Feb. 27, 2007
Utah and San Diego State met for the 61st time on Tuesday night. The Utes now lead the all-time series 50-11 and have won 30 of the last 34.
In Salt Lake City, the Utes are 27-2 against SDSU. Utah had won 22 consecutive home games over the Aztecs before they broke through for a 72-67 win last season on Jan. 11. The Aztecs' only other win against the Utes in the Huntsman Center was 74-72 on Feb. 25, 1982.
The Utes ended the first half on a 17-4 run over the last seven minutes to take a 32-19 lead at halftime.
San Diego State's 19-point first half is the lowest scoring half by a Utah opponent this season. It is also the Aztecs' lowest scoring half this season.
The Utes finished their home schedule with a 9-6 record. The last time the Utes lost six home games was in 1988-89, when they went 11-7.
Utah improved to 9-5 when shooting at least 50 percent from the field this season.
The Utes are now 8-11 when outrebounding their opponent this season.
Senior guard Ricky Johns had a career-high 30 points, which is the highest scoring game by a Ute this season. It was his first career 30-point and 20-point game, as well as his sixth double-figure scoring game this season.
Sophomore center Luke Nevill had his ninth double-double this season and the 13th of his career.
Luke Nevill also had his 25th double-figure scoring game of the season and his 10th in a row.
Junior guard Johnnie Bryant tied a career-high with seven assists. He also had seven against Rice and Colorado State (Feb. 7) earlier this season.