Utes down the Cats

After a rough start the Ute basketball team appear to be righting the ship. They picked up their second straight win by beating Weber State 67-55.

Luke Nevill led the way with 24 points and five boards as the Utes beat the Wildcats for the sixth straight time.

The Utes capitalized on 21 Weber State turnovers which allowed them to defeat former Ute assistant Randy Rahe. Rahe spent the past two season with Ray Guacoletti at Utah before taking over in Ogden.

All told four Utes scored in double figures. In addition to NEvill's 24, Shaun Green, Stephen Weigh and Johnnie Bryant scored 12, 11 and 10 respectively.

Green added seven boards and four assists to lead the Utes in both categories before fouling out in the final minute.

Nevill was an impressive 11-12 from the field, helping the Utes to shoot 55.3% for the game. The Wildcats shot a paltry 41.5% for the game but kept things somewhat close by hitting half of their 10 three-point attempts in the first half. In fact all but three fo their first half field goals were from behind the arc. They would cool off in the second half making just 2-12 deep balls.

The Utes went on a 19-4 run late in the second half to pull away from the Wildcats.


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