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SALT LAKE CITY – Jakob Poeltl scored 24 points, collected 12 rebounds and blocked five shots while Delon Wright added 23 to lead Utah to a 90-53 victory over North Dakota on Friday night.
Poeltl earned his second career double-double in impressive fashion. He went a perfect 10-for-10 from the field and was a disruptive force around the rim all night - blocking shots and snagging rebounds. Wright also shined offensively, going 7-of-8 from the field.
As a team, Utah shot 30-of-45 (66.7 percent) from the field. The Utes (4-1) earned win their third straight game and remained unbeaten at home.
Terrel De Rouen had 12 points to lead North Dakota, which trailed from start to finish. UND (2-3) shot just 19 of 58 (32.8 percent) from the field and struggled to contain the Utes around the basket. Utah outscored North Dakota 40-12 in the paint and out-rebounded UND 38-23.