Printed on: December 06, 2012
Utes honor Majerus, thump BSU
SALT LAKE CITY -- Jarred DuBois scored 18 points and Utah cruised to a 76-55 win over Boise State in a game where the home team honored longtime Utah coach Rick Majerus, who died Saturday.
After struggling the past few seasons, Utah (6-2) made this contest feel more like the 1990s when Majerus roamed the Huntsman Center sidelines and the Utes rarely lost at home.
Jason Washburn had 13 points and Jordan Loveridge contributed 11 as the two players combined to make 11-of-14 shots. The Utes' 68 percent accuracy from the field was the best since a 71 percent mark against Air Force in 2007.
Derrick Marks had 18 points and Mikey Thompson added 16, but Boise State (6-2) couldn't recover from a slow start and saw its three-game win streak snapped.
Majerus coached Utah from 1989 to 2004 and reached the NCAA National Championship game in 1998.
Around the region
Weber State 89, Utah Valley 56: At Ogden, Utah, Kyle Tresnak scored a season-high 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and Weber State dominated Utah Valley in a solid victory.
Weber State was 4 of 8 from behind the arc, improving upon their 43.5 percent 3-point shooting percentage -- good for seventh in the nation entering the game.
Colorado 70, Colorado State 61: At Boulder, Colo., Spencer Dinwiddie scored a career-high 29 points and Andre Roberson added 15, helping Colorado hold off Colorado State.
Buoyed by a big first half, the Buffaloes (7-1) bounced back from their loss over the weekend to Wyoming, which dropped CU out of the AP poll.
Around the Top 25
NO. 6 Florida 72, Florida State 47: At Talahassee, Fla. Kenny Boynton and Mike Rosario both scored 14 points and No. 6 Florida romped to victory over Florida State.
Florida (7-0) has held five opponents to less than 50 points this season while taking its fourth straight win over the Seminoles (4-4) who have lost three straight home games. This is their most lopsided defeat to Florida since a 96-61 loss in 1999.
No. 10 Gonzaga 71, Washington State 69: At Pullman, Wash., Kevin Pangos\\\' layup with 2 seconds left lifted No. 10 Gonzaga to a 71-69 victory over Washington State giving the Zags their best start as a Division I team.
Elias Harris scored 23 points and Kelly Olynyk had 22, all in the second half, for Gonzaga (9-0). The Bulldogs had been tied with the 1994-95 team for best start.
Brock Motum had 23 points and DaVonte Lacy added 22 for Washington State (5-4), which saw its three-game winning streak snapped.
No. 18 New Mexico 75, USC 67: At Albuquerque, N.M., Hugh Greenwood hit five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points to help No. 18 New Mexico recover from an early double-digit deficit to beat Southern Cal 75-67 on Wednesday night.
NO. 19 MICHIGAN ST. 76, ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF 44: At East Lansing, Mich., Garry Harris scored 13 points, Travis Trice had 12 and Branden Dawson added 10 for Michigan State which held Arkansas-Pine Bluff scoreless for almost 10 minutes at the start of the game.
No. 23 OKLAHOMA ST. 61, SOUTH FLORIDA 49: At Stillwater, Okla., Marcus Smart scored 15 points and Markel Brown added 13 for Oklahoma State which bounced back from its first loss of the season.
Smart, the Cowboys' playmaking freshman, nailed a 3-pointer from the left wing to launch a 16-5 run that put Oklahoma State (6-1) in control in the second half.