SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Youth and inexperience led to inconsistency for Utah on both ends of the court in the team's first two games. Now the Utes seem to be turning a corner.
Utah built a sustained rhythm on offense and defense for the better part of 40 minutes in a 98-63 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Thursday night. It wasn't just about getting stops or knocking down shots. The Utes did plenty of both at every important juncture.
"Guys are really gaining confidence," sophomore forward Donnie Tillman said. "Dudes are learning plays and learning where to be defensively. One thing I'm proud of is our communication. Everyone was talking tonight."