Instant Analysis: Utes advance to Sweet 16

Both Georgetown and Utah came in trying to prove they belong in the tournament. Georgetown is coming off a one-year hiatus whereas Utah hasn’t been in this round of the tournament since 2005. But Utah didn’t come into this game to lose. It fought through a few score changes and an early deficit to win the game, 75-64.

Turning Point

You could see something click when Georgetown went up 21-10 early in the first half. Utah suddenly realized what was at stake and after knocking down a 3-pointer and giving up 2 right after to make it 23-13, the Utes went on an 11-0 run that signified the rise of what was to come. They closed out of two score changes to keep Georgetown on their heels, and then they took off. Utah didn’t let them gain the lead anymore after that and slowly built a good lead.

Impact Player

Brandon Taylor really showed up behind the arc in key moments. His stat line isn’t crazy but it is stellar for having a team with five other double-digit scorers. He had 14 points, 5 assists, and 3 rebounds in a game where Utah distributed the ball amongst themselves very well.

Strange, Yet True

Despite scoring 64 points in the game, only 2 points came from Georgetown’s bench. Utah’s bench came alive this game with 23 points. Simple math dictates Georgetown is going to have a bad time.

Up Next

Georgetown ends its season with a 22-11 record. Utah will look forward to playing the winner of Duke and San Diego State in the Sweet 16.

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