Friday, March 06, 2015

Utah's Late Surge Secures Win at Washington State; Delon Wright Has 18 Points, 8 Boards, and 8 Assists

College Hoops Player of the Day for Thursday, March 5, 2015

While Wisconsin was wrapping up the Big Ten title and Arizona did the same in the PAC-12, #13 Utah continued to roll along, breaking open a tight contest with a late second half surge en route to a 67-59 decision at Washington State.

Delon Wright, who was on the floor for all but one minute of the game, had one of his best all-around performances, scoring 18 points on 4-for-6 shooting and an 8-for-8 effort from the foul line. In addition, the 6'5' senior from Los Angeles whipped eight assists, hauled in eight rebounds, blocked two shots, and registered a steal.

The Utes and Cougars were tied at 23-all at the break, but Utah fell behind by as many as eight points in the second half and didn't take the lead for good until Brandon Taylor's 3-pointer with 4:57 left. Down the stretch, Wright canned six straight free throws to keep Washington State at Bay.

Utah improved to 23-6 overall, 13-4 in the conference. The Utes close out the regular season Saturday at Washington.

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