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Utah men's basketball: Utes hold on to upset Colorado, 58-55

Published: Tuesday, July 7 2015 1:30 a.m. MDT

Utah beats Colorado 58-55 at the Huntsman Center on Saturday, Feb.2, 2013.  (Laura Seitz, Deseret News) Utah beats Colorado 58-55 at the Huntsman Center on Saturday, Feb.2, 2013. (Laura Seitz, Deseret News)

Utah held on to beat Colorado 58-55 on Saturday, despite not scoring a field goal in the last 10 minutes of the game.

Utah had a 22-point lead earlier in the second half, but Colorado cut it down to just one with just 1:39 left in the game.

Utah started the game well with a 5-0 run, but Colorado forward Andre Roberson kept things close with a three-point jumper.

Before long, Colorado were in the lead as poor shooting cost the Utes. Utah soon rediscovered its shooting touch however, and the two teams switched leads for a period, until back to back threes helped Utah to build a six-point lead before halftime.

The Utes started the second half in spectacular fashion, going on a 17-2 run, and eventually building a huge lead at 49-27.

Utah's Brandon Taylor dribbles in the game against Colorado  at the Huntsman Center at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Feb.2, 2013.  (Laura Seitz, Deseret News) Utah's Brandon Taylor dribbles in the game against Colorado at the Huntsman Center at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Feb.2, 2013. (Laura Seitz, Deseret News)

By the end of the game, that lead proved to be the difference, as the Buffaloes were never able to catch up.

Senior Jason Washburn topped the scoring for the Utes, with 13 points.

This win takes them to 10-11 for the season, 2-7 in conference play.

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