Bealer scores 20, Utah bests Mississippi Valley State 91-51

Published on November 13, 2017 at 10:03PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gabe Bealer scored 20 points and the Utah eased its way to a 91-51 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Monday night.

The Utes are now 2-0 as they attempt to create a new identity after losing for of their top six scorers from last season, including Los Angeles Lakers first-round pick Kyle Kuzma.

Bealer carried the load against the Delta Devils with a 7-for-10 shooting night, including six 3-pointers. Freshman Donnie Tillman added 12 off the bench as the Utes shot a gaudy 50 percent from the floor.

Utah was without starting guard Sedrick Barefield (stomach virus) and big man Jayce Johnson (ankle).

Gemaal Davis paced Mississippi Valley State with 13 points and Jordan Evans added eight. The Delta Devils (0-2) were outmatched in size and athleticism and shot just 28.6 percent from the field.