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January 26, 2015 at 6:17 AM

Huskies hoops links: UW falls to red-shot shooting Utah

Utah guard Brandon Taylor (11) shoots a three-pointer against Washington in the Utes' 77-56 win at Hunstman Center. (Photo credit: Rick Bowmer - AP)

Utah guard Brandon Taylor (11) shoots a three-pointer against Washington in the Utes’ 77-56 win at Hunstman Center. (Photo credit: Rick Bowmer – AP)

Washington did a nice job defensively on Utah guard Delon Wright and held the Pac-12 MVP candidate to just five points, 10 fewer than his season average.

However, the Huskies didn’t account and rarely defended backup wing Dakarai Tucker, who finished with 19 points and four three-pointers to lead the Utes to a 77-56 thumping over UW.

Here’s the game stories in the Deseret News, Salt Lake Tribune and Associated Press.

And here’s the box score and updated UW statistics.

MONDAY MORNING LINKS:

— Deseret News columnist Brad Rock on Utah: “Lately the Utes are looking almost too good. They can take a seemingly close game and turn it into a yawner. The best-shooting team in the Pac-12 was at it again, making 60 percent of its shots for much of the night.”

— Salt Lake City columnist Kurt Kragthorpe on the Utes coach Larry Krystkowiak: “This is a winning program again, in every way. Actually, the Utes stand at exactly .500 in Krystkowiak’s tenure, which is a monumental achievement. His record is 58-58, following a 6-25 initial season, and the best part is he’s far from satisfied about any milestone — including his 100th victory overall, counting two seasons as Montana’s coach.”

— No one expected 7-foot center Dusan Ristic would be Arizona’s leading three-pointer at the midpoint of the season.

— Oregon State junior big man Jarmal Reid is proving a spark off the bench for the Beavers.

— ICYMI, fun photo gallery and a behind-the-scenes peek at Oregon State’s Gary Payton II and his dad Gary Payton.

Roman Sorkin, a former Israeli Junior National Player who joined Oregon earlier this year, made his debut on Saturday.

— Colorado backup guard Tre’Shaun Fletcher is playing well lately.

— It’s not Pac-12 related, but Mike Krzyzewski notching his 1,000th career win is a monumental feat in college basketball.

— And finally, here’s a look at the career wins of the Pac-12 coaches.

School Name Wins
Oregon Dana Altman 518
UCLA Steve Alford 502
Arizona State Herb Sendek 405
Washington Lorenzo Romar 361
Washington State Ernie Kent 334
Arizona Sean Miller 267
Oregon State Wayne Tinkle 172
Colorado Tad Boyle 158
California Cuonzo Martin 135
Stanford Johnny Dawkins 131
Utah Larry Krystkowiak 100
USC Andy Enfield 61

 

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