Brandon Taylor’s 19 points lift Utah to upset of Washington
Seattle, WA, United States (4E Sports) – Brandon Taylor submitted a career-high 19 points off the bench and Jason Washburn added 18 points to help Utah win its first Pac-12 road game, a 74-65 upset triumph over Washington Saturday at Alaska Airlines Arena.
Jordan Loveridge added 18 markers for the Utes, who clinched their first road win in 13 games since joining the Pac-12 Conference two years ago and handed the Huskies their first conference loss.
Taylor also issued six assists to help the Utes (9-9, 1-5 Pac-12) set a Pac-12 program record for most assists in a game with 18, two dimes more than their previous record set against Arizona in February.
Utah shot 60 percent from the field to eclipse its previous best in a Pac-12 game of 51 percent against Stanford on January 12, 2013 and clinch its first win in Seattle since 1989.
The Utes also set a record for most points in a Pac-12 game in program history with 74, eclipsing their previous best of 67 against Oregon State last March.
Andrew Andrews scored 17 points for the Huskies, who trailed from start to finish en route to their first conference loss in five games. The loss dropped the Huskies to 12-6 overall.
CJ Wilcox contributed 14 points and Scott Suggs added 12 for the Huskies, who drew 11 rebounds from center Aziz N’Diaye.
Washburn scored six of the Utes’ first 12 points in the first half for a 12-2 advantage which they extended to 30-17 after a Loveridge jumper.
Suggs scored four straight points to bring the Huskies within 31-25, but Washburn sank two foul shots to put the Utes ahead by eight at the break.