Utah Basketball Puts Up A Fight, Gets The Job Done Against Georgia Tech

Nov 21, 2022, 9:12 PM

Marco Anthony - Utah Utes vs. Abilene Christian...

Utah Utes guard Marco Anthony (10) dunks on Abilene Christian Wildcats guard Stevie Smith (13) at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. (Spenser Heaps, Deseret News)

(Spenser Heaps, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY- Utah basketball had to fight for it, but ultimately walked away with the win against Georgia Tech 68-64. Much like their game against Sam Houston last week, the Utes had to battle and overcome turnovers, but ultimately overcame the adversity to get the win.

Utah got off to a quick start in their first Ft. Meyers Tip-Off Championship game against the Yellow Jackets, but Geogia Tech clawed their way back into the game by taking advantage of Utah’s turnovers, making the game a close affair. Within a three-minute span the game would be tied up four separate times. Gabe Madsen ultimately sealed up victory for the Utes grabbing an important rebound with just over one-second left while also hitting two free throws to give some cushion.

What The Stats Say About Utah, Georgia Tech

Madsen led the team in points with 16 while also hauling in five rebounds and four assists. Four other Utes were productive scoring with both Lazar Stefanovic and Marco Anthony collecting 11 points and four rebounds each. Rollie Worster contributed with 10 points and four rebounds with Branden Carlson also chipping in another 10 points and seven rebounds.

Utah was sloppy with the ball once again tallying 19 turnovers that the Yellow Jackets capitalized into points. However, despite the turnovers, the Utes pulled through- the first time since 2019 against St. Mary’s the Runnin’ Utes committed that many turnovers while still winning.

Up Next

Utah will be taking on Mississippi State on Wednesday at 6:30 pm MT on FS1 for the Ft. Meyers Tip-Off Championship Game. Brandon Gaudin and Bill Raftery will be on the call.


Michelle Bodkin is the Utah Utes Insider for KSLsports.com and host of both the Crimson Corner Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and The Saturday Show (Saturday from 10 a.m.–12 p.m.) on The KSL Sports Zone. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @BodkinKSLsports

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