NCAAB Game Recap - Stanford at Utah
Thu Feb 6, 2020 10:00 PM EST

LoyMa
67
Gonz
85
F
USC
80
Ariz
85
F
Cal
65
Colora
71
F
Tul
62
Hou
75
F
WIGB
91
IUPUI
85
F
USC-Up
71
UNCA
84
F
Cin
80
WichSt
79
F
UConn
72
Tuls
56
F
UCF
68
ECU
64
F
Stetsn
65
FlGlf
62
F
TexAr
50
App
57
F
Lib
71
Jacksn
62
F
Lipsco
73
N AL
71
F
StFNY
60
Bry
73
F
Oakl
70
NoKY
73
F
ChaSo
63
Longw
71
F
NFla
82
NJIT
75
F
StFPA
70
SacHr
68
F
Hamp
85
HiPt
88
F
Detr
86
WriSt
98
F
Campbl
53
Winth
62
F
RobM
67
Wagn
62
F
GWebb
61
Presb
65
F
TexSA
85
OlDom
81
F(OT)
Elon
62
UNCW
56
F
UTEP
64
Charl
68
F
SoMis
58
Marsh
72
F
MtStM
67
LongI
63
F
(N/A)
57
FaDi
53
F
JMU
67
Drex
78
F
Tows
78
Del
84
F
TxSt
100
CoCar
63
F
W&M
50
Charl
68
F
N TX
75
MidTN
70
F
Murr
64
Belm
71
F
Oral
68
N DA
74
F
GASt
78
ULLa
80
F
GaSo
67
ULMo
65
F
TexPA
73
UMKC
60
F
WIMil
74
IL-C
57
F
Rice
86
UAB
72
F
NMSt
71
ChiSt
49
F
APSU
68
TNSt
70
F
E KY
91
E IL
84
F
JacSt
72
SEMO
76
F
TNTec
62
TN-M
74
F
Sac
66
Web
70
F
N CO
68
S UT
60
F
Ida
50
MTSt
72
F
E WA
82
Mont
92
F
NoAZ
88
IdaSt
87
F(OT)
LaTec
54
W Ky
65
F
MorSt
58
SIU-E
49
F
CSBak
69
CBap
74
F
HI
66
UCSB
76
F
BYU
85
Portl
54
F
SCla
77
Pepp
91
F
UCDav
72
UCIrv
83
F
Stan
56
Utah
64
F(OT)
Pacif
60
USF
48
F
StMar
66
USD
60
F
UCLA
66
AzSt
84
F

Utah 64, Stanford 56

Feb 6, 2020, 10:00 PM EST

Final (OT)

1

2

OT

T

Stanford (16-6)

22

28

6

56

Utah (13-9)

28

22

14

64

Carlson helps Utah pick up OT win over Stanford, 64-56
Fri Feb 7, 2020 1:28 AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The time was right to let Branden Carlson and his impressive wingspan roam free.

Carlson had 15 points, 10 rebounds and eight blocks to lead Utah over Stanford 64-56 in overtime on Thursday night.

Utah coaches encouraged Carlson to go after the ball whenever the Cardinal players drove to the hoop.

"Sometimes I'm more reserved," Carlson said. "Definitely, coaches want me to alter shots and block them. Tonight I was really more comfortable going after them."

Carlson, a freshman 7-footer, posted career bests across the board and notched the third-highest blocked-shot tally in Utah history.

The Utes (13-9, 4-6 Pac-12), who also got 15 points from Timmy Allen, started fast and finished strong but struggled to score the rest of the game.

Tyrell Terry scored 14 points and Daejon Davis had 12 for Stanford (16-6, 5-4).

Jaxon Brenchley made a 3-pointer and then fed Carlson for a dunk to make it 59-53 in overtime and essentially clinch the win.

"My guy was closing heavy to me because I had just made that 3 and I drove baseline," Brenchley said. "I saw BC's guy coming to me, I just dumped it off and he's going to throw that down."

Utah has won four straight over the Cardinal. The Utes are 9-1 at home this season.

The Cardinal paces the Pac-12 in scoring defense at 59.7 points per game - a mark that ranks seventh-best nationally - and they held the Utes to 36% shooting but managed just 35% themselves.

Utah led 26-16 with a smooth running offense before the Cardinal clamped down and Utah began self-destructing, going the final 10 minutes of the half without a field goal but still leading 28-22 at the break.

"We couldn't hit shots. There were a bunch of turnovers, just careless mistakes," Brenchley said.

Thanks to the Utes' early trapping defense that seemed to surprise the Cardinal, the Utes were able to overcome their own anemic attack.

"They had a great game plan. Our pace slowed down and around the rim they were able to block some shots," Stanford coach Jerod Haase said.

Oscar da Silva's layup gave Stanford its first lead of the game at 45-44 as the Cardinal held the Utes scoreless for over six minutes.

"After the start, our defense was good but we need to find ways to put the ball in the basket," Haase said.

Terry's 3-pointer with 55 seconds to play put the Cardinal up 50-49 for their second and final lead of the game.

Allen made 1 of 2 free throws to tie the game at 50 with 3.9 seconds remaining.

The clock didn't start when the Cardinal inbounded the ball and rushed up the court. The officials whistled the play dead and, after a lengthy delay, decided to give Stanford the ball near midcourt with 1.6 seconds on the clock. Terry missed a 30-footer at the regulation buzzer.

HOME SWEET HOME

As is the case with most young teams, Utah and its core of freshmen and sophomores plays much better at home. The Utes have only won one true road contest and only dropped one at home. But no one can figure out exactly why.

"Life on the road is tough," Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak said. "It's not anything mystical. . I just know a bunch of our guys play better at home for whatever reason."

Utah's home-court elevation at 4,657 feet may play a part.

"Sometimes the altitude gets to them," Krystkowiak said. "Their shots at the end were coming up short."

BIG PICTURE

Stanford: Coming off a 70-60 win over then-No. 11 Oregon, the Cardinal couldn't capitalize on another strong defensive performance. They only got to the line four times, compared to Utah's 23 free-throw attempts and they couldn't shoot over Carlson. Bryce Wills left with a lower leg injury at the nine-minute mark, which would be a big loss going forward if he can't return soon.

Utah: In road losses against Southern California and UCLA, the Utes faded in the second half. The long scoreless stretches almost doomed the Utes again but a sparkling overtime performance and Carlson's breakout game gave the Utes hope for a strong finish to the season.

UP NEXT

Stanford: visits No. 24 Colorado on Saturday afternoon.

Utah: hosts California on Saturday evening.

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Leaders

Stanford PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Keefe 0 0 0 1 0 0
J. Delaire 0 0 0 1 0 0
Utah PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
T. Allen 15 0 2 4 4 0
B. Carlson 15 0 1 10 1 8

Team Comparison

Stan Utah
Points For 56 64
Field Goals 23/65-35% 21/57-37%
Three Pointers 6/23-26% 6/19-32%
Free Throws 4/4-100% 16/23-70%
Offensive Rebounds 13 13
Defensive Rebounds 26 29
Rebounds 41 46
Blocks 5 9
Steals 8 13
Turnovers 20 18
Personal Fouls 18 10
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Thu Feb 6 Stan 56 @ Utah 64 L. Kisunas 2 A. Plummer 5

Game Information

Stadium: Jon M. Huntsman Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Attendance: 10,049
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