UTAH TECH TRAILBLAZERS

Utah Tech Blows Out Lindenwood Behind Isaiah Pope’s Big Game

Dec 22, 2022, 4:48 PM
Isaiah-Pope-Utah-Tech-Trailblazers-Mens-Basketball...
Utah Tech guard Isaiah Pope (Courtesy of Stan Plewe / Utah Tech Athletics)
(Courtesy of Stan Plewe / Utah Tech Athletics)

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Tech men’s basketball team took down the Lindenwood Lions behind a big performance by Trailblazers guard Isaiah Pope.

The Blazers hosted the Lions at Burns Arena in St. George on Thursday, December 22.

Utah Tech beat Lindenwood, 95-64.

Pope led the Trailblazers with a game-high 25 points.

It was a close contest for the first five minutes of afternoon action between the Lions and Trailblazers. After that Utah Tech torched Lindenwood for the rest of the opening half.

The scoreboard was knotted at 5-5 before Noa Gonsalves connected on a three-pointer to put Utah Tech up at the 15:59 mark of the first half. The triple started a big run by the Blazers, who took a 52-24 lead into the locker room at halftime.

Over the final 20 minutes of game time, the action was more tightly contested and the Blazers only won the second half by three points.

However, the large lead was too great of a margin for the Lions to overcome after the break.

The Trailblazers finished the matinee shooting 52.4 percent from the floor, including 14-28 for 50 percent from beyond the arc. Lindenwood shot 35.6 percent overall and 34.6 percent from three.

Utah Tech once owned a 44-point lead and held other advantages throughout the game. The Blazers outdid the Lions in rebounding, assists, steals, blocks, and turnovers.

Pope’s 25 points came on 8-13 field goals, 4-7 on three-pointers, and 5-6 shooting at the free throw line. He added three rebounds, five assists, and a steal in 27 minutes on the court.

The guard was one of four Trailblazers to reach double figures in scoring. Gonsavles poured in 19 points and Cameron Gooden added 13 points. Frank Staine scored 10 points off the bench.

With the win, the Trailblazers improved their record to 8-5 this season.

RELATED: Utah Tech Men’s Basketball Torches Westmont For Fourth Straight Win

Utah Tech’s next game is at home against the UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros on Thursday, December 29 at 7 p.m. (MDT). The game will be streamed on ESPN+.

Utah Tech Trailblazers

Aziz-Bandaogo-UVU-Mens-Basketball...
Brian Preece

Utah Valley Takes Down Utah Tech Trailblazers, Maintain WAC Lead

Le'Tre Darthard poured in 26 points, leading first-place Utah Valley to a decisive 76-69 road win over Utah Tech.
1 day ago
Cameron Gooden - Dixie State Trailblazers...
Kyle Ireland

Utah Tech Drops Fifth Straight Road Game In Loss To Abilene Christian

Utah Tech fell on the road for the fifth consecutive contest away from St. George in a close game with Abilene Christian.
6 days ago
Cameron-Gooden-Utah-Tech-Trailblazers-Chapman-Panthers...
Chandler Holt

Utah Tech Comeback Falls Short, Loses To Tarleton On Road

The Utah Tech Trailblazers, 10-10, travelled to the Wisdom Gymnasium to take on the Tarleton State Texans, 10-10, on Thursday.
8 days ago
Cameron-Gooden-Utah-Tech-Trailblazers-Mens-Basketball...
Kyle Ireland

Utah Tech Cruises Past New Mexico State To End Losing Streak

The Utah Tech men's basketball team ran past New Mexico State to end a five-game losing streak and pick up a win for the first time in 2023.
13 days ago
Isaiah-Pope-Utah-Tech-Trailblazers-Mens-Basketball...
Brian Preece

Utah Tech Loses Fifth Straight In Tight Road Contest

The Utah Tech comeback attempt came up short on Wednesday night as the Trailblazers lost 89-85 to Grand Canyon.
16 days ago
Frank Staine - Dixie State Trailblazers...
Brian Preece

Utah Tech Blown Out At Home, Drop Fourth Straight Game

The Trail Blazers were outscored by 19 points in the second half as they dropped their fourth straight, falling 78-53 against Sam Houston.
20 days ago

Sponsored Articles

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...
KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.
Jordan-Clarkson-Utah-Jazz...
KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.
Football soccer ball on grass field on stadium...
KSL Digital Sales

Everything You Need to Know to Watch the 2022 World Cup

Find out where and when to watch the upcoming games and final match for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, including where to find live updates.
ksl sports logos...
KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.
jimmy-buffett-tour-art...
KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Jimmy Buffett

Get your Hawaiian shirts ready.
Iron Maiden tour...
KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden returns to Utah in 2022 with The Legacy of the Beast tour.
Utah Tech Blows Out Lindenwood Behind Isaiah Pope’s Big Game