Shaun Green scores 20 in Utah’s 82-61 win over Colorado St.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP)—Shaun Green scored a season-high 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Utah snapped a four-game losing streak by handing Colorado State its 16th straight loss, 82-61 on Tuesday night.
The Utes (16-12, 7-8 Mountain West) dominated from the start, shooting 58 percent and badly outrebounding the Rams (6-23, 0-15). Colorado State had only one starter—6-foot-6 forward Andre McFarland—taller than 6-4 because of injuries to 7-foot centers Stuart Creason and Ronnie Aguilar.
Utah capitalized on the height advantage with had 39 rebounds to Colorado State’s 22 and ended a four-game losing streak.
In the absence of an inside game, the Rams shot a season-high 32 three-pointers. They made 12 of them, but shot 38.6 percent overall and allowed Utah to open the game on an 18-6 run.
The Utes led by as many as 23 points.
Luke Nevill scored 19 points for the Utes, while Johnnie Bryant added 14 and Kim Tillie scored 13.
McFarland led the Rams with 15 points.