In his 143-49 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Friday night, Utah set the NCAA record for the biggest scoring margin against a Division I opponent since the NCAA tournament was introduced during the 1938- 39.
The 94 Point-win win held a previous margin of victory of 91, set by Tulsa against Prairie View in December 1995.
Utah also broke some school records: 143 points dropped a mark since 1960, when the Utes scored 132 points against Evansville. Utah's 73-point second half set a record for points in the half, surpassing the Utes' 71-point first half against Evansville.
Timmy Allen had 26 points in 9-of-11 shooting to advance the host Utes (2-0). Both Gach and Rylan Jones each had a triple-double, with Gach averaging 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists and Jones finishing with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. The triple-double is the first in Utah since Alex Jensen made it in 1999.
Utah is the first team in the past 20 seasons to have two different players that have doubled in the same game, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.
Utah came out quick with a 9-2 advantage early in the contest. The Utes made another push in the middle of the first half after the Delta Devils (0-2) cut the margin to 15-9 on a Michael Green jumper, falling to a 25-4 Utah run in the next five minutes to extend the Utes' lead to 40-13 and essentially put the game out of reach.
Jaxon Brenchley and Gach helped run. Brenchley hit back-to-back 3-pointers to spark Utah's scoring, while Gach tallied seven points in the run.
By halftime, Utah had 50 and finished with 70 points on 63% shooting while holding Mississippi Valley State to 20% from the field.
It was more consistent in the second half as Utah broke the century mark with 12:29 to go in the game. The Utes broke the school record for most points in a game with 2:54 left in the contest.
Utah has more dunks (26) than Mississippi Valley State has field goals (21).
In the end, Utah only tied the school record for the biggest margin of victory against any opponent – the Utes also beat Salt Lake High School by 94 points in 1913.
The Associated Press had contributed to this report.