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