Utah Men’s Basketball Hosts Colorado Monday

first_img Tags: Colorado Men’s Basketball/Utah Men’s Basketball Written by January 11, 2021 /Sports News – Local Utah Men’s Basketball Hosts Colorado Monday Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Monday, Utah men’s basketball (4-4, 1-3 in Pac-12 play) hosts Colorado (8-3, 2-2 in Pac-12 play) at the Huntsman Center.The Utes score 69.8 points per game, tying Utah for 229th nationally in scoring offense with Tennessee State and Lehigh.Utah surrenders 65.8 points per game, ranking the Utes 75th nationally in scoring defense.The Utes’ leader in points (15.4 points per game) and rebounding (5.6 boards per contest) is junior guard Timmy Allen.Other Utes to score in double figures on-average are senior guard Alfonso Plummer (13.4 points per game) and Finnish national, sophomore forward Mikael Jantunen (10.3 points per game).Utah’s leader in assists (38) and steals (15) is sophomore guard Rylan Jones and sophomore center Branden Carlson leads the squad in blocked shots with 13.Utah is coached by head coach Larry Krystkowiak (175-130, .574) who is in his 10th season at the helm of the Utes’ program.Krystkowiak is 217-150 (.591) as a Division I head coach, including his time at Montana (2004-2006).Colorado scores 75.6 points per game, tying the Buffaloes for 113th nationally in scoring offense with Texas.Defensively, Colorado surrenders 62.6 points per game tying the Buffaloes for 29th nationally in scoring defense, with Idaho State.The Buffaloes also lead the nation in free throw percentage as Colorado shoots 85.6 percent (167-195) at the line.Senior guard McKinley Wright IV lead the Buffaloes in scoring (16 points per game), assists (57) and steals (13).Senior forward Jeriah Horne (11.3 points per game) is the only other Buffalo to score in double-figures on-average and also leads the squad on the glass (5.8 boards per game).Senior forward-center Dallas Walton leads the Buffaloes in blocked shots with 7.The Buffaloes are coached by Tad Boyle who is 281-137 (.614) in his 11th season at the helm of the Colorado program.He is 270-179 (.601) as a Division I head coach, including his time at Northern Colorado (2007-2010).The Buffaloes lead the Utes 29-24 all-time with Utah leading the series 16-8 all-time at Salt Lake City.last_img read more