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Utah routs Arizona State with dominant first half

Feb 27, 2015 - 5:53 AM Salt Lake City, UT ( - Delon Wright scored 12 points and the 13th-ranked Utah Utes bounced back with an 83-41 rout of the Arizona State Sun Devils on Thursday.

Kenneth Ogbe added 11 points for the Utes (22-5, 12-3 Pac-12), who looked sharp after Sunday's 69-58 loss at Oregon. Chris Reyes and Dakarai Tucker each tallied nine points.

Utah will bring an 18-game home winning streak into Saturday's showdown with No. 7 Arizona. The Wildcats beat the Utes 69-51 on Jan. 17.

Gerry Blakes and Willie Atwood each had 12 points for the Sun Devils (15-13, 7-8), who had a three-game winning streak snapped.

Arizona State shot just 28 percent for the game and went 3-for-16 from beyond the arc.

The game was never in doubt. Utah shot 62.5 percent in the first half to build a commanding 41-9 lead. The Sun Devils, on the other hand, made just four of their 26 shots and went 0-for-6 from beyond the arc.

It was the fewest points allowed by the Utes in a half since 1991.

Game Notes

Utah leads the all-time series by a 30-20 margin ... The Utes shot 63.3 percent for the game and went 8-of-14 from three-point range ... Wright also had five rebounds, four assists, three blocks and three steals.