Pac-12 tournament: 3 keys to Utah’s season-ending 82-70 loss to Washington
Washington’s Terrell Brown Jr. scores a game-high 22 points to eliminate the Runnin’ Utes in a first-round game
Utah’s disappointing basketball season came to an end Thursday night in Las Vegas as the sixth-seeded Washington Huskies routed the Runnin’ Utes 82-70 in a Pac-12 tournament first-round game at T-Mobile Arena.
Utah trailed just 40-37 at halftime, but were again doomed by turnovers and fell for the third time this season to Washington. The Huskies scored 21 points off 16 Utah turnovers.
Here are 3 keys to Washington’s 82-70 win:
• Washington’s Terrell Brown took over with 15 minutes remaining in the game, scoring six straight points, and the Huskies went on a 12-0 run to put the Utes away. Brown scored 22 points on 9 of 19 shooting.
• Marco Anthony led Utah with 18 points and Branden Carlson added 14, but the Utes were outscored 42-33 in the second half and were eliminated from the tournament.
• Utah opened the game with a turnover that led to a UW dunk and had six giveaways in the first half, resulting in a 40-37 Washington lead at the break. After committing a total of 39 turnovers in two regular-season losses to the Huskies, the Utes had 16 on Thursday night.