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Daniels and Bonam each score 24 as Utah beats Washington

Utah guard Devon Daniels, left, shoots against Washington forward Noah Dickerson during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Seattle. Utah won 94-72. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)
Utah guard Devon Daniels, left, shoots against Washington forward Noah Dickerson during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Seattle. Utah won 94-72. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)

SEATTLE – Devon Daniels darted through Washington’s defense for a career-high 24 points, Lorenzo Bonam also had a career-high 24 points and Utah pulled away for a 94-72 win over the Huskies Saturday night.

Daniels continued his strong freshman season by dribbling around and through the Huskies, getting to the rim with ease and finishing his chances. Daniels was 10-of-13 shooting, topping his previous high of 19 in the Runnin’ Utes loss at Xavier last month.

Bonam took over for stretches of the second half, surpassing his previous career-best of 21 points set earlier this season against UC Riverside. Bonam made 10 of 12 shots as Utah (14-5, 5-2 Pac-12) shot 68 percent in the first half and 60 percent for the game.

Markelle Fultz led Washington (9-10, 2-5) with 30 points, but the Huskies lost for the third time in four games.

Fultz has scored at least 30 points in three straight games, but twice it’s come in losing efforts. David Crisp was the only other Washington player in double figures with 14 points, but was just 4-of-13 shooting.

Washington made one run in the second half, trimming what was an 18-point deficit to 71-63 after Fultz hit a 3 from the top of the key. Bonam scored on consecutive possessions and started a 10-0 run by Utah that pushed the lead back to 18 and sent fans for the exits.


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