Utah 65 at Washington St. 75

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Washington State defeats Utah 75-65
By JULIE SCOTT, Associated Press Thursday, Jan 17, 2013

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP)—Mike Ladd had 22 points and hit five 3-pointers to lead five Washington State players scoring in double figures in a 75-65 win against Utah on Wednesday night.

Brock Motum and Royce Woolridge added 14 points each and DaVonte Lacy and D.J Shelton 10 apiece for the Cougars (10-7, 1-3 Pac-12), who snapped a three-game losing streak.

Brandon Taylor had 13 points and Justin Seymour 11 for the Utes (8-9, 0-5).

Utah fought back from a 16-point deficit with the help of back-to-back three-point plays by Seymour to get within 47-41 with just under 10 minutes to play.

But Motum, who went scoreless in the first half, hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key and added a layup off a steal to help push the Cougars to a 60-46 advantage with six minutes remaining.

Utah got back within 10 on 3-pointer from Jarred DuBois with 3:46 left but got no closer. The Utes shot 46 percent (23 of 50) for the game.

Washington State scored 28 points off 17 Utah turnovers.

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 Utah
Justin Seymour Justin Seymour
3-5,  11 Pts
5 Rebs, 5 Assists
 Washington St.
Mike Ladd Mike Ladd
7-12,  22 Pts
6 Rebs, 1 Assists

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