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(Saturday, January 19)
Final Score: Utah 74, Washington 65
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Brandon Taylor scored 19 points to pace Utah to a 74-65 win over Washington on Saturday night, as the Utes handed the Huskies their first Pac-12 loss of the season at Alaska Airlines Arena.
Jason Washburn added 18 points and Jordan Loveridge 17 for the Utes (9-9, 1-5 Pac-12), who broke a five-game skid. Utah shot 60.4 percent from the field to shock the Huskies.
Andrew Andrews had 17 points, C.J. Wilcox 14 and Scott Suggs 12 for the Huskies (12-6, 4-1), who had won four in a row. Aziz N'Diaye had 11 rebounds.
Utah bolted to a 12-2 lead, as the early run was capped by a Washburn jumper. The Utes held a 33-25 edge at the half thanks to making 14-of-24 from the field. Conversely, the Huskies went 11-of-31 in the opening 20 minutes.
Utah led by double digits for the majority of the second half, although the Huskies got within 60-54 with 3:13 left following a pair of free throws from Wilcox.
Loveridge countered by making a jumper, and Utah wasn't challenged in the final two minutes.
The Huskies fell in conference action for the first time this season despite holding a 36-29 rebounding advantage.
01/20 02:41:48 ET
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