Utah 55

(12-4, 2-0 MW)

Colorado State 51

(10-5, 1-1 MW)

    2:00 PM ET, January 17, 2004

    1 2 T
    UTAH 55 55
    CSU 51 51

    Utah 55, Colorado State 51

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- Shona Thorburn scored 19 of 25 points in the second half and Utah survived a cold-shooting first half to defeat Colorado State 55-51 on Saturday.

    Thorburn was 7-for-11 shooting with three 3-pointers in the second half for Utah (12-4, 2-0 Mountain West Conference). Kim Smith added 18 points and 11 rebounds as the Utes won for the fifth time in six games, but made only 8-of-30 shots in the first half.

    Vanessa Espinoza had 15 points and Joy Jenkins 13 for Colorado State (10-5, 1-1). The Rams made one basket, a 3-pointer by Jenkins, in the final 4:26.

    Thorburn gave Utah the lead for good, 50-48 with a 3-pointer with 4:26 left and Smith converted two free throws after a Jasai Ferrucho's technical foul, extended it to 52-48. Jenkins's 3-pointer cut the lead to 52-51 with a minute left before Smith sealed the game with a driving layup with 29 seconds remaining.

    Utah trailed 24-19 at halftime despite shooting 27 percent and missing 16 straight shots in the period. Jenkins put Colorado State ahead 19-11 with a 3-pointer, but Thorburn kept the Utes within striking distance with six points in the last 3:35.

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press


    2003-04 Season

    » Jan 17, 2004 UTAH 55, @CSU 51Recap | Box Score
    Feb 12, 2004 @UTAH 71, CSU 57Recap | Box Score