Jeremy Olsen did it his way, using carefully crafted post moves to befuddle Washington State defenders in the paint. His footwork was immaculate, his touch baby soft. Utah's sophomore center scored 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds by being cerebral.
Dallin Bachynski did it another way. He grabbed offensive rebounds. He connected on put-backs, using his size and strength to muscle WSU players close to the basket. He scored 10 points and grabbed three rebounds with his athleticism.
Together, they helped Utah dominate in an 81-63 win that wasn't as close as the final score indicates. But the game within revealed a startling statistic that gave Utah the impetus for a rout. The Utes scored 42 points in the paint, more than half their final score. Washington State countered with just 18. All of which means Utah manufactured easy baskets, while the Cougars had to work for everything they got.