Utah wins by 94 points, sets record for largest margin of victory over Division I opponent

Rob Dauster

I’m guessing that Lindsey Hunter didn’t enjoy his Friday night in Salt Lake City.

In just his second game as the head coach at Mississippi Valley State, the Delta Devils suffered the worst loss in the history of college basketball.

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That’s not an exaggeration, either.

MVSU lost at Utah by a score of 143-49. That’s a 94 point loss. That is the largest margin of victory for one Division I team over another Division I team, breaking the previous record of 91 points. That was held by Tulsa and dated back to 1995.

Nine Utah players were in double figures, including all five starters. Timmy Allen had 26 points to lead the way, and the Utes shot 17-for-34 from three, an absurd 40-for-56 from inside the arc and outrebounded MVSU by 40.

That is a beatdown.

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