Before this game, Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak vowed to try simplifying the offense.

The Utah Utes have committed nine first-half turnovers, giving up 16 points against Washington State, and trail the Cougars 34-26 at halftime.

Utah is shooting 45.5 percent from the field and outrebounded Washington State 15-10 in the opening period.

Coming off the bench, Brandon Taylor is leading the Utes in scoring with 10 points.

Whitney O'Bannon is currently a new media sports intern for the Deseret News.