Nov. 24, 2012
Utah Thanksgiving Tournament
Game 6: Utah 66, Wright State 54
-Utah went 3-0 at its Thanksgiving Tournament. Central Michigan finished the tournament at 2-1, while Wright State was 1-2. Idaho State finished the event 0-3.
-Utah has won three consecutive games for the first time since winning three straight from Feb. 16 - 22, 2010.
-Freshman forward Jordan Loveridge led all scorers with a career-high 22 points on 7-of-13 shooting, including 2-of-5 from 3-point range, and 6-of-7 at the free throw line. He also put up a game-high nine rebounds for the second consecutive night.
-Senior guard Jarred DuBois and junior guard Glen Dean each posted a career-high seven assists. DuBois also collected a career-high six rebounds in the contest while scoring 12 points and making a steal in a career-high 38 minutes. Dean failed to score in double digits for the first time this season, but added seven points and a career-high three rebounds, while only committing one turnover.
-Sophomore center Dallin Bachynski finished with 16 points on 5-of-9 from the floor and a perfect 5-of-5 from the free throw line. He also knocked down the first 3-pointer of his career. Bachynski has scored double figures three times this season.
-The Utes had a 20-point scorer in all three games of the Utah Thanksgiving Tournament. In addition to Loveridge's 22 against Wright State, Bachynski poured in 22 against Idaho State on Wednesday and DuBois posted 20 against Central Michigan on Friday.
-The Utes shot 48.8% in the game (20-of-41), while hitting 42.1% of its 3-pointers (8-of-19). Utah's 8 makes tied a season high.
- Wright State scored 19 points off Utah turnovers, a season high for Ute opponents. The Raiders also became the first opponent this year to outscore the Utes in the paint (24-18). \
Utah Starters: Dean (G), DuBois (G), Martin (W), Loveridge (F), Bachynski (C)
Game 5: Central Michigan 54, Idaho State 52
-Central Michigan improved to 3-2 on the year and 2-1 at the Utah Thanksgiving Tournament. Idaho State fell to 0-5.
-CMU's Kyle Randall hit the game-winning shot with less than one second left in the game.
-The Chippewas' Blake Hibbits and Idaho State's Chris Hansen tied with a game-high 12 points
-CMU's Austin Stewart collected a game-high eight rebounds as the Chips out-rebounded the Bengals, 38-23, including 18-2 on the offensive glass.
-ISU's Tomas Sanchez posted a game-high six assists.