Recap: Utah vs. Stanford
Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) - John Gage tallied 19 points to lead the balanced attack as the Stanford Cardinal completed an 87-56 rout of the Utah Utes in a Pac-12 Conference affair at the Jon M. Huntsman Center.
Gage went 6-of-8 from the floor for Stanford (12-8, 3-4 Pac-12), which saw 12 of its 13 players that saw the floor make a contribution in the scoring column. Chasson Randle made his mark with 17 points and eight rebounds, Josh Huestis netted 13 points, and Dwight Powell filled up the stat sheet with 11 points, nine rebounds, and five assists.
Justin Seymour paced Utah (9-11, 1-7) with 14 points on 4-of-9 shooting from the field off the bench. None of the other Utes managed to score in double- figures as the team suffered its second consecutive setback.
Stanford seemed to be scoring at will in the early stages of the contest. The Cardinal made 45.5 percent of their field goal attempts, including 6-of-10 from 3-point range, on their way to a sizeable, 46-26, halftime lead. Utah shot only 35.7 percent from the floor and trailed the visitors in the rebounding battle, 24-14, after 20 minutes of action.
The Cardinal extended their lead after halftime by hitting 55.6 percent of their attempts from the field. The Utes made just one of their seven attempts from beyond the arc after the break.
Rebounding played a big factor in the lopsided matchup. Stanford enjoyed a 43-27 edge on the boards and converted the Utes' 15 turnovers into 22 points.Game Notes