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Utah 68, Adams State 52

12/19/2005 - Utah Utes

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Bryant Markson scored 12 points to lead
Utah to a 68-52 victory Monday night over Division II Adams State.

The Utes (6-3) led the entire game, and were never seriously
challenged by the Grizzlies (5-4).

Shaun Green scored 11 points for the Utes, making 3-of-4 from
the 3-point line. Luke Nevill added 12 points and four rebounds.

Wes Jensen led the Grizzlies, scoring 17 points and shooting
5-of-13 from the 3-point line. Richard Mincy scored 15 points on
7-of-8 from the field.

With 11:41 left in the second half, Jensen hit a 3-pointer to
narrow Utah's lead to 41-33.

Utah responded with a 14-4 run that left the Utes up 55-37.

Adams State rallied from a 14-point halftime deficit with
back-to-back 3-pointers to open the second half.

After Utah made a free throw, the Grizzlies closed the gap to
seven points on a basked by Mincy with 18:15 left. That was the
closest they came the rest of the way.

Utah shot 50 percent compared to Adams State's 39 percent on
20-of-51.

Adams State attempted 28 3-pointers in the game and made nine,
compared to Utah's five 3-pointers on 12 attempts.