Jarred DuBois took a key charge late in the contest for the Utes
Feb. 13, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah men's basketball earned its second-straight win at home by knocking off Arizona State this evening at the Huntsman Center, 60-55. Jason Washburn matched his career-high with 26 points and was one rebound shy of his fifth double-double in Pac-12 play.
Jordan Loveridge chipped in 13 points and six rebounds for the Utes who shot 52 percent in the first half and out-scored Arizona State 17-4 at the free-throw line. The Utes led by double figures very early in the game and then rallied from an eight-point deficit in the final seven minutes of regulation.
Carrick Felix led the Sun Devils with 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Chris Colvin added 10 points, six rebounds and four assists. Freshman Jahii Carson added 12 points, but also committed six turnovers for the visitors.
Utah pounced on ASU, 14-4, with Washburn and Loveridge doing most of the scoring in the early going. The Sun Devils would get within a possession on a few occasions but the Utes responded every time.
Washburn finished the half with 15 points and five rebounds as the Runnin' Utes led 29-22. It was the fewest points scored in a half by the Sun Devils during conference play.
In the second half, ASU finally forged ahead with a 9-0 run to take a 41-37 lead but Renan Lenz's first points of the night ended the run by the visitors. The Sun Devils went ahead by as many as eight until two Washburn free throws made the score 49-47 with 4:29 on the clock.
Trailing 53-47, Washburn converted two more at the stripe and Brandon Taylor hit his first basket of the game, a three-pointer, to pull the Utes within one with 1:57 in regulation. Utah got a stop and Washburn muscled his way to the hoop for bucket that gave his team the lead.
After ASU missed a three-point attempt, Taylor was fouled, stepped to the line and connected on both free throws. After a Sun Devil bucket, Washburn was fouled once more and knocked down a pair to make it 58-55 with 25 ticks remaining.
On the ensuing possession, Jarred DuBois stepped in and took a charge on Carson. Not only did the call give Utah the ball once again, but it fouled ASU's star newcomer out of the game. DuBois was fouled on the inbounds play and made both charity tries for the final score.
Utah hosts No. 9 Arizona on Sunday at 1 p.m. on the Pac-12 Network. It will also be "Salute America Day" at the Huntsman Center.