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3 keys to the Utah Utes' 75-60 win over the Stanford Cardinal

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah never trailed in snapping a two-game losing streak by beating Stanford 75-60 on Thursday night at the Huntsman Center.

Turning point: The Utes used a 14-2 run to turn a close game into a 36-22 edge with 2:43 to go in the first half and Utah took a 12-point lead, 40-28, into the break.

The heroes: Justin Bibbins led the Utes with 18 points, four assists and two rebounds while shooting 7 of 9 from the field with four 3-pointers. Sedrick Barefield had 17 points, four assists and two steals, while Tyler Rawson added eight points, 10 rebounds and five assists.

3 keys

  • Utah outshot Stanford 50 percent to 35.8 percent from the field, including a 55.2 to 30.8 percent edge in the first half.
  • The Utes led the Cardinal (13-12, 7-5 Pac-12) in assists, 16 to 11, and Stanford had 11 turnovers to Utah's six.
  • The Utes had a 36-24 edge in points in the paint.

Utah almanac: 14-9, 6-6 Pac-12, Won 1 Next 3

Vs. California (8-17, 2-10), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. MST (Pac-12 Networks)

At Washington (17-7, 7-4), Feb. 15, 7 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks)

At Washington State (9-14, 1-10), Feb. 17, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)