Utah vs. Colorado: Full Game Preview

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Utah vs. Colorado: Full Game Preview
Utah
(11-14, 2-7 away)
Colorado
(17-8, 11-2 home)
Venue: Coors Events Center
10:00PM ET / 7:00PM PT, February 21, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Utah J DuBois 11.8 J Washburn 6.7 J DuBois 3.1
Colorado S Dinwiddie 15.3 A Roberson 11.8 S Dinwiddie 3.0

On Thursday, Colorado hosts Utah at Coors Events Center. Tipoff is at 10 p.m. EST and you can catch it on Pac-12 Network. The Buffaloes lost to the Utes 58-55 on Feb. 2 and are 3-1 against them over the last four years.

Colorado is in sixth place in the conference, Utah is in 10th place.

The Buffaloes fell 63-62 to Arizona State on Feb. 16. Spencer Dinwiddie finished with 24 points in the loss. A crucial part of the team, he leads the way with 15.3 points per game and 3 assists per game. The Utes were defeated by Arizona 68-64 on Feb. 17 despite 15 points and 7 rebounds from Jason Washburn. He leads the team in rebounds with 6.7 per game and blocks with 1.5 per game.

Utah StatSmack

  • Even computers respect Colorado more. Colorado has a better RPI this season than Utah (RPI: No. 27 vs. No. 166).
  • Colorado has been the favorite seven out of the last nine times.
  • Colorado has a stronger schedule than Utah this season (SOS Rank: No. 20 vs. No. 49).
  • Since 1998, Colorado has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Utah (three vs. zero).
  • Colorado has a better conference record than Utah this season (8-6 vs. 3-11).
  • Colorado has a much better overall winning percentage over the last five years (55.6 percent to 44.4 percent).
  • The Colorado steals leader (Andre Roberson, 59 steals) has more steals than the Utah steals leader (Cedric Martin, 30 steals).
  • The Colorado scoring leader (Spencer Dinwiddie, 398 points) has more points than the Utah scoring leader (Jason Washburn, 304 points).
  • Boom! Colorado crushed Utah by 10 points the last time they played (Feb 21, 2013).
  • Askia Booker is ranked 10th in the Pac 12 in steals.
UTAH Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Jason Washburn 25 12 7 1 0 2 2
B J. Loveridge 31 12 7 2 1 0 2
B- Jarred DuBois 30 12 2 3 1 0 2
C Cedric Martin 28 4 2 2 1 0 1
C Glen Dean 28 6 2 2 1 0 2
C- Brandon Taylor 18 6 2 2 1 0 2
D+ D. Bachynski 13 5 4 1 0 1 1
D+ Aaron Dotson 17 3 1 2 1 0 2
D+ Jeremy Olsen 8 3 2 0 0 0 0
D Justin Seymour 12 3 2 1 0 0 1
D Renan Lenz 9 3 2 1 0 1 1
D Dakarai Tucker 9 3 1 0 0 0 0
F Alex Mortensen 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Ryan Osterloh 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Xan Ricketts 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
CU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Andre Roberson 33 10 12 1 2 1 2
B+ S. Dinwiddie 32 15 3 3 1 1 2
B Josh Scott 29 11 5 1 1 1 1
B Askia Booker 33 13 4 2 1 0 2
B- Xavier Johnson 23 8 5 0 0 0 2
C Sabatino Chen 24 5 2 1 1 0 1
C- Ben Mills 3 1 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Jeremy Adams 8 2 1 0 0 0 1
D+ Beau Gamble 3 1 1 1 0 0 0
D+ Xavier Talton 7 2 1 0 0 0 1
D+ Eli Stalzer 10 2 1 0 0 0 1
D+ S. Harris-Tunks 8 1 2 0 0 0 1
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