Utah basketball uses depth to cruise past St. Thomas-Minnesota, 95-66

Twelve Utes score — including five in double figures — in home vcitory.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Utes center Branden Carlson (35) celebrates the win with Utah Utes guard Gabe Madsen (55) as the University of Utah hosts Idaho State, NCAA basketball in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. The Utes cruised to a victory over St. Thomas-Minnesota on Saturday.

Gabe Madsen scored 15 points and led five Utes in double-figure scoring as Utah cruised past St. Thomas-Minnesota 95-66 at the Huntsman Center on Saturday night.

The Utes took a 12-point lead at the break, then outscored the Tommies 59-42 over the final 20 minutes as 12 of the 14 players who saw action for Utah scored by shooting 59% from the field (36 of 61), including 10 of 16 from beyond the arc.

Branden Carlson and Marco Anthony scored 14 and 13 points, respectively, for the Utes (5-2). Lazar Stefanovic scored 12 points off the bench and Rollie Worster added 10 points and seven assists.

Will Engels led St. Thomas (5-3) with 16 points. Andrew Rohde added 14 points and Ben Nau contributed 13 points off the bench. The Tommies shot 23 of 56 from the field (41.1%) and 8 of 23 from distance.

Utah opens Pac-12 play at home against No. 14 Arizona Thursday.