Jason Washburn had a season-high 18 points against Texas State.
Nov. 30, 2012
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) - Utah Men's Basketball got contributions from seemingly everyone on the court as it won its first road game of the season, 74-69 at Texas State this evening.
Jarred DuBois led all scorers with 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting, his second-straight game of scoring 20 or more. Jason Washburn poured in a season-high 18 points to go along with six rebounds and Jordan Loveridge was strong once again with 17 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
A Washburn layup with 5:31 remaining in the first half gave Utah a double-digit lead for the first time at 26-16. Unfortunately, Texas State rallied and a three-pointer by Denote' Jones on its last possession of the half cut the margin to 33-30.
The Utes shot 52 percent in the first half, limiting the Bobcats to 34 percent. Utah also held advantages in points in the paint (18-12) and bench points (14-7). Most of that was due to Washburn who led all scorers with 12.
The senior big man, along with Loveridge and DuBois combined for 28 of Utah's 33 points and were a combined 12-of-18 from the field (66.7 percent).
Texas State picked up where it left off in the opening minutes of the second half, eventually taking the lead at 45-43 on a three-pointer by Vonn Jones. It was one of 10 three-pointers by the Bobcats this evening.
From that point, Renan Lenz kept Utah close, scoring six-straight to maintain a one-possession deficit. Trailing 55-54 with 7:17 to go, Loveridge and DuBois stepped up, scoring eight points in a row and puttingthe Utes up seven with a little over five minutes to play.
Glen Dean hit a big three-pointer that pushed the lead back into double figures at 68-57 with 2:19 showing on the clock. Texas State scored the last six points of the game after the outcome was already decided to make the final margin, 74-69.
When the dust had settled, Utah finished the contest shooting 53 percent and limiting the Bobcats to 37 percent. Also, a game after barely getting to the free-throw line, the Utes shot 74 percent from the stripe, out-scoring the home team by six (17-11).
The Utes are back home next week for a non-conference game against Boise State. The game is scheduled to tip-off at 6 :30 p.m. You can listen to the game on ESPN 700 or watch it live on the PAC-12 Network.