Junior guard Chris Hines scored a team-high 15 points Thursday against California.
Feb. 23, 2012
SALT LAKE CITY - Junior guard Chris Hines led the University of Utah men's basketball team (5-22, 2-13 Pac-12) with 15 points, but the Utes fell to California (23-6, 13-3 Pac-12), 60-46, Thursday at the Jon M. Huntsman Center.
Three Utes were in double-figures in points as Hines tallied 15 points and connected on five of his 10 field goal attempts for his fourth straight game of 10 points or more and his eighth game out of the nine that he has scored 10 or more. It was the Houston, Texas native's 14th double-figure game and the 22nd double-figure game of his career.
Junior wing Cedric Martin contributed 11 points and pulled down a game-high eight rebounds, which tied his career-best mark.
Junior center Jason Washburn made five of his 10 shots from the floor for 10 points to go along with five boards.
After Cal scored the opening bucket, the Utes went on a 6-0 run to climb to an early 6-2 edge.
The Golden Bears countered with a 6-2 spurt to tie the game for the second time at eight points apiece. The game would be tied two more times, the last coming at 12-12, before Cal used a 10-4 stretch to take a 22-16 lead. The Golden Bears went on to take a 12-point lead at 35-23 into halftime. Hines led the Ute attack in the first half with a game-high-tying nine points on 3-of-5 shooting. Martin had six points to go with three rebounds in the first half, while Farr grabbed a game-high five rebounds. The Utes held a slight 42.9-41.2 advantage in shooting average over the Golden Bears.
The Golden Bears got off to a fast start in the second half and built their lead to as many as 16 (46-30). Utah put together a 9-0 run around the midway point of the second half to pull within seven points, 46-39. Unfortunately, Cal was able to build its lead back to 14 points (53-39) and Utah was not able to pull within 10 for the remainder of the game and eventually suffered a 60-46 loss.
Cal was led by 17 points and seven rebounds from Harper Kamp, while Jorge Gutierrez scored 12 and David Kravish added 11.
The Utes close their home schedule on Saturday against Stanford. Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m. MT.