Dixie State Doomed By Poor Shooting In WAC-Opening Loss To UT Rio Grande Valley

Jan 15, 2021, 7:13 PM
Cameron Gooden - Dixie State Trailblazers...
Dixie State Trailblazers guard Cameron Gooden (Courtesy of Stan Plewe / Dixie State Athletics)
(Courtesy of Stan Plewe / Dixie State Athletics)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Dixie State men’s basketball team struggled to score and suffered a blowout loss in their Western Athletic Conference opener to the UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros.

UT Rio Grande Valley hosted Dixie State at UTRGV Fieldhouse on Friday, January 15.

The Trailblazers were blasted by the Vaqueros, 82-47.

DSU failed to keep pace with UTRGV all game long.

At halftime, the Vaqueros held a 41-24 advantage.

A similar performance occurred in the second 20 minutes of action as UT Rio Grande Valley outscored Dixie State, 41-23.

Dixie State shot 34.6 percent overall and only 7.1 percent from three-point land in the loss.

Cameron Gooden was the only DSU player to score in double figures and led the Trailblazers with 13 points on 3-6 shooting.

UTRGV had four players score in double digits.

The Vaqueros were led by Sean Rhea’s 16 points.

For the game, UT Rio Grande Valley shot 45.1 percent from the field, including 26.7 percent from beyond the arc.

With the loss, the Trailblazers fell to 4-4 on the season and 0-1 in WAC play.

Dixie State’s next game is the second game of a back-to-back with UT Rio Grande Valley. The Trailblazers and Vaqueros are scheduled to tip-off on Saturday, January 16 at 5 p.m. (MDT).

Dixie State Trailblazers

Kyle Ireland

WAC Grants Postseason Eligibility To Utah Tech Trailblazers

The WAC announced that its board of directors voted to allow Utah Tech University postseason eligibility beginning in the 2022-23 season.
15 days ago
Kyle Ireland

WAC Petitions NCAA For Dixie State’s Postseason Eligibility

The WAC officially petitioned the NCAA to grant Dixie State Division I eligibility for postseason play beginning in the fall of 2022.
1 month ago
KyIe Ireland, KSL Sports & Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Trailblazers Update Social Media Accounts With New Utah Tech Logos

Dixie State Athletics began to update the Trailblazers' social media accounts with a new logo for the upcoming Utah Tech rebrand.
1 month ago
Frank Staine - Dixie State Trailblazers...
Trevor Allen

Dixie State Ends Season With Road Loss To Grand Canyon

The Dixie State Trailblazers ended their 2021-22 season with a 70-53 loss to Grand Canyon on Saturday night on the road.
4 months ago
Hunter Schofield - Dixie State Trailblazers - Utah Valley Wolverines...
Kyle Ireland

Dixie State Drops Third Straight Game In Loss At Abilene Christian

Dixie State men’s basketball suffered its third consecutive loss in a road defeat to the Abilene Christian Wildcats.
4 months ago
Justin Ena...
Kyle Ireland

Former BYU LB, Dixie State DC Hired As San Diego State DL Coach

San Diego State announced former BYU LB and Dixie State defensive coordinator Justin Ena as the next defensive line coach of the Aztecs.
4 months ago
Dixie State Doomed By Poor Shooting In WAC-Opening Loss To UT Rio Grande Valley