Rachel Messer had 11 points and Taryn Wicijowski grabbed 11 rebounds for the Utes (15-11, 6-9 Pac-12), who trailed only once in the game, at 19-17 just past the midway point of the first half.
Plouffe also had eight rebounds, and Plouffe and Danielle Rodriguez each had four blocked shots for Utah. The final score was the Utes' biggest lead in the game.
Jazmine Davis scored 22 points and Aminah Williams had 14 rebounds for Washington. But they couldn't prevent the Huskies (19-7, 11-4) from falling back into a third-place tie with No. 17 UCLA in the Pac-12.
More Sports Headlines
Snohomish mixed martial artist returns to her first love Mariners beat Twins 4-3 in 11 innings Charles scores 29 points, Liberty beat Storm 78-62 Park wins Women's British Open, captures 4th different major Perry wins 2nd straight Champions Tour's 3M Championship Merritt shoots 67 to win Quicken Loans National by 3 shots Triple Crown winner American Pharoah wins $1.75 million Haskell Invitational Bills' Ryan names Incognito starting left guard
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.