Utah cruises past WSU 81-63

  • Associated Press
  • Saturday, February 8, 2014 7:36pm
  • SportsSports

SALT LAKE CITY — Brandon Taylor had 16 points and Jordan Loveridge chipped in 13 to lead Utah to an 81-63 victory over Washington State on Saturday night.

Delon Wright added 11 points and nine assists for Utah. Six different players scored in double figures for the Utes (16-7, 5-6 Pac-12) who beat the Cougars in their home arena for the 12th consecutive time. Utah has not lost a home game to Washington State since the first meeting between the two teams in 1946.

DaVonte Lacy scored 22 points for the Cougars (9-14, 2-9) and D.J. Shelton added 19 points and 10 rebounds. It wasn’t enough keep Washington State from losing for the ninth time in its last 12 games.

Utah dominated around the basket and in transition. The Utes outscored Washington State 42-18 in the paint, had a 10-0 edge in fast break points and shot 56.7 percent from the floor.

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