Utah Rolls Past Florida A&M, 93-64
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah’s Parker Van Dyke was stellar, especially from beyond the arc, in the Utes’ 93-64 victory over Florida A&M.
An unstoppable force. 🚫@UtahMBB‘s Parker Van Dyke’s reverse layup gets the @OpusBank #12Best moment. pic.twitter.com/lMlQzpvKLb
— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) December 18, 2018
The homegrown senior from East High scored 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting with six 3-pointers made.
PVD yet with another 3️⃣. He’s 6-7 from 3️⃣ and has a new career-high of 2️⃣0️⃣ points.#GoUtes🏀🔴 pic.twitter.com/huyJrLmKHy
— Utah Basketball (@UtahMBB) December 18, 2018
The Utes had five players in double figures as they built a commanding lead in a blowout nonconference win. Timmy Allen and Sedrick Barefield each turned in 16 points with Barefield going a perfect 4-for-4 from downtown. Riley Battin and Jace Johnson both had 12 points, respectively.
The Utes shot an impressive 58.8 percent from the field and 44 percent from 3-point land. They also dominated the glass with 38 boards to just 17 by the Rattlers. In addition, Utah also played strong defense without fouling, allowing Florida A&M to go to the line just seven times in the ball game.
Florida A&M did better than perhaps was expected, trailing Utah by 10 at halftime. The Utes however would bury the Rattlers in the second half and built what was basically a 20 to 30 point lead at times.
Back to .500 with a 5-5 record, the Utes will play Northern Arizona Friday at 7 p.m.
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