Washington State 49, Utah 46
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[January 13, 2014]
PULLMAN, Wash. —
Washington State 49, Utah 46: Que
Johnson scored 14 points and Dexter Kernich-Drew added 11 as the host
Cougars snapped their three-game losing streak.
D.J. Shelton collected eight points and nine rebounds for
Washington State (8-8, 1-3 Pac-12), which was held to 30.4 percent
shooting in the first half and trailed 24-19 at the break. Johnson
converted two free throws with 6.8 seconds left and the Cougars
escaped with the win after Brandon Taylor's 3-point attempt missed
at the buzzer.
Jordan Loveridge paced Utah (12-4, 1-3) with 15 points and five
rebounds, and Delon Wright contributed 14 points and seven rebounds.
Utah, which shot 29.5 percent and missed 12 of its 14 shots from
beyond the arc, fell to 1-19 all-time in Pac-12 road games.
The Utes missed 15 of their first 18 shots after the break and the
Cougars pulled even at 31 with just under 11 minutes to play.
Johnson converted one of two free throws with just under three
minutes left to put the Cougars ahead 47-44.
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Junior Longrus had six points and six rebounds for the
Cougars, who won despite shooting 37.5 percent overall and
17-for-28 from the foul line. Dallin Bachynski had seven
rebounds for Utah, whose four losses have come by a total of
GAME NOTEBOOK: The Utes entered the contest averaging a
nation's-best 52.4 percent from the field. … Washington State
played without leading scorer DaVonte Lacy, who missed his
second straight contest due to a rib injury. … Washington State
won for the fourth time in 18 all-time meetings against Utah.
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