San Diego forward Nick Lewis, left, looks to shoot as Utah center Tim Frost defends in the first half Saturday.
Dec 6, 2003
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Nick Jacobson outscored San Diego by himself in the first half with all of his 21 points and Utah went on to a 82-39 victory over the Toreros on Saturday.
The Utes (5-2) led the Toreros by as much as 45 points and San Diego (1-6) was forced to take bad shots all night. The Toreros only shot 30-percent from the field, making as many field goals as they did free throws with 12 of each.
For the Toreros, who scored 20 in the first half and just 19 in the second the lone bright spot was Nick Lewis' 12 points. Lewis was the only player on his team to hit double figures in scoring.
The game was never in question, as the Utes took control early in the first half with a barrage of 3-pointers. Utah was 8-for-19 behind the arc in the first and half and San Diego never had a chance to comeback.
Brice Vounang, who averaged 18.5 points entering the game, scored six on 2-for-8 shooting.
Unlike the first half, where the Utes built a 24 lead with 3-pointers, Utah
extended the lead by dominating inside. Utah only hit two 3-pointers in the
second half but shot 57-percent, which was their best shooting night of the