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Top scorer Warburton perfect from line as Utah rolls BYU

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Morgan Warburton scored 24 points and Leilani Mitchell had 16 points and 12 assists to lead No. 18 Utah to its 17th consecutive win, 82-45 over Brigham Young on Tuesday night.

Warburton had 13 points in a 30-5 second-half run that turned a tight game into a blowout. The junior guard tied an 18-year-old school record by making all 12 of her free-throw attempts.

Utah's winning streak is one behind Chattanooga's for longest in the nation. The last loss for the Utes (22-3, 11-0 Mountain West) was 62-45 at Southern California on Dec. 3.

Lauren Varley's layup brought the Cougars within 43-34 before Warburton scored 10 straight points to spark the game-breaking run.

Shawnee Slade and Mallary Carling both had nine points for BYU (12-11, 6-5), which has lost three of four.

The Utes, who scored 21 points off 12 turnovers in the second half, finished 19-of-20 from the free-throw line.

Kalee Whipple scored 18 points, including three 3-pointers, and Jessica Perry added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Utes who have not lost at home this season.

In their earlier meeting, Utah took a 22-0 lead on the way to an 80-49 win at BYU.