SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) -- Andrew Bogut scored 24 points and
grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds to lead Utah to a 69-58 victory
over New Mexico Saturday afternoon.
The victory was the 11th in a row for the Utes (16-3, 4-0
Mountain West), and their 16th straight home win over the Lobos
Bryant Markson added 14 points for the Utes, who held the Lobos
far below their league-leading scoring average of 81.8 points per
game. The Lobos (14-4, 1-2 Mountain West) shot just 37.3 percent
from the field, compared to 62.8 percent for Utah.
New Mexico played without its leading scorer, senior forward
Danny Granger, who missed his second straight game following knee
surgery, and lost its 24th straight road game against conference
Bogut scored 18 of Utah's first 19 points, and the Utes trailed
only once -- for 34 seconds early in the second half.
The Lobos cut a 14-point lead to eight on a 3-pointer by Troy
DeVries with 4:44 left, but the Utes never let them get any closer.
DeVries led New Mexico with 19 points, including five
3-pointers. He also had four steals, tying a career high.