Utah 69, SUU 53

Key stretch: Leading 53-45 midway through the second half, the Utes go on a 13-4 run to put the game away.

Key stat: The Utes shoot 55.3 percent from the field compared to the T-Birds' 34.6 percent.

Top performance: Bryant Markson leads the Utes with 17 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists.

Overall record: 5-2

Conference record: 0-0

Up next: vs. Arizona, Saturday, 2 p.m.