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Utah 78, High Point 69

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Marc Jackson scored 18 points as Utah
beat High Point 78-69 in the second round of the Great Alaska
Shootout on Friday.

Andrew Bogut added 16, Bryan Markson had 13 and Justin Hawkins
12 for the Utes (2-1), who shot 25-for-51 from the floor.

The Panthers (1-2) kept the game close through much of the
second half, coming within three points, 52-49, after an 11-2 run
capped by Akeem Scott's two free throws with 12:12 to play.

But Utah was able to hold onto its lead down the stretch on the
shooting of Hawkins and two key 3-point plays by Bogut.

High Point was 23-for-55 from the floor, including shooting
9-for-23 from behind the 3-point line.

Utah outrebounded the Panthers 35-26, with Bogut pulling in 11.

The Utes were 7-for-12 from behind the 3-point line and made 21
of 27 of their free throws.

The Panthers were led by Akeem's 20 points. Danny Gathings and
Jerry Echenique added 16 points apiece.

Utah jumped out to a 17-7 lead on an 11-0 run and led 39-32 at
the half.