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Utah 80, Montana 71

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- Will Clyburn scored 21 points and Josh Watkins added 20 to lead Utah to an 80-71 victory over Montana on Wednesday night.

Jay Watkins scored 18 points and Jason Washburn had 10 for the Utes (2-0).

Will Cherry led the Grizzlies (0-2) with 21 points, Kareem Jamar had 14 points and nine rebounds and Derek Selvig also scored 14.

Utah built a 41-30 lead at halftime, and a three-point play by Watkins gave the Utes a 57-37 advantage with 14:02 to play. Montana twice cut the margin to six after that but failed to get any closer.

Utah has now won 12 consecutive games against Montana. This was the first meeting since Dec. 26, 1969.