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Elaine Thompson, AP
Washington's Andrew Andrews (12) pressures Utah's Brandon Taylor as he shoots in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Utah jumped out to a 12-4 lead over Washington in the first five minutes of the game, and held on to lead the Huskies 33-25 at halftime.

The Utes are shooting 58 percent from the field while Washington is at just 35 percent.

Washington outrebounded Utah in the first half 16-8, and that is a a large part of what is keeping the score within reach.

Utah center Jason Washburn is leading his team in scoring with 14 first-half points.

C.J. Wilcox — Utah native playing for Washington — is yet to score in the contest, despite averaging more than 19 points a game.

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