College basketball: Stanford crushes Utah, 87-56
Pac-12 basketball • Utes lose for seventh time in eight games.
Published: January 27, 2013 09:27PM
Updated: February 17, 2013 02:18PM
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Ashley Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Utah Utes guard Glen Dean goes up for a layup during the game against Stanford at Utah Sunday January 27, 2013. Utes were trailing the Cardinals at half, 46-26.

Now that was embarrassing.

Stanford started fast, put the foot on the gas and raced past Utah 87-56 on Sunday night at the Huntsman Center. In what was a historic event for the Utes — the first Sunday home game in school history — it turned into 40 minutes of misery for Utah.

The Cardinal shot well overall, hit shots from the perimeter and never let up. Utah turned the ball over, didn’t shoot well and never pushed back.

With the defeat, Utah drops to 9-11 overall and has lost seven of eight games in the Pac-12 Conference.

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