CHAPMAN helps #14 UTAH cruise past S.Dakota St. ( espn.go.com )
#14 UTAH cruises past S.Dakota St 80 – 66 ( utahutes.com )
BREKKOTT CHAPMAN leads UTES over SDSU ( sltrib.com )
QUOTES from Larry Krystkowiak’s Weekly Press Conference ( utahutes.com )
@Runnin_Utes What a grind our team has gone through last 4! Mentally draining. Proud of these guys. Much needed holiday break! Merry Xmas!
FINAL: Utah 80, South Dakota State 66. Easy one for the No. 14 Runnin’ Utes. Wright with a double-double, but Chapman steals the show.
Larry K: I think Brekkott is really finding how he can be a weapon for our team.
When asked if Brekkott Chapman was earning a starting role, Larry K said: It doesn’t matter if he starts if he can play games like that.
Brekkott: Good to do that at home, right before Christmas break, that’s pretty special.
Chapman: Whenever I’m open and coach thinks it’s a good shot, I’m going to take it.
Larry K: Saw Chris Reyes bending over something and I assumed he was hurt. I don’t know what’s up, but I think he’ll be fine.
BTW, Chris Reyes told me he was fine as I was walking back to write. Not sure what was up, but doesn’t appear serious.
Larry K on Jakob: I think we can throw it up a lot more often to him. … Second half was positive for him.
Larry K: Dallin provides a big boost. He’s a physical guy, he’s one of our two seniors. He’s an easy guy to cheer for.
Larry K: I thought Isaiah was really good. Got into the paint, hit open shots, defended well. I thought he was engaged.
Larry K indicated that he’s a little bit uncomfortable with starting two freshmen forwards (Poeltl and Chapman). Likes having experience.
Jakob Poeltl‘s family is visiting from Austria until early January. Mom, dad, sister in Salt Lake City for Christmas, renting a house.
Asked if Poeltl‘s family was surprised by his play. Mom: “Well we were happy when he first started. Tonight he could’ve played better.”