Men’s Basketball: Top 5 Stats from Utah’s Win Over Stanford

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University of Utah junior guard Parker Van Dyke (5) drove to the basket in an NCAA Men’s Basketball game vs. The Stanford Cardinals in Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT on Thursday, February 8, 2018. (Photo by Curtis Lin/ Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Justin Adams

On Thursday night, the University of Utah men’s basketball team played one of, if not the best, game of the season statistically. The Utes came away with a 75-60 win against the Stanford Cardinal as multiple Utes had efficient performances. Here are the five stats that tell the story of the game.

50 percent — The Utes shot 50 percent from the field against Stanford, their best shooting percentage against a Pac-12 opponent this season.

48 percent — Utah’s strong shooting percentage was thanks in part to what looked like a concerted effort to attack the Cardinal down low. Thirty-six of Utah’s 75 points (48 percent) came in the paint.

100 percent — For the second time this season, David Collette was perfect from the field, shooting 6-of-6.

78 percent — Justin Bibbins had a solid night. He took only nine shots, but he made seven of them, resulting in a career high field goal percentage of 78 percent. He was also 4-of-4 from beyond the 3-point line.

6 — The Utes definitely showed improvement in their ability to protect the ball this game. After giving up double-digit turnovers in 10 of their past 11 games, the Utes had only six turnovers against Stanford (and two of those turnovers came in garbage time at the end of the game).

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