Feb. 7, 2007
Utah and Colorado State met for the 137th time tonight. The two teams have met annually since 1969-70 with the exception of the 1998-99 season.
The Runnin' Utes now lead the all-time series 96-42 and have won 11 of the last 15 meetings. However, the Rams had won three in a row before tonight's loss games in the series.
In Salt Lake City, the Utes are 53-15 against Colorado State.
Colorado State was the ninth team to shoot at least 50 percent from the field against the Utes this season with Utah winning for the first time.
Utah shot at least 40 percent from 3-point range for the 12th time this season, moving to 6-6 in those games. This was the 10th time Utah shot 50 percent or better from 3-point range. The Utes made at least 40 percent of their 3-pointers tonight for the first time in the last five games.
The Utes outrebounded their opponent for the 16th time overall this season and the seventh time in 10 Mountain West Conference games.
Utah is now 7-5 in the Huntsman Center this season. The Utes have won three in a row at home.
Sophomore forward Shaun Green had his 16th double-figure scoring game on the season. He hadn't reached double-figures in the last three games.
Sophomore center Luke Nevill had his 20th double-figure scoring game of the season and his fifth in a row.
Junior guard Johnnie Bryant had his 20th double-figure scoring game of the season, his second in a row and his ninth in the last 10 games.
Johnnie Bryant also tied a career-high with seven assists. He also had seven against Rice earlier this season.