Forward Shaun Green grabs a rebound
Dec. 16, 2006
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -Luke Nevill scored 21 points and Shaun Green narrowly missed the first triple-double of his career to help Utah beat Cal Poly 77-58 on Saturday.
The Utes (4-5) won their fourth straight home game, and sent the Mustangs (4-4) to their third straight road loss.
Green finished with 12 points, nine rebounds and eight assists - and played only 25 minutes. He made all four 3-point shots he tried. He missed only one shot in the game, a short turnaround jumper from the baseline with about 11 minutes left, and added two steals with only two turnovers.
Johnnie Bryant added 12 points for the Utes, who held the Mustangs to 41 percent shooting and led by as many as 30 points.
The Utes held the Mustangs scoreless over the final seven minutes of the first half to lead 40-20, and extended the margin to 52-22 within the first four minutes of the second half. After that, the lead never got below 17 points.
Dawin Whiten and Trae Clark scored 13 and 10 points, respectively, to lead the Mustangs, while Derek Stockalper added nine points and nine rebounds. Forwards Tyler McGinn and Titus Shelton combined to make just one of 10 shots, however, and commit three of Cal Poly's 14 turnovers.