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3 keys in the Utah Utes’ 79-65 win over the USC Trojans

Utah Utes forward Mikael Jantunen (20) attempts a 3-pointer while USC Trojans guard Quinton Adlesh (10) attempts to block the shot at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020.
Utah Utes forward Mikael Jantunen (20) attempts a 3-pointer while USC Trojans guard Quinton Adlesh (10) attempts to block the shot at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020.
Ivy Ceballo, Deseret News

The Utah Utes snapped a three-game losing streak on Sunday, beating the USC Trojans 79-65 at the Huntsman Center.

Here are three takeaways from the game.

  • The Utes not only broke out of a recent offensive funk, but their 79 points was the most they’ve scored in a game since they put up 81 clear back on Dec. 2 in their Pac-12 Conference opener. Timmy Allen led four Utah players in double figures with 21 points.
  • The Utes led by 15 early in the second half before the Trojans cut the deficit to just four, 55-51, with 9:42 to play. Utah led by five with 3:45 to go and held USC scoreless over the next 3:32 to seal the deal.
  • The Utes scored 25 points off turnovers compared to just seven for the Trojans.