Pac-12 roundup: Utah's first-half blitz levels Arizona State

No. 13 Utah holds Arizona State to nine points in first half

Delon Wright scored 12 points and did a little bit of everything Thursday as No. 13 Utah trounced Arizona State, 83-41, at Salt Lake City.

The Utes (22-5, 12-3 Pac-12) put the game away in the first half with a stunning 41-9 advantage.

The Sun Devils (15-13, 7-8) shot only 15.4% in the first 20 minutes, with an 0-for-9 start. Arizona State had four field goals and 10 turnovers at halftime and had 10 shots blocked.

Wright was Mr. Versatility for Utah, filling out the stat line with five rebounds, four assists, three blocks and three steals in 21 minutes. Center Jacob Poeltl finished with eight points, six rebounds and six blocks.

Gerry Blakes scored 12 points for Arizona State, as did Willie Atwood. The 41 points were a season low.

No. 7 Arizona 82, at Colorado 54: Freshman Stanley Johnson scored 11 of his 15 points in the second half and the Wildcats rolled over the Buffaloes. Kaleb Tarczewski scored 14 points on his 22nd birthday and Gabe York also had 14 points for the Wildcats, who had five players score in double figures.

Arizona, which has won five in a row, can clinch the Pac-12 title with a win at Utah on Saturday.

The Wildcats (25-3, 13-2) led by 12 at halftime and quickly stretched the lead to 43-30 at the start of the second half. Tarczewski then scored eight consecutive points to give Arizona a 51-32 lead with 14:30 left.

Askia Booker scored 14 points for the Buffaloes (12-15, 5-10).

at Stanford 75, Oregon State 48: Michael Mumphrey had 14 points and 15 rebounds as the Cardinal dominated the boards and the second half.

Stanford (18-9, 9-6) trailed by two at the half, but the Cardinal had a 46-22 rebounding edge and had four of its five starters score in double figures against Oregon State (17-11, 8-8).

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