Jordan Loveridge added 18 points, Renan Lenz scored 14 on
6-of-7 shooting and Princeton Onwas had 12 as Utah (18-9, 7-8)
improved to 17-2 at home. Wright also contributed nine rebounds,
six assists, three steals and three blocked shots as the Utes
halted a two-game skid.
Shaquielle McKissic scored 16 points, Egor Koulechov added 11
points and eight rebounds and Bo Barnes tallied 11 points for
Arizona State (19-8, 8-6), which shot 30.8 percent from the
field while losing its second consecutive contest. Sun Devils
starters Jahii Carson (eight points), Jermaine Marshall (seven)
and Jordan Bachynksi (five) were a combined 7-of-29 from the
Utah dominated the first 13-plus minutes and possessed a 38-12
lead after a 3-pointer by Loveridge. The lead topped out at 27
points on Wright’s basket with just over two minutes left before
the Utes took a 51-26 lead into the break.
Arizona State upped its performance over the first 10 minutes of
the second half and crept within 61-48 on a 3-pointer by
Koulechov. Loveridge and Wright scored five points apiece in a
14-3 surge that saw Utah get the lead back up to 24 with 5:44
remaining and the Utes finished it off to record their 13th
double-digit home win of the season.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Bachynski blocked three shots to become the first
player in Pac-12 history with 300 career rejections. … The Utes
shot 53.8 percent from the field and blocked 12 shots. … Arizona
State has lost eight consecutive visits to Utah.
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