Brigham Young University
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University of Utah
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Anonymous | Posted: 10 Dec 2011 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Hartsock Leads Cougars over Utah 61-42


BYU vs. Utah Box Score

SALT LAKE CITY – In a low scoring battle, the BYU men’s basketball team topped the Utah Utes 61-42 Saturday in a Deseret First Duel contest that gave the Cougars their sixth straight win over their in-state rivals.

Senior Noah Hartsock led the Cougars with 19 points and seven rebounds. Hartsock has now scored in double figures in every game this season. He also recorded four blocks for the third time this year and helped BYU hold the Utes to 14-52 (26.9%) shooting for the game.

Senior Charles Abouo and Craig Cusick also scored in double figures, with 11 and 10 points, respectively. Cusick also led BYU in assists for the second consecutive game, with six.

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Both teams struggled offensively to start the game. BYU scored just one point in the opening five minutes and trailed 5-1 early on. The Cougars took the lead at 8-5 with 12:12 remaining despite hitting just one of their first nine shots. Utah started the game 2 of 11 shooting.

BYU was able to maintain the lead thanks to threes from freshman Nate Austin and junior Stephen Rogers, but poor shooting continued to plague both teams. The Cougars finished the half shooting 7 of 26 (26.9%) while Utah hit just 4 of 22 (18.2%) from the field.

Junior Brock Zylstra hit two threes in the final minutes of the half to give BYU a 25-17 lead heading into the locker room. The eight-point difference was the largest for either team in the first 20 minutes.

Utah scored five quick points to start the second half before BYU went on a 10-0 run to give the Cougars a 36-22 lead. BYU hit four of its first six shots to open the half and Cusick and Hartsock each nailed a trey to give the Cougars a 14-point advantage.

Hartsock continued to hit shots and scored 14 of BYU’s first 19 second half points. Abouo got involved with just under five minutes to play when he scored his first seven points of the game on three-consecutive makes.

The Cougars shot 12 of 23 while Utah hit 10 of their 30 shots in the second half. The BYU win gives the Cougars a 16-10 lead in the Deseret Duel, and the women’s basketball teams face off later Saturday afternoon with three points on the line. BYU has won the team trophy in the Duel five years running.

BYU will have a week off due to finals but will face off against No. 6 Baylor next Saturday at the Marriott Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 12 p.m. MST and the game will be broadcast live on BYUtv and KSL 102.7 FM/1160 AM.

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Kyle Chilton | Posted: 8 Dec 2011 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
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BYU vs. Utah - Game 10


BYU will travel to Salt Lake to take on Utah in a Deseret Duel matchup on Saturday at 12 p.m. MST.

BYU vs. Utah Game Notes

BYU Cougars (7-2, 0-0 WCC)

  • Head Coach: Dave Rose (Houston, 1983)
  • Career Record: 166-47 (7th season)
  • Record at BYU: Same

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Utah (1-7, 0-0 Pac 12)

  • Head Coach: Larry Krystkowiak (Montana, 1996)
  • Career Record: 43-27 (3rd season)
  • Record at Utah: 1-7 (1st season)

Series Information

  • BYU leads 127-125
  • Last Meeting: BYU won 72-59, 2/12/11
  • Provo: 71-47
  • Salt Lake: 50-73
  • Neutral: 6-5

Game Information

  • Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 • 12 p.m. MST • Deseret Duel
  • Salt Lake City, Utah • Huntsman Center (15,000)
  • TV: Fox Sports Net
  • TV Talent: Barry Tompkins (play-by-play) and Reggie Theus (analyst)
  • Live Video:
  • Radio: KSL 102.7 FM / 1160 AM
  • BYU Radio - Sirius XM 143
  • Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (play-by-play) and Mark Durrant (analyst)
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  • Live Stats:

Up Next

BYU’s will have a week off before hosting No. 6 Baylor in the Marriott Center on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 12 p.m. MST. Listen live on the radio beginning with the pregame show at 11 a.m. MST on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM or via the Internet at The game will be televised live on BYUtv.

Quick Hits

  • Saturday’s Deseret Duel matchup is the 253rd meeting between BYU and Utah men’s basketball. The Cougars have won 9 of 10 overall and the Deseret Duel team trophy since the Duel began in 2007-08. BYU has claimed the overall trophy thee out of four years.
  • Senior Noah Hartsock has been BYU’s most consistent contributor this season, averaging 17.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.4 blocks per game. He is shooting .557 from the field, .417 from three and .816 from the free throw line, has scored in double figures in every game this season and has posted back-to-back double-doubles.
  • Against Weber State BYU scored 47 points in each half for a season-best 94 points. The 47 points in the first half were the most scored by the Cougars in a first half this season.
  • As of 12/7/11, BYU leads the West Coast Conference in eight categories (scoring offense, scoring margin, 3-Pt FG %, rebounding offense, blocks, assists, defensive rebounds, assist/turnover ratio), is second in the league in three (scoring defense, FG %, 3-PT FG % defense) and third in five (FG % defense, 3-Pt FG made, rebounding margin, steals, turnover margin). BYU is top three in 16 of 21 categories.
  • Freshman Nate Austin has caught fire as of late, totaling 35 points on 16 of 21 (.762) shooting the last three games. He had career highs of 15 points and nine boards vs. Weber State.
  • Dave Rose is one of the most successful coaches in the history of BYU basketball. He is second in program history in wins (166), first in winning percentage (.779) and has led the Cougars to five-straight NCAA Tournament berths and four conference titles. He also earned three Mountain West Conference Coach of the Year awards.


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