other than Bryant. Green's layup with 16:51 remaining in the game was Utah's first two-point bucket.
Lawrence Borha set a new career-high for free throws made with 8. His previous high was 6.