3 things to know about the Runnin’ Utes’ loss to Sam Houston

Following a 65-55 loss against Sam Houston on Thursday night at the Huntsman Center, the University of Utah basketball team is 3-1. What you need know about the game is as follows:

A lack of physicality has to be at the top of the list when analysing what went wrong in a 10-point loss to Sam Houston.

A lack of physicality

Utah focused on resolving some of the physicality problems that plagued them in 2021 throughout the offseason.

However, it didn't fare much better in its first actual test of the year. Sam Houston snatched up 14 offensive rebounds and caused 16 turnovers by Utah.

Sam Houston does this to some degree. Qua Grant, a guard with the Bearkats and a transfer from Wichita State,

Difficulty guarding the pick and roll

 is renowned for using the pick and roll to accelerate into the basket and finish. He did it earlier this year against Oklahoma.

For the time being, the uncertainties over the future of Utah's best defender will be put to rest.

Marco Anthony returns

After missing the first three games of the season due to a heel injury, Marco Anthony made his season debut.

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