Utes embarrassed by Stanford, 87-56
Updated: 1/28 12:09 am | Published: 1/28 12:04 am
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Sports) - The University of Utah mens basketball team had never hosted a Sunday game in program history. After the beat down the Utes suffered against Stanford Sunday night at the Huntsman Center, they may not ever want to play another one again.
John Gage made all four of his 3-point attempts and scored a career-high 19 points to help Stanford rout Utah by 31 points, 87-56.
Chasson Randle added 17 points and eight rebounds while Josh Huestis chipped in 13 points and seven boards for the Cardinal (12-8, 3-4 Pac-12), who handed the Utes their most lopsided loss of the season.
Justin Seymour scored 14 points for Utah (9-11, 1-7) and was the lone Ute player to score in double figures. The Utes have not beaten a Division I opponent at home since a 62-53 victory over SMU on Dec. 18.
Stanford had no trouble keeping a rhythm on offense for 40 minutes. The Cardinal shot 50 percent from the field overall and connected on 60 percent of their 3-pointers. They also controlled the glass, outrebounding Utah 43-27.
Utah is off until next Saturday when it hosts Colorado at 12:30 p.m. The Runnin’ Utes will also hold a special halftime presentation to honor former head coach Rick Majerus.
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