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Utah 80, Colorado State 70

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- Tim Drisdom scored a career-high 24
points and Nick Jacobson added 22 to lead Utah to an 80-70 victory
over Colorado State Saturday night.

Andrew Bogut also had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Utah (19-5,
7-2 Mountain West Conference), which completed a two-game sweep of
Colorado State. The win was the fourth straight for Utah, which
remained a game back of first-place Air Force.

Dwight Boatner led Colorado State (11-11, 3-6) with 16 points.
Michael Morris had 15 for the Rams, who lost their third straight
and played their fourth consecutive game without injured center
Matt Nelson.

Jacobson's layup extended Utah's lead to 40-27 two minutes into
the second half. The Rams then tightened their defense. A layup and
free throw by Morris closed the gap to 42-37.

The Utes responded with a 13-3 run begun by a four-point play to
move ahead 55-40 with 6:10 remaining.

Colorado State cut the gap to 75-68 after Ronnie Clark's layup
with 1:22 left. The Utes then put the game out of reach by sinking
5-of-6 free throws -- three by Jacobson -- in the final 1:12.

Drisdom and Jacobson had 11 points each by halftime, and Utah
used two runs to lead 34-26 at the break. Colorado State missed ts
first eight shots, allowing the Utes to build a 12-1 lead.

The Rams heated up to hit 6-of-10 shots, cutting the lead to
18-16. Utah regained control and Drisdom buried two 3-pointers and
scored on a backdoor layup with 2:44 left to put the Utes ahead
30-19.

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