Runnin' Utes Look For First Win against Utah State


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Utah State Aggies
@ Utah Utes

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2009, 5:00 PM PST
Jon M. Huntsman Center

TV: The Mtn

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Utah (0-1) tries to get its first win of the season tonight against in-state rival Utah State (1-0), which defeated the Runnin' Utes 66-64 on a controversial buzzer beater in Logan last season.

Utah fell to Idaho, picked to finish fourth in the WAC, 94-87, in its opener.  The Aggies who were picked to win the WAC, won their opener against Weber State 66-60.

Players to watch for the Aggies will be senior guard Jared Quayle and junior forward Tai Wesley, both were preseason all-WAC picks.

If the Runnin' Utes plan to win this game they must improve three things from last week's loss to Idaho. 

1. Freshman Marshall Henderson must stay composed and have better shot selection.

2. Utah must play Utah basketball and control the tempo and rebound effectively.

3. Utah needs to use the crowd as a factor but stay focused and just play basketball.

If the Utes do those things expect for a great game.  The home team has won the last seven meetings. Last year the Utes lost their opener then won five in a row.

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