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Utah outlasts Washington

Utah's Renan Lenz (10) fouls UW's Mike Anderson as he heads to the basket. (Associated Press)
Utah's Renan Lenz (10) fouls UW's Mike Anderson as he heads to the basket. (Associated Press)
By John Coon Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY – Brandon Taylor scored 20 points and Delon Wright added 19 to help Utah end a three-game losing streak with a 78-69 victory over Washington on Thursday night.

Jordan Loveridge added 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Utes (15-7, 4-6 Pac-12) who beat Washington at home for the first time since 1970. Utah pulled away in the second half despite committing 17 turnovers.

C.J. Wilcox scored 20 points playing in his final game in his home state to lead the Huskies (13-10, 5-5), while Nigel Williams-Goss added 19 points. Wilcox moved into fifth place on UW’s all-time scoring list with 1,749 points.

The Huskies trailed 67-63 with 1:56 left. Utah halted the rally when Taylor drilled a 3-pointer and Jeremy Olsen blocked Williams-Goss to set up a clinching layup by Princeton Onwas with 59.4 seconds left.

With Washington leading 51-49, Utah held the Huskies without a field goal for 5 ½ minutes and ripped off a 13-0 run. Wright capped off the run by stealing the ball from Williams-Goss and taking it in for a dunk to give the Utes a 62-51 lead with 5:52 remaining.

Washington missed six straight shots during the decisive run and turned the ball over five times.

The Huskies never led by more than two points in the second half and went ahead for the last time on a Williams-Goss layup that made it 51-49 in favor of Washington with 11:25 remaining.

Utah 78, Washington 69

 Washington (13-10, 5-5)—Blackwell 3-5 0-2 6, Simmons 7-8 0-0 14, Williams-Goss 8-17 1-1 19, Andrews 1-12 0-0 2, Wilcox 6-12 4-4 20, Anderson 0-2 1-2 1, Taylor 1-3 0-0 3, Kemp, Jr. 2-5 0-0 4. Totals 28-64 6-9 69.

Utah (15-7, 4-6)—Loveridge 6-7 4-5 16, Olsen 3-8 1-2 7, Taylor 5-11 8-10 20, Tucker 0-1 1-1 1, Wright 7-9 5-8 19, Onwas 3-4 1-3 7, Lenz 0-0 0-0 0, Fields 0-0 0-0 0, Ogbe 0-1 0-0 0, Bachynski 3-4 2-2 8. Totals 27-45 22-31 78.

Halftime—Utah 31-30. 3-Point Goals—Washington 7-24 (Wilcox 4-6, Williams-Goss 2-6, Taylor 1-3, Simmons 0-1, Anderson 0-1, Andrews 0-7), Utah 2-9 (Taylor 2-6, Onwas 0-1, Ogbe 0-1, Loveridge 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Washington 28 (Blackwell, Simmons 6), Utah 34 (Loveridge 13). Assists—Washington 14 (Andrews 6), Utah 14 (Wright 5). Total Fouls—Washington 23, Utah 12. A—12,226.

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