NCAAB Game Recap - Central Arkansas at Utah
Sat Dec 7, 2019 5:00 PM EST

Colora
58
Kansas
72
F
Ill
58
MD
59
F
PSU
74
OhSt
106
F
FaDi
52
KY
83
F
Ariz
58
Baylor
63
F
HI
64
Oreg
89
F
Mem
65
UAB
57
F
Vill
78
StJos
66
F
Fla
62
Butl
76
F
Fres
70
UtSt
77
F(OT)
NJIT
65
UCF
78
F
Syr
97
GaTec
63
F
WVU
68
StJon
70
F
StFNY
63
UMassL
94
F
FlInt
84
KennSt
81
F
Stetsn
61
VMI
88
F
StFPA
63
UMBC
60
F
UMass
55
Harv
89
F
E MI
55
Detr
51
F
CarBi
40
Citad
108
F
Lafy
62
Corn
59
F
Maine
66
CenCT
64
F
IUPUI
54
Ball
102
F
LongI
85
Army
72
F
NCAT
52
Brad
83
F
Presb
68
SCSt
80
F
BC
73
ND
72
F
MiaO
87
Evans
101
F
Nev
100
AF
85
F
CSBak
67
Miss
83
F
(N/A)
59
LoyIL
90
F
Boston
79
Bingha
84
F(OT)
IndSt
84
WriSt
77
F(OT)
YSU
64
W MI
66
F
NCSU
91
Wake
82
F
Charl
76
UNCW
57
F
Longw
65
Morg
73
F
Manh
54
Ford
53
F(OT)
LaSal
71
Drex
63
F
Nebras
76
Crei
95
F
Hof
45
StBon
73
F
NMSt
54
WaSt
63
F
UNLV
50
BYU
83
F
ArkSt
66
Tuls
63
F
UCSB
72
TexAr
68
F
SIU
69
SoMis
72
F
Rice
60
Lamar
73
F
(N/A)
47
TXSo
85
F
LoyMD
64
MtStM
48
F
Del
56
GrgWas
66
F
NM
79
Wyo
65
F
UtVal
72
S UT
73
F
UNCA
77
WCU
78
F
UNCG
60
Radf
58
F
David
70
NE
63
F
Oakl
65
BGSU
68
F
IPFW
49
IL-C
62
F
WIGB
80
E IL
93
F
GASt
73
Mercer
61
F
(N/A)
53
TXAMC
81
F
Ind
64
Wisc
84
F
Cal
52
SCla
71
F
CenAR
67
Utah
98
F
JacSt
62
AlaAM
67
F(OT)
TexSA
77
TxSt
71
F
NFla
83
APSU
90
F
Cin
66
Xav
73
F
UNH
67
Quin
75
F
NCC
53
ChaSo
58
F
BethC
60
Jacksn
82
F
SEMO
73
Drake
78
F
ArkLR
53
N TX
76
F
Norf
53
Hamp
64
F
RobM
64
FlGlf
59
F
GWebb
77
Woff
81
F
Tows
38
Vermt
55
F
Pacif
65
LongB
46
F
MorSt
50
IlSt
61
F
CoCar
92
Winth
88
F
Brown
63
Stony
79
F
Maris
51
Navy
53
F(OT)
Yale
78
Leh
65
F
Clev
59
Kent
81
F
Amer
53
GMas
68
F
Albany
64
Buck
65
F
Ark
79
W Ky
86
F(OT)
Mizzu
64
Temp
54
F
NIU
57
UCDav
66
F
(N/A)
65
InWor
101
F
ETSU
68
NDSt
78
F
Samf
113
HBU
90
F
(N/A)
34
AbCh
102
F
OlDom
57
VACom
69
F
MidTN
52
Murr
85
F
Sac
62
CS-Ful
59
F
(N/A)
46
Web
86
F
ArkPB
50
UTEP
59
F
ColSt
64
Bois
75
F
Marq
73
KansSt
65
F
ULLa
65
AzSt
77
F
GTown
91
SMU
74
F
Gram
67
LoyMa
83
F
Sien
66
CAPoly
70
F
Portl
71
Seatt
73
F
HolyC
51
USD
68
F
CBap
68
UCIrv
60
F

Dec 7, 2019, 5:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Central Arkansas (1-8)

42

25

67

Utah (7-2)

55

43

98

Allen leads Utah in 98-67 blitz over C. Arkansas
Sat Dec 7, 2019 8:12 PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Timmy Allen had 19 first-half points, and 24 overall as Utah cruised past Central Arkansas for a 98-67 win Saturday afternoon.

The Utes (7-2) started strong, quickly grabbing a 23-11 lead by the 12:10 mark of the first half. Central Arkansas (1-8) closed that gap to 30-26 with eight minutes left in the half.

"I thought we were locked in and ready to play," Bears coach Russ Pennell said. "I liked what I saw the first half, especially the first ten minutes or so."

Utah was ready to play as well, however, and they rode an 18-6 run to a 55-42 halftime lead over Central Arkansas. Bears guard Rylan Bergersen had 13 first-half points, but Central Arkansas turned the ball over too much for Bergersen's efforts to keep the game close. Pennell pointed to his team's 22 turnovers as a big reason for the Bears' loss.

The second half started with the Utes down one player. Freshman Rylan Jones, who was integral in an overtime victory against in-state rival Brigham Young University on Wednesday night. Jones suffered a rib contusion in the first half and didn't return, posting two points and an assist in nine minutes.

"He got a rib injury, he was smashed into pretty good," Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak said after the game. Krystkowiak said Jones' status for next week's game was uncertain, as the team hadn't yet evaluated Jones.

The Utes didn't let Jones' absence affect their second-half play, however, and stormed out of the locker room on a 31-6 run. That gave Utah an 86-48 lead with 10:36 remaining. Allen continued stuffing the stat sheet in the final frame, but had plenty of help from his teammates in building the Utes' big lead.

Alfonso Plummer pitched in 18 points, Booth Gach scored 13 with five assists and three rebounds. Allen added eight rebounds and five assists.

"Timmy's doing a nice job leading us, sharing the ball at times, getting his teammates involved," Krystkowiak said.

As a team, Utah shot 11 of 30 (36.7%) from behind the arc - 35 of 69 (50.7%) overall - and made 17 of 22 (77.3%) at the foul line.

For Central Arkansas, their offensive output stagnated for much of the second half. Bergersen finished with 21 points, four rebounds, and three assists. Eddy Kayouloud was the only other Bears player to score in double figures, finishing with 13 points and eight rebounds.

BIG PICTURE

The Utes continue their promising play ahead of a big-ticket matchup against No. 8-ranked Kentucky on December 18. With their only other game between now and then against Weber State, Utah has plenty of time to prepare for a potential upset.

ROLE PLAYER

Rylan Bergersen used to play for BYU. However, after former coach Dave Rose stepped down from coaching the Cougars, Bergersen transferred to Central Arkansas.

UP NEXT

Central Arkansas: The Bears finish a long three-game road trip against Pepperdine, its only West Coast Conference opponent of the year.

Utah: Utah has a week off before playing in-state rival Weber State as part of the Beehive Classic.

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Leaders

Central Arkansas PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Olowokere 0 0 0 1 1 0
B. Vanover 0 0 0 1 0 0
Utah PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
E. Ballstaedt 0 0 1 3 1 0
B. King 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

CenAR Utah
Points For 67 98
Field Goals 25/67-37% 35/69-51%
Three Pointers 3/15-20% 11/30-37%
Free Throws 14/19-74% 17/22-77%
Offensive Rebounds 16 9
Defensive Rebounds 28 30
Rebounds 51 41
Blocks 0 5
Steals 4 11
Turnovers 22 8
Personal Fouls 22 16
Technical Fouls 1 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Utah Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Dec 7 CenAR 67 @ Utah 98 J. Baker 2 L. Thioune 1

Game Information

Stadium: Jon M. Huntsman Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Attendance: 9,888
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