Eventually, Utah was able to overwhelm St. Martin's with its depth and speed and athleticism. Next Friday against Evergreen State should yield the same results for a Utah team looking to make its mark on a new season. So here are a few things on each side of the spectrum that the coaching staff should like, or want to work on.
GOOD: Jordan Loveridge and Delon Wright. It's not out of the question to think both of these guys could compete for all-conference honors. Both are matchup nightmares, Loveridge because of his ball skills a stretch power forward and Wright because of his length and athleticism at point guard. Against the Saints, both dominated, even if they weren't perfect. Loveridge sometimes got swallowed up in the lane, Wright missed easy shots at the rim. But both are standouts and should be all season. The Utes fate in large part runs through their performances.
NOT SO GOOD: Free-throw shooting was abysmal, as Utah missed over 20 from the stripe. That included a 1-8 performance from freshman Kenneth Ogbe, which is unacceptable because guards have to make free-throws and Ogbe more than likely will have to hit some important ones at some point. Coaches aren't worried at all. It's one game, and a little practice - or a lot - can alleviate the problem. But if the Utes don't improve at this aspect, there are going to be some hairy moments in the last minutes of some close games at some point.