Runnin' Utes Battle Stanford on ESPNU Thursday Night on the Farm
SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah men's basketball team pays a visit to the Farm this Thursday, Feb. 17, to battle Stanford inside Maples Pavilion as the Runnin' Utes begin their final road swing of the regular-season.
Roxy Bernstein will have the call alongside Adrian Branch in the nationally televised match-up on ESPNU as Utah looks to pick up its first win in Palo Alto since winning 70-66 back on Jan. 24, 2019.
MILITARY APPRECIATION GAME
Similar to football, the Utah men's and women's basketball programs will host their military appreciation games on Feb. 24 with a special edition Under Armour USS Salt Lake City jersey. In addition to the game, there will be a historical display of the USS Salt Lake City as well as displays of the men and women's jerseys.
The women's basketball team will start the double-header against Oregon State at 5:30 p.m. before the men's basketball team tips off against #3/4 Arizona at 9 p.m. (MT) on FS1.
For ticket promotions and more information about the USS Salt Lake City, please visit www.utahutes.com/ussslc.
Senior guard Marco Anthony has been a force on the glass his last two games, averaging 12 rebounds and 15 points. However, of the 24 rebounds the 6-5 guard has pulled down the last two games – 18 have come from the offensive end. Anthony first pulled down eight offensive boards against Oregon at home before grabbing 10 offensive rebounds at Colorado last week.
Marco's 10 offensive rebounds against Colorado ties him for fourth-most in a single game, tying him with eight other players – two of which have done it multiple times (2) among Division I players. Comparatively, Anthony's 10 offensive boards is just the sixth time this season a player from a Major Conference has tallied double-digit offensive rebounds.
10+ OREBs in a single-game in a Major Conference
BATTLES IN THE BAY
Since joining the Pac-12, Utah has only swept the Bay Area Teams on the road once (2018-19) and have split the road swing twice (2013-14 & 2020-21) – both wins in those splits have come against Cal. The Utes have been swept by the Cardinal and Golden Bears on the road five different times and skipped the road swing in the Bay Area twice (2014-15 & 2017-18).
LAST TIME OUT
Despite a new career-high 25 points from Branden Carlson, 10-of-19 from the free throw line saw Utah fall to Colorado late Saturday night 81-76 inside the CU Events Center. Marco Anthony registered yet another double-double for the Utes, posting 15 points on 12 rebounds for the second-consecutive game while Gabe Madsen and Rollie Worster added 14 points and 12 points, respectively.
The late push by Colorado was led by Jabari Walker, who picked up his third-straight double-double with 22 points and 13 rebounds while the other four starters for CU all scored in double-figures. The Buffs went 18-of-20 from the line in the second while Utah was just 5-of-5 from the stripe. The Utes, who are top-10 in the country from the foul line, were just 10-of-19 while the Buffs were 24-of-29 from the line in the game.
Utah leaves the Farm and heads north to take on California in a Saturday matinee showdown at 4 p.m. (MT) on Pac-12 Networks. Ted Robinson will have the call while Don MacLean serves as the analyst inside Haas Pavilion.
Utah returns home to close out the regular-season with a three-game homestand starting with #3/4 Arizona in the second half of a double-header on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 9 p.m. (MT) on ESPNU after the women's game against Oregon State (5:30 p.m.). That game will also serve as a Military Appreciation Game for both the men and women's teams as they don their customized Under Armour USS SalT Lake City jerseys. The Runnin' Utes will then play host to Arizona State on Saturday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m. (MT) in another double-header day with the women's team taking on Oregon at 1 p.m.
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