San Diego State 100 Utah 39 (Aztecs won 80-52)
San Diego State is a good team.
Not the most powerful offensive team but they shut down the solid offense of Utah.
Utah typically shoots close to 50% every game and John Calipari commented on it that Utah just does a good job of getting good shots and they shoot well as a result…not vs the Aztecs
31.3% shooting 15/48 was the worst shooting performance of the year.
San Diego State recorded a season high 18 assists (high for Utah opponent) and 100 efficiency was the first time Utah allowed that high.
On the other hand, Utah had a season low 7 assists and 17 turnovers (.41) assist to turnover. Season average is 1.11. They also only picked up 50% of defensive rebounding opportunities (average is 80%).
Utah was behind in almost every statistical category except free throws. Utah was +6 on attempts and makes and +9.7% better…that’s it. San Diego St dominated from the beginning.
I should note that San Diego St is a top 5 ranked team based on computer rankings. Kentucky is top 30 in most rankings. Utah is hovering in the 70s
Next up…conference play in 2020.