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3 takeaways from the Utah Utes’ 70-62 loss to the Stanford Cardinal

Stanford’s Bryce Wills, center, drives the ball between Utah’s Timmy Allen, left, and Rylan Jones (15) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Stanford, Calif.
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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah closed within three points late before falling 70-62 to Stanford at Maples Pavilion on Wednesday night, keeping the Utes winless on the road in Pac-12 play.

Here are three takeaways that defined the game:

  • Stanford (19-9, 8-7 Pac-12) had the edge from 3-point range, shooting 11 of 25 from long range — including 6 of 12 in the first half — while Utah was 4 of 20. Jaiden Delaire hit a big 3 to put Stanford up 66-60 with just over a minute to play, and on the ensuing possession Rylan Jones missed a three, as the Cardinal held on.
  • Utah (15-13, 6-10 Pac-12) rallied from down 18 in the first half by outshooting the Cardinal through much of the second half before faltering late. The Utes ended up shooting 40.0% from the field while Stanford shot 46.4%. The Cardinal’s Tyrell Terry led all scorers with 27 points, hitting seven 3-pointers, while Utah had 17 points from Timmy Allen.
  • Utah dealt with turnover issues, losing 17 in the game, including 12 in first half. The Cardinal had nine turnovers.

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