Utah Men’s Basketball Hosts Stanford Thursday Afternoon

first_imgJanuary 13, 2021 /Sports News – Local Utah Men’s Basketball Hosts Stanford Thursday Afternoon FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Thursday, Utah men’s basketball (4-5, 1-4 in Pac-12 play) hosts Stanford (8-3, 4-1 in Pac-12 play) at the Huntsman Center as Pac-12 play ensues for both squads.Utah scores 68.4 points per game, tying the Utes for 244th nationally in scoring offense with Iowa State.Defensively, the Utes surrender 65.7 points per game, tying Utah for 69th nationally in scoring defense with New Mexico State and NC State.The Utes’ leading scorer is junior forward Timmy Allen (15.8 points per game), whose 5.6 rebounds per game also lead Utah on the season.Senior guard Alfonso Plummer (13.2 points per game) is the only other Ute to score in double figures on-average.Sophomore guard Rylan Jones leads the Utes in assists (42) and steals (17).Sophomore center Branden Carlson leads Utah with 17 blocked shots on the season.In his 10th season as the Utes’ head coach, Larry Krystkowiak is 175-131 (.572). He is 217-151 (.590) as a Division I head coach, including his time at Montana (2004-2006).Stanford scores 73.8 points per game, ranking the Cardinal 145th nationally in scoring offense. Defensively, Stanford surrenders 66.5 points per game, ranking the Cardinal 89th nationally in scoring defense.Senior forward, German national Oscar da Silva is the Cardinals’ leader in scoring (19.8 points per game) and rebounding (7.4 boards per game). da Silva also leads the squad with 12 blocked shots.Also scoring in double-figures on-average for Stanford are senior guard Daejon Davis (13.8 points per game), freshman forward Ziaire Williams (11.6 points per game, a team-best 32 assists, tied for the team lead in steals [11] with junior guard Bryce Wills) and junior forward Jaiden Delaire (10.1 points per game).Stanford is coached by Jerod Hasse, who is 76-64 (.543) in his fifth season with the Cardinal. He is 156-117 (.571) as a Division I head coach including his time at UAB (2012-2016).The Utes lead the Cardinal 22-14 all-time and 14-3 at Salt Lake City. Tags: Stanford Men’s Basketball/Utah Men’s Basketball Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more