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Utah upsets Washington for first Pac-12 road victory

Sun., Jan. 20, 2013, midnight

SEATTLE – Jason Washburn scored 14 of his 18 points in the first half, Brandon Taylor added a career-high 19 off the bench and Utah won its first Pac-12 road game in two seasons as a member of the conference with a 74-65 win over Washington on Saturday night.

The Utes (9-9, 1-5 Pac-12) were winless in conference play this season and having last won a Pac-12 game on Feb. 25, 2012 against Stanford, used hot shooting and a smart defensive plan to take down the Huskies and hand Washington its first conference loss. Washington was trying to start 5-0 in conference play for the first time since 1984.

Instead the Huskies (12-6, 4-1) were left shaking their heads at their execution in the closing minutes that ruined what Washington accomplished winning its first three conference games on the road.

Washington leading scorer C.J. Wilcox did not score for the first 27 minutes and finished with 14. Andrew Andrews led Washington with 17 points, but the Huskies shot a miserable 37 percent for the game and made costly errors in the final five minutes.

Utah won despite leading scorer Jarred DuBois being a non-factor offensively. DuBois averaged 13 points coming into the night, but took just two shots and finished with five points. His main responsibility in the first half was chasing around Wilcox. He was successful as Wilcox had just two shots in the first half.

 Utah (9-9, 1-5)—Loveridge 8-14 1-4 17, Washburn 8-11 2-2 18, Dean 2-4 3-5 7, DuBois 1-2 3-4 5, Martin 3-5 0-0 6, Seymour 0-0 0-0 0, Lenz 0-0 0-0 0, Taylor 6-10 4-6 19, Bachynski 0-0 0-0 0, Olsen 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 29-48 13-21 74.

Washington (12-6, 4-1)—Simmons 2-4 0-0 4, N’Diaye 3-5 0-3 6, Gaddy 2-9 0-0 5, Suggs 4-16 2-2 12, Wilcox 4-11 3-3 14, Andrews 7-11 0-0 17, Jarreau 3-7 0-0 6, Kemp, Jr. 0-4 1-2 1. Totals 25-67 6-10 65.

Halftime—Utah 33-25. 3-Point Goals—Utah 3-10 (Taylor 3-5, Dean 0-1, Washburn 0-1, Loveridge 0-1, Martin 0-2), Washington 9-25 (Wilcox 3-6, Andrews 3-6, Suggs 2-9, Gaddy 1-3, Simmons 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Utah 29 (Washburn 7), Washington 36 (N’Diaye 11). Assists—Utah 18 (Taylor 6), Washington 12 (Andrews 4). Total Fouls—Utah 11, Washington 15. A—8,598.


 

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