SALT LAKE CITY — Bailey Pasta cracked double figures for Carroll College, but the University of Utah handled the Saints 70-46 in an exhibition women's basketball game Thursday morning.
Pasta led the Saints with 10 points and four steals.
Saints coach Rachelle Sayers said her philosophy this season was to build the most challenging schedule possible, and a date with the Utes surely fit the bill.
Utah had three scorers reach double figures, led by Megan Huff’s 20 points. Emily Potter and Kiana Moore each chipped in 10 points.
Utah jumped to a 21-9 lead after the first quarter and built a 45-19 lead by halftime.
Carroll shot similar percentages to the Utes, hitting 40 percent from the field while Utah finished at 41. Carroll outshot the Utes from beyond the arc, hitting 27 percent of their 3-point shots while Utah hit 20.
The Utes had a huge advantage at the free-throw line, hitting 19 of 22 shots compared to Carroll's 4 of 8.
Utah became the Saints' second NCAA Division I opponent i three days. Carroll traveled to Missoula to face University of Montana on Oct. 30.
After the stop in Salt Lake, the Saints make their way back toward Montana with stops in Caldwell to face the College of Idaho on Nov. 4 and then Boise State the next night. The Saints' first home game is Nov. 8 against Saint Thomas University.