Jakob Poeltl helps Utah to an 88-47 victory over Washington State

Jakob Poeltl

Utah forward Jakob Poeltl (42) goes to the basket for a dunk against Washington State during the second half Sunday.

(Rick Bowmer / Associated Press)

— Jakob Poeltl scored 25 points and Utah cruised past Washington State, 88-47, on Sunday.

The Utes (19-7, 8-5 Pac-12 Conference) remain in striking distance for the conference’s regular-season title.

Utah went on a 17-3 run that included 14 points from Poeltl to take a 21-9 lead. A 17-5 stretch, highlighted by two three-point baskets by Jordan Loveridge, pushed the lead to 40-21 after the first half.

The Cougars (9-16, 1-12) never found an answer for Poeltl. The 7-footer scored seven points during a 13-0 run that gave Utah a 55-24 lead.


Poeltl made 11 of 14 shots from the field and finished with 10 rebounds. Loveridge had 14 points and Brekkott Chapman scored a season-high 12 points.

Que Johnson scored 13 points for the Cougars, who shot a season-low 30.6% from the field.

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