Jarred DuBois and the Utes host Stanford on Sunday evening
Jan. 25, 2013
Utah Runnin' Utes (9-10, 1-6) vs. Stanford Cardinal (11-8, 2-4)
Date: Sunday, January 27
Tipoff: 7 p.m.
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Arena: Jon M. Huntsman Center
Play-by-Play: Ted Robinson
Analyst: Ernie Kent
In Salt Lake City: Comcast Ch. 37 or 757 (HD); DISH Ch. 413
Utah Sports Radio Network
ESPN 700 AM
Play-by-Play: Bill Riley
Analyst: Jimmy Soto
Utah vs. Stanford - Quick Hits
• This is the first Sunday home game in Utah program history. In fact, the Utes have not played a conference game on a Sunday since 1998, at New Mexico. In total, Utah has played only 16 overall games on Sunday (13 at neutral sites, eight in the NCAA Tournament).
• Utah leads the league and ranks 12th nationally by limiting its opponents to 37.4 percent shooting from the field. The Utes also rank second in the Pac-12 in opponents two-point field goal percentage (42.1%).
• Offensively, the Utes rank 15th nationally, tops in the Pac-12, in assisted basket percentage (64.0%) and are currently second in the league in assist to turnover ratio and third in three-point field goal percentage
• Utah won its first Pac-12 road game in program history last weekend with a 74-65 victory at Washington on Saturday. It was the first league loss for the Huskies this season who were 4-0.
• Stanford has dropped two of three and is coming off a 75-54 loss at Colorado on Thursday evening.
• The Cardinal are tops in the league averaging only 10.8 turnovers per contest. Aaron Bright ranks fourth nationally in free-throw percentage (92.7%).
Last Time Out
Utah was left searching for its first Pac-12 win at home when it dropped a close contest to Cal, 62-57 on Power of Pink Night.
Four Utah players scored in double figures with Jason Washburn leading the way. The senior poured in 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Freshman Jordan Loveridge scored 12 points and corralled nine rebounds. Brandon Taylor had 10 points, five assists and four rebounds, while Glen Dean also scored 10.
Utah out-shot the visitors for the contest, making 43 percent of its field goal tries. The Utes were also a plus-six on the glass and made 12-of-13 free throws, but the turnovers did them in. In total, the Utes committed 17 turnovers, 15 in the first 20 minutes.
Washburn Working Way Up Charts
Washburn has notched double-doubles in three conference games so far, averaging 14.6 points and 9.1 rebounds per game while shooting 55 percent from the field.
He currently ranks sixth in the league in rebounding, 13th in scoring, sixth in field-goal percentage and sixth in blocks during conference play. He has also scored in double figures during 12 of the last 13 contests.
Washburn has scored 892 points in his 109 career games. With at least 12 games remaining, including the regular season and Pac-12 Tournament, Washburn must average 9.0 points per game for the remainder of the season to become the 35th Ute to hit the 1,000-point plateau.
He is currently averaging 11.2 points per game after scoring at a career-best clip of 11.4 points per contest last year.
Loveridge Bounding up Pac-12 Leaderboard
Loveridge is currently one of the Pac-12’s league leaders in rebounding at an average of 7.4 per contest, tops among the Utes. He also ranks seventh in the league with an average of 2.7 offensive rebounds per game
Loveridge scored in double figures for the second game in a row and fifth time in six outings against Cal. He has also led the team in boards three of the last four Utah contests, averaging seven per game.
He currently ranks as one of the league leaders in scoring at 12.8 points per game, minutes played (34.86) and free-throw percentage (77.0%)
The freshman poured in a career-best 24 points vs. Cal State Northridge. Prior to that performance his previous best was 22, which he combined with nine rebounds in the Utes’ win over Wright State.
Taylor Turning it Up
Taylor, a freshman scored in double figures for the third game in a row against Cal and is averaging 14.0 ppg during that span. The freshman also had a career-best four rebounds.
Taylor was also one assist shy of his career mark for assists with five. He has 11 assists the last two games after notching only eight prior to that point all season.
Taylor led all scorers with a career-high 19 points and six assists in the win over the previously-unbeaten Huskies in Seattle. The freshman also led the team in steals as the Runnin’ Utes captured their first road win since joining the Pac-12.
Prior to that, Taylor led Utah in scoring (13) and assists (3) at Washington State. He currently ranks third in the Pac-12 in three-point field goal percentage (.500).
DuBois Getting it Done for Utes
Jarred DuBois, a senior transfer from Loyola Marymount, is currently the leading scorer for the Utes after scoring 20 or more in three games this season.
DuBois has impressed in his first year with the club, averaging 12.0 ppg, 23rd in the Pac-12. He also ranks second in the league in assist-to-turnover ratio and eighth in total helpers (3.2 apg).
DuBois also ranks fifth in the Pac-12 in three-point shooting percentage (.418) and sixth in free-throw percentage (82.9)
Dean scored double digits in four of Utah’s first five games this season, including 13 against Central Michigan. He is currently averaging 7.2 points per game after scoring 10 points vs. Cal. It was his sixth double-digit outing of the season and first since Dec. 8 at BYU.
Dean is one of the league leaders in three-pointers per game (1.47) and ranks ninth three-point percentage (37.8)
Bachynski Beats Up Bengals
Sophomore Dallin Bachynski racked up 22 points and 16 rebounds against Idaho State for his second double-double in his first three games as a Ute.
Bachynski’s 20-and-15 double-double was Utah’s first since Luke Nevill had 23 and 15 against Wyoming in the semifinals of the 2009 Mountain West Conference Tournament.
Huntsman Center History
The Runnin’ Utes are 539-138 (.797) all-time in their current home, the Jon M. Huntsman Center, including a 7-5 mark this season. Utah has posted a winning record at the Huntsman Center in 41 of the 43 years of its existence.
In conference home games over the last 17 years, Utah is 110-30 (.791). Utah got its first Pac-12 Conference victory in school history at home against Washington State, 62-60, in overtime.
Utes on TV
Utah is 8-8 this season in televised contests and it will play all but three of their games on TV this season.
The Runnin’ Utes will appear on the Pac-12 Network a total of 23 times in the regular season. Utah will also play on ESPNU three times and make one appearance on FSN.