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Utah Utes basketball: Utes trailing Washington State at the half, 34-26

Published: Friday, Sept. 4 2015 12:02 a.m. MDT

Washington State guard Mike Ladd, left, and Utah guard Justin Seymour (3) fight for position during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Dean Hare) (Associated Press) Washington State guard Mike Ladd, left, and Utah guard Justin Seymour (3) fight for position during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Dean Hare) (Associated Press)

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.

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