Utah Men’s Basketball Visits Colorado Sunday

first_img Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBOULDER, Colo.-Sunday, Utah men’s basketball (10-4, 1-1 in Pac-12 play) visits Colorado (12-3, 1-1 in Pac-12) as the regional rivals meet in a late-afternoon tilt at the CU Events Center.The Utes are coached by Larry Krystkowiak who is 165-115 (.589) in his ninth season at Utah. He is 207-135 (.605) as a collegiate head coach.Utah scores 78.3 points per game, ranking the Utes 42nd nationally in scoring offense. They are tied with Louisiana Tech for this distinction.Sophomore forward Timmy Allen leads the Utes in scoring (21.1 points per game) and rebounding (7.9 boards per contest).Sophomore guard Both Gach (12.9 points per game) and freshman guard Rylan Jones (10.9 points per game, team-bests in assists [65] and steals [16]) also score in double figures on-average for the Utes.Freshman center Branden Carlson has a team-best 10 blocked shots for Utah.The Utes surrender 69.3 points per game, ranking Utah 190th nationally in scoring defense.In his 10th season at the helm at Colorado, Tad Boyle (201-126, .615) has the Buffaloes off to a stellar start to the season.Boyle is 253-168 (.601) as a collegiate head coach, having also coached three seasons at Northern Colorado (52-42, .553).The Buffaloes score 71.7 points per game as they are tied for 190th nationally in scoring offense with Binghamton and Florida Atlantic.Junior guard McKinley Wright IV (13.4 points, 5.3 rebounds per game) as he is Colorado’s leading scorer. Wright also leads the Buffaloes in assists with 73.Junior guard/forward Tyler Bey (13.1 points per game) leads the Buffaloes in rebounding (9.6 boards per game), steals (26) and blocked shots (22).Junior guard/forward D’Shawn Schwartz (11 points per game) also scores in double figures on-average for Colorado.The Buffaloes’ scoring defense surrenders only 61.9 points per game, ranking them 40th nationally in that category.Colorado leads Utah 28-23 all-time and 19-7 at Boulder, Colo. However, Krystkowiak is 10-7 all-time against the Buffaloes. January 9, 2020 /Sports News – Local Utah Men’s Basketball Visits Colorado Sunday Tags: Colorado basketball/Utah basketball Written bylast_img

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