San Diego Christian vs Utah

Utah 58, San Diego Christian 55


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Josh Watkins scored 23 points and coach Larry Krystkowiak won in his debut Monday night as Utah opened the season with a 58-55 win over San Diego Christian College.

Watkins, the Utes' top returning scorer, found his way to the basket on a variety of spinning drives to tie his career high. But he missed one of two free throws with 1.6 seconds to play, allowing the Hawks (0-2) a last-gasp chance.

Tim Sanders, who led SDCC with 11 points, couldn't get a desperation shot off in time and the NAIA school fell short in its upset bid.

Jason Washburn added 12 points and a career-best 10 rebounds for Utah against a Hawks team that didn't play anyone over 6-foot-7 and couldn't stop the Utes at the rim.

Still, Utah committed 14 turnovers and never led by more than seven points.

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San Diego Christian Hawks
T. Sanders, F384-90-035211
X. Mylleville, F134-40-14058
B. Arvizu, G352-54-56129
K. Dawson, G342-112-24536
J. Del Bene, G292-61-24247
T. Cali201-70-01112
A. Prieto154-80-01038
R. Rodriguez81-30-01032
B. Chung40-02-20012
K. Patterson30-00-02000
J. Garcia10-10-01000
R. Rubino00-00-00000
Totals 20-549-1228142455
Utah Utes
C. Martin, F351-62-22214
D. Farr, F181-20-04012
B. Wilkinson, F160-01-22031
J. Washburn, C336-100-2100212
J. Watkins, G358-146-845323
K. Storey230-110-1210110
A. Odunsi170-33-40113
J. Dawson130-11-35021
K. Perkins60-00-01000
G. Matthews41-10-01022
Totals 17-3823-333481658

Mountain West
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
San Diego St14-427-926
Boise St.14-425-940
Colorado St.13-527-729
Utah St.11-718-13144
Fresno St.10-814-17183
New Mexico7-1115-16172
Air Force6-1214-17240
San Jose St.0-182-28336
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UCF 50 Final
Florida St 73
Norfolk St 68 Final
MU 99
MAN 56 Final
Syracuse 92
Wagner 66 Final
UConn 78
OAK 57 Final
Alabama 74
MER 63 Final
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Towson 47 Final
Michigan 64
Wash St 81 Final