Barefield’s Hot Shooting Helps Utah Knock Off Washington State

Feb 23, 2019, 8:13 PM
(Alina Rogers, Utah Athletics)...
(Alina Rogers, Utah Athletics)
(Alina Rogers, Utah Athletics)

PULLMAN, Wash. – After shooting just 28 percent from the field against Washington, the Utes were in rhythm offensively in their 92-79 win over Washington State.

Sedrick Barefield exploded for 33 points on 10-of-19 from the field and 5-for-10 from downtown. Parker Van Dyke poured in 17 points on 5 made triples and Donnie Tillman added 16 points on four made shots from deep. The Utes hit 16 three-pointers on 35 attempts for 45 percent.

Washington State was led by Robert Franks with 29 points, C.J. Elleby had 16 points and 7 rebounds.

The Cougars hit 44 percent from the field and 46 percent from downtown.

Utes Hot From Deep In First Half

The first three minutes were sluggish for the Utes as they missed three of their first four shots and turned the ball over once. Washington State was up 10-2, hitting 2-of-3 from downtown.

Utah started to hit some shots, especially from deep as they nailed three triples.

After the first 20 minutes of play, the Utes had a 45-43 lead.

Barefield scored 19 points on 4-for-6 from the three-point line. Franks for Washington State had 22 first half points. Utah made 10 of their 17 attempts from downtown in just the opening half.

Utah Stays Hot

The Utes continued their hot streak early on as they outscored the Cougars 21-12 to hold a 66-55 lead with 11 minutes left in the game.

Barefield added 5 more points in that stretch.

Washington State started chipping away at the lead as they pulled within 8 with 3 minutes left.

The Utes were able to hold off a comeback from the Cougars to pick up the win.

Up Next

Utah improved to 15-12 overall and 9-6 in Pac-12 play. They will play their final regular season road game on Saturday against Colorado at 4 p.m. on ESPNU.

The Buffs are 16-10 overall and 7-7 in the conference. Utah beat Colorado in their first meeting this season on January 20 in Salt Lake City with a 78-69 win.

  • Utah Utes Scoreboard

  • Utah Utes Team Leaders

  • Utah Utes Standings

Utah Utes

Kyle Whittingham - Cam Rising - Utah Utes...
Michelle Bodkin

Put Respect On His Name, Kyle Whittingham Is One Of The Best Coaches In The Game

After nearly 30 years with Utah, it's time we start putting national respect on head football coach Kyle Whittingham's name.
22 hours ago
Michelle Bodkin

Instant Reactions To Utah’s Back-To-Back Pac-12 Titles

Utah beat the socks off USC, a team in the days leading up to the game had "already won" in their quest to be back-to-back Pac-12 champions.
22 hours ago
Patrick Kinahan

PK: A Wild Two Weeks Goes From Despair To Elation For Utah Football

From despair to elation and then swallowed up in unimaginable joy, Utah has run through the gamut of emotions over the last two weeks.
2 days ago
Cam Rising - Utah Utes Pac-12 Championship...
Trevor Allen

Social Media Goes Crazy After Utah Football Repeats As Pac-12 Champs

The Utah Utes are back-to-back Pac-12 Champions after a 47-24 win over No. 4 USC in the conference title game in Las Vegas. 
2 days ago
Rose Bowl Game logo...
Michelle Bodkin

After Championship Win, Utes Are Rose Bowl Bound

The Utah football program beat USC to earn another Pac-12 title and a berth to play in the Rose Bowl Game to start the New Year.
2 days ago
Michelle Bodkin & Brian Preece

Dominant Second Half Allows No. 11 Utah To Pull Away In Pac-12 Championship

The No. 11 Utah Utes upset the No. 4 USC Trojans to win their second straight Pac-12 Conference title and earn a spot in the Rose Bowl Game.
2 days ago
Barefield’s Hot Shooting Helps Utah Knock Off Washington State