SALT LAKE CITY – Brandon Taylor scored 21 points and Renan Lenz added 20 to power Utah to a 94-60 victory over UC Davis on Friday night.
Jordan Loveridge added 11 points and 15 rebounds for the Utes while Delon Wright chipped in 12 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Utah (2-0) led wire-to-wire.
Brynton Lemar scored 14 points while Josh Ritchart and Corey Hawkins added 11 apiece to lead the Aggies (1-2), who were held to just 33.8 percent shooting (22-of-65) from the field. Hawkins returned to the lineup after sitting out a game with a hand injury.
Utah dominated around the basket during both halves. The Utes out-rebounded UC Davis 49-27. They also enjoyed a 50-30 edge on points in the paint.
UC Davis could not figure out how to slow down the Utah offense. The Utes shot 60.3 percent (35-of-58) from the field and produced 20 assists.