Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
SALT LAKE CITY — Coming off the 40-point shellacking at Colorado five days earlier, the Utah basketball team looks like a different team in its Pac-12 home opener against Washington State Thursday night.
The Utes lead the Cougars 29-23 at halftime, thanks to 50 percent field-goal shooting. Josh Watkins leads the Utes with 10 points, while Dijon Farr has eight points on 4-of-7 from the field.
Brock Motum leads Washington State with 11 points and six rebounds.
Motum scored the first nine points of the game as the Cougars took an early 14-12 lead. However, after back-to-back baskets by Farr, and a 20-footer by Kareem Storey, the Utes took the lead for good for the rest of the half.
WSU outrebounded Utah 18 to 11 in the first half, but the Utes had just three turnovers to eight for the Cougars.
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